NU Online News Service, Oct. 8, 2003, 4:27 p.m. EST – Sun Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York, a unit of Sun Life Financial Services Inc., Toronto, has started selling short-term disability insurance to employers in New York state.

The policies will take effect Jan. 1, 2004.

Sun Life Insurance already sells group life insurance, group long term disability insurance and other group products in New York state.

Sun Life Insurance will support the STD product with Web-based claims status reports and personalized return-to-work plans as well as service guarantees, Sun Life Financial says.