Sun Life announced Sept. 29 the creation of Sun Life Health, which is a new business unit that will bring together the insurer’s Group Benefits and Lumino Health.

Sun Life’s group benefits business serves more than 3.4 million employees and their dependents. Lumino Health is the insurer’s free platform that connects people with tools and resources to manage their health. Lumino's provider search allows people to find and connect with local paramedical providers.

Dave Jones will lead the new unit, as President of Sun Life Health. Since joining Sun Life in 2003, Jones has held progressively senior roles in Sun Life Canada. Most recently, as Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits. 

"Sun Life plays a critical role in supporting our Clients and Canadians to live healthier lives. Sun Life Health brings these areas of expertise together, providing Canadians with a partner on their health journey," stated Jacques Goulet, President, Sun Life Canada. "Our aim is to empower Canadians with the support they need to take action earlier, helping prevent and mitigate health risks. I am confident Sun Life Health will strengthen our overall health offering to Clients, including our core insurance solutions. Under Dave's leadership, I am excited to see Sun Life shape the market in how health solutions are delivered to Canadians."