Complaints and dispute resolution process
Emergence Insurance Pty Ltd (Emergence) is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations whenever possible and would like to know if your expectations haven’t been met.
What is a complaint: A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction relating to our products or services or our complaints handling process itself, where a response or resolution is explicitly or implicitly expected. You are entitled to make a complaint about any aspect of your relationship with Emergence including the conduct of its agents and authorised representatives. Emergence will attempt in good faith to resolve any complaint/dispute in a fair, transparent and timely manner.
The complaints process described below does not apply to your complaint if Emergence resolves it to your satisfaction by the end of the 5th business day after your complaint was received by Emergence, and you have not requested a response in writing. The exemption to the complaints process does not apply to complaints regarding a declined claim, the value of a claim or financial hardship.
This policy complies with the General Insurance Code of Practice.
We will review any financial hardship application in accordance with Section 8 of the General Insurance Code of Practice and any applicable guidelines.
If you have any concerns or wish to make a complaint in relation to this policy, our services or your insurance claim, please let us know and we will attempt to resolve your concerns in accordance with our Internal Dispute
Resolution procedure. Please contact Emergence in the first instance:
Emergence Insurance Pty Ltd
By phone: 1300 799 562
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Emergence Complaints, GPO Box 327, Sydney NSW 2001
We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and do our utmost to resolve the complaint to your satisfaction within 10 business days.
If we cannot resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, we will escalate your matter to Lloyd’s Australia who will determine whether it will be reviewed by their office or the Lloyd’s UK Complaints team. Lloyd’s contact details are:
Lloyd’s Australia Limited
By phone: +61 2 8298 0783
By email: email@example.com
By post: Suite 1603 Level 16, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000
A final decision will be provided to you within 30 calendar days of the date on which you first made the complaint unless certain exceptions apply.
You may refer your complaint to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), if your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction within 30 calendar days of the date on which you first made the complaint or at any time. AFCA can be contacted as follows:
By phone: 1800 931 678
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Australian Financial Complaints Authority GPO Box 3 Melbourne VIC 3001
Your complaint must be referred to AFCA within 2 years of the final decision, unless AFCA considers special circumstances apply. If your complaint is not eligible for consideration by AFCA, you may be referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service (UK) or you can seek independent legal advice. You can also access any other external dispute resolution or other options that may be available to you.