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 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sun-life-to-add-medical-marijuana-coverage-to-group-benefits-plans/article37988860/
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