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Customer Complaint Procedures
 
Should you have a complaint about your Temple Insurance policy or in respect of any claim, please follow the procedures below:

Discuss your concerns with your Broker

The first step is to explain and discuss your concerns with your broker. Ensure that you have the details and papers ready, including your policy number and claim number. Explain your circumstances to your broker and how you would like the matter resolved.

 

Contact the Temple Insurance Company’s Complaints Officer

If you are dissatisfied with the response from your broker, you may contact the Temple Insurance Complaints Officer as follows:

 

In writing:

Complaints Officer

Temple Insurance Company

390 Bay Street, 22nd Floor

Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2Y2

 

By email:complaintsofficer@templeins.com

 

By phone:416-364-2851 or toll-free at 1-877-364-2851

 

You will be sent an acknowledgment of receipt from the Complaints Officer. He or she will review the matter to ensure that he or she understands your concern(s).   The complaint will be investigated fully and fairly, keeping you informed along the way. You will be notified promptly of the outcome of the investigation.

 

Contact the General Insurance OmbudService

If you are not satisfied after being notified of the outcome of the investigation conducted by Temple Insurance Company, you may then contact the General Insurance OmbudService (GIO). The GIO assists in the resolution of concerns between insurance customers and their insurance companies.

 

The contact information for the GIO is:

 

In writing:

General Insurance OmbudService

10 Milner Business Court, Suite 701

Toronto, Ontario

M1B 3C6

By phone: 1-877-225-0446

 

For further information about the GIO, please visit its web site at:

 

http://wwwgiocanada.org/contact.html

 

 The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

If you believe your complaint has not been resolved satisfactorily through the procedures described above, you may also contact the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). The FCAC is a federal regulatory agency with the following mandate:

  • Ensuring federally-regulated financial institutions comply with federal consumer protection laws and regulations
  • monitoring federal financial institutions' compliance with voluntary codes of conduct and their own public commitments
  • informing consumers about their rights and responsibilities when dealing with financial institutions
  • providing timely and objective information and tools to help consumers understand and purchase a variety of financial products and services

You may contact the FCAC as follows:

 

In writing:

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

427 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario

K1R 1B9

 

By phone:1-866-461-3222

 

For more information about the FCAC, please visit their website at:

 

http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/default.asp

 

 Autorité des marchés financiers

If you are a resident of Quebec, and your Temple Insurance Company policy has been purchased in Québec, your complaint can also be addressed by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). The AMF is mandated by the Québec government to regulate that province's financial markets and provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services, including insurance.

The AMF suggests a Complaint or Allegation Reporting Form you may use to report your concern to the Temple Insurance Complaints Officer. You may access the form here: http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/formulaires-conso/form-plainte-en.pdf. Once you’ve completed, signed and dated this form, please send it to our Complaints Officer at the address indicated above or to complaintsofficer@templeins.com.

If you are not satisfied with either the investigation and examination or the outcome of your complaint, and you are a Quebec resident with a Temple Insurance policy purchased in Québec, you may ask Temple Insurance Company at any time to transfer your complaint file to the AMF. To request this transfer, please complete the following form - http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/formulaires-conso/form-trans-dossier-en.pdf - and return it to the Temple Insurance Complaints Officer. The Complaints Officer will include all of the information he or she has related to your complaint in the transferred file, subject to the rules governing the protection of personal information.


You may also contact the AMF at:

 

In writing:

Québec

Autorité des marchés financiers
Place de la Cité, tour Cominar
2640, boulevard Laurier, bureau 400
Québec (Québec) G1V 5C1
Fax: 418 525-9512


Montréal

Autorité des marchés financiers
800, square Victoria, 22e étage
C.P. 246, tour de la Bourse
Montréal (Québec) H4Z 1G3
Fax: 514 873-3090

By phone:1 877 525-0337

 

To learn more about the AMF, please visit its website at:

http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/index.html

 


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