Sun Life Offers Specialized Benefits to Public Sector

May 18, 2009 ( - The U.S. division of Sun Life Financial has announced a new focus on providing a full range of employee benefits to the public sector.

According to a press release, the initiative features a new Group Life plan designed specifically for public sector entities, including schools and municipalities. The plan calls for enhanced Waiver of Premium provisions to cover older employees and extended Leave of Absence coverage to meet the needs of teachers, and also offers an optional Felonious Assault AD&D Rider that covers public sector employees such as safety officials and school district personnel.

In addition to the Group Life plan, Sun Life offers Disability and Dental plans to the public sector. The press release said eligibility requirements have been enhanced to include more part-time employees, and employees are not required to use accumulated sick leave while on long-term disability.

Long-term disability plans come standard with Sun Life’s Retro Disability Benefits and Zero Day Residual Benefit. Optional benefits such as a Pension Contribution Benefit and a Child Care Benefit are also available. Dental plans are offered with optional Vision Insurance, Adult Orthodontia, a Cosmetic Rider and more.

Sun Life noted that public sector groups also have access to its online services for employers and employees, and all customers are backed by Sun Life’s money-back service guarantees.

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