Sun Life Grepa Financial Achieves Major Milestones in 69th Year

In its 69th year of business, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. (Sun Life Grepa), a leading life insurance provider in the nation, raised its position in the Insurance Commission’s (IC) most recent industry report for the end of 2022.

In 2022 alone, its total premium income (TPI) grew by 21% to P11.54 billion from P9.52 billion in the previous year. The company continues to be in the top 10 among insurers with the highest net income, climbing a notch to rank 8th with P1.19 billion in 2022 from its 9th spot in 2021 with P597.7 million. Furthermore, it increased its net worth in 2022 by 24% to P5.7 billion – the 8th highest in the industry.

Total assets at end of 2022 stood at P52.3 billion from P51.1 billion. The life insurer also climbed to 11th in 2022 with total new business APE of P1.69 billion from its 13th rank in 2021.

“We attribute our exponential growth to our singular commitment to helping our clients fulfill their protection needs, now and in the future,” said Sun Life Grepa President Richard S. Lim. “We, at Sun Life Grepa also has been proactively focusing on product innovation to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. As we believe that in these times of uncertainty, having an insurer that they can lean on because of its financial stability and strength, is very important.”

Sun Life Grepa has protected over 3 million lives, contributing to the country’s goal of providing Filipinos health insurance coverage and access to cost-effective and quality healthcare services.

It scored several milestones that coincided with its 69th anniversary celebration, including the recognition “Best Insurance Provider for SMEs – Philippines” from the 2022 International Finance Award and “MSME Insurance Initiative of the Year – Philippines” from the 2022 Insurance Asia Awards for its tailor-made insurance and protection solutions for the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises under its MSME MyBiz.

As part of sustaining its growth trajectory, the company boosted its affiliated medical providers by 25% in 2022 from the previous year. More than 1,300 hospitals and clinics across the country are now its affiliated partners. To support its network reach and enable customers to access Sun Life Grepa solutions and services faster and easier, the company also launched Sun Life Grepa Healthcare Teleconsult so Group Medical members can consult with doctors at the comfort of their homes. It also enhanced its online servicing platform to include semi-automated requests for the issuance of letters of authorization and consultation. On another note, Sun Life Grepa also recently received a Great Place To Work® Certification, the global standard for workplace excellence and culture.

This year, Sun Life Grepa aims to encourage more Filipinos to avail of health protection and life insurance coverage to secure their loved ones’ brighter future. The company plans to partner with more hospitals and clinics and make its products and services more accessible in the digital landscape, ensuring Filipinos’ convenient and easy access to quality healthcare.

“While uncertainties remain, I am optimistic that we will tackle the future fiercer and smarter. Sun Life Grepa’s commitment to helping every Filipino live healthier lives and achieve lifetime financial security remains unwavering,” said Sun Life Grepa President Richard S. Lim. “As we move forward in 2023, we will continue to have a laser-sharp focus on creating innovative ways to deliver quality insurance products and services that push Filipinos closer to their dream of financial freedom.”

Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. or Sun Life Grepa is a joint venture between the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) and Sun Life Philippines (Sun Life). Sun Life Grepa offers financial protection products through its agency, bancassurance, and group account channels. YGC is one of Southeast Asia’s largest conglomerates with over 90 companies, while Sun Life has been a top player in the Philippine market for over 120 years.


Enhancing quality of life: Doc Pao Bellosillo’s approach to healthcare

Dr. Juan Paolo Bellosillo, known as “Doc Pao,” is a medical doctor with a passion for understanding and empowering his patients about their health condition. His expertise in preventive medicine, natural medicine, and energy medicine has enabled him to help many people achieve better health and wellness.

Doc Pao’s educational background is impressive. He obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools, with concentrations in natural sciences, math, law, and foreign languages. Later, while working in wellness and healthcare, he pursued his Masters at the School of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of the Philippines as a University Scholar.

Doc Pao has also experienced two near-death experiences brought about by progressed arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis of the heart. These experiences sparked his desire to prevent mortalities due to heart attacks not only at an individual level but also on a larger scale. He pursued Natural Medicine and Energy Medicine at the IFP institute Official School of Naturopathy and Natural Sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Doc Pao also went to Germany’s International Academy for Homotoxicology to augment his arsenal against acute, chronic, and degenerative diseases.

Aside from his impressive medical background, Doc Pao has also undergone training and education in sports and nutrition. He supports athletes and the general public to fuel their performance in competitive races or the race of life. He has been educated and trained under the Philippine Red Cross in the areas of life support and first aid, and he was even President of his class composed of 70 nurses and allopathic doctors.

Doc Pao’s compassion for others led him to lead a team of Coast Guard Auxiliary and First Responders in a Medical-Psychological Mission in the heart of Tacloban, Leyte, during Typhoon Yolanda-Haiyan. He has also become a resource speaker in various TV programs such as Doctor’s on TV, Rise and Shine, and Good Morning Kuya, using the television to educate and reach out to people to avoid diseases and increase their quality of life.

During the pandemic, Doc Pao was actively helping those in need. He provided medical care and nutrition to around 400 patients, including law enforcement, military personnel, and civilians. Doc Pao also took care of a family of eight with varying medical needs, helping them overcome COVID-19 without being intubated during the height of the pandemic. He utilized a multidisciplinary team of healthcare workers, implementing cellular nutrition protocols, and monitoring the patients through compact equipment, even in their homes when hospitals were full.

Doc Pao’s ultimate goal is to help the Philippines develop a more realistic COVID-19 management system with zero casualties, utilizing whole medical systems. He advocates for enhancing the quality of life and helping people avoid becoming sick in the first place. He believes in the importance of exercise, a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep, even during these challenging times. As he says, “my passion is to understand, share and empower patients about their health condition.”

To support Doc Pao’s advocacies, we can spread awareness of the importance of holistic healthcare and support efforts to enhance the quality of life, such as:

  1. Share information about Doc Pao’s approach to healthcare and his advocacies with friends and family.
  2. Promote the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare and wellness, which includes exercise, proper nutrition, and sufficient sleep.
  3. Encourage others to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to prevent illness and improve overall quality of life.
  4. Consider supporting organizations and initiatives that align with Doc Pao’s advocacies.
  5. Stay informed about the latest developments and recommendations related to COVID-19 management and prevention.

As he encourages us, “lend your talent where it can benefit more people.”

We can also visit his website,, to learn more about his approach to healthcare and how we can support his efforts.

Details and image provided in a recent press release.

Get started on your wellness journey with Sunlife’s GoWell Studio

We’re halfway through the first month of the year and if you haven’t gotten around to making good on your New Year’s resolutions to live healthy, here’s a good place to start.

GoWell Studio is an on-demand holistic wellness platform launched by Sun Life Philippines as part  of its commitment to help Filipinos live healthier lives.

GoWell Studio

In this site, you can find top-notch content such as follow-along exercise programs, guided meditation sessions, various masterclasses, short courses, and healthcare awareness and education. These will be led by some of the country’s leading fitness coaches, doctors, allied health professionals, and educators.

GoWell Studio

Got a question for a specialist?  Using the platform, you can look up from a directory various experts from whom you can seek personalized health and wellness advice. The line-up includes Ginastica Natural Philippines Founder Mark Cupino; Bukodon, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Anna Manalastas; Myotherapist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Filbert Tan; Pilates Coach and Animal Flow Instructor Trisha Buhat; Founder of and Modern-day Kriya Yogi Neil Salang; Sound Healer Coach Yeyette San Luis; World Kettlebell Club Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Ayson; Alab Pilipinas, UP men’s basketball, and Petrogazz Angels Volleyball team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Chappy Callanta; and Sports Performance Specialist and F45 Functional Strength Coach Andro Amador, among others.

Access to the GoWell Studio may be enjoyed exclusively by Sun Fit and Well, Sun Senior Care, and Sun Cancer Care policyholders simply by registering in the GoWell website (

GoWell Studio

“We take pride in GoWell Studio’s team of highly credible experts and carefully curated content, all of which a member can access in the comforts of his own home,” Sun Life Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer Gilbert Simpao said. “Taking care of ourselves remains crucial now that we are still in the middle of the pandemic. We invite everyone to become members of GoWell, Sun Life’s community that promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating, and living a healthier life.”

Those who wish to know more about Sun Life’s health and accident insurance products are encouraged to consult a Sun Life advisor or visit For more about Sun Life’s health and wellness initiatives, visit and follow @SunLifePH and @GoWellPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Details provided in a recent press release.