If your employment is affected by COVID-19, either through temporary furlough or layoff, or reduced hours, and you lose your benefits, please talk with your employer about your options.
If you were paying for your benefits: Please talk with your employer about how they can continue to collect your payments and send them to Sun Life. If they’re unable to do so, call us; we may have more options for you to keep your benefits.
For Life insurance: You may be able to convert the life insurance coverage you had for yourself and any covered dependents to an Individual policy. Life insurance helps you provide the people you love with financial support when you can’t be there – and when they need it most. If your only source of life insurance was through your employer, you may want to consider keeping coverage with Sun Life. Please check your group insurance certificate or talk with your Benefits Administrator for more details.
For Dental or Vision coverage: You may be eligible to continue your group Dental and/or Vision benefits under COBRA for 18 months (longer in some situations). You must elect COBRA continuation for you and your dependents on a timely basis. Please talk with your employer to determine if you are eligible, and how they can collect and remit your payments.
Here is more information about these and other benefits you may have received through your employer. You may still find these coverages valuable to you and your family. Your employer can tell you what coverages you had and the benefit amounts. You can also call us for more information. We’re here to help.