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Sun Life Financial Unveils Expanded Employee Assistance Program

Includes first EAP designed exclusively for business owners

The employee benefits group division of Sun Life Financial (SLF) has introduced EAP By Design (EBD). Its a new employee assistance program (EAP) that allows employers to choose an EAP solution from a range of options to meet their specific needs. In addition, EAP by design offers the industry’s first plan specifically designed for business owners and their employees.

The three tiers of EBD include, EAP Essential, EAP Complete and EAP Business Class. EAP Essential offers a range of valuable EAP services, including legal, financial, work-life and HR assistance resources, as well as confidential telephone counseling sessions and health risk assessments.

EAP Complete provides EAP services, including five face-to-face EAP visits with a local counselor, free online wills, one face-to-face visit with a financial planner and critical incident stress debriefing.

EAP Business Class includes EAP services for employees, as well as an extra level of services for the business owner. These extra services include access to a ComPsych team of legal, financial, marketing, human resources and personal health coach experts, a customized web site and identity-theft restoration services.

Scott Beliveau, VP, multi-line product center, said: “Sun Life recognizes that different employers have different EAP needs. After thoroughly assessing these varying needs, we designed three unique EAP packages to suit any employer. This approach is a simple and effective way to support any customer, while providing the most value to all of them. We also identified a glaring need for business owners to have access to support services – not just for personal, financial and legal issues, but also for business issues. So, Sun Life and ComPsych combined our expertise to develop an EAP product with a host of services designed specifically for business owners.”

Sun Life Financial offers protection and wealth accumulation products and services in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda.

ComPsych provides global employee assistance programs (EAPs), integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources brand.