Sun Life US goes south with product offering

Four more states – and more in sight

Sun Life US goes south with product offering

Life & Health

By Kenneth Araullo

Sun Life US has expanded its insurance offerings to include family leave insurance (FLI) in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, as it broadens paid leave access for workers.

The insurer described the initiative as a step forward in enabling more employers to provide this critical benefit, enhancing employee welfare and work-life balance. It will be available for quotation in the initial four states starting April 1, with further expansion as more states approve the offering in the near future.

David Healy, president of group benefits at Sun Life US, emphasized the company’s belief in the universal need for paid leave, highlighting the challenges faced by workers under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

“Employers in these states can choose to offer paid family leave benefits to their employees, who will have the ability to care for a loved one when necessary and return to work less stressed, and ready to be productive,” Healy said.

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