Assurant Employee Benefits Acquisition

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July 1, 2017 Integration Update

A little over a year ago, we announced Sun Life's acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits, making us the sixth-largest group benefits business in the U.S.1  Since then, we have been working hard to combine the strengths of the two businesses so that our Clients can benefit from our broadened product portfolio, enhanced online capabilities, and continued support from the same service contacts they work with today.

Newly combined portfolio of products

Since the acquisition, we’ve sold an expanded product portfolio containing both legacy Sun Life and legacy Assurant Employee Benefits offerings. We recently rolled out new product offerings that combine the best of both worlds into single offerings under the Sun Life brand.

Enhanced online capabilities

Much work has been occurring behind the scenes to combine our separate quoting, billing, and web platforms.  Over time, legacy Assurant Employee Benefits Clients will transition over to Sun Life’s benefit administration platform, Sun Life Connect, while legacy Sun Life brokers will gain access to Online Advantage to view block of business and commissions information.

Rebranding efforts well underway

With a large-scale rebranding effort underway, there’s little left today containing the Assurant Employee Benefits name.  To date, we’ve rebranded thousands of touch points under the Sun Life name cutting across forms, marketing materials, stationery, websites, dental ID cards, phone systems, email addresses, URLs, and more.

Conversion efforts

The final milestone for Clients in our integration efforts is to transition Assurant Employee Benefits in-force policies over to Sun Life contracts.  As clients are eligible for conversion, we will reach out to them regarding the opportunity to move to a Sun Life contract with similar provisions and financial strength ratings.  This process will commence in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Continued service support

Sun Life remains customer driven, service oriented, and committed to providing you with the same high-quality service you've come to expect. If you have any questions about our integration efforts, please call Client Services at 800-247-6875.

1. Sun Life Financial’s U.S. group benefits business is the sixth-largest group benefits business (excluding group health care) in the U.S. based on pro forma combined revenue from an internal analysis of publicly available information as of May 31, 2016.

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“Assurant Employee Benefits”, the Assurant name, and related logos are trademarks of Assurant, Inc. and are used under license. Assurant Employee Benefits is the brand name for insurance products underwritten by Union Security Insurance Company (Kansas City, MO) and administered by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (SLOC) (Wellesley Hills, MA) and for prepaid dental products provided by prepaid dental companies affiliated with SLOC, in certain states except New York. Prepaid dental companies are Denticare of Alabama, Inc., United Dental Care of Arizona, Inc., UDC Dental California, Inc., United Dental Care of Colorado, Inc., Union Security DentalCare of Georgia, Inc., United Dental Care of Michigan, Inc., United Dental Care of Missouri, Inc., Union Security DentalCare of New Jersey, Inc., United Dental Care of New Mexico, Inc., UDC Ohio, Inc., United Dental Care of Texas, Inc., and United Dental Care of Utah, Inc. In New York, insurance products and prepaid dental products are underwritten or provided by Union Security Life Insurance Company of New York (Fayetteville, NY) and administered by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing, MI). Assurant Employee Benefits is the brand name for Group Hospital Confinement Indemnity “Gap” or Supplemental Medical Expense “Gap” insurance underwritten by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company (Kansas City, MO) and administered by SLOC.