Press releases

August 31, 2017

Sun Life offers help for people affected by Hurricane Harvey

SLPC 28636 08/17 (Exp 08/18)

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (August 31, 2017) – Sun Life Financial is ready to assist Clients affected by Hurricane Harvey, recognizing that many may have evacuated their homes or businesses and need extra time to make payments, help with filing claims or to report a temporary address change to receive disability and other insurance checks without disruption.

“We’re proactively reaching out to disability claimants and other Clients to offer assistance, confirm addresses or set up electronic payments,” said Dan Fishbein, M.D., president of Sun Life Financial U.S. “We’re also giving employers in the area extra time to make premium payments on benefits plans, and helping brokers who need assistance with administration or recovery of account information. Our thoughts are with everyone affected during this difficult time.”

Sun Life and its employees also are donating to the Red Cross for Harvey disaster relief efforts, and helping colleagues impacted by this disaster.

Policyholders can reach Sun Life at the following phone numbers.

  • Individual life insurance:  800-862-6266
  • Group/employer-based insurance:  800-247-6875
  • Dental insurance: 888-811-1240
  • Vision insurance: 800-247-6875

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$944 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life’s broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary and Stop-Loss insurance. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com/us.

About the Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program

The Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes grant program provides support to charitable organizations focusing on diabetes prevention and management, as well as wellness, nutrition, and obesity prevention. Grants are awarded in $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000 amounts. For more information, visit www.sunlife.com/usgrants.

Contacts:

Cynthia Michener 
Sun Life Financial 
781-446-2459
cynthia.michener@sunlife.com