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Jun 20 2023

Sun Life 11th annual High Cost Claims Report: Insights and strategies to help you lower your risk of the top serious conditions

Health Risk Management

Sun Life publishes an annual research report focused on the highest cost health insurance claims. The data in the report is drawn from Sun Life’s stop loss claims, a type of insurance employers who self-fund their health insurance plan purchase to protect against the financial impact of very high cost health insurance claims. This year’s... Read More

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thyroid disease
Jun 6 2023

Could your symptoms be caused by thyroid disease?

Disease Management

Maybe you’ve been feeling more tired than usual even though you’re getting plenty of sleep. Or you’ve put on or lost weight even though your eating and exercise habits haven’t changed. Or you’re more sensitive to heat or cold. These hard-to-pin-down symptoms can be caused by thyroid disease, a condition that affects approximately 20 million... Read More

prescription
May 23 2023

Prescription error? What to check when you pick up your medications

Health Risk Management

When you pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, do you look it over or just take it home and put it in your medicine cabinet? It’s important to check your prescriptions every time you pick one up or receive your medication via mail to make sure you’ve received the correct prescription, the right dosage,... Read More

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documents
May 9 2023

The documents caregivers need to make medical decisions

Family Caregiving

Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. is caring for another adult with health issues or other needs. If you’re providing care to parents or older relatives, one important part of that support could be making medical decisions on their behalf or helping them make informed medical decisions. The key to better caregiving is... Read More

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May 4 2023

Webinar: 2023 High-cost claims report: A look into trending conditions and injectable drug prices

Webinar

Sun Life has been sharing its data, insights, and an overview of trends surrounding high-cost claims and high-cost injectable drugs for 11 years. Join us on Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar and panel discussion on Sun Life’s latest research on these topics. This year’s report includes: Data on... Read More

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ASD
Apr 25 2023

Answers to common questions about autism spectrum disorder

Family Caregiving

About 1 in 36 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a recent report from the CDC and 2.21% of people (or 5,437,988 people) over the age of 18 may be living with ASD according to CDC estimates. If your child, young adult, or you have been diagnosed... Read More

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access
Apr 11 2023

Strategies to help you get access to the care you need

Health Risk Management

Getting access to the healthcare you need in the U.S. is harder than it should be for many people. In many areas of the country, there are long waits for appointments with specialists. A survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national physician recruiting firm, found that it takes around 26 days for a new patient... Read More

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kidney disease
Mar 21 2023

Could you be at risk for chronic kidney disease?

Disease Management

Kidney disease is more common than you may realize. Currently, 37 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. That number is growing quickly, with 1 in 7 adults in this country living with kidney disease, making it the fastest growing non-communicable disease in the U.S. The good news is that... Read More

virtual seconc opinions
Mar 7 2023

The pros and cons of in-person and virtual second opinions

Second Opinion

A second opinion can be a valuable decision making tool for people who have been diagnosed with a complex, rare, or serious health problem or who have received a recommendation for surgery. You may also want to seek a second opinion if your current treatment isn’t working as expected, you live in an area where... Read More

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screenings
Feb 21 2023

Ask your healthcare provider these questions about your preventive care screenings

Preventive Care

Preventive care and screenings are some of the most powerful, proactive tools you have to help you stay healthy and catch health problems early. The screenings you need will vary based on several factors—your age, gender, and personal and family health history. These resources outline the range of recommended screenings for men (https://sunlife.co/med64, https://sunlife.co/med65, and... Read More

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