Reminder: Changes for some massage therapy claims in Alberta will start on January 1, 2014


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In August 2013, we communicated with you about changes that will affect extended health care claims for services of a massage therapist in Alberta who belongs to the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). Beginning January 1, 2014, these claims will only be considered eligible for reimbursement if that practitioner has the required hours of training, has passed the Competency Equivalency Exam (CEE) or has been exempted from this exam.

Plan members with practitioners who belong to other associations in Alberta recognized by Sun Life are not affected by this change. These associations are the:

  • London and Counties Society of Physiologists
  • Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA)
  • Remedial Massage Therapists Association (RMTA)

Informing plan members

We’re including a communication for distribution to your plan members, to remind them about the change and the effective date.


Contact your Sun Life Financial group benefits representative.