Sun Life Financial has announced that it plans to offer a free mobile application for group benefits and group retirement and savings plan members. Submitting benefit claims and saving for the future will be easier with a single mobile app that will redefine the plan member experience across Canada. Group plan members with an iPhone® mobile digital device or BlackBerry® smartphone will be able to download the free app directly from each manufacturer’s application marketplace. Users of other smartphones will have access to mobile web functionality shortly after the launch of the app.
For Sun Life group benefits plan members, the app allows them to submit medical and dental claims from their smartphones for instant processing. Plan members will be able to submit claims anywhere, anytime – even at point of sale – and could have their money deposited into their bank accounts within 24 to 48 hours.
Plan members will also be able to view the details of their submitted claims, even those submitted in paper through the mail, and have easy access to important benefit tools including their drug and travel protection cards. The app is scheduled to be available later this summer.
Along with the group benefits capabilities, group retirement and savings plan members can check their plan balances and recent contributions right from their phones. Sun Life Financial will offer mobile access 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 include:
- Save today for more tomorrow
- Small amounts equal big savings
- Saving my bonus, saving my raise.
“Plan members have told us they’re looking for a faster, easier experience,” says Tom Reid, Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services, Sun Life Financial Canada. “We’ve provided that access in education sessions through the use of wireless enrolment and now we’re continuing the evolution of our technology for plan members by making mobile access available for account information and financial planning tools. We’re taking convenience to a whole new level for group retirement and savings plans.”