Press releases

December 11, 2018
Celtics and fans raise more than $100k for #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign with record-breaking 64 dunks and over 10,000 hashtags

BOSTON and WELLESLEY, MA – (December 11, 2018) For Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Celtics players achieved a #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign record 64 dunks, each generating a $1,000 donation from Sun Life to support the Greater Boston YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

November 16, 2018
Sun Life named to 2018 Top Places to Work by The Boston Globe

Wellesley, Mass. (November 16, 2018) – Sun Life Financial U.S. has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for 2018 by The Boston Globe. According to the Globe, Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees.

November 13, 2018
Sun Life supports those affected by California wildfires

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (November 13, 2018) – Sun Life Financial is ready to assist clients affected by the wildfires in Central and Northern California, recognizing that many have already evacuated their homes or businesses and need extra time to make payments, help with filing claims or getting disability and other insurance checks to temporary addresses without disruption.

November 08, 2018
Midterms’ impact on benefits: Dems controlling more state legislatures and the House could mean new paid family and medical leave laws, according to Sun Life experts

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (November 8, 2018) – In a legislative webinar post-election yesterday, Sun Life Financial U.S. experts discussed how the midterm elections could affect employee benefits, and explored the growth of new paid leave laws at the federal, state and local levels.

October 10, 2018
Sun Life is ready to support those impacted by Hurricane Michael

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (October 10, 2018) – Sun Life Financial is prepared to assist clients affected by the hurricane in the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas, recognizing that many may need to evacuate their homes or businesses and need extra time to make payments, help with filing claims or getting disability and other insurance checks to temporary addresses without disruption.

October 10, 2018
Celtics, Sun Life Financial Unveil Revamped Gymnasium To Children At East Boston Ymca

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics and Sun Life Financial were in East Boston this afternoon, unveiling a newly revamped gymnasium to local youth members of the East Boston YMCA.

October 01, 2018
Royals Charities and Sun Life Financial raise $20,000 for American Diabetes Association through “Strikeout Diabetes” campaign

WELLESLEY, Mass. (October 1, 2018) — Just before the start of the KC Royals v. Cleveland Indians game on Saturday, Sun Life Financial and Royals Charities presented the American Diabetes Association of Kansas City with $20,000 from the #StrikeoutDiabetes campaign.

September 14, 2018
Sun Life is ready to support those impacted by Hurricane Florence

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (September 14, 2018) – Sun Life Financial is prepared to assist clients affected by the hurricane in the Carolinas and surrounding areas, recognizing that many may have evacuated their homes or businesses and need extra time to make payments, help with filing claims or getting disability and other insurance checks to temporary addresses without disruption.

August 29, 2018
Sun Life Financial adds cancer coverage

WELLESLEY, Mass. (August 29, 2018) — Sun Life Financial has added a cancer plan to its benefits offering in the U.S. that gives patients support for screenings, treatments, recovery needs and everyday expenses.

August 13, 2018
Sun Life’s Team Up Against Diabetes grant program awards $250,000 to community organizations around the country

WELLESLEY, Mass. (August 13, 2018) — Sun Life Financial U.S. is proud to announce the five winners of the 2018 Team Up Against Diabetes grant program, which awards organizations for supporting diabetes prevention, management and education efforts in their local communities.

August 03, 2018
Sun Life offers support for those impacted by California and Colorado wildfires

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (August 3, 2018) – Sun Life Financial is ready to assist clients affected by the wildfires in California and Colorado, 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.

July 31, 2018
Sun Life adds vision plan offering in Washington

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (July 31, 2018) – Sun Life has added vision insurance to its benefit offerings in Washington state, rounding out a group benefits portfolio that includes dental, disability and life insurance, and voluntary coverages, such as cancer and critical illness plans.

July 16, 2018
Million-dollar+ medical claims increase 87 percent from 2014-2017: Sun Life report

WELLESLEY, Mass. (July 16, 2018) – In Sun Life Financial’s 2018 High-Cost Claims Report, cancer remains the costliest medical condition, with $798.7 million in reimbursements to self-funded employers from 2014 to 2017.

June 25, 2018
Sun Life and Collective Health’s New Integrated Stop-Loss Offering Gives Employers More Financial Control of Their Healthcare Investment

WELLESLEY, Mass., and SAN FRANCISCO (June 25, 2018) — Sun Life and Collective Health today announced an integrated stop-loss offering that gives self-funded employers financial protection from high-dollar claims, while helping identify better treatment scenarios to get their people the right care at the right time.

June 04, 2018
Sun Life Financial acquires Maxwell Health

WELLESLEY, Mass. (June 4, 2018) – Sun Life Financial announced today that it has acquired Maxwell Health, an innovative start-up with an employee benefits platform that makes benefits and HR administration simple for employers and their employees.

May 09, 2018
KC Royals pitcher Brad Keller closes Sun Life Home Run to Health youth fitness program with free game tickets for kids

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (May 9, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals and Sun Life Financial U.S. have another great year for the Sun Life Home Run to Health program, a four-week health and fitness program where kids track their activities and learn about nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits.

April 16, 2018
Sun Life appoints Tim Rarick to lead National Accounts Client Management

WELLESLEY, Mass. (April 16, 2018) – Sun Life Financial announced that it has appointed Tim Rarick as head of Client Management, National Accounts.

March 12, 2018
Marcus Smart, Shane Larkin, and Terry Rozier host YMCA kids at Celtics practice facility to close out Fit to Win program

BOSTON, MA/PORTLAND, ME/HARTFORD, CT – (March 10, 2018) – Thirty lucky YMCA children from around New England gathered today at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham, Mass., to close out the fourth annual #SunLifeFitToWin program.

March 05, 2018
YMCA of Greater Boston Welcomes Kathy deCastro of Sun Life Financial

BOSTON and WELLESLEY MA – (March 5, 2018) – The YMCA of Greater Boston and Sun Life Financial U.S. are pleased to announce that Kathy deCastro, head of human resources at Sun Life Financial U.S., is a new member of the YMCA of Greater Boston General Board.

February 28, 2018
Sun Life and Collective Health kick off partnership to deliver innovative benefits products for self-funded U.S. employers

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (February 28, 2018) – Sun Life Financial, a leading provider of employee benefits, and Collective Health, an innovative healthcare technology company, have joined in a strategic partnership to take the employee benefits experience to the next level for self-funded employers and their employees in the U.S.