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GI Code of Practice

We are continually looking for new ways to serve you better. We are happy to assist with any information you require or listen to any concerns you may have. You can access a full copy of the Code of Practice here.

What to do should you have any concerns

We have adopted the General Insurance Code of Practice which is aimed at improving standards within the insurance industry. The Insurance Council of Australia, insurance companies, consumer groups and the Federal Government jointly developed the code to deal with your right as a consumer to receive communications from us promptly and in plain language. In addition the code aims to improve claims handling and dispute resolution; the quality, comprehension and accuracy of policy documents and other information provided.

Should you have any concerns

  • We encourage you to discuss the matter with the employee who handled your application or claim.
  • If our employee is not able to resolve your concerns, you can contact the Claims Manager - Operations (in the case of a claim) or the Manager - Product Services (in the case of a concern with your application or existing policy). This review will be conducted within 15 working days.
  • If your concerns have not been resolved to your satisfaction, we encourage you to request that the matter be referred to our Internal Disputes Resolution Process where a senior manager with delegated authority will review the original decision. This process will normally be completed, and a final decision made, within 15 working days and will involve no cost to you. 

All correspondence should be addressed to

Manager - Dispute Resolution
HBF
GPO Box C101
PERTH WA 6839
Fax: (08) 9265 8895

Following the above steps, if you feel that an issue has still not been resolved to your satisfaction, you can lodge a complaint with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, or AFCA. AFCA provides fair and independent financial services complaints resolution that is free to consumers.

Website: www.afca.org.au
Email: info@afca.org.au
Phone: 1800 931 678 (free call)
Mail: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001

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