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2021 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report

High-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis

 

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2021 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report

High-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis

 

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1:01:221
Webinar
What employers need to know about federal infrastructure negotiations and vaccine mandates

Hear about how President Biden’s recent infrastructure proposal and vaccine mandate could affect employee benefits and employers.

Webinar: Slide deck

October 2021
Whitepaper
Vaccine mandates under Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

We are issuing this vaccine whitepaper to discuss the impact of President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Action Plan and Path out of the Pandemic (“Biden’s COVID-19 Plan” or “the Plan”) on employer considerations of whether to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

October 2021
57:35
Webinar
Creating a culture of mental wellness

National expert Christine M. Crawford, M.D., MPH, Associate Medical Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Sun Life HR professionals discuss what mental wellness at work means. This webinar provides an inside look at Sun Life’s culture as an employer and your employee benefits partner.

Webinar: Slide deck

September 2021
Whitepaper
Evolving issues for employers related to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and mask requirements in the workplace

Encouraging people to get vaccinated is good for public health. However, whether or not to mandate vaccines for employees is a complex topic. In this whitepaper, we will examine key issues that are relevant for employers to consider as they navigate this complex territory.

August 2021
1:02:43
Webinar
Compliance 2021 mid-year update: Key leave, accommodation and COVID developments

Get the latest on leave and accommodation laws and requirements, and compliance updates regarding what you can and cannot do in the workplace regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. We also discuss recent FMLA and ADA court rulings, and laws that have been adopted and are being considered, including a comprehensive federal paid family and leave proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.

Webinar: Slide deck

June 2021
53:58
Webinar
2021 High-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis

A presentation and panel discussion on our annual Stop-Loss high-cost claims and injectable drugs trends analysis, the impact of COVID-19, million-dollar claims and more!

Webinar: Slide deck

June 2021
Whitepaper
High-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis

Every year, Sun Life shares latest insights from our claims experience to help self-funded employers prepare for potential high-cost claims. Our robust data set allows us to report on persistent themes, as well as emerging trends. From a global perspective, 2020 was unlike any other year.

May 2021
53:58
Webinar
Collective Trauma: A Guide for your Organization

In this session, presented by our partners at ComPsych®, a clinical expert will discuss collective trauma and ways it can be acknowledged in the workplace to promote interpersonal empathy, unity and understanding.

Webinar: Slide deck

May 2021
57:34
Webinar
The First 100 Days: The Biden administration's impact on the employee benefits industry

How the current political environment is shaping President Biden’s legislative agenda & what to watch for in the Infrastructure proposals, including the potential for increased individual and corporate tax rates and a national Paid Family & Medical Leave program

Webinar: Slide deck

April 2021
1:05:18
Webinar
COVID-19 Vaccines and the path forward

Dan Fishbein, MD, President of Sun Life U.S., moderated a panel of distinguished experts: Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and Chief Medical Officer, Flagship Pioneering, and Dr. Benjamin Linas, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and Infectious Diseases Doctor at Boston Medical Center, discussing: factors for success in vaccination effort, lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic, considerations for our future health security and economy, and more.

March 2021
1:04:28
Webinar
Year-in-review: Key absence and disability compliance developments from 2020

Learn about the latest COVID-19 orders and regulations impacting employers, vaccines and issues for employers, non-COVID legislative changes during 2020, and recent FMLA and ADA jury trials and settlements.

Webinar: Slide deck

January 2021
56:37
Webinar
Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave webinar

Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel, Abigail O’Connell, Senior Counsel and Jonathan Kemp, Product Management discuss what you need to know about Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Webinar: Slide deck

November 2020
56:37
Webinar
First Look: Impacts Of The 2020 Election

James Slotnick, Assistant Vice President of Government Relations, summarizes what we know about the 2020 election results as of 11/4 and the possible impacts to employee benefits!

Webinar: Slide deck

October 2020
56:37
Webinar
The final countdown: 2020 Pre-Election Update

Prepare for Election Day on November 3rd with our latest analysis on how the vote may impact the ACA and more.

Webinar: Slide deck

October 2020
49:18
Webinar
How to prepare for a successful virtual enrollment experience this upcoming enrollment season

Learn about what you need to run a successful virtual enrollment and how Sun Life can help you.

Webinar: Slide deck

October 2020
1:05:18
Webinar
Updates on COVID-19 Legislation, Employer Compliance and Liability Issues

Learn about the latest COVID-19 updates to federal, state and local laws, regulations, orders and guidelines that directly impact employers.

Webinar: Slide deck

September 2020
1:00:10
Webinar
The evolving world of gene therapies: What employers need to know today, tomorrow and beyond!

Dr. Stacy Borans, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Medical Strategies (AMS) and Jen Collier, SVP of Stop-Loss and Health discuss what self-funded employers should keep in mind when it comes to the evolving world of gene therapies!

What you'll learn:

  • An update on currently approved gene therapies and what is coming down the pipeline
  • An inside look at our latest white paper on gene therapies that covers what they are, how they work, the cost, recommendations and more!

Webinar: Slide deck

August 2020
57:40
Webinar
Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave

Abigail O’Connell, Senior Counsel, Jonathan Kemp, Associate Director, Product Management and Derek Warner, Group Market Manager share information about final regulations and next steps for Clients to comply and be ready for January 1, 2021.

  • Overview of the MA PFML law and the final regulations released on July 24, 2020
  • The advantages of choosing Sun Life as your private plan administrator
  • Next steps for compliance and readiness for January 1, 2021

Webinar: Slide deck

August 2020
46:21
Webinar
Learn about the federal COVID-19 legislation updates and the state of the 2020 presidential election. *As of August 6, 2020

Join James Slotnick, Sun Life’s AVP of Government Relations as he reviews:

  • Updates on federal COVID-19 legislation, including
  • Paycheck Protection Program changes
  • Business liability protection
  • COBRA subsidies
  • Tax credits for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The state of the 2020 election
  • House and Senate races to watch
  • Key states for the presidential election

Webinar: Slide deck

August 2020
1:16:57
Webinar
Supplemental Health benefits can close coverage gaps and ease medical plan decision-making

Employees face challenges in their health and financial security, and employers want to optimize participation in the preferred medical plan. Sun Life can help.

Webinar: Slide deck

July 2020
52:41
Webinar
Difficult Conversations During A Time Of Unrest Across America

Ways to discuss polarizing topics without damaging your important relationships. We also discuss productive ways to talk about the events with children.

Webinar: Slide deck

July 2020
Whitepaper
2020 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report

In this report, the expanded high-cost claim conditions analysis that was published as an early release in May is combined with our new top 20 injectable drugs list and the latest data on million-dollar+ claims. A healthcare update is also included, covering what we have seen to date on COVID-19 claims, the latest information on Zolgensma and a new emerging gene therapy, and several legislative updates.

July 2020
1:16:57
Webinar
Million-dollar claim cost drivers and legislative updates

A look inside Sun Life’s most recent million-dollar claim and injectable drug trend analysis with legislative updates on issues impacting self-funded employers.

Webinar: Slide deck

July 2020
53:17
Webinar
Leave and accommodation compliance: Fall 2019

Learn about MA PFML, private plan administration and the milestones employers need to meet for 2019 and 2020. This webinar is for employers that have at least one employee working in MA.

Webinar: Slide deck

Q&qmp;A: Read answers to questions asked during the event.

For more information: Learn more about MA PFML

November 2020
Whitepaper
2019 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report: High-cost claims and injectable drug trends

Sun Life periodically analyzes its stop-loss claims to better understand medical trends. Find out more about the compilation of stop-loss claims data, including recommendations with regard to the medical, Rx, and stop-loss trends represented within this report.

June 2018
1:26:58
Webinar
Legislative update: How the election results and new paid leave laws will affect employee benefits

Find out about the biggest surprises from the election and what they could mean for 2020 and beyond, and how new and emerging paid leave laws are poised to disrupt employee benefits.

Download a copy of the presentation and related materials:

Webinar: Slide deck

Flyer: Common sense solutions for paid sick leaves

Flyer: Paid Family/Parental Leave programs for employees: top 10 considerations

November 2019
Whitepaper
2018 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report: High-cost claims and injectable drug trends

Sun Life periodically analyzes its stop-loss claims to better understand medical trends. Find out more about the compilation of stop-loss claims data, including recommendations with regard to the medical, Rx, and stop-loss trends represented within this report.

June 2018
Whitepaper
Group stop-loss captives: A path to self-funding

Learn about the rising interest in self-funding and how employers of many sizes can transition to self-funding with group stop-loss captives, including different captive options and structures.

April 2018
57:01
Webinar
President Trump, health insurance and the future: Where do we go from here?

As President Trump approaches his 450th day in office, what changes are in store for employer- provided health insurance plans?

Webinar: Slide deck

April 2018
Whitepaper
2017 Sun Life Stop-Loss research report

Sun Life periodically analyzes its stop-loss claims to better understand medical trends. Find out about the top 10 catastrophic claims conditions, million-dollar+ claimants, and more.

June 2017
Whitepaper
2017 Sun Life Stop-Loss research report, Issue Two

In celebration of our fifth anniversary of publication, we are issuing two 2017 research reports. In Issue #2, learn about injectable drug cost trends including the top 20 high-cost injectables, conditions they treat, million-dollar+ claimants, and more.

September 2017
44:35
Webinar
Sun Life Summit 2017: Keynote

After a failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, what comes next? Will President Trump find a way to work with Congress on a new solution or will the ACA remain for the foreseeable future? Join the conversation as Jim Klein from the American Benefits Council and James Slotnick, AVP of Government Relations with Sun Life, discuss the possible scenarios ahead.

May 2017
44:48
Webinar
Sun Life Summit 2017: Roundtable

As the demographics of the American workforce change due to population, economic, and social trends, employers need to effectively tailor messages to reach different groups, including women, foreign-born workers, older workers, and part-timers. During this session, you’ll get valuable and practical tips from our panel of communication experts.

May 2017
45:10
Webinar
Sun Life Summit 2017: Education

The role of technology is growing exponentially in employee benefits, with an array of new platforms and partners emerging every year. Join a dynamic conversation as our thought leaders discuss these questions: How far have we really come in the past 10 years? What does the future of employee benefits look like? And with everything changing so fast, how can you keep up with the latest solutions?

Show notes:
These resources were mentioned in the discussion.
Deloitte study: Aligning the Organization for Its Digital Future
Book: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

May 2017
63:14
Webinar
Switching to self-funding


Self-funding is on the rise. According to a 2016 Sun Life–sponsored employer insights study, there will be nearly 35,000 potential new self-funded employers by 2020.1 Hear from Doug Gosney, AVP, Stop-Loss Market Manager, and experienced self-funding brokers Shay Cowan, Principal, Katz Pierz; and William Laughlin, VP, Manager of Data Analytics, GBDS, Conner Strong & Buckelew, as they share insights and best practices to help support the 40% of fully insured employers who would consider switching to self-funding.2

Download our Switching to Self-Funding market insights summary.

Download the presentation slides. 


1.Information provided from the 2016 Employer Insights research study sponsored by Sun Life and conducted by Chadwick Martin Bailey. The blind study included decision makers for companies that have between 50 and 999 employees and offer medical benefits to all their full-time employees.
2.This estimate is an extrapolation using population census and survey data to convert the 40% of fully insured employers that indicated they would consider converting to self-funding into full market potential.

April 2017

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