Press releases

December 05, 2019
Celtics players team up with fans to raise $105,000 for #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes in support of YMCA of Greater Boston’s Diabetes Prevention Program

BOSTON and WELLESLEY, MA – (December 5, 2019) – Sun Life and the Boston Celtics closed out the sixth-annual #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign and presented $105,000 to the YMCA of Greater Boston for its Diabetes Prevention Program, a year-long nutrition and health course that helps at-risk adults avoid a diabetes diagnosis. Throughout November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month, each Celtics dunk earned a $1,000 donation from Sun Life, and $2,000 for Jaylen Brown’s dunk on November 13 in recognition of World Diabetes Day. This November the Celtics tallied 49 dunks, led by Jayson Tatum with 14, followed by Daniel Theis and Robert Williams with 11 each.

November 21, 2019
Sun Life U.S. names Paula Bartgis as CIO

WELLESLEY, Mass. (November 21, 2019)– Sun Life U.S. announced today that it has named Paula Bartgis as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Bartgis will have responsibility for the company’s Information Technology operations, focused on delivering outstanding client experiences through innovative digital, data and analytic tools and practices.

November 15, 2019
Sun Life again named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work

Wellesley, Mass. (November 15, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for 2019 by The Boston Globe. Top Places to Work are chosen based on employee feedback regarding engagement, business focus, management, and pay and benefits. 

November 01, 2019
Sun Life renews as Official Partner of the Boston Celtics and celebrates 10 years of supporting community programs together
Sixth-annual #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes campaign launches today
September 27, 2019
Royals and Sun Life celebrate a season of fighting diabetes with Strikeout Diabetes and Home Run to Health youth fitness program

WELLESLEY, Mass. & KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 27, 2019) – Royals pitching raises $21,000 for YMCA of Kansas City; 125 Eastwood Hills students learn healthy habits with Ryan McBroom and Brett Phillips

September 26, 2019
Sun Life to grow presence in Portland with new downtown office

PORTLAND, Maine – (September 26, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. plans to bring more opportunity to Portland after signing a lease with the developer of Portland Foreside to occupy a new building along the waterfront that will break ground in early 2020. The new state-of-the-art, high-tech space will become the hub for Sun Life in Northern New England and house its current Scarborough and South Portland-based workforce when complete in mid-2022, including Sun Life subsidiary FullscopeRMS and its Disability RMS business.

September 12, 2019
Sun Life announces enhanced paid family and medical leave so employees can care for their families, themselves in the moments that matter

Inclusive program is gender- and generational-neutral, benefiting new parents, caregivers, chosen family, victims of abuse and others to address needs of modern workforce

September 09, 2019
Sun Life awards $250,000 in grants to community organizations supporting diabetes programs

WELLESLEY, Mass. (September 9, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. is supporting five incredible community organizations around the country for this year’s Team Up Against Diabetes grant program. Winners are chosen for their programs and initiatives supporting diabetes prevention, management and education, as well as healthy living and nutrition for local communities in need.

July 08, 2019
Sun Life U.S. appoints Jennifer Collier to lead Stop-Loss & Health business

WELLESLEY, Mass. (July 8, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. has named Jennifer Collier senior vice president of Stop-Loss & Health, the largest independent stop-loss insurance provider in the country, with 2,300 employer clients covering more than 4.7 million people, and $1.7 billion in premium.

June 12, 2019
$3 million+ medical claims more than doubled from 2015 to 2018
Patients with $1.5 million or more in claims rose 54%
May 23, 2019
Sun Life U.S. appoints Tammi Wortham as vice president of Human Resources

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (May 23, 2019) – Continuing to focus on talent development and employee engagement, Sun Life U.S. announced today that Tammi Wortham has been appointed vice president of Human Resources (HR).

May 06, 2019
Sun Life helps employers auto-enroll employees in disability insurance

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (May 6, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. is helping clients automatically enroll employees in disability coverage, increasing population coverage and income protection for workers. Auto-enrollment increases the likelihood of employees having disability coverage when they need it. According to the Social Security Administration, more than one in four people currently entering the workforce can expect a disabling condition to put them out of work for at least 12 months before they reach retirement age.

April 25, 2019
Sun Life receives 11th consecutive 100% score for LGBTQ workplace equality from Human Rights Campaign

WELLESLEY, Mass. (April 25, 2019) – Sun Life Financial U.S. has once again been named a “Best Place to Work” for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Sun Life has received a 100% score for 11 straight years, and proudly engages in workplace and community activities that promote inclusion of LGBTQ and all diversity groups. The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

April 08, 2019
Celtics players Marcus Smart, Rob Williams and R.J. Hunter talk healthy living and play dodgeball with kids from YMCAs during Sun Life Fit to Win event

BOSTON/HARTFORD, Conn./PORTLAND, Maine (April 8, 2019) – On Saturday, 30 lucky children from YMCAs around New England gathered at the Celtics Auerbach Center in Brighton, Mass., for the grand finale event of the fifth annual Sun Life Fit to Win program.

April 01, 2019
Sun Life and Maxwell Health launch new digital benefits platform to enhance employee enrollment and ease employer administrative burdens

WELLESLEY, Mass. – (April 1, 2019) – Sun Life and Maxwell Health have launched a combined benefits technology solution, providing employers and their employees with an intuitive digital benefits experience. (See employer platform highlights in this video.) Not just an annual enrollment tool, the platform is a 24/7 benefits and HR command center that makes it easy for members and HR teams to access and manage employee benefits year-round. In addition to supporting a complete portfolio of Sun Life benefits, the new “Sun Life + Maxwell Health” platform enrolls medical insurance and includes distinct advantages for brokers and employers that result in less time spent on manual administrative tasks.

March 29, 2019
More than 200 Diabetes Advocates convene in Washington D.C. to advocate on the Hill for affordable insulin; other policy-driven diabetes issues

Washington, D.C. – (March 29, 2019) – This week, Diabetes Advocates from around the country gathered in D.C. for the American Diabetes Association’s Call to Congress, an annual gathering on Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress about the impacts of diabetes and advocate for key federal priorities. After a day of preparation and hearing from expert speakers, advocates went to the Hill to meet with members of Congress to lobby for legislative priorities like affordable and accessible insulin, funding for research and prevention, and diabetes self-management training (DSMT).

March 04, 2019
Sun Life introduces higher annual and orthodontia maximums for group dental insurance to reduce costs for consumers

WELLESLEY, Mass.; KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (March 4, 2019) – Sun Life U.S. is now offering increased maximums for annual dental and lifetime orthodontia benefits, reducing the risk of members hitting or exceeding their plan maximum. These plans can reduce out-of-pocket costs (aside from copays and deductibles) for non-preventive dental care, giving members more for their benefit dollars.

February 12, 2019
Sun Life launches FullscopeRMS affiliate to offer custom insurance solutions for industry partners

WELLESLEY, Mass. (February 12, 2019) Sun Life Financial has launched affiliate FullscopeRMS to partner with health plans and other insurance providers to bring new products to market that enhance an insurer’s offerings and provide new solutions to their clients. FullscopeRMS, which will operate as a standalone organization, is built on the successful cornerstone Disability RMS business, a leading provider of disability risk management services to insurance partners for more than 25 years.