Sun Life Financial expands mental health plan

By Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada | June 6, 2017 | Last updated on June 6, 2017
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Sun Life Financial is expanding its mental-health plan by piloting a new virtual cognitive behavioural therapy program.

Offered in partnership with the University of Regina, the one-year pilot project will first be rolled out for plan sponsors in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The expansion of the program next year will be based on the pilot’s results, says Marie-Hélène Pelletier, assistant vice-president, workplace health and group benefits at Sun Life.

“The hypothesis is that it will go well and be effective, because we’re working with a team that is very well-established in the work they do, and it’s a treatment that we know is effective,” she says.


Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada