Sun Life Financial invests in Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness Inc.

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Sun Life Financial announced today that our Group Benefits Division has made an investment in Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness Inc. (Buffett & Company), one of Canada’s leading providers of worksite wellness programs. Buffett & Company will continue to operate as a stand-alone company, with Sun Life Financial holding a minority interest.

As our Sun Life Financial Canada president, Dean Connor, states, “This agreement underscores our commitment to help plan sponsors create healthier, more productive workplaces and enable them to better control benefit costs.”

Buffett & Company, one of Canada’s best health management providers, offers a broad range of products that support Sun Life Financial’s HealthyRETURNS program, and we are excited to be a part of its continued growth.

We’re better together! Buffett & Company’s respected health promotion programs combined with Sun Life Financial’s strategic approach and knowledge of our customers’ needs make us well-positioned to provide the range of programs required to bring about measurable and lasting change.

Earlier this year, Sun Life’s HealthyRETURNS team undertook an extensive review of health management vendors for the HealthyRETURNS product offering. Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness scored very strongly as one of the top providers we reviewed in Canada. With more than 10 years of experience in workplace wellness, Buffett & Company has a successful track record on a national scale.

About Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness
Founded in 1981, Buffett & Company Worksite Wellness Inc. is a leading health management organization providing comprehensive worksite wellness solutions.

Operating across Canada, it works with a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients at every stage of healthy change and provides services ranging from organizational health assessment to strategic on-site support of wellness programming.

Buffett & Company is a recipient of the National Quality Institute's (NQI) prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence. Awarded its Gold Healthy Workplace Trophy in 2005, they will receive its Order of Excellence in October 2008. The NQI is the leading authority in Canada on workplace excellence based on quality systems and healthy workplace criteria.

This award illustrates that Buffett & Company ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to healthy workplace efforts.

About HealthyRETURNS
Our HealthyRETURNS is one of most comprehensive health management solution set in the marketplace, offering over 30 products and services for health promotion programming online and on-site. HealthyRETURNS is flexible and scalable, with solutions for organizations of all sizes and budgets. Whether it’s a company of 100 or 100,000 HealthyRETURNS has what you need—in just your size.

We’d love to tell you more about HealthyRETURNS, and what it can do for your organization and your plan members. For more information, please contact your Sun Life Financial group representative.