May 02, 2014

Sun Life Financial’s U.S. Website Wins ClearMark Award for Plain Language

Employee benefits carrier receives national award for consumer communication

WELLESLEY, Mass. (May 2, 2014) – The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF, TSX:SLF) has received a 2014 ClearMark Award, which recognizes excellence in plain language communications, for a redesign of the consumer pages of its public website. Based on extensive research of consumer needs, interests, and online behavior, the winning pages provide employees a clear, comprehensive overview of Sun Life’s employee benefits offerings.

Annually recognizing the nation’s best plain language documents and websites, the ClearMark Awards are judged by a panel of international experts appointed by the Center for Plain Language (Washington, DC). Judges praised Sun Life for the website’s ease of use and comprehensive understanding of consumer needs and goals.

“We’re honored that the Center for Plain Language has awarded us a ClearMark Award in recognition of our customer-centric communications, which provides a real-life context in plain language to a spectrum of employee benefits,” said Roberta Ruel, AVP of Marketing, Sun Life Financial U.S. “This underscores our commitment to helping U.S. workers protect what they love most about their lives.”

Offering consumers more information than what their employers provide at enrollment, the award-winning web content allows workers to educate themselves in greater detail about Sun Life employee benefits, including life insurance, accidental death and disbursement, short- and long-term disability, critical illness, dental, and accident insurance.

Sun Life also won Clearmark Awards in 2012 for its Voluntary Benefits Broker Toolkit, and in 2011 for its Personalized Group Enrollment Kit, an educational booklet on Sun Life’s voluntary employee benefits.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. 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 and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. In the United States, Sun Life Financial provides a range of products and services to employers and their employees, including Group and Voluntary Life, Disability, Dental, Critical Illness, Accident, and Stop-Loss insurance products. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. For more information, please visit


Tim Stone
Sun Life Financial

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