Sun Life 4th annual Summit will provide expert insight on health care and employee benefits

Donnerstag, 22.09.2016 15:05 von

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Life Financial's 4th annual Summit will be made up of three educational sessions focused on bringing in-depth insight and expertise to issues surrounding employee benefits. Experts will convene in Sun Life's Center for Healthy Work in Greater Portland, in front of a small live audience. The event will be live streamed digitally. RSVP here:


Katy Spangler, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, The American Benefits Council

Dr. Chris Brigham, Brigham & Associates; author of Living Abled & Healthy: A Guide to Injury & Illness Recovery

Dr. Jennifer Christian, President and Chief Medical Officer, Webility Corporation

Stacy Barrow, Partner, Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP

Marjory Roberton, AVP and Senior Counsel, Sun Life

Alexandra Dumont, AVP, Product & Strategy, Sun Life

James Slotnick (moderator), AVP Broker Education, Sun Life


Keynote: "The Politics of Employee Benefits"

Katy Spangler, keynote speaker, will discuss potential impacts to health care policy following the upcoming election as well as predictions for the future of health care and implications for employers.

Roundtable: "Why Work is Healthy"

Dr. Chris Brigham, Dr. Jennifer Christian, and Stacy Barrow will discuss why it is healthier for not just the employee but the employer and even society as a whole, for people to stay at work. They will talk about the challenges employers face with regard to the health of American workers and how an unhealthy workforce can impact a company's bottom line.

Educational session: "Best Practices for a Healthy Absence Management Program"

Marjory Robertson and Alexandra Dumont from Sun Life, experts in compliance, disability, and absence management solutions, will provide insight on managing a robust absence management program and maintaining legal compliance in accordance with FMLA and ADA regulations.


Thursday, September 29, 1:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Please join our digital livesteam by registering here:

Media contact: Devon Portney Fernald;; 781-416-7151

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF. For more information, please visit

In the United States, Sun Life Financial is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than 60,000 employers in small, medium, and large workplaces across the country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of products and services in the U.S. includes Disability and Absence Management, Life, Dental and Vision, Voluntary, and Stop-Loss insurance. This includes the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits in Q1 2016. For more information, please visit

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