Sun Life launches largest PPO dental network in the country

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Life is launching the new Sun Life Dental NetworkSM, marking another milestone in the integration of Sun Life and Assurant Employee Benefits (AEB). According to September 2017 data from the Ignition Group, the new network is the largest in the U.S., with approximately 125,000 unique providers. The Sun Life Dental Network enables employers to provide competitive coverage with a widespread national PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) that allows their employees to locate participating dentists with ease.

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"We know the right dentist is just as important as the size of the network," said Stacia Almquist, vice president, Dental & Vision, for Sun Life Financial, U.S. "Our focus continues to be on providing the in-network access that dental plan members most want, which means the one dentist they care about—we call this the Network of One. This helps ensure that members get the most out of their dental benefits and can pay lower out-of-pocket costs by seeing an in-network provider."

Sun Life's dedicated network managers focus on network optimization by personally recruiting dentists that employees see today. A large, widespread network creates more opportunities to see an in-network provider.

Sun Life offers a wide range of dental plan designs, for both fully insured and self-insured employers. The Sun Life Dental Network is available starting October 30 in most states nationwide.

Sun Life will gradually convert Clients using the Assurant® Dental Network to the new Sun Life Dental Network. Sun Life completed its acquisition of AEB on March 1, 2016. Assurant Employee Benefits is the brand name for policies issued by Union Security Insurance Company and Union Security Life Insurance Company of New York.

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About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. 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. As of June 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$944 billion. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

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. For more information, please visit

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