A DE&I focus: our new
Family Building program

A DE&I focus: our new
Family Building program

We’re excited to announce our new Family Building program. The program supports plan members who need help to grow their families, through fertility treatments or surrogacy arrangements. The program can also become part of your company’s DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) strategy.  

About the program

Today, there are several options available to Canadians to help them build their families. For many, these options can be costly and stressful. 

The Family Building program can help relieve some of these concerns. The program has two parts.

Fertility treatments are expensive, often costing tens of thousands of dollars. You can add Fertility Services to your existing Extended Health Care (EHC) benefits plan. Adding this service provides coverage for eligible fertility treatment expenses incurred by a plan member. Learn more about this benefit.

Surrogacy rates in Canada have increased by 400% in the last 10 years.1 But costs are high. Surrogacy in Canada can cost as much as $90,000 for each pregnancy.2 Our Surrogacy benefit reimburses plan members for eligible medical surrogacy expenses. If you’ve already added Fertility Services to your EHC coverage you can enhance your Family Benefit program by adding the Surrogacy benefit. This is a taxable benefit for your plan members and you'd need to enter an Administrative Services Only (ASO) contract with us. We will administer this benefit under the ASO contract. Learn more about this benefit.

Please talk to your advisor, consultant or Sun Life Group Benefits representative about your Family Building program options.