In the spirit of white papers, Sun Life’s Bright Papers combine careful research and thoughtful analysis to help plan sponsors gain a deeper understanding of employee attitudes and behaviour. We believe that understanding what plan members want and expect is integral to helping them stay healthy, allowing employers to reap the rewards of a healthier workforce.

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Designed for Health

Disability claims in focus: mental health, COVID-19 and beyond

Mental health is now the leading cause of disability among employers of all sizes. The impact of COVID-19 has added another layer of complexity to this issue. Find out what action you can take to minimize the potential impact on your organization post pandemic.

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Mental Health

Employers are taking action right now to address the mental health crisis

This Bright Paper features inspiring, real-life stories of three employers. Download a copy to read about their success. And, see how comprehensive mental health strategies can help your employees live happier, healthier lives.

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Virtual Care

Digital health care delivery to support the health of Canadians

Lumino Health Virtual Care, powered by Dialogue is a unique virtual care service, designed around providing continuity of care. Our Bright Paper highlights the ways Lumino Health Virtual Care can support your plan members’ health care needs. We encourage you to read it and learn more.

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Designed For Health

Shaping group benefits

Employer insights that are helping guide the plans of the future

In a March 2020 survey, 591 employers across Canada told us how they’re re-thinking their group benefits plans. These employers came from across the country, companies of all sizes and across all industries. Download Shaping group benefits, and find out what’s impacting the plans of the future.

NEW – Employers are taking action right now to address the mental health crisis

This Bright Paper features inspiring, real-life stories of three employers. Download a copy to read about their success. And, see how comprehensive mental health strategies can help your employees live happier, healthier lives.

From pilot to launch: closing the gaps around access to mental health care

This Bright Paper outlines how online cognitive behavioural therapy and pharmacogenomics can improve mental health outcomes for your plan members.

Make the link: healthy lifestyles and mental health

This Bright Paper focuses on five lifestyle factors that support mental health: exercise, nutrition, relationships, relaxation, and volunteerism.

Mental health in the workplace: A little training goes a long way

This Bright Paper addresses the “where do I start” question. It highlights the elements and benefits of mental health training for managers.

NEW – Digital health care delivery to support the health of Canadians

Lumino Health Virtual Care, powered by Dialogue is a unique virtual care service, designed around providing continuity of care. Our Bright Paper highlights the ways Lumino Health Virtual Care can support your plan members’ health care needs. It also shows how it can play a larger role in our broader health care system. We encourage you to read it and learn more.

Virtual care. Its time has come

Our new Bright Paper examines the rising trend of, and demand for, virtual care services. It also explains why this growing trend is here to stay. Virtual care can support the physical and mental health of your plan members.

Innovations in Absence and Disability Management

Recent innovations in disability management are having a profound and positive impact – reducing the incidence and impact of disability in the workplace.

Changing the face of cancer

Cancer and related treatments represent growing costs to Group Benefits plans but also, more importantly, have a significant impact on employees and their families. As an employer, learn what you can do today to change the face of cancer.

Chronic disease in the workplace: Focus on prevention and support

This Bright Paper addresses the issue of chronic disease, its impact on the workplace and how employers can mitigate the risk to their organization and support the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Break down the administration barrier

A group benefits plan can be a significant competitive advantage for small businesses, both in keeping employees healthy and in attracting and retaining top talent. Yet many small businesses do not offer health benefits. One reason? A worry about the additional administrative burden that adding a benefits plan might entail.

NEW – Access to high-cost drugs for rare diseases

Private health plans currently cover more than 13,000 Canadians with rare diseases. The total spend on rare disease drugs alone by Canadian private plans was approximately $650 million in 2020.1

Our new Bright Paper sets out the issues and highlights the importance of private payer participation in any new strategy.