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Type 1 diabetes and the high cost of insulin

The biggest takeaway in Diabetes awareness is understanding that both types – Type I and Type II - are both a biological process that affects up to a third of the US population. In this article, Dr. Tracy Hamill explains more in detail.

Type 1 diabetes and the high cost of insulin

The biggest takeaway in Diabetes awareness is understanding that both types – Type I and Type II - are both a biological process that affects up to a third of the US population. In this article, Dr. Tracy Hamill explains more in detail.

  • October 17, 2023

    Northwestern Medicine Webinar: The impact of Long COVID on the nervous system

    As a leader in stop-loss coverage and supporting millions of members nationwide, Sun Life and PinnacleCare, a Sun Life company, have seen the impact of Long COVID on our clients over the last three years and unfortunately expect that to continue.

    Join Dr. Miles Varn, Sun Life Chief Medical Officer and Head of PinnacleCare, as he welcomes prominent neurologist, Dr. Igor Koralnik of Northwestern Medicine to discuss the intricate relationship between COVID-19 and the human nervous system. Dr. Koralnik’s pioneering research in the field has shed light on the neurological complications of COVID-19 and provides meaningful insights into the management of these conditions.

  • September 20, 2023

    2023 Updates on Leave and Accommodation laws

    Watch as Marjory Robertson, AVP & Senior Counsel, Sun Life U.S. and Abigail O’Connell, Senior Counsel, recap the latest 2023 leave and accommodation-related compliance developments. 

    They also include a section on recent jury verdicts involving the FMLA and the ADA, which is always an audience favorite.

  • May 17, 2023

    2023 High-cost claims and injectable drug trends analysis

    For the past eleven years, Sun Life has shared our data and insights with the self-funded marketplace to help employers and brokers understand trends around the highest-cost claims. While a lot has changed over the eleven years, one thing has not: our commitment to providing you with actionable insights that can help you stay informed about conditions and medications most likely to result in a high-cost claim, and steps you can take to manage that risk as a self-funded employer. 

    Join our team of experts dive deeper into our key insights and provide actionable recommendations for employers.

  • April 06, 2023

    Access to health: Will it be there when we need it?

    A person's ability to access healthcare and coverage is a growing concern nationally. Join members of Sun Life's leadership team as they discuss healthcare access trends in the U.S. and the implications and opportunities for employers in an increasingly challenged healthcare environment.

  • February 16, 2023

    Caring for our members means more than protecting their income

    Sheila Sokolski, AVP, Product Management at Sun Life, shares how the behavioral health partnership with AbleTo has exceeded expectations in supporting and accommodating members by bringing care to members when they need it most, after being approved out on a disability claim for cancer. Read more in the blog. 

  • February 08, 2023

    2023 Future Forecast with Jennifer Collier and James Slotnick

    What's top of mind for Sun Life leaders? Sun Life's SVP of Health and Risk Solutions, Jennifer Collier and James Slotnick, Head of Government Relations share their perspectives on the evolving industry landscape in this 2023 Future Forecast.

  • January 31, 2023

    Breast Cancer and COVID: Impacts of diagnosis delays

    With COVID-19 slowing down preventative/diagnostic screenings, the severity of diagnosed cancer could be impacted well into the future - and for conditions like breast cancer with nearly 300,000 women being diagnosed in the U.S. in 2022 alone, this could have a big impact.

  • September 29, 2022

    Impacts of Blood Cancer: Blood Cancer was the #2 high-cost claims condition and nearly 10% of 2021 total spend within Sun Life’s Health & Risk Solutions book of business

    Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer. In our new Bright Paper, Sun Life shares research data and expert insights to help employers manage the impact of these high-cost claims, some of which can reach millions of dollars for treatment for a single patient, and get the best care for members.

  • July 19, 2022

    Empowering employees and employers with services to meet today’s healthcare challenges

    "Our panel addresses the current healthcare and market challenges, the importance of making meaningful impacts to employee’s health and peace of mind and how to provide employers with assurance that medical costs are controlled and reviewed, and care optimization is pursued for their members through Sun Life's Clinical 360

    Webinar: Slide deck

  • May 19, 2022

    Current healthcare challenges and impacts on the future of care

    Leaders of oncology and orthopedics from Centers of Excellence on the growing challenges they are seeing first-hand and how they believe these challenges will affect the future of patient care.