Group Retirement Archives - Dehoney Financial Group Ltd.

Welcome to our new Chief Operating Officer – Alain Bergeron

Welcome Aboard

Dehoney Financial Group (DFG) is pleased to announce Alain Bergeron has joined our team in the role of Chief Operating Officer as of November 12, 2019. Alain joins DFG with a wealth of experience working in the group benefits and insurance industries, predominantly with a large Canadian insurer where he was instrumental in its growth throughout Western Canada.

Building on a successful business and customer service model, Alain will focus on strategic business improvements and their execution. Alain will help bring to life the vision of DFG President and Founder Jim Dehoney by aligning the firm’s resources and applying […]

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Gender Neutral

Gender Identity and Expression

More than a year ago, the Government of Canada amended the Canadian Human Rights Act (Bill C-16) to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. As Kathryn Bird of the law firm Hicks Morley wrote at that time, this amendment would bring “greater awareness of a person’s right to be accommodated, and of the importance of ensuring employers/service providers create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion and productivity of – and delivery of service to – all persons, regardless of gender identity and gender expression.”

There […]

Building a superior client experience

ANNOUNCEMENT

Vice President, Client Experience – Erin Gunn

Customers have always been at the core of our business and that’s why our team is always looking for innovation and new ways to delight and exceed client expectations of service and expertise across all of our lines of business.

To ensure we reach our goal of continual improvement, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Gunn to the role of Vice President, Client Experience. In addition to leading the execution and management of our customer experience strategy, Erin will continue to […]

Saving for retirement is not easy

Education

Are retirement saving plans secure?

Retirement saving plans have been making news headlines for a variety of reasons. One of those includes the security of pension plans when an employer runs into financial problems or is sold. Take for example the situation for workers at Sears Canada and Northstar Aerospace who may face a 19-24% reduction in pension benefits due to insolvency and layoffs. For all the details read more here.

Defined benefit and target benefit plans

Sears Canada has a defined benefit plan and Northstar Aerospace has a target benefit plan. Both […]