SunLife: Our Message to YouPosted on: Apr 17, 2020
I hope you and your families are well and staying safe in these extraordinary times.
I’m connecting with you to provide an update on our response. While there may be much uncertainty right now, my message to you is simple – we are fully committed to helping you and your plan members through these times!
Here for you and your members from the outset
Here to help with mental, physical, and financial stress
The uncertainty of these times has led to increased mental, physical, and financial stress. To address and support these specific needs during the pandemic, we’re providing families holistic support. This includes:
Here for you with timely information and insights
To keep our community well informed, we’ve created a GRS COVID-19 website (sunlife.ca/grscovid) to share information on topics that matter to you. We’re using data analytics to provide insights on your employee’s behaviours, including investment and contribution decisions. Market Updates will be provided, starting with a webinar in partnership with SLGI, MFS and PH&N/RBC available this week.
Here advocating on your behalf
Advocacy on your behalf with provincial and federal Regulators has never been more important. We are committed to influencing change towards greater flexibility for you and your employees. The reduction of RIF/LIF withdrawal minimums was a meaningful improvement for retirees, and we’re now advocating for a repayable RRSP withdrawal option, similar to the Home Buyer’s Program.
We’re here for you because we’re in this together, every step of the way
Many have said it, but it cannot be said enough. Thank you. To our clients and your employees on the frontlines, supporting our community by providing essential services; thank you for all that you’re doing.
We’ve been through challenging times in our business together and each time we’ve grown stronger, together. Once again, we are here for you as a trusted partner, helping light the way to recovery, steadfast in our commitment to supporting you and your employees in the coming weeks and months.
Wishing you, your families, and your organizations safe and healthy next steps.
Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Canada