Now available - new mobile app makes it easier for group plan members to connect with Sun Life

Members can access their benefits and savings plans on the go

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Today Sun Life Financial launched its free mobile application for the iPhone mobile digital device and BlackBerry® smartphone. This new application, my Sun Life (Canada), provides existing group benefits and group retirement and savings plan members across Canada the ability to submit benefit claims, check plan balances and find ways to save for the future in a single mobile app.

For Sun Life group benefits plan members, the app allows them to submit medical and dental claims from their smartphones for instant processing - an industry first! Plan members are able to submit claims anywhere, anytime - even at point of sale - with the majority of claims being deposited into their bank accounts within 24 to 48 hours.

Plan members can also view the details of their submitted claims, even those submitted through the mail, and have easy access to important benefit tools including their drug and travel protection cards.

"Making life easier for our clients is important to us and we know that providing mobile technology options is just one of the ways we can make it simpler for Canadians to do business with us," says Stuart Monteith, Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial Canada. "We're excited to be the first insurance provider to offer mobile e-claims with instant adjudication in Canada."

Group retirement and savings plan members can check their plan balances and recent contributions right from their phones. Sun Life now offers mobile access to account information and three interactive financial planning tools that take everyday spending situations and show how easy it is to turn small expenses into substantial savings. These tools build on Sun Life's commitment to promote financial literacy.

"Our plan members tell us that having access to their account information, no matter where they are, is important to them," says Tom Reid, Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial Canada.  "We've taken that a step further and not only given them the numbers, but we're also showing clients that by making small changes to how they save, they can be that much closer to achieving their financial goals."

Group plan members with an iPhone or BlackBerry® smartphone can download the free app directly from each manufacturer's application marketplace. Users of other smartphones will have access to mobile web functionality after the launch of the app.

More information and a demo of the app are available at www.sunlife.ca/mobile.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $474 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.

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

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

The Trademark BlackBerry® is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. Sun Life Financial is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited.

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.

For further information:

Media Relations contact:
Krista Wilson
Manager, Media and Public Relations
Sun Life Financial Canada
Tel: 519-888-3900 ext. 4896
krista.wilson@sunlife.com


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