The following is a copy of our Complaint Handling Protocol as it has been filed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
1. The “Company Complaint Officer” (as filed with FSCO) is Daniel J. Hill.
2. To activate the company’s complaint handling process a policyholder(s) must provide a description of his or her complaint to the company in writing.
3. Letters of complaint will be reviewed by the “Company Complaint Officer” or his/her alternate within five (5) business days of being received at the company.
4. The “Company Complaint Officer” will consult with appropriate staff representatives and send to the policyholder a letter outlining the company’s final position within sixty (60) days of the “Company Complaint Officer” review of the letter of complaint.
5. Our goal as a policyholder-owned, purely mutual company is to treat policyholders in a fair, courteous and timely manner. Time lines mentioned above are minimum standards.
6. This Complaint Handling Protocol does not apply to any situation involving litigation by the insured against the company or where the insured has retained legal assistance in that regard.
7. Complainants who have unresolved complaints will be advised how to contact the Office of the Insurance Ombudsman.
Office of the Ontario Insurance Ombudsman
Financial Services Commission of Ontario
5160 Yonge Street, Box 85
North York ON M2N 6L9
(416) 250-7250 or 1-800-668-0128
TTY (416) 590-7108 or 1-800-387-0584