Extended Health Care & dental

Why choose an Extended Health Care benefits and dental plan?

Extended Health Care (EHC) coverage reimburses medical expenses and treatments for plan members and their dependents that aren't covered by their provincial health care plan. Dental benefits provide comprehensive dental coverage to help your plan members maintain overall good oral health. Our flexible and customizable plans options allow you to choose a plan adapted to your organization needs.

Your EHC benefits are the core of your benefits plan. They include access to a wide range of health care supports your employees need to stay healthy.

A standard EHC package includes the following features:
  • Paramedical services: chiropractors, naturopaths, podiatrists, speech therapy etc.
  • Mental health specialists: psychologists, social workers, etc.
  • Vision care: including exams and corrective glasses/lenses
  • Prescription drugs: medication prescribed by a doctor or a registered nurse practitioner
  • Medical services and equipment: such as private duty nursing, ambulances, crutches, diabetic supplies, hearing aids, etc.
  • Hospital care: semi-private hospital room in the plan member's province
  • Emergency travel assistance: out-of-province and out-of-country emergency medical services

EHC also provides additional supports to meet the diverse needs of your employees:

Optional plan coverage

Here are some of the optional benefits and solutions you can add to your EHC package:

Oral health is part of overall health. Dentists and certified dental specialists are important health partners and access to their services help employees prevent and manage oral diseases.

Dental benefits can be part of either a traditional or flexible plan. You can customize a dental program to suit your company's specific needs.

Most dental plans include coverage for:

Preventive care

Basic dental care

Major restorative services

Orthodontic care

Claims submission easier than ever

Dentists and several paramedical providers can usually submit claims to Sun Life directly

Most EHC claims can
be submitted electronically on mysunlife.ca or through the my Sun Life
mobile app

Balance can be automatically submitted to member’s HSA account, if applicable

Claims are usually reimbursed within
48 hours

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