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Reading list for FCIA Syllabus – Group benefits track

Supporting the FCIA exam focused on the specialized group benefits track, this comprehensive reading list will provide you with the ideal study material to prepare for earning your FCIA designation.

The Chaoulli Case and its Impacts on Public and Private Health Insurance

This study note summarizes many of the more relevant issues discussed by the Supreme Court of Canada. It also summarizes the reaction of the Quebec government to the judgment and briefly analyzes some of the potential impacts of this situation.

Legal Aspects of Group Insurance in the Province of Quebec

This publication is your essential guide to navigating group insurance within the province of Quebec. Covering how to unpack the intricacies of the Quebec Civil Code to examining its specific provisions related to insurance contracts, this comprehensive analysis provides invaluable […]

The Quebec Act Respecting Prescription Drug Insurance and its Impacts on Private Group Insurance Plans

Explore the nuanced landscape of prescription drug insurance in Quebec through “The Quebec Act Respecting Prescription Drug Insurance and its Impacts on Private Group Insurance Plans.” From dissecting legislative frameworks to forecasting future trends, this concise analysis offers invaluable insights […]

Taxation of Employee Benefits (Group Insurance) in Canada

The purpose of this study note is to review and explain the various forms of taxation that apply to group insurance.

Educational Note: Subsequent Events

The Committee on Property and Casualty Insurance Financial Reporting (PCFRC) of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) has revised this educational note to take into account changes in CIA Standards of Practice (SOP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This […]

Educational Note Supplement: Changes to the Reference Curves’ Ultimate Risk-free Rate Development Approach Outlined in the Committee on Life Insurance Financial Reporting’s Educational Note on IFRS 17 Discount Rates

The purpose of this educational note supplement is to provide a summary of the changes to the reference curves’ URFR development approach that are expected to be reflected later this year in the IFRS 17 educational notes related to discount […]

CIA study note: Experience rating on group health insurance

This study note presents a method for analyzing group health insurance experience within a prospective pricing framework. It also presents some factors that promote success in negotiating renewal pricing with the insurer. The role of key stakeholders and the consulting […]

FCIA Syllabus – Group benefits track

This document outlines the group benefits (GB)-track exams and modules syllabuses. 

Self-Insurance for Group Benefits Programs

This study note dives into the intricacies of self-insurance, including eligibility criteria, diverse forms and compelling reasons to opt for this strategy. This publication shares potential challenges and ethical considerations.