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Bright Spots in Healthcare

May 2, 2024

Dan Fishbein, President of Sun Life U.S., joins Eric to discuss Sun Life’s commitment to supporting holistic care for mental health and how it leverages digital technology to enhance the overall delivery of mental health and caregiver support to all clients. 


The conversation also touches on how Sun Life is helping patients navigate a challenging healthcare system. It’s using data and analytics to identify trends and unmet needs and AI to summarize health records quickly to improve health outcomes.


In addition, Dan elaborates on Sun Life’s redefined role as a healthcare benefits provider and its collaborations with various healthcare organizations to help promote health and well-being. 

About Dan

As president of Sun Life U.S., Dan has transformed the company into a leader in health-related benefits and services that connect to the broader healthcare ecosystem to help people access the care and coverage they need.


Since joining Sun Life in 2014, Dan has overseen several successful acquisitions that have grown the company and its capabilities, including DentaQuest (2022), PinnacleCare (2021), Maxwell Health (2018), and Assurant Employee Benefits (2016). Since 2014 Sun Life U.S. has grown three-fold to $8 billion in revenues, offering more than 50 million Americans group benefits and services through employers, partners and government programs. It serves a block of in-force individual life insurance policyholders. 


Before Sun Life, he served as Aetna’s President, Specialty Businesses and held several other senior leadership positions during his 16-year tenure. He previously served in leadership posts at New York Life and MassMutual.


Dan earned a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Medicine from Boston University. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Maine Medical Association. Dan is also a past chair and active board member of Spurwink Services in Portland, Maine, and serves in an advisory capacity on the board of Collective Health, an insurtech start-up based in San Francisco.


About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading financial services company that helps clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda.