News release

February 29, 2024

Sun Life offers private health advisory services to High Net Worth Clients

  • PinnacleCare affiliate offers access to world-class healthcare advice and specialist treatment.


Singapore – (January 23, 2024)

Today Sun Life announced that select High Net Worth (HNW) insurance clients will have access to PinnacleCare’s bespoke private health advisory services, enabling them to get unparalleled access to tailored expert medical opinions and top medical care.

PinnacleCare, a private health advisory company based in the United States and part of the Sun Life group of companies, provides personalised guidance and access to leading medical experts and specialists in the U.S.. PinnacleCare’s services go beyond the confines of conventional medicine to provide guidance and access to cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art treatment options, access to leading specialists and concierge support in securing and scheduling appointments.

Select new HNW Clients will have the opportunity to access PinnacleCare’s Premier Access program at a substantially reduced rate and can take advantage of complimentary Premier Access and a 2-hour virtual consultation with Dr. Miles Varn, Chief Medical Officer of Sun Life U.S. and CEO of PinnacleCare. 

“We are thrilled to partner with PinnacleCare and give select Clients and their families access to confidential, world-class private health advice and services to guide them on their healthcare journey,” said Karim Gilani, Sun Life President, Greater China, Singapore and International High Net Worth. “PinnacleCare provides access to many of America's leading medical specialists including oncology, neurology, and cardiology as well as a wide array of medical resources to help Clients make well-informed decisions and solve healthcare challenges. This reinforces our commitment to helping Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives.”

“For more than 20 years, we’ve been providing personal health guidance to Clients and helping them access expert medical opinions to ensure the right diagnoses, treatment and care,” said Dr. Miles Varn, Chief Medical Officer of Sun Life U.S., and CEO of PinnacleCare. “We’re pleased to expand our support to help more people navigate often complex healthcare situations to allow them to focus on healing with the goal of improving outcomes.”

As CEO of PinnacleCare, Miles J. Varn, M.D., has developed relationships with top centers of excellence and physicians around the world. He also built PinnacleCare’s VirtualConnect program, which brings remote expertise from more than 25 top academic institutions to Clients wherever they reside. Dr. Varn joined PinnacleCare after 15 years of innovation and leadership at Inova Fairfax Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center with 75,000 patient visits per year. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing asset management, wealth, insurance and health solutions to individual and institutional Clients. Sun Life 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 September 30, 2023, Sun Life had total assets under management of $1.34 trillion. For more information, please visit

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

Note to editors:

1.       All figures in Canadian dollars.

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is an insurance company federally incorporated in Canada, with OSFI Institution Code F380 and its registered office at 1 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 0B6. It is regulated by Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch (UEN T19FC0132B) is registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore as a foreign company, with its registered office at One Raffles Quay, #10-03 North Tower, Singapore 048583. It is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Where Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch is referred to as “Sun Life Singapore”, this is strictly for marketing and branding purposes only, and no legal significance is expressed or implied. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is a member of the Sun Life group of companies. The Sun Life group of companies operates under the “Sun Life” name. Sun Life Financial Inc., the publicly traded holding company for the Sun Life group of companies, is not a product offering company and is not the guarantor of the obligations of its subsidiaries.

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