That’s why we announced that starting April 8, 2019, plan sponsors can add this new optional Gender Affirmation product, as an additional Extended Health Coverage (EHC) benefit. This will help gender-diverse plan members or dependents through their transition.

Not only will this allow individuals seeking to transition to be their authentic selves and live healthier lives, it will also help our Clients support their increasingly diverse workforces.

About the coverage

This new offering helps supplement provincial or territorial coverage across the country, covering feminization or masculinization surgeries not typically covered under medicare programs.

Our new offering will be available with two levels of coverage:

  • Core Coverage: coverage for basic surgical procedures not covered under the individual’s provincial or territorial health care plan. Examples include the reduction of the Adam’s apple and voice surgery.
  • Enhanced Coverage: additional coverage for surgical procedures to align feminine or masculine features to the transitioned gender, such as facial bone reduction or cheek augmentation.

Those wishing to purchase the Enhanced level of coverage must also purchase the Core coverage.

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.