Focus Updates provide you with timely information on legislative issues, plan amendments, product updates and other relevant news. For your convenience, you can access past issues in PDF or HTML format below. Our Focus News publications are delivered electronically. Please inform your Client Service Administrator at 1 877 786 7227 of any e-mail address changes to ensure you continue to receive Focus News.


Past issues Title
258 Increase in EI maximum insurable earnings affects STD plans *revised*
256 Enhancing integration with provincial drug programs
255 Quebec group insurance pooling update 2011 - What's changing?
253 Canadian Health Index
252 New email access IDs make it easier for members to access sunlife.ca
248 Check out our new sign-in page for plan members – mysunlife.ca
245 "Sign up to Sun" is a success
244 New on the anti-fraud front
243 Sun Life Financial recognized for creativity and innovation in the 2009 / 2010 I.F.C.A. awards
242 Our Plan Member Services sign-in page is getting a makeover
241 BC reduces generic drug prices for public and private payors
239 Innovation rules the day at Sun Life
238 Changes to generic drug prices in Ontario and Quebec
237 Group Benefits GST/HST Update
236 Quebec amends basic drug plan
235 Mailing address changes for Health & Dental paper claims
234 A new requirement when submitting custom–made orthopaedic shoes and orthotic claims, effective August 1, 2010
233 Sun Life Financial services during the Toronto G20 Summit
232 Ontario is moving ahead with changes to the drug system - lowering generic drug prices for all Ontario residents
229 New feature for exiting plan members! Accidental Death Coverage complements My Life CHOICE transition product
228 Your plan now offers drug e-claims!
225 Cuba requires visitors to carry proof of medical insurance, effective May 1, 2010
224 Highlights from the 2010 federal and provincial budgets
222 Quebec budget released on March 30, 2010:  Impact to Group Benefits
221 Sign up to sun contest starts May 3
219 Saskatchewan removes Chiropractic coverage April 1, 2010
218 Changes to Alberta's Prescription Drug Program
217 Changes to Ontario's drug system
216 Sign up to sun
215 Federal Budget 2010
214 Update on H1N1: Flu season is behind us
213 Sun Life is focusing on provincial integration of drug benefits in 2010
212 Pay-Direct Drug plans: changes to the dispensing fee payments for Ontario pharmacies
209 Enhancement of your Osteopathic benefit coverage
208 Pay-Direct Drug plans: changes to dispensing fee payments for Ontario pharmacies
206 We’re enhancing our online wellness information
205 Updates made to Plan Member Services for My CHOICE Plans
204 2010 Government benefits
203 Provincial dental fee increases for 2010

Exciting enhancements to My Health CHOICE - Extended Health Care and Dental Insurance


Over-the-Counter Drugs Reclassified by Health Canada