Press releases

November 13, 2018

Sun Life supports those affected by California wildfires

SLPC 29348 11/18 (exp 11/20)

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.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating fires, which are still spreading,” said Dan Fishbein, M.D., president of Sun Life Financial U.S. “We are proactively reaching out to our members on disability and others to offer assistance. We’re also extending premium payment deadlines and are ready to help brokers with administration information recovery. We want our clients to know we are here to support them during this difficult time.”

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: 800-877-7195

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 September 30, 2018, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$984 billion. 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.

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 insurance products and services in the U.S. includes disability, absence management, life, dental, vision, voluntary and stop-loss. For more information, please visit

Media contact:

Devon Fernald
Sun Life Financial