August 01, 2016

Cathy Liston appointed to lead Sun Life Financial’s U.S. Group and Voluntary Claims practice

SLPC 27619 7/16 (exp. 7/21)

WELLESLEY, MA – (August 1, 2016) – Sun Life Financial U.S. today announced the appointment of Cathy Liston as Vice President Claims, Group & Voluntary Insurance. Cathy will lead the integrated claims practice for Sun Life’s Group and Voluntary Life, Disability and Worksite portfolio, which includes supplemental health benefits such as Accident and Critical Illness insurance.

Cathy’s many areas of responsibility include the multi-site claims operations for this product portfolio, which are backed by Sun Life’s service guarantee, innovative return-to-work solutions that apply clinical and vocational best practices, claims analytics, and claims technology investments. Additionally, Cathy’s leadership will contribute to the success of the Sun Life Center for Healthy Work in the Portland, Maine area, which demonstrates Sun Life’s Work is Healthy philosophy and expertise in absence management and disability.

The creation of this new role reflects Sun Life’s growth in the U.S. employee benefits market and its ongoing focus on claims expertise and client service.

“Our team is very proud and excited to have Cathy, a leader with extensive success and experience, join our company,” said Scott Beliveau, Senior Vice President, Group and Voluntary Insurance at Sun Life Financial. “This key addition to our existing talent is a testament to Sun Life’s commitment to being the best partner for benefits.”

Cathy is a highly-regarded leader in the employee benefits industry with decades of experience leading large-scale claims operations. Most recently, Cathy served as Vice President, Group Disability and Life Claims at Prudential Financial. Her prior experience includes Head of Disability and Absence Management at Aetna and Vice President, Disability Benefits at Unum. Cathy is a graduate of Colby College with a degree in mathematics.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. 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. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. For more information, please visit

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 products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit

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Devon Portney Fernald
Sun Life Financial