Sun Life PH announces free vaccination program for its employees

(Press Release)

More than 3,000 employees of the Sun Life group of companies nationwide will be vaccinated for free. All staff of Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc.; Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc.; Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc.; Sun LIfe Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc.; and Sun Life Financial Asia Services Ltd. will benefit from this free vaccination program.

“At Sun Life, the health and safety of our community have always been a top priority,” said Sun Life Philippines CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison. “This is but one way for us to uphold that commitment.”

“Looking at the bigger picture, this is also a way for us to support the country’s faster recovery from the pandemic,” Sison added. The company is currently finalizing the logistics of the program’s rollout upon the arrival of the vaccines in the country.

Qualified Sun Life advisors will also be included in the free vaccination initiative. “While advisors engage with us independently, the company is eager to extend help in any way it can so they too can have peace of mind knowing that they are protected from Covid-19,” Sison said.

Sun Life Philippines CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, Sun Life has actively been vigilant in ensuring the welfare of its workforce. The giant insurer has been retaining all its employees on a full payroll. At the same time, the company has adopted work-from-home office arrangements in an effort to help flatten the curve. On top of these, Sun Life PH has been thoroughly complying with government-mandated health and quarantine protocols.

“Rising above the pandemic is possible if we all do our part. We are thankful to employees and advisors for their contributions despite the challenges of the times. In the same way that we have weathered this pandemic together, we will also rise above it strongest as one,” Sison said.