Mortality

December 18, 2017

Mortality Improvement – Increasing Again?

As Canadian defined benefit plan sponsors are aware, it wasn’t that long ago that the mortality tables and mortality improvement rates were updated. In 2014 the […]
April 19, 2017

The End of Improving Mortality

I have long argued that mortality rates in Canada, and around the first-world more generally, may not be destined to improve indefinitely. This skepticism is rooted […]
February 28, 2017

Fixing Pension Death Benefits

    On January 1, 2017, the Ontario government has changed the definition of spouse under the Pension Benefits Act which will affect the way death […]
February 14, 2014

A Valentine’s Day Gift

Modern Times A Valentine’s Day Gift Yesterday the Canadian Institute of Actuaries published the final versions of the new mortality tables which have been in the […]