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PEIA’s Benefits Provider, FBMC, Awards New Contract to Sun Life Healthcare Company for Dental Benefits



Date: March 13, 2023

PEIA’s Benefits Provider, FBMC, Awards New Contract to Sun Life Healthcare Company for Dental Benefits

CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) has announced that FBMC Benefits Management has awarded a contract to Sun Life U.S. to provide dental benefits beginning July 1, 2023, as part of the agency’s Mountaineer Flexible Benefits plan. Sun Life has a vast network of providers offering expanded access in West Virginia, including mobile clinics and tele-dentistry options. 

FBMC Benefits Management selected Sun Life U.S. after a rigorous competitive-bidding process. Among the benefits of Sun Life, current and retired state employees will have the opportunity to opt into a Premier plan with expanded coverage limits and greater plan benefits, including 100% coverage for diagnostic/preventative services and 90% coverage for many other services, while the current vendor caps coverage at $1,000 per year per member. Additionally, three of the four plans Sun Life offers provide benefits at a lower premium than previous plans.

Individuals wishing to change or add to their dental coverage will need to do so during PEIA’s open enrollment period from April 2, 2023, through May 15, 2023. Additional information regarding this benefit change will be published on the PEIA website at and distributed to plan members before April 2, 2023.

"PEIA looks forward to the collaboration with Sun Life to provide expanded dental benefits to eligible employees. I encourage PEIA members to take the time to review their Mountaineer Flexible Benefits enrollment materials and choose the optional benefits that will serve them best,” said PEIA Acting Director Jason Haught.

Retired and current state employees with questions regarding Sun Life’s options are invited to attend one of PEIA’s seven benefit fairs statewide to speak with FBMC and Sun Life representatives during the open enrollment period, or refer to the Mountaineer Flexible Benefits enrollment materials. The benefit fair schedule can be viewed online at 

About Sun Life U.S.

Sun Life U.S. is one of the largest benefits providers, serving employers, partners and members in 50 states and Washington, D.C. They employ 7,800 people and have been operating in the United States since 1895, with more than 50 of those years in dental insurance and benefits administration. They are the 2nd largest dental provider in the U.S. with more than 33 million members and process 28 million claims annually. In addition to its dental program, Sun Life is a mission-driven company. As part of the DentaQuest program, they pride themselves on donating to local communities, teaching kids to brush and floss, and researching better ways to keep mouths healthy, with the goal of improving the oral health of all Americans. In 2022, they were named one of America’s Best Insurance Companies by Forbes. 

About FBMC Benefits Management, Inc. 

FBMC Benefits Management, Inc. (FBMC) provides employee benefits consulting, brokerage and management services, and helps employers solve problems to meet the ever-changing needs of their growing workforce. FBMC’s independent methodology has provided protection for its clients for more than 40 years. FBMC provides outstanding consulting and brokerage, award-winning communications, education and engagement services, enrollment management, administration, and compliance. FBMC bridges benefit gaps for employers and provides peace of mind for employees. FBMC is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, and provides benefits management services throughout the continental United States. For more information about FBMC, visit  

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