Desjardins Insurance Essential of Group Retirement Savings

2013 Articles


2013-12-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of November 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending November 30, 2013...

2013-12-18
Can we make plan administration easier for you?
You bet we can! Coming soon….a new plan sponsor website with features designed to make your job efficient, easy and more streamlined. Watch for more details in the new year...

2013-12-18
Desjardins wins at the Morningstar Awards
Our participant experience and one of our funds get top recognition.

2013-12-18
RRSP Contest: 1,2,3, $ for your participants
From December 16, 2013, all group RRSP participants have a chance to win up to $2,500...

2013-12-18
Improvements to the Multi-Management portfolios
If they are part of your plan investment offer, read this information.

2013-12-18
Survey for our readers: tell us about the essential!
We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find it useful and educational. You can win a $100 gift card…

2013-12-18
Check the rates!
On the Canada Revenue Agency website, verify the rates for Money Purchase limits, RRSP limits, DPSP limits and Defined Benefits limits...

2013-12-18
Ontario – Important information on LIRA and LIF
Some requests for unlocking funds in locked-in accounts must now be sent directly to us...

2013-12-18
VRSPs are officially created in Quebec
The Bill has been passed, and the time schedule will be implemented progressively based on the number of employees.

2013-12-18
What’s new in our funds?
Partnership with Qtrade. Morningstar award for Beutel Goodman. Changes at Greystone Managed Investments. New acquisition at Aberdeen Asset Management...

2013-11-18
Defined contribution plans: Let's talk about your Annual Information Return
The deadline for filing your Annual Information Return is set according to your fiscal year end. If you'd like, we can help you take care of this requirement...

2013-11-18
RRSP Contest: 1,2,3, $!
As of December 16, 2013, all group RRSP participants will have a chance to win up to $2,500...

2013-11-18
What’s new with our Funds Managers
Changes within the teams of: Baillie Gifford, Pyramis Global Advisors and Invesco Trimark...

2013-11-18
Economic Commentary for the third quarter of 2013
The global economy showed signs of slow improvement. In the United States, the private sector is leading the recovery…

2013-11-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of October 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending October 31, 2013...

2013-11-18
"Manage and Win" and "Easy to Manage" Contests
For our plan sponsors only - you could win one of six iPad mini!

2013-11-18
The essential is already two years old
We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find it useful and educational. We want to keep it that way, that’s why we ask for your input…

2013-10-17
Desjardins receives recognition from Bloomberg
The global financial news service ranks Desjardins the World’s 13th strongest bank...

2013-10-17
Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) (Quebec) news
Slated for implementation in 2014, the VRSP will require employers to propose an alternative to group retirement savings plans to non-eligible employees...

2013-10-17
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2013-10-17
A New Acquisition by CI Financial
Company will acquire a majority interest in Marret Asset Management Inc...

2013-10-17
Changes to our Fund Offer - Diapason/Melodia and Greystone
Some of these funds will be changed – see also other fund news...

2013-10-17
Investment Info Bulletin as of September 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending September 30, 2013...

2013-10-17
Co-op Week
Co-op Week

2013-10-17
"Manage and Win" and "Easy to Manage" Contests
For our plan sponsors only - you could win one of six iPad mini!

2013-09-18
Sharing news about industry recognition
Desjardins ranks safer than all US banks and receives industry recognition for excellence in communications

2013-09-18
We value your opinion!
In October we will conduct a plan sponsor satisfaction survey...

2013-09-18
Our online statement contest continues! $1,500 in prizes for your participants...
Are your employees already on the winning list?

2013-09-18
Are traditional market indices unclear? Desjardins innovates with new funds to address the situation
Since this summer, our new DGIA funds are available for any organization withholding a capitalization plan. Read the information!

2013-09-18
Minor changes to BlackRock® Funds
Benchmark changes to 3 of their funds we offer...

2013-09-18
Two New Acquisitions at Fiera Capital
It will put the Canadian company on the map as a significant North American private wealth manager...

2013-09-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of August 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending August 31, 2013...

2013-08-15
Your participants have all summer to turn their statements into cash!
There's a total of $1,500 in prizes to be won! It's our way to encourage your participants to switch to "zero paper". And the first winners are...

2013-08-15
Designating a beneficiary: an important aspect of any retirement savings plan
What is a beneficiary designation? Can it be changed? Your participants should take the time to ask the right questions to protect the people they love...

2013-08-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of July 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending July 31, 2013...

2013-08-15
What are the prospects of economic growth in Canada and worldwide?
To find out, check the Desjardins latest Economic & Financial Outlook...

2013-07-15
Change of address? Remind your participants to let us know
The latest July participant statement has the details...

2013-07-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of June 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending June 30, 2013...

2013-07-15
The new DGIA funds might interest your group retirement savings plan
Managed by Desjardins Global Asset Management, these innovative funds are structured to address the inefficiency of traditional market indices...

2013-07-15
Changes at Trimark – Invesco Canada Ltd
The appointment of a new manager will affect the Trimark Income Growth Fund in its fixed income portion…

2013-07-15
Aftermath of flooding in Alberta: the filing deadlines are extended, plus Desjardins' commitment to raise money
The deadlines to produce administration documents are extended to July 31; Desjardins donates $200,000 to disaster relief...

2013-07-15
You can turn this statement into cash!
Our new contest has $1,500 in prizes to encourage your participants to switch to electronic statements. You can spread this good news...

2013-06-18
Investment Info Bulletin as of May 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending May 31, 2013...

2013-06-18
Have you thought about integrating your group retirement savings plan with your payroll service?
We've been offering this integrated solution for more than a year, and it's well appreciated by plan sponsors. It saves time and makes your remittance process more efficient...

2013-06-18
Update on the PRPPs in Canada
Many provinces are on the way to adopting their new pooled registered pension plans...

2013-06-18
Introduction of a new fund called "DSF BlackRock® LifePath® 2050 Fund"
It aims at meeting the needs of younger participants who are planning to retire around 2050...

2013-06-18
Our Funds News
Change of manager at CI Investments' and changes in the Ethical Canadian Equity Fund...

2013-05-15
Our Funds News – Baillie Gifford & Jarislowsky Fraser
These funds have informed us of some management shifts...

2013-05-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of April 30, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending April 30, 2013...

2013-05-15
Reminder: Our contribution transfer interface is at your disposal!
Small and medium-size businesses value this solution because it is easy to use and saves time for plan sponsors...

2013-05-15
New Retirement Savings plans in Canada - The Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP) project is back on track
The government of Quebec is aiming January 1st, 2014 for implementation

2013-05-15
Savings and retirement planning, tips on YouTube
With Desjardins your participants can find highly valuable information online through social media

2013-04-15
Ontario - Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to appeal in an important case
This decision will have an impact on Ontario pension plan members, regarding the rights of spouses...

2013-04-15
Winners of the "It pays to be online" RRSP contest
Many participants have tried their chance...

2013-04-15
Welcome our new branding
Desjardins Financial Security adopts two new logos...

2013-04-15
Our funds are at the heart of your retirement savings plan
We monitor them using the industry's most robust governance process...

2013-04-15
Investment Info Bulletin as of March 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending March 31, 2013...

2013-03-11
Investment Info Bulletin as of February 28, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending February 28, 2013...

2013-03-11
Two new funds will be added to our offer
DFS BlackRock Balanced Moderate Index Fund and CI Signature Canadian Balanced Fund will be available starting March 15, 2013...

2013-03-11
On the go and in the know
Now it's even easier for participants to stay on top of their retirement savings with quick and easy access to their account information...

2013-03-11
RRSP receipts and tax slips for your participants
Note the date of issue and use a new online access...

2013-03-11
Reminder to give enrolment kits!
Any new employee who is or may become eligible to enrol in your plan must receive it!

2013-03-11
Extension of the Solvency Payments Period in Nova Scotia
The government announced that employers sponsoring DB plans can now have up to 15 years of fund recovery...

2013-03-11
Alberta – You can now complete Form 7 online
Go to www.finance.alberta.ca and read the new statistics reports...

2013-02-18
Titre 2
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2013-02-11
An improved benefits statement for participants leaving the plan
Great participant experience means providing support even when participants leave the plan. We've made changes to our benefits statement to help you do just that...

2013-02-11
Economic Commentary for the fourth quarter of 2012
Our experts give you the state of the Economy, global and local, at a glance. You can also read the full, detailed Desjardins Economic and Financial Outlook...

2013-02-11
Group Retirement Savings surpassed $6 billion in assets.
Our consistent growth makes us a stronger player in the Canadian insurance industry so we can deliver exceptional value to our partners and clients...

2013-02-11
What's new with our fund managers
Fiera Capital, Invesco Trimark and Jarislowsky Fraser have published some information we want to share with you...

2013-02-11
Investment Info Bulletin as of January 31, 2013
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending January 31, 2013...

2013-02-11
New tax rules for non-resident taxpayers
Non-residents are now required to complete Form NR301 with the CRA, to determine eligibility for the reduced tax rate...

2013-01-14
RRSP Contest for your participants "It pays to be online"
Do your participants need some motivation to top up their RRSP? Encourage them to go online and enter the RRSP contest for a chance to win up to $2,250!...

2013-01-14
Investment Info Bulletin as of December 31, 2012
The Investment Info Bulletin provides gross annualized rates of return for each fund in our fund line-up, for the period ending December 31, 2012...

2013-01-14
Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Its maximum contribution is increased in 2013...

2013-01-14
Important information about Form T244 (Registered Pension Plan Annual Information Return)
The Canada Revenue Agency is no longer sending this form by mail to plan administrators...

2013-01-14
The financial backbone of your group retirement savings plan
Our investment strategies team is here for you. Find out how we support your plan and your participants...
 
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