Flexibility and guarantees

SunUniversalLife Pro is designed to help you meet your business, personal and estate planning goals. It can help you maximize shareholder value and meet your long-term business planning needs.

Looking for personal protection? SunUniversalLife Pro can help offset tax liabilities of a growing estate, helping to ensure an efficient transfer to your beneficiaries or heirs.

You may want to consider this product if:

  • you want to help maximize shareholder value for your corporation and meet your long-term business planning needs
  • you need the security of guarantees and flexibility to help meet your changing needs over time
  • you want to benefit from cash value growth in your policy on a tax-preferred basis
  • you want continued access to cash through policy loans

Plan details:

Coverage options

  • Single life
  • Joint first-to-die
  • Joint last-to-die with costs payable to the first death
  • Joint last-to-die with costs payable to the second death

Death benefit options

You can tailor your SunUniversalLife Pro plan to your needs with 1 of 3 different death benefit options.

Your beneficiary receives either the guaranteed death benefit amount you selected or the value of your policy fund – whichever is greater. If you want your beneficiary to receive a set amount of insurance, this is the most cost-effective option.
Your beneficiary receives the guaranteed death benefit you selected plus the value of your policy fund.
This death benefit option has been designed for business owners. With this option, the death benefit will always be equal to the basic insurance amount, plus the policy’s adjusted cost basis. The death benefit is the greater of the insurance amount and the policy fund value.

Investment account options

SunUniversalLife Pro offers a choice of 3 investment account options, to help you meet your savings goals.

Your money earns daily interest at the floating rate effective for that day.

Your interest rate is guaranteed to stay the same. The rate is based on a 10-year term.

This account earns a daily interest rate based on the average yield of a variety of investments. This includes real estate, private fixed income, bonds, mortgages and equities. The interest credited on this account will never be less than 2%.

Additional features

  • You can access any available cash in your policy to give you the flexibility you need.
  • You can withdraw cash or take out a policy loan at any time if there’s enough cash value in your policy.
  • Any loan outstanding at the time of death will reduce the total death benefit.
  • Policy loans may be subject to taxation.
  • The policy owner may make one withdrawal from the policy fund each time an insured person becomes disabled due to illness, deteriorated mental ability or terminal illness.
  • Each disability must continue for 60 consecutive days.
  • Please see the policy contract for the definition of a disability.
Within 90 days of the death of the first insured person, the surviving insured person may buy life insurance to replace the joint coverage. They can do this without providing evidence of insurability.
We’ll pay out the base coverage amount twice if both insured persons die together or within 90 days of each other.
An early death benefit (EDB) is available when joint last-to-die coverage with the insurance amount plus fund death benefit is selected. A percentage of the policy fund value is payable to the beneficiaries on the first death.
What if the insured person is diagnosed with a terminal illness? Then the policy owner can apply to take a lump sum advance equal to 50% of the death benefit, to a maximum of $250,000. This is a non-contractual benefit offered by Sun Life at our discretion.

Optional benefits

You may be able to add the following optional benefits to your SunUniversalLife Pro policy, allowing you to further tailor your coverage to your needs:

This benefit was designed specifically for business owners. It allows the purchase of additional insurance for insured persons without providing medical evidence. You must provide financial information about the business, including details about the fair market value of the business.
This benefit continues coverage if the insured person becomes totally disabled. You will not have to pay the cost of insurance, including costs for any of your optional benefits.
With this benefit, if the policy owner dies, we will pay the cost of insurance including costs for any optional benefits.
With this benefit, if the policy owner becomes totally disabled, we will pay the cost of insurance including costs for any optional benefits.
This benefit combines the coverages provided by the Owner waiver death and Owner waiver disability benefits. When both benefits are purchased, we apply a discount to the benefit premium.
This benefit lets you purchase additional protection to cover a temporary need. You can also purchase this benefit to cover another person, such as a spouse, family member or business partner. You can renew this benefit and convert it to another eligible life plan.
Provides an additional death benefit to the beneficiary if the insured person dies due to an accident.
This benefit allows an insured person to buy more life insurance in the future, without providing evidence of insurability.
Provides insurance protection for your children and future children until each child reaches age 25. Your children insured under this benefit can purchase additional insurance without providing additional medical information.

Sample policies

Read examples of text that can appear in a policy. Not all the provisions apply to every policy – it’s only for your reference. When we issue a policy, it governs the relationship between us and the Client. The policy can have provisions that are different from those that you've read here.

SunUniversalLife Pro

SunUniversalLife Pro (joint last-to-die COI to second death)

Additional features

SunUniversalLife Pro optional benefits

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Get universal life insurance

 

Step 1
Find an advisor

An advisor can help you determine the right life insurance for your needs. Talk to your advisor or find one near you to help answer your questions – there is no cost to talk to an advisor.

Step 2
Meet with your advisor

To get the most out of the meeting with your advisor, take some time beforehand to think carefully about what you want to achieve. And because your advisor will need a lot of information to help recommend the policy that's right for you, get together some basic information about your income, assets and liabilities.

Step 3
Apply for coverage

Your advisor will handle the paperwork for you. You'll need to submit an application for a policy that will be evaluated by the insurance company. Depending on your age and the type and amount of coverage you want, you will need to answer a medical questionnaire. We may also ask you for additional medical or financial information.