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.


Current issues Title
324 Increase in EI maximum insurable earnings affects STD plans
323 Sun Life announces an easier way for your group benefit plan member’s to submit claims directly from their healthcare provider’s office
320 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – Sun Life makes it a Canada-wide commitment


Past issues Title
319 Quebec Sales Tax (QST) rate increase effective January 1, 2012
318 New requirements under the Ontario Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010
317 Linking social media and wellness programs to improve employee engagement
315 Updates to mysunlife.ca
313 Changes to drug pricing in Atlantic Canada
312 2011 Buffett National Wellness Survey results now available
311 Pay-Direct Drug e-claims enhancement
310 REMINDER: Amendment to your Extended Health Care Benefit Contract
309 Where you’ll find us during Healthy Workplace Month
308 Sunlife.ca gets a makeover!
307 Benefits Canada article on Generation Y’s group benefits needs
306 What’s happening in health and wellness
305 Tackling runaway drug plan costs
304 ‘Get your claim on!’ – The prize winners
302 my Sun Life Mobile is here!
301A getting better’ – A new absence and disability newsletter for plan sponsors
301 Don’t miss your opportunity to have your say in the 2011 Buffett National Wellness Survey!
300 my Sun Life Mobile: Faster. Easier. More connected.
299 Lower EHC trend factor used for pricing
298 Suspected fraud identified
297 'Get your claim on!' – The results
296 Amendment to your Extended Health Care Benefit Contract
293 Plan member disability experience survey
292 Sun Life completes acquisition of Buffett & Company
291 Sharing bright thoughts on wellness
290 Group CI Changes for SunAdvantage
288 Canada Post suspends operations nationwide
287 Participate in the 2011 Buffett National Wellness Survey
286 Keep up to date with strike notifications on sunlife.ca
285 ‘Get your claim on!’ – the buzz
284 Introducing the Sun Life Wellness Institute
283 Possible strike at Canada Post
282 Expanding integration with provincial cancer drug programs
281 Sun Life Mobile: Getting more connected
280 Understanding Alberta massage therapy claims
279 Sun Life to acquire Buffett & Company
278 An enhanced way to measure member loyalty
277 Don’t miss the April edition of Benefits Canada!
274 Generic drug reform 2011 update
273 Fillable disability forms now available on Plan Sponsor website. Plus, an updated Salary Continuance Services APS form
271 Preferred Vision and Hearing Services (PVS) now open to all Sun Life Group Benefits plan members
270 Clarification of recent CLHIA circular regarding new STD and LTD forms
269 Administrative Services Only (ASO) - update to Plan Member Booklet.
266 The online registration process for my Sun Life is getting a makeover!
263 Time for Change
262 Improvements to our Drug Benefit Wording
261 Provincial dental fee increases for 2011
259 New rule relating to minor beneficiary designations - Quebec
258 Increase in EI maximum insurable earnings affects STD plans *revised*