Focus Update 2011

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.

Previous Issues

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
322 Sun Life Financial now offering plan sponsors a referral to Banyan for national Occupational Claims Management Services
321 Quebec group insurance pooling update 2012 - What's changing?
320 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – Sun Life makes it a Canada-wide commitment
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
316 New Focus Update email newsletter coming soon!!
315 Updates to
314 Disability claim status viewing – soon just a click away!
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 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
303 Attention plan sponsors with generic substitution option: Changes to Sun Life’s reimbursement percentage on brand-name drugs for members in Quebec
302 my Sun Life Mobile is here!
301 getting better’ – A new absence and disability newsletter for plan sponsors
300 my Sun Life Mobile: Faster. Easier. More connected.
299 IFCA recognizes Sun Life for creativity, innovation and design
298 Suspected fraud identified
297 'Get your claim on!' – The results
296 Amendment to your Extended Health Care Benefit Contract
295 Don’t miss your opportunity to have your say in the 2011 Buffett National Wellness Survey!
294 Decode the Gen Y workforce and their impact on group benefits
293 Plan member disability experience survey
292 Sun Life completes acquisition of Buffett & Company
291 Sharing bright thoughts on wellness
290 Canada Post service resumes
289 New advertisement in Benefits Canada: “We believe in the rewards of employee health.”
288 Canada Post suspends operations nationwide
287 Participate in the 2011 Buffett National Wellness Survey
286 Keep up to date with strike notifications on
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 - Updated: plan member communication!
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!
276 Reminder: ‘Get your claim on!’ Campaign starts next week
275 Important information about your drug plan
274 Generic drug reform 2011 update 
273 Fillable disability forms now available on Plan Sponsor website. Plus, an updated Salary Continuance Services APS form
272 Sun Life’s new online claims contest for plan members - ‘Get your claim on!’
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
268 Highlights of the legislative and industry updates in 2010
267 New addresses for health and dental paper claims
266 The online registration process for my Sun Life is getting a makeover!
265 Administrative Services Only (ASO) - update to Plan Member Booklet
264 Sun Life Canadian Health Index Update
263 Time for Change
262 Improvements to our Drug Benefit Wording
261 Provincial dental fee increases for 2011
260 Disability benefits plan – contract wording update
259 New rule relating to minor beneficiary designations - Quebec