Senator Collins Visits Sun Life Financial Center for Healthy Work

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Scarborough, ME – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Sun Life Financial (SLF) Center for Healthy Work in Scarborough to participate in a meeting with executives, tour the facility, and participate in a Q&A with approximately 60 employees.


“The Center for Healthy Work’s focus on safety, injury recovery, and adapting the workplace to meet the needs of employees with disabilities sends a powerful and positive message to our workforce,” said Senator Collins.  “It was a pleasure to meet with the dedicated staff and to see firsthand how they are helping children, adults, and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities live healthy, engaged lives.”


“We are so pleased Senator Collins was able to visit our Center for Healthy Work in Greater Portland, and see first-hand how we work to help our members recover and return to work,” said Dan Fishbein, M.D., president of Sun Life Financial U.S. “We also appreciate the Senator's commitment to initiatives that help people get back to work after a disability.”


The SLF Center for Healthy Work provides assistance with claims management, vocational rehabilitation, and other innovative return-to-work solutions.  The Center for Healthy Work also promotes Sun Life’s “Work is Healthy (WisH)” philosophy, which focuses on why and how getting people back to work is important from both a sociological and clinical perspective.


SLF is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, and also one of the oldest with a history spanning back to 1865.  They currently employ 150 people at their Scarborough office. 


Senator Collins is a champion of individuals with disabilities.  She has worked to ensure those who are disabled have access to the resources they need to live healthy lives, and she has fought to remove barriers to employment for those who want to return to work.  As the Chairman of the Aging Committee, she recently held a hearing to examine policies that help make it possible for people aging with disabilities to save for retirement and their ongoing disability-related expenses as they grow older.