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April 8th 2020: Sun Life Lumino Health
April 7th 2020: Help even more Clients with Accelerated Underwriting
Now, more than ever, you need ways to help your Clients. We’re here to help. Effective immediately, you can offer Accelerated Underwriting to more Clients – making applications easier and faster.
In September 2019, we introduced Accelerated Underwriting, which uses AI (artificial intelligence) to identify whether Clients need lab work. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, this technology is more important than ever. It allows us to continue to underwrite your Clients even while paramedical appointments are suspended.
Effective immediately, Accelerated Underwriting is available to even more Clients.
· Accelerated Underwriting is now available for
o Clients ages 18-40 applying for $500,000 to $2,000,000 (previously amounts up to $1,000,000)
o Clients ages 41-50 applying for $250,000 to $1,000,000 (previously up to age 40)
Here’s how it works
Underwriting requirements aren’t updated in Sun Life Illustrations yet. For eligible Clients, follow these steps:
· Request a tele-interview for Clients.
· We’ll order the tele-interview.
· If we need labs after the tele-interview, we’ll order those too. Unfortunately, we cannot do this until paramedical appointments resume.
· No matter what, we’ll keep you updated along the way.
Preferred rates will delay the application processing indefinitely
As of September 2019 preferred rate classes 1, 2 and 4 are not available to Clients ages 18-40 applying for $500,000 to $1,000,000.
Clients can still apply for preferred rates for other ages and face amounts. However, applications for preferred rates require lab work. Applications will be delayed until paramedical appointments resume.
Effective immediately (March 24th, 2020), policy contracts and settlement documents will be posted into the Advisor Site for the advisor to pick up and then distribute to their clients. Please also note that the advisor can submit the scanned documents back to Sun Life through the Advisor Site.
To read more about what's happening at Sun Life, please click this link for their e-bulletin (March 19th, 2020)