May 15, 2015
Termination of Group Benefit Coverage With Sun Life
If you have benefit coverage with SunLife as a Target employee your group benefits coverage with SunLife ends on your termination date. For most Target employees, that date is May 16, 2015 (May 30 for employees in Manitoba).
Please note that there is no extension of group benefits coverage beyond the termination date for employees with employment agreements that entitle them to additional weeks of notice or pay in lieu of notice beyond the statutory minimum. If you believe that your employment agreement entitles you to something greater, or that you have a claim regarding this benefit, please contact us for further discussion.
You may have an option to continue certain benefits on an individual basis after your coverage provided through Target ends. There are two separate deadlines that apply if you wish to continue benefits coverage:
- If you wish to continue life insurance coverage you must apply directly to SunLife within 31 days of your termination date. If you elect to continue coverage on an individual basis you must pay the cost of those benefits.
- If you wish to continue health and dental insurance coverage you must apply directly to SunLife within 60 days of your termination date. If you elect to continue coverage on an individual basis you must pay the cost of those benefits.
Please note, if you are a Quebec resident, certain other rules apply to you. You may be required to enroll in prescription drug coverage with RAMQ unless you have other prescription drug benefit coverage.
For further information you should contact SunLife directly at their toll-free hotline: 1-877-893-9893