SunExcel® transplant-vendors access program
SLPC 25215 10/17 (exp. 10/19)
As part of the cost-containment services we deliver to our customers, we offer the SunExcel® transplant-vendors access program. SunExcel gives you a choice among transplant vendors, with over 150 Centers of Excellence facilities that specialize in solid organ, stem cell, or bone marrow transplants.
How does it work?
To use SunExcel, all you or your designated Third Party Administrator (TPA) have to do is call a Sun Life Nurse Consultant. It's a voluntary program, so you choose when to call. The preferred pricing that we have negotiated at Centers of Excellence transplant facilities can often lower your costs by 30% to 40%, depending on the facility.
When a Centers of Excellence transplant facility is used, we will also:
- Lower your Specific deductible
- Reimburse you for the patient's out-of-pocket costs, such as co-payments, deductibles, and travel and housing costs
- Pay the Centers of Excellence facility access fee
The high cost of transplants
According to research we conducted in 2015, transplants produced $41 million in stop-loss claims payments.
Overall, the number of heart, kidney, and lung transplants have remained relatively consistent. Bone marrow/stem cell transplants, however, showed a marked increase of 177%. This could be the beginning of a new trend—and SunExcel can help you manage those costs.
Additional Sun Life Stop-Loss programs:
Group stop-loss insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, MA) in all states, except New York, under Policy Form Series 07-SL. In New York, group stop-loss insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Windsor, CT) under Policy Form Series 07-NYSL REV 7-12. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations.