Canadian Insurance Company Adding Medical Marijuana to it’s Group Benefits Plans

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada will become the first major insurance company to add medical marijuana to its group benefits plans for Canadian companies, a pivotal move in the insurance industry that will help ease the financial burden for medical-marijuana users, and a sign of the growing acceptance of cannabis in the Canadian workplace.

As of March 1, Sun Life will include medical cannabis as optional coverage under an extended health-care benefit plan. Sun Life, which administers group benefits plans for more than 22,000 Canadian companies, oversees health and dental coverage for more than five million Canadians – including dependents.

SOURCE: O’Hara, C. (2018, February 14). The Globe and Mail Sun Life to add medical-marijuana coverage to group benefits plans. Retrieved from

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