Notice & Disclaimer
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We shall not be liable to any persons for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any of the information or detail contained within this website.
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Terms of Business Agreement
Statement of Demands & Needs
This insurance meets with the demands and needs of those persons who wish to ensure that their private medical insurance requirements are met whilst they are living or working away from their country of nationality.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The Financial Conduct Authority is the independent watchdog that regulates financial services in the United Kingdom. Expatriate Healthcare is a trading style of Strategic Insurance Services Limited, 36-38 Botolph Lane, London EC3R 8DE, United Kingdom; who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA Firm Reference Number is 307133. Strategic Insurance Services Limited is authorised to carry on Regulated Activities in accordance with the permissions granted by the FCA under Part IV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. You can check this on the FCA’s Register by visiting the FCA’s websitewww.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting the FCA on +44 (0)845 606 1234.
We believe that all our customers, regardless of where the policy was sold, should be entitled to the same regulatory benefits and protections as those purchasing cover in a FCA regulated territory. Accordingly, wherever possible, we shall extend these benefits to all of our customers.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
We will treat all your personal information as private and confidential to us and anyone else involved in the normal course of underwriting, managing and administering your insurance, any subsequent claim or renewal, even when you are no longer a customer. We will not give anyone else any personal information except on your instructions or authority, or where we are required to do so by law, or by virtue of our regulatory requirements. In some circumstances it will be necessary for us to pass on your data to third parties, this may include, but is not limited to, underwriters, medical practitioners, hospitals, medical assistance companies, claims administrators and loss adjusters. Your signing of the application form gives us permission to pass on your personal information, solely for the purposes referred to above, which includes any sensitive information, such as your medical information. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to see personal information about you that we hold in our records. If you have any queries please write to us at our usual office address.
Your insurance is provided and administered by: Expatriate Healthcare (Strategic Insurance Services Limited), John de Mierre House, Bridge Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UA, United Kingdom. You will not receive advice or a recommendation from us with regards to this insurance, you will need to make your own choice about how to proceed.
What products we offer?
We only offer products provided by Expatriate Healthcare.
You will be insured by
GBG Insurance Limited, Level 5, Mill Court, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1EJ. Authorised and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC). GFSC Reference:1025170.
Information on how we treat Payments You make to Us
Under the terms of our agreements with the Insurance companies with whom we place business, we normally receive premiums you pay to us as Agent of the Insurer. All insurance premiums you pay to us are protected in a Non-Statutory Trust Account until we pay insurers. We may use premiums kept in this account to provide credit to our customers, and, as a result we maintain additional capital resources and strict credit-control and monitoring procedures, as required by the FCA. We do not pay any interest on premiums held by us in the course of arranging and administering your insurance.
What you will pay for our services
We receive a commission from the insurer with who we place this business. If your insurance has been arranged via an insurance broker or intermediary, we will pay them a commission. You should not be charged a separate amount by them if their sole consideration is the advice and provision of the Expatriate Healthcare Plan.
What to do if you have a complaint
We aim to give You the highest standards of service and to meet any claims covered by this policy promptly and fairly. However if You feel that we have not met these standards we would like to hear from You. If You have cause for complaint we will investigate and review Your case immediately and respond to You in writing.
If you have a complaint about how your policy was sold or administered, or about the settlement of a claim, please contact:
The Healthcare Manager
John de Mierre House
Tel: +44 20 3551 6634
Fax: +44 (0)870 428 5141
You may also choose to use the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution platform (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr/main/index.cfm?event=main.home.show&lng=EN) however please note that this may result in your complaint taking longer to reach us and therefore longer for us to resolve.
Beyond Expatriate Healthcare: If We have given You Our final response and You are still dissatisfied You may refer Your case to the Financial Ombudsman Service (Ombudsman). The FOS is an independent body that arbitrate on complaints about general insurance products. It will only consider complaints after We have provided You with written confirmation that Our internal complaints procedure has been exhausted. The Ombudsman can be contacted at:
Financial Ombudsman Service
South Quay Plaza
183 Marsh Wall
London E14 9SR
Telephone: 0845 080 1800
Fax: 020 7964 1001
Please note that You have six months from the date of Our final response in which to refer Your complaint to the Ombudsman.
Referral to the FSO will not affect Your right to take legal action against Us.
Your right to cancel
If for any reason you are not satisfied with the Policy provided you may cancel your cover within 30 days of the Effective Date or any subsequent Renewal Date and, so long as you have not made a claim in that period, your premium for the new Period of Cover will be refunded in full. If you do not exercise this cancellation right, the insurance policy will be binding on you.
Are we covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)?
GBG Insurance Limited, Level 5, Mill Court, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1EJ is authorised and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC Reference:1025170) and is not part of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the event of it becoming insolvent.
The English language will be used for all communications, the contractual terms and conditions, and any information we are required to supply to you, before and during the duration of the contract.
Your Duty to Give Information
It is Your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information to insurers when You take out Your insurance policy, throughout the life of Your policy, and when You renew Your insurance.
It is important that You ensure that all statements You make on proposal forms, statements of fact, claim forms and other documents are full and accurate.
Please note that if You fail to disclose any information or change in circumstances to Your insurers which could influence the cost, or their decision to accept Your insurance, this could invalidate Your insurance cover, and could mean that part or all of a claim may be not be paid.
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Expatriate Healthcare is a trading style of Strategic Insurance Services Limited, 36-38 Botolph Lane, London EC3R 8DE, United Kingdom; who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Our FCA Firm Reference Number is 307133.
Strategic Insurance Services Limited are authorised to carry on Regulated Activities in accordance with the permissions granted by the FCA under Part IV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
You can check this on the FCA’s Register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmSearchForm.do or by contacting the FCA on +44 (0)845 606 1234.
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