Filing a Complaint

At iA Excellence, we believe that our clients` complaints are important and that it’s our duty to handle them appropriately.

You may be dissatisfied with a decision or service, or perhaps an error was made in the course of processing your file. You may have a particular concern, or even wish to make an official complaint. Whatever the case, iA Excellence has introduced a process that will provide answers to your questions and fair solutions to any complaint you make.

To speed up the complaint process:

Step 1 - Contact your representative

Call your representative to notify him or her of any dissatisfaction you may have with regards to a product or service. You can find his or her contact information in the documents you received. If you cannot find such information, call 1 800 465-5818 for help.

Step 2 - Contact our Customer Service Department

If you were not satisfied with the outcome of Step 1, contact our Clients and Partners Contact Center to request that your application or claim be re-examined.

Clients and Partners Contact Center
Telephone: 514 327-0020
Toll-free: 1 800 465-5818

Step 3 - Contact our Complaints Officer

If the problem persists, you may request a review by the iA Excellence Complaints Officer. This person acts as an internal mediator. The Complaints Officer examines complaints and proposes equitable solutions. A request for review must be sent in writing. Download the Complaint form (PDF – 53 KB) and fill it out. Rest assured that your request will be treated in a confidential manner.

The Excellence Life Insurance Company
1611 Crémazie Blvd. East, Suite 900
Montreal, Quebec, H2M 2P2

Complaint form (PDF – 53 KB)

Step 4 - Contact the OmbudService for Life and Health Insurance

In Step 3, you received a letter from the iA Excellence Complaints Officer acknowledging receipt of your complaint. That letter listed other organizations or government services in your province with which you may take up your complaint.

If all the previous steps failed and the problem persists, you may send a written request for review to the OmbudService for Life and Health Insurance (OLHI).

Telephone: 1 866 582-2088
Please note that when requesting a review, you must provide a copy of all correspondence sent and received in the scope of the previous steps. All information exchanged during the course of the mediation process will remain strictly confidential.

Notice to Complainants in Quebec
In the province of Quebec, the regulatory body for financial institutions is the Autorité des marchés financiers. If you are dissatisfied with the process used to examine your complaint or the results of the examination, you may request that your file be transferred to the Autorité.

Autorité des marchés financiers
Telephone: 418 525-0311 (Quebec City)     
514 395-0311 (Montreal)
Toll-free:  1 866 526-0311
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