Complaint Checklist by dtj80147


									Before you contact us, make sure you have
checked off everything in this complaint checklist.
                                                                                                    Can we help you with
     Complaint Checklist                                                                            your insurance or
                                                                                                   savings complaint?
 1.	 Do	you	have	a	disputewith	
     your	insurer?                            Yes

 2.	 Have	you	read	your	policy		
     to	help	you	understand	
     what	your	policy	covers?                 Yes

3.	 Have	you	been		
    	 hrough	your	insurer’s	
                                                                   Contact us
    complaints	process?                       Yes

                                                      7th	Floor,
                                                      99–105	Customhouse	Quay,	Wellington	6011	
4.	 Have	you	had	a	letter	from	
    your	insurer	saying	you	                          PO	Box	10845,	Wellington	6143,	New	Zealand
    have	reached	deadlock?                    Yes
                                                      Phone	        04-499 7612	

If you can answer Yes to all of these questions       F
                                                      	 ax	         04-499 7614
we can help.                                          Freephone	    0800 888 202

                                                                    9	April	2009
                                                                                                         What complaints
        Who are we?                       How can we help you?                                           can we help with?
The Insurance & Savings Ombudsman      If	you	have	a	complaint	against	a	member	of	our	          We	can	help	with	complaints	about	policies	and	claims	
(ISO) is a free, independent service   scheme	and	your	insurer	has	sent	you	a	letter	of	         for	personal	insurance	and	savings	plans.	This	includes	
which can help you settle insurance    deadlock,	we	may	be	able	to	help.	                        complaints	about:
and savings disputes.                  A	letter	of	deadlock	means	you	have	come	to	the	end	
                                                                                                  house,	contents,	vehicle,	travel	and	health	insurance
                                                                                                  income	protection,	mortgage	protection,	critical	
                                       of	the	insurer’s	complaints	process	and	the	complaint	
                                                                                                   	llness	cover,	life	insurance	and	superannuation	
                                       has	not	been	resolved.
                                                                                                  claims	up	to	$200,000,	or	$1,000	per	week,	unless	a	
       – We are independent            To	see	if	your	insurer	is	a	member	of	the	ISO	Scheme,	      claim	has	been	accepted	but	a	dispute	arises	over	an	
                                       check	our	website,	or	                amount	which	does	not	exceed	the	limits	or	unless	
       – We are impartial              telephone	us	on	0800	888	202.                               the	insurer	agrees	to	a	higher	amount
       – We are free to you!           We	will	help	you	settle	your	complaint	by	agreement,		     	
                                                                                                  the	cover	provided	by	your	policy	
                                       or	we	may	make	a	decision.	The	decision	may	be	in	         	
                                                                                                  claims	made	by,	or	on	behalf	of,	the	policy	holder
                                       your	favour,	or	in	the	insurers’	favour.	Our	decision	     	
                                                                                                  the	amount	payable	under	a	claim
                                       is	binding	on	the	insurer,	but	not	on	you.	If	you	are	     	
                                                                                                  small	business	claims.
                                       unhappy	with	our	decision,	you	can	take	your	complaint	   We cannot help you with:
                                       to	court.	                                                x	 awards	of	compensation	or	damages
                                       Whatever	decision	we	make,	it	is	always	independent	      x	 commercial	insurance,	except	small	business	claims
                                       and	impartial.                                            x	 third	party	or	uninsured	losses
                                                                                                 x	 premiums,	charges,	excesses,	returns,		
                                              What does it cost?                                   	 nderwriting	decisions
                                                                                                 x	 financial	advisers	and	brokers.

                                                                                                 When	we	look	at	a	complaint,	we	use	the	ISO’s		
                                       Nothing	–	the	service	is	free	to	consumers.
                                                                                                 Terms	of	Reference.	You	can	get	a	copy	of	the	Terms		
                                                                                                 	 f	Reference	from	our	website,	
                                                                                                 or	call	us	on	0800	888	202.

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