Sun Life moves to help COVID-19 front-liners | Inquirer Business

Sun Life moves to help COVID-19 front-liners

/ 04:07 AM April 06, 2020

Insurer Sun Life of Canada is donating digital life insu­rance with up to P75 million worth of coverage to local doctors, nur­ses and other medical support staff, the front-liners in the global war against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Through Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of Sun Life Philippines, the group will donate 3,000 of its Life Armor products to various Philippine hospitals, for allocation to health workers directly involved in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.


The project will target registered members of Lazada Philippines, the e-commerce platform long used by Sun Life to distri­bute its digital life insurance.

“Filipinos in the medical field are working doubly hard and putting their lives on the line to protect the rest of us from COVID-19. It is only fitting that we also protect them and look after the welfare of their families,” said Sun Life Philippines chief executive officer and country head Benedict Sison, who also chairs the Sun Life Foundation.


“We earnestly hope that Sun Life’s simple gesture inspires our health workers to keep figh­ting because brighter days will soon be upon us,” Sison added.

Sun Life’s digital life insurance, which is available through the Lazada platform, provides P25,000 life insurance coverage for a year for a premium of as low as P200. —DORIS DUMLAO-ABADILLA INQ

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