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In this month's issue:

Change in group life conversions to individual policies - Conversion Notice

New York Paid Family Leave: 2020 rate changes - Learn more

What you need to know: Q3 2019 compliance update - Learn more

Watch our MA PFML update webinar recording - Watch now

A New Year’s checklist for your Clients - View checklist

Help your Clients navigate Sun Life Connect:
Note: If your Client is using Online Advantage to administer benefits, these videos do not apply.

Add a user | Update employee information | Locate bill online |

Pay bill online | Certify Evidence of Insurability | Submit a Life claim |

Submit disability claims | Find Dental ID cards

Learn how to navigate your Online Advantage account

Change in group life conversions to individual policies

Starting January 1, 2020, when an employee becomes eligible for group life conversion, we will offer a conversion to a whole Life policy instead of a universal Life policy. This whole life policy has fixed rates, and is administered by our individual life area. The individual policy for employees who elect to convert their life coverage will become effective 31 days from the loss of coverage.

If an employer has employees eligible for conversion effective on January 1, 2020, or later, they can use this Conversion Notice. They can also share this updated conversion flyer with their employees.

Conversion Notice

New York Paid Family Leave: 2020 rate changes

Sun Life created a compliance update flyer to help you and your Clients understand the NY PFL rate and benefit increases for 2020. According to the update, the rate is increasing from 0.153% to 0.270% of an employee’s gross wages, up to an annual maximum premium of $196.72. In addition, the benefit will increase from 55% to 60% of the SAWW, and the maximum benefit duration will remain 10 weeks.

Learn more

What you need to know: Q3 2019 compliance update

Keep up to date on the latest leave laws by reading Sun Life’s quarterly compliance update flyer. This flyer contains a summary of the laws, along with commentary and direction on how they may fit into the administration of your Clients' leave programs.

Learn more

Watch our MA PFML update webinar recording

Are you prepared for MA PFML? Learn about key milestones for 2019 and 2020 and private plan administration by watching our MA PFML update webinar recording. You can also find additional resources and education about MA PFML by visiting our site, www.sunlife.com/pfml, and clicking on Massachusetts.

Watch now

A New Year’s checklist for your Clients

We understand this can be a hectic time for employers and their staff—making it difficult to remember everything they need to do for the New Year. Help your Clients by sharing our checklist that has some important tips they should keep in mind as the New Year approaches, such as:

  • Update their employee information in Sun Life Connect, including salary and dependent information
  • Submit Evidence of Insurability
  • Set up online payments
  • Create their claims report
  • Sign up for Sun Life’s W-2 service (deadline December 13, 2019)
View checklist
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