Without prejudice to the possibility of contacting the Judicial Authority, the policyholder, the insured, the beneficiary, the injured party and any other person entitled, has the right to submit a claim in writing to the intermediary and / or to the Principal Company.
Any claim can be sent to the intermediary / agent:
Mediterranea Underwriting Srl
By registered mail to: Salita Santa Caterina 4, 16123 Genova, Italy
Alternatively, by certified e-mail (PEC): email@example.com
Mediterranea Underwriting srl will forward such claims, relating to its own behavior or that of an employee or collaborator, without delay to the principal company concerned and giving simultaneous notice to the claimants. The Principal Companies handle the claims presented with reference to the behavior of the agents / intermediaries they use for the performance of insurance intermediation. In case of relationships of free collaboration pursuant to art. 22, paragraph 10, Legislative Decree 179/2012 converted into Law 221/2012, the collaborating Intermediary – or its employees / collaborators – who receives a claim immediately transmits it to the main Intermediary on whose behalf it carries out the intermediation activity subject of the claim, and also giving simultaneous notice to the claimants.
Any claim concerning the management of contractual relationship, in particular in terms of the attribution of responsibility, the effectiveness of the service, the quantification and disbursement of the sums due to the entitled person, are addressed in writing by the claimants directly to each principal company concerned at the following addresses:
- Cattolica Insurance Company – Cooperative Company – Claims Service, Lungadige Cangrande 16, 37126 Verona (VR) firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 045/8372354 PEC: email@example.com – Group Claims Service
- Tua Assicurazioni SpA – Claims Service c/o Società Cattolica di Assicurazioni, Cooperative Company, Lungadige Cangrande, 16 37126 Verona (Italy), firstname.lastname@example.org
The following data must be indicated in the claims: name, surname, complete address of the claimants; policy number or name of the policyholder; number and date of the claim to which reference is made; indications of the subject or subjects whose work is complained of.
The Principal Company will manage the claim by responding to the claimants within 45 days from receipt of the written communication.
Whether the claimants do not agree with the outcome of claim, or in the absence of a reply from the intermediary or the Company within a maximum period of 45 days, they may contact:
IVASS, Institute for the Supervision on Insurances – Intermediaries Supervision Service – Via del Quirinale n. 21 – 00187 Roma – fax 06 42133 206 – PEC: email@example.com – using the specific model available at: https://www.ivass.it/consumatori/reclami/Allegato2_Guida_ai_reclami.pdf
www.ivass.it section For Costumers – Claims – “Claims Guide”), attaching the documentation relating to the claim handled by the intermediary or the principal company.
The above claim to IVASS must contain the following elements: name, surname and domicile of the claimants with their telephone number; identification of the person whose work is complained of; brief and exhaustive description of the reason of the claim and any document which describe the fact and relative circumstances, also attaching a copy of the claim presented to the intermediary and / or the Company and any feedback provided.
For the resolution of cross-border disputes, the claimants with domicile in Italy can file a claim either to IVASS or the competent foreign authorities – which are listed on the European Commission website herein: https://ec.europa.eu/info/fin-net_en –
requesting the activation of the FIN-NET procedure, attaching the documentation relating to the claim handled by the Company and any feedback provided by the same.
A guide for filing claims and further useful information are also available to costumers on the official IVASS website: https://www.ivass.it/consumatori/reclami/index.html
In case of failing or partial acceptance of the claim, the claimants have either the possibility to bring the matter before the Judicial Authority or start alternative dispute resolution systems provided for by law or conventions.
The claimants will be able to activate the procedure provided for in the Agreement of 19 March 2012, between ANIA and costumers associations on the conciliation procedure for disputes arising from motor third-party liability claims between insurance companies and costumers, for disputes relating to the management of motor third-party liability claims whose value does not exceed € 15,000.00; the assisted negotiation procedure provided for by Legislative Decree 132/2014, converted by Law 162/2014, in accordance with the provisions of art. 3 of the aforementioned Decree for disputes regarding compensation for damage caused by the circulation of motor-vehicles (motor third-party liability) and boats (boat third-party liability); the mediation procedure aimed at the conciliation of civil disputes referred to in Legislative Decree no. 28, by presenting a specific application pursuant to art. 4 to the mediation bodies provided for by art. 16 of the aforementioned decree, for disputes regarding classes of damage other than Motor TPL.