Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Complaint resolution process
Step 1: Let us know
Talk to your financial advisor or a representative from your advisor’s office. They know you best and can often resolve issues quickly.
Or, you may contact the appropriate client service team:
Step 2: Escalate your concern
If you’re not satisfied following a discussion with your advisor’s office or the client service team, ask to whom you can escalate your concern. Depending on the product or service, you may be referred to a manager or an appeals process.
Step 3: Contact the Ombuds Office
If your concern remains unresolved after speaking with a manager, you may contact the Ombuds Office:
The Co-operators Group Limited
130 Macdonell Street
Guelph, ON N1H 6P8
After the Ombuds Office review, you’ll receive a written response, except in the case where a simple complaint or concern can be cleared up over the phone. We complete most investigations within 30 business days of receiving your complaint and all supporting documentation. If we can’t meet this deadline, we will contact you and tell you why we need extra time and when you can expect a response.
The written response from the Ombuds Office is considered the company’s final position.
If we are not able to resolve your concerns to your satisfaction and you want to pursue the matter further, you may contact the OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance (OLHI). The OLHI is an independent service that offers recourse to consumers who have not been able to resolve their complaint by dealing with their insurance company.
For clients in Quebec, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) also provides support. The AMF is a regulatory body established by the provincial government of Quebec.
Regulation of complaint handling procedures
We have filed our complaint handling procedures with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), an independent government body that regulates consumer provisions relating to financial services, including insurance. If you have a specific concern regarding our complaint process or a specific consumer provision, you may raise these concerns with the FCAC. The FCAC can provide tips on how to make a complaint; however, they do not get involved in individual disputes.