Rise launches new group-benefits platform

by Leo Almazora17 Apr 2019

Rise People (“Rise”) has announced the launch of its group benefits administration solution. Built in partnership with Sun Life, it is Canada’s first integrated benefits administration solution with a national insurance carrier for Canadian businesses.

Promising an intuitive digital benefits experience, the Rise platform lets employers manage benefit plans effortlessly as premiums and deductions are logged in sync across HR, benefits, and payroll systems. It also enables employees to enrol themselves in group benefits by entering all their information in one easy-to-use system that provides a personalized experience and eliminates paperwork.

The launch of Sun Life and Rise’s integrated solution and partner program came after a cross-Canada tour to premier benefits advisors, during which they also announced a French solution designed for the Quebec market.

With its exclusive partnership with Rise on the pioneering approach, Sun Life is offering more services to its existing clients and reaching a wider consumer base through a single health and wellness platform. The partner program is also designed to help advisors enhance their value to clients by providing exclusive access to selling tools, resources, and front-of-the-line services.

“Rise is offering exactly what our clients are asking for – a digital platform with integrated benefits, payroll and HR admin which their employees will enjoy,” said Dave Jones, senior vice-president, group benefits, Sun Life Financial Canada. "Sun Life is the only Canadian insurance carrier that offers this level of integration, saving our clients time and allowing them to focus on what matters most to their business.”

“Our partnership with Sun Life is helping our clients maximize employee engagement, health and productivity with a first-of-its-kind solution,” said Faiz Abdulla, founder and CEO at Rise People. “This new offering is a game changer for our advisor partners, helping them win the competitive battle with new efficiencies, accuracy and cost savings.”