Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada’s group benefits and Lumino Health platform are rebranding as Sun Life Health, a new business unit focused on empowering Canadians to live their healthiest lives no matter where they are in their wellness journey.
“Sun Life Health brings these areas of expertise together, providing Canadians with a partner on their health journey,” said Jacques Goulet, the organization’s president, in a press release. “Our aim is to empower Canadians with the support they need to take action earlier, helping prevent and mitigate health risks.”
With the merger, the organization is focusing on strengthening its overall health offering and helping people to better understand their health, navigate the Canadian health system and access the resources they need to live a healthier life, noted the release.
Sun Life’s group benefits business covers more than 3.4 million employees and their dependants, paying out more than 75 million claims per year. Launched in 2018, its Lumino platform is free to all Canadians, allowing them to search and connect with local paramedical providers, including mental-health practitioners.
The organization’s existing group benefits plan will remain the same, but with greater integration with Lumino tools and resources, says Dave Jones (pictured), Sun Life’s senior vice-president of group benefits, who’ll head up the division as its newly appointed president. “Looking to the future, sponsors and members will see a faster pace of change and innovation focused on helping them live their healthiest lives.”