2014

We want to keep you informed! Focus Update provides plan sponsors with important group benefits information. Look here for industry updates, legislative changes, product launches, plan amendments and other relevant news.

2014 Past Issues

494 Check out this month’s Benefits Canada
493 Contract change to reflect legislative amendment – effective March 1, 2015
492 Quebec Economic Statement contains important information on Premium Tax Increase – Impact to Sun Life Group Benefits
491 Update on the New Brunswick Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act
490 Additions to mobile app help meet your members’ growing needs
489 New email service alerts aim to increase plan member engagement
487 Quebec group insurance pooling update 2015 – what's changing?
486 Target diabetes in the workplace with Sun Life HealthyFOCUS program
485 Ebola virus disease
484 Enhancements to leave of absence contract provisions
483 Important: service provider claims status
482 2014 Mobile Overview
480 Reminder notice: Withholding income tax at source for long- or short-term disability payments
479 This Diabetes Awareness Month, Sun Life helps you take action on diabetes in your workplace
478 Sun Life raises diabetes awareness with Kick Diabetes online portal and Don’t Be Risky campaign
477 Changes to your Group Critical Illness coverage effective February 1, 2015
476 Changes to features on plan member services website
475 Exciting leadership changes at Sun Life Quebec
474 Sun Life’s latest Bright Paper about workplace mental health reminds you that “a little training goes a long way”
473 Your employees are not retiring when planned – and health is the top reason
472 Sun Life Preferred Pharmacy Network now implemented for eligible plan sponsors
471 My Sun Life Mobile offers one-of-a-kind experience with new drug features
470 October 5 to 11 is Mental Illness Awareness Week
469 Sun Life’s latest Bright Paper is a reminder that plan members need to “Take their pills” as prescribed
468 Time to update eligibility records for over-age student dependents
465 Upgrades to software and Sun Life Direct mean greater convenience at the dental office.
463 Upcoming customer experience survey
462 Withholding income tax at source for long- or short-term disability payments
461 Information for students studying outside of Canada
459 Coming soon – drug coverage and alternatives at plan members’ fingertips!
Special Edition Sun Life’s Preferred Pharmacy Network coming on October 15
458 Quebec amends basic drug plan
457 Sun Life launches Preferred Pharmacy Network for specialty drugs
456 THANK YOU! “my Sun Life Mobile Effect” contest winners to be announced
Special Edition Sun Life is pleased to provide you with our third healthcare benefits fraud e-bulletin
455 Changes to features on plan member services website
453 New hepatitis category coming to your prior authorization program
452 10 days left for plan members to enter the “my Sun Life Mobile Effect” contest. $25,000 in prizes available
451 All about group benefits fraud awareness
450 Plan members encouraged to sign up with BioAdvance® to get REMICADE® savings
449 Update regarding New Brunswick’s Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act and the New Brunswick Drug Plan
447 Plan members can give feedback about the my Sun Life website
443 DISPENSING FEE FREQUENCY LIMIT:  A GREAT WAY TO SAVE ON DRUG PLAN COSTS
439 Sun Life has a new arrangement with Janssen Inc. to reduce costs on REMICADE®
437 Alberta’s New Pharmacy Agreement, effective April 1, 2014
436 Sun Life springs into the media!
435 Mental health in the workplace – new resources now available!
Special Edition Special Communication
433 Highlights of the legislative and industry updates in 2013
432 Added claims options for your plan members
430 Disability update: Health Management Services moving in-house
429 New paramedical services available for my Sun Life Mobile
428 Suicide clause to be removed from Basic Life contracts
427 Provincial dental fee increases for 2014
426 Sun Life and the Conference Board of Canada present a disability workshop series across Canada
425 Introducing New Brunswick’s Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act and the New Brunswick Drug Plan