Sun Life US appoints Ireland Audenier to lead group and voluntary claims

“With all the health issues brought on by the pandemic, employers and their employees are placing greater emphasis on benefits and their role in helping and protecting people in times of need,” said David HealySenior Vice President, Group Benefits, Sun Life USA “Our dedicated claims teams continue to grow to meet the needs of our customers and we are focused on continued growth and innovation to better meet the needs of our customers in the future. We are delighted that Ireland joined us to lead the claims organization with her wealth of expertise and understanding of what employers are looking for when it comes to absence, disability and extended health solutions. »

“I am thrilled to join Sun Life in helping employers navigate the complex landscape of paid and unpaid leave, and help those on leave get back to health and work,” said Audenier. “We have an opportunity to take the claims experience to the next level as we continue to support people when they need it most. I look forward to growing our business with improved solutions and championing Sun Life Work is healthy (WisH) approach to disability claims.”

Sun Life To wish The philosophy emphasizes that a person is healthiest when they can work and support themselves and their families. Sun Life works with members provide support for return to work with the help of clinical services such as vocational rehabilitation and counselling. sun life Absence management solutionsthat help employers track and manage employee time off, include integrated paid and unpaid time off at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as employer-specific plans.

Audenier comes to Sun Life with more than 20 years of experience. Most recently, she was Assistant Vice President, Claims, at The Hartford, where she oversaw the management and operations of major national accounts. Previously, she held several management positions in claims management at Etna and AONHewitt.

In 2020, Audenier received the President’s Prize at The Hartford, and served as an advisor for the Professional Women’s Network (PWN) and Empower Program there. She will also participate in Sun Life’s philanthropy and diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

Audenier holds a bachelor’s degree in health services and an MBA from the University Phoenix University. She is an active member of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) and the National Black MBA Association, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and businesses. Sun Life operates in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, United Statesthe UK, Ireland, hong kong, The Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. From September 30, 2021Sun Life had total assets under management of 1.39 trillion Canadian dollars. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades at the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and the Philippine Stock Exchanges (PSE) under the symbol SLF.

In United States, Sun Life is one of the largest providers of group benefits, serving more than 55,000 employers in small, medium and large businesses across the country. Sun Life’s extensive portfolio of insurance products and services in the United States includes disability, absence management, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, voluntary and medical stop loss. Sun Life and its affiliates in the US asset management businesses employ approximately 5,500 people. Group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), except in New Yorkwhere policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (USA) (Lansing, Mich.). For more information, please visit

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