File this item under very cool! Sun Life just announced the launch of their free smartphone app that will allow employee benefits plan members submit health and dental claims from their phone. The app will also allow members to check their claims, and access their plan cards. This is a first for a group benefits insurer in Canada.
Hopefully other insurers follow suit. The Sun Life app launches September 7th, and will be available for Blackberry and iPhone users.
For more information click here.
Now you can buy your individual health and dental plan directly online. Below are links to both Manulife and Sun Life plans.
Please note that both insurers offer conversion products designed for people leaving an employer group plan in the last 60 days, with no medical questions asked. Manulife's conversion plan is called FollowMe, and Sun Life's is called Health Coverage Choice.
Manulife's FlexCare and Sun's Personal Health Insurance plans offer varying levels of coverage. These products are designed for people who are self-employed or do not have access to a group plan. Please be aware that some of the plans require a medical questionnaire, and we recommend you speak with an advisor at our office (604.872.2866) before submitting any medical information to an insurer.
For Manulife FlexCare and FollowMe plans click HERE
For Sun Life HCC conversion health plans click HERE
For Sun Life PHI personal health plans click HERE
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