ON DEMAND RECORDING AVAILABLE: Pensions, Benefits and Return to the Workplace: adapting to our "new landscape"

ON DEMAND RECORDING AVAILABLE: Pensions, Benefits and Return to the Workplace: adapting to our "new landscape"

July 15, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMOnline - Eastern Time
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits Format: Web

This session is hosted by CPBI Ontario, Ottawa Chapter

Session One: Ready, Set, Return – Pandemic impacts on employee benefits and wellbeing

presented by: Leigh-Ann Ing - Principal, Total Health Management  - Mercer Marsh Benefits™

As regional pandemic restrictions commence to ease, return to the workplace will require thoughtful and meticulous planning. This session will address how to support not only the organization but its people by reviewing considerations for a safe and supportive return to work.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Pandemic stages from an employee benefit & wellbeing perspective
  • Framework for a successful return to the worksite
  • Supporting employees, leaders and the organization for returning to the worksite
  • Putting it all together – taking action for a successful return

Who Should Attend?

HR / Benefits individuals assisting with return to the worksite planning 

Session Two: Embracing innovation in Canadian health benefits

presented by: C.J. Gordon - Senior Associate - Mercer Marsh Benefits™

Many people believe that healthcare remains as an industry stuck in the 20th century. However, innovation has been booming in the healthcare sector for many years and continues to evolve. This session will break down the healthcare innovations in the Canadian marketplace, how these impact various facets of our daily lives and can positively improve employer’s financial and organization health. The presentation will also take a look at how employers can incorporate innovation into their benefits plan. With changing demographics in the workplace and technology becoming more in demand, healthcare innovation will be top of mind with employees and employers going forward

Learning Objectives: 

  • What is healthcare innovation
  • How health innovation is targeting different areas of life
  • Areas of innovation of most interest to employers
  • Considerations for incorporating innovation into benefits plans

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in healthcare innovation 

Session Three: OSFI Actions to Address Issues Stemming from COVID-19

presented by: Tamara DeMos - Managing Director of the Private Pension Plans Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Starting in early 2020, COVID-19 disrupted life around the world. Both defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans took a considerable hit. Defined benefit plan sponsors felt the impacts as the equity market decline reduced assets and the drop in bond yields increased liabilities. OSFI introduced measures to assist pension plan sponsors while protecting private pension plan benefits. In addition to extending filing deadlines and postponing consultation, on March 27 OSFI introduced a freeze on transfers of commuted values and purchases of annuities (unless approved by the Superintendent). Tamara DeMos, Managing Director of the Private Pension Plans Division at OSFI will discuss what considerations OSFI took in implementing the measures, the tools it used to communicate these measures, lessons learned, as well as what will our priorities be in 2020-21.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • OSFI’s mandate
  • A behind-the scenes look at how a regulator responded during the crisis
  • Lessons learned
  • OSFI’s priorities for 2020-21

Who Should Attend?

 Pension plan administrators and their service providers 
For more information, please email: [email protected]
Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Member$20.00 CDN$20.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$20.00 CDN$20.00 CDN
Associate Member$20.00 CDN$20.00 CDN
Student Membership$20.00 CDN -
Non Member$55.00 CDN$55.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy


Leigh-Ann Ing

Principal, Total Health Management, Mercer Marsh Benefits™

Leigh-Ann Ing is a Principal in the Health business in Mercer’s Toronto office and the Central Canada Leader for the Total Health Management team. She joined Mercer in 2013.
Leigh-Ann has more than 16 years of experience in the health and productivity field working with clients from all sectors and various industries. She has developed health and wellness strategies for clients with populations ranging from 100 to more than 60,000 lives. Leigh-Ann has applied her relationship management skills, with teams that include various healthcare professionals, in transforming organizations’ approach to managing health from a treatment model to a prevention model.
Leigh-Ann specializes in the management and strategic development of comprehensive health and benefit programs that impact employee and organizational success. She has been successful in helping employers build healthy work cultures by developing strategies to contain/prevent absence and illness. She has also assisted in the review and development of disability management policies, practices, and procedures, as well as negotiated with providers and reported outcomes for cost containment, employee engagement, and productivity enhancements.

In addition, Leigh-Ann has extensive experience working with employee committees and union representatives in relation to wellness and disability management programs.
Leigh-Ann holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. She also earned a Graduate diploma in workplace wellness and health promotion from Centennial College.
C.J. Gordon

Senior Associate, Mercer Marsh Benefits™

CJ Gordon is a Senior Associate in Mercer’s Health business. In addition, CJ is a member of Mercer’s Health Innovation LABS team which has met with nearly 400 med-tech vendors in the Canadian marketplace. CJ regularly provides guidance to clients relating to benefits plan design and incorporating health innovation into their plans. CJ has particular expertise in Telemedicine, Mental Health, and health aggregator products.
Tamara DeMos, F.S.A., F.C.I.A.

Managing Director of the Private Pension Plans Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

In that role, she is responsible for all aspects of the supervision of private pension plans subject to Canadian federal legislation. These are pension plans whose employers’ business activities are federally regulated, such as banking, telecommunications, inter-provincial transportation, and navigation and shipping, as well as private sector employment in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and employment in certain federal Crown corporations. Tamara joined OSFI in 2011. Prior to joining OSFI, Tamara was with the Treasury Board Secretariat where she held various roles related to the Canadian federal public service pension plan. Prior to 2007, she worked 18 years as a retirement consultant at a major consulting firm.  Tamara holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and serves as a Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities.
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