Our new surrogacy and adoption benefits can support plan members who need help to start or grow their family. They can also further your organization’s DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives. This can help you attract and retain top talent.

About these new benefits

  • Surrogacy Medical benefit: This benefit will repay plan members for medical expenses they or their eligible spouse/partner incur on behalf of their surrogate, such as lab services, testing and procedures.
  • Surrogacy Non-Medical benefit: This benefit provides coverage for eligible wellness expenses related to their surrogate, such as prenatal fitness classes and vitamins. Sun Life will directly repay plan members or their eligible spouse/dependent for approved expenses they incur on behalf of their surrogate.
  • Adoption benefit: This benefit repays plan members for approved expenses, they or their eligible spouse/partner incur as part of the adoption process, such as legal and agency fees.

The amounts we pay to plan members under this benefit will generally be a taxable benefit. You can find the maximums, limitations and exclusions that apply to these benefits in your plan member booklet.

About our Family Building program

In January, we announced that Fertility Services can be added to a Clients’ Extended Health Care (EHC) coverage, along with a pilot offering of the Surrogacy benefit. We’re now pleased to announce that all of our family building benefits are available to your organization.  


For more information, visit our Family Building program website or contact your Sun Life Group Benefits representative.