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Sun Life Insurance

sun life logoSun Life Insurance is a leading Canadian life insurance company that was established in 1865 in Montreal, Quebec, and since than has extended its operations globally throughout Central and South America, United States, United Kingdom, West Indies, Japan, China, India, North Africa, and other international markets.  The president and CEO of the company is Dean A. Connor, and its headquarters are now based out of Toronto, Canada.   Its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, New York Stock exchange, and the Philipine Stock exchange.  Currently the company employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide and has over 155,000 advisors.

The company offers a diverse range of insurance and investment products for both individuals and businesses.  Some of their insurance products for individuals include personal health insurance, long term care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, mortgage protection insurance, and critical illness insurance.  The life insurance packages they offer are term insurance, permanent insurance, and universal life insurance plans.  For businesses of both a large and small size, they offer group benefits, group retirement services, workplace solutions, and total benefit packages.

Believing that the employees are the “heart” of the company and are the means of long term success, their goal is to attract and retain the most successful individuals in the insurance industry.  Building a culture that encourages employess to reach their fullest potential and achieve their career goals.  They are committed to:

  • Rewarding and recognizing employees for contributions
  • Encouraging employees to grow and develop their kills through career planning and development tools
  • Provide tuition reimbursements and in-house training
  • Offer opportunities globally to gain exposure to international positions
  • Giving back to local communities and no-profit organizations

Sun Life Insurance recently has received many awards from being named one of the “50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada”, “Most Trusted Life Insurance Company”, and “one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”.  The company is committed to investing in and initiatives that promote sustainabilty, health and wellness, arts and cultural programs that are designed to enrich the lives of Canadians.  The following are a small handful of the organizations in which Sun Life contributes and supports financially:

  • Orbis International
  • United Way
  • Canadian Foundation of AIDS Research
  • National Ballet of Canada
  • The Terry Fox Run
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Toronto Rehab Institute

As of the end of 2010, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $464 billion, and its corporate donations and sponsorships totaled over $9 million dollars.  They believe in “building a brighter tomorrow starts where we live and work.”