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March 24, 2017

Executive Compensation and Proxy Circular Disclosure

What to say and how to say it The proxy circular offers publicly traded companies a meaningful opportunity to communicate with shareholders — but also brings with it complex decisions. When putting together the entire circular, and in particular the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A), companies often have questions regarding how much to disclose, and… Read More >

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On March 21 at the Toronto Region Board of Trade Anand Parsan and Neil Swiggum of Accompass addressed the looming requirements for broader public sector organizations in Ontario to comply with a new executive compensation framework requiring disclosure by September 2017. The session included a review of the steps to establishing a written compensation philosophy,… Read More >

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After a delay, on Wednesday Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled a largely status quo budget as the Liberal government attempts to prepare for policy changes in the U.S. Maternity leave top ups could be impacted Among the announcements that could impact employers were an option for parents to receive EI parental benefits over an… Read More >

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A clear understanding of what your organization is looking to achieve with its benefits plan will help you make the right decisions when making tough calls on your plan design. Why does your organization provide benefits? According to Accompass’ President Sarah Beech there are three primary reasons that an organization provides benefits. 1. To be… Read More >

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The 2017 Reference Guide to Canadian Benefits has been released by Accompass and is available for free. Included in this year’s guide is a comprehensive breakdown of Provincial Medicare Programs. Find a thorough analysis of Canadian medicare programs in one place by downloading the Reference Guide at Accompass’ Resources Page. Provincial Medicare Programs The Canada Health… Read More >

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Minister of Finance Bill Morneau marked the final step in implementing an improved Canada Pension Plan (CPP) today by announcing that the Governor General has signed the Order in Council to bring the CPP enhancements in Bill C-26 into force, meaning all necessary legislative requirements have been met by Canada’s governments to implement the agreed-upon… Read More >

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Equitable Life has announced that effective January 1, 2017, two intranasal corticosteroids products, Flonase® and Nasacort®, along with their generic versions, will no longer be covered in Saskatchewan, as over-the-counter versions of these medications are now available for purchase without a prescription. Fluticasone 50ug/dose nasal spray (Flonase® and generics); and Triamcinolone 55ug/dose nasal spray ( Nasacort®… Read More >

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In Canada, Remicade and Humira have consistently appeared on the list of top drugs in terms of dollars paid out by carriers. However, last year a new drug joined the list in the rankings for most expensive drug by dollars paid in Canada. Although the drug had a stand-out price tag and soared to the top… Read More >

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