Accident Insurance

Essential Plan

Sun Life's Essential Plan offers extra money to employees and their loved ones who are injured in a covered accident. Our plan is affordable to employees at all levels of an organization, with a simple benefit schedule that's easy to understand.

How does it work?

Sun Life pays a cash benefit directly to the insured person injured as part of a covered accident. The amount we pay depends on the type of injury and care received, based on our benefits schedule. Benefits are payable multiple times, up to a Maximum Benefit Amount per covered accident.

Employees can use the money for any purpose, including:

  • Medical co-pays
  • Meeting high deductibles
  • Helping to replace a portion of wages due to time away from work

What's covered?

Sun Life's Essential Plan pays a benefit for:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Ambulance rides, hospital confinements, and emergency room and outpatient office visits
  • Medical devices
  • Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

Looking for a more robust list of coverage? See our Accident, Preferred Plan.


  • Affordable
  • Guaranteed Issue, always
  • Family coverage
  • No reductions for other coverage
  • Composite rates (no age-branding)
  • HSA-compatible
  • Portable (subject to state availability)
  • Optional Accident Disability Insurance Benefit for the employee and spouse


  • Choice of up to 3 (among 7) benefit schedules to offer employees
  • Simple, easy-to-understand offering
  • Competitive group pricing
  • Appeals to younger workers, who may value accident over other coverage and also appreciate portability
  • Funding options: employee-paid, employer-paid, or shared cost
  • 24-hour or off-job
  • Help employees achieve peace-of-mind knowing financial support is available
  • Value-added services that may be requested by employer:
    • Emergency Travel Assistance
    • Identity Theft Protection

Accident Insurance is a limited benefit policy. It provides accident coverage only. It does not provide basic hospital, basic medical, or major medical insurance. The certificate and its riders have exclusions and limitations that may affect any benefits payable. Benefits payable are subject to all terms and conditions of the certificate. The policy, certificate, and any rider, if applicable, may not be available in all states.

Group insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, MA) in all states, except New York, under Policy Form Series 12-GP-01, 12-AC-C-01, 12-AC-R-01, and 12-AC-R-02, subject to state availability. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. Accident insurance is not available in New York.

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