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Sun Life does not care about people with disabilities. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis after having been registered with their extended medical coverage and every time I need medication coverage all they do is harass me with forms to fill out and government programs they mandate I be on while threatening to take away the medication that I need to function. All the while collecting my money from premiums. They don't even read the filled out forms correctly and will cut off necessary medications that prolong my quality of life because of their lack of reading comprehension abilities. Sun Life gets a 0/10 for me and I recommend everyone avoid them at all costs.
Getting screwed by Sun Life! I have diagnosed with stage 2-3 Cirrhosis of the liver, I decided to use my coverage through my bank which is 100% coverage for illness and death. Now I am being told (after I renewed my mortgage a month ago) that I now have 63% coverage for death and 80% for my monthly mortgage. How the hell is that legal?! When I went in and got the insurance I was never told - "So, would you like full 63% coverage?" No, it for 100%! Now they are trying to reduce my coverage, I might as well be on EI! Do they do this during the Quarantine? I am being forced back to work when it is extremely bad for me and a weakened immune system to be anywhere especially to have to go back to work. Has anyone had ANY success fighting these crooks???
I have a very bad experience with this Sun Life. I am 7 months pregnant and had an accident. Due to this, I have severe pain on my lower back and upper back. Since I am pregnant, physio can't do much on my back. So my doctor said I should not go to work since. This pain can go really bad and has a risk to a baby's life too. Sun Life said: no, you can go to work and they won't pay me. It looks like they more than a doctor. Terrible company to deal with. Worst customer service.
They don't cover ANYTHING that is actually REQUIRED to survive (literally!) The worst benefits coverage ever! I am unfortunately on LTD, and pay my OWN premium every month, and still they deny most of everything that I require to LIVE. I have to pay it out of pocket. My income has already been cut in half, then I pay out of pocket for my premium, then I pay for SO MUCH of what is needed to survive, out of pocket, while trying to raise a young family! Their benefits are absolute garbage, and would never recommend them to ANYONE needing insurance. Their customer service is terrible too.
Wow! Somehow these crooks are legally operating here in Canada. My little sister was severely damaged in a car accident... Been off work for a year and a half... She had asked to see a concussion specialist... For her concussion... But was DENIED the help she needed... Was then referred to a specialist through Sun Life... Who then wrote lies on her medical charts which then forced her back to work.... Where she sat in a dark corner hiding from the harsh lights and sounds... Finally was sent home and then this company... Whom she's paid in thousands for years... Cuts her benefits, so she's now unable to have a Christmas, care for her baby... It's sick! This company is criminal
I want to start by saying... How is my car dealership, my car insurance company & my local garage, all together, are offering me better customer service & show me much more value than my own life insurance service??? I strongly believe that my own life costs more than my car but now I am questioning myself... Can my car be more valuable than me? I am getting such a poor experience with Sun Life that I am starting to believe that my life must not mean a thing to them! The way I get passive-aggressive responses from them just to get a confirmation of my file or ask when will I get my payment, builds up more stress than speaking to an automatic message for a phone service... like... where did we go wrong? They talk to you like you don't matter to them... not one bit. They encourage financial stress & anxiety by not responding on time or delaying your pay as if your life does not depend on it. They keep saying they will respond back to you within 24 to 48hrs but you only get an answer 1month later & that's simply because you attempted at least 4 times to reach out to them over and over again! Where is the willingness to help, the empathy, loyalty & human care? Does it exist in the Sun Life values or culture? 1year ago my life flipped on me in one fraction of second... I woke up paraplegic when 12hrs prior to that I was one of the most active healthiest people on earth. You would think Sun Life would have sympathy for someone like me and would try to make things easier & smooth things out for us but during my 1year convalescence, they were the cause of the most stressful moments of my recovery. Can someone please figure this out for me? How is your life insurance that is supposed to help you throughout the most difficult moment of your life be the one making it so hard for you to get through? I guess I'll let Sun Life give me an answer on that one.
I was out on STD from June 3rd to August 14th. I fought with them the entire month of June and beginning of July before I even saw a payment. It was days and weeks of being told "so and so" will call you back within 24 hours. I finally get back to work and then I send them the return to work letter, 4 days PRIOR to when I was returning to work and they still submitted payment for that week I returned to work. Now they say I owe them repayment. I said that was due to their error not mine and now she says she will continue to move forward to collections. I am disgusted with this company's lack of customer service, lack of urgency, lack of care, lack of compassion and lack of ability to get anything done properly. Do not use this company if you can afford it at all.
From personal experience, and after reading all of the comments on here and other sites, I have to agree , that Sun Life is a very unprofessional company, to say the least. I have no idea how the employees of this company can live with themselves, when they are affecting people's lives so negatively. So many people who make disability claims have to fight to get it, to prove that they are unwell (even with a ton of medical documentation and support), which does not help them to get better, in any way. This company will drag out your claim, and jerk you around, until you get a lawyer involved. They are essentially bullies. They will take all the time in the world to respond to you (if they even do, at all), yet expect you to get your paperwork in, in a very short time frame. Don't waste your time, going back and forth with them, on your own. If you are declined, and have a legitimate case, get a lawyer, and stand up to them. No matter how dire one's financial situation is, a good lawyer will not take anything up front, so it is well worth getting one. From all the comments I have heard&read, it would be interesting to see if a class action lawsuit would be done...see people band together and show this company that they can't keep getting away with their shady practises. Not only do they decline people, and negatively impact their lives/finances and health, but they keep getting away with it, because they know they can. More people need to stand up for their rights.
Stay as far, far away from this scam insurance company as you can..
DO NOT BELIEVE any of the other positive posts anywhere about this company, they are all fake and probably padded by the workers themselves.
They take your money and provide you with NOTHING! not even a call back and totally ignore you if you file a claim, contracts mean nothing to these crooks, to this date I have 4 so called "senior caseworkers" on my case over 3 months and NONE of them answer their phones nor return calls, EVER!
They constantly want more information from your doctor, then challenge your doctor's prescriptions, challenge your surgeon's surgery results, challenge your physiotherapist results, even challenge your cardiologist findings, everything and anything just to delay then deny your claim, these people are scum and treat you without respect like dirt, they are pre programed to NOT pay out your claim.
DON'T BUY THEIR WORTHLESS POLICIES!..
You WILL be so sorry later if you do.
After having a disability with my company the Sun Life agent told me I could carry it on after employment but never explained to me that the coverage changed to something different. I was expected to know their insurance naming scheme and I ended up with critical illness insurance at triple the cost it should have been. Once I was ill and could not work I found out that my 9 years of insurance premiums amounted to nothing and it was just a scam. Do not do business with them.