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Genesis of CAAT’s DBplus: Nobis Cura Futuri – Can we do more?

Although workplaces are changing, the need for valuable, secure pensions is not. After a quarter-century of troubling trends, the not-for-profit CAAT pension plan decided to take a leadership role to deliver a better future for Canadians, employers, and society. To do so it needed to remove the barriers to joint success.

The impact of mental health claims on group benefits: More than meets the eye

Episode 64 of the Seeing Beyond Risk podcast discusses the evolving landscape of mental health along with the impact of mental health claims on group benefits plans and proposes many interesting strategies to help organizations mitigate rising costs. But things are not so simple when it comes to mental health and there are many aspects to consider. Here we will delve deeper into some of the...

The Case for Managerial Leadership in 2021

Management is the act of administering an organization to make it efficient, effective, and trust enhancing. Leadership is the act of influencing, motivating, and enabling others to the achievement of tasks. Together, these become “managerial leadership,” the achievement of goals whilst having a positive impact on others. This new term is bringing the two together and ensuring that they are both...

Actuarial focus on mitigating climate risks and adapting to change

As the Actuaries Climate Index and other climate-related measurements continue to tick upwards, the question is what do we do with these data? Are Canada and the provinces putting enough effort towards adapting our infrastructure to the potential consequences of climate change? How can Canadian actuaries get more involved in climate-related risk management and apply their expertise to the...

Text Analytics: A Twitter case study

The increasing availability of big data and the use of predictive analytics are changing how insurers and actuaries operate. As companies face growing competitive pressures to perform, knowing how to mine and recognize the importance of data, in all forms, becomes a prime advantage.

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