This is to help students who qualify remain healthy and safe.

Dependents must meet all of the following criteria to qualify for over-age student coverage:

  • Be a full-time student between the ages of 21 and 25 (26 in Quebec), or the age limit defined in your contract.
  • Be a current student or plan to return to an educational institution recognized under the Income Tax Act. You can find accredited educational institutions in Canada here.
  • Be dependent on a plan member for support.
  • Have provincial healthcare coverage.

How to update your over-age dependent information

You can identify dependents by running an over-age dependent report on the Plan Sponsor Services site.

Please ask your employees to provide you with an updated proof of studies or have them confirm their dependent’s intention to return to school before January 1, 2021. Then update any over-age dependent information.

Questions? We’re here to help.

For Clients with less than 50 employees, please contact your Client Service Administrator at 1-877-786-7227.

For Clients with more than 50 employees, please contact your Sun Life Group Benefits representative.

For information about students studying abroad, please refer to this Focus Update.