If you have a problem we want to hear about it
Make a complaint
We do our best to offer a caring and effective service. However, if there is a problem with your membership, or any of the services we provide or signpost you to, we want to hear about it. We welcome your comments and complaints as they help us to improve our services. We will deal with your concerns as quickly and effectively as possible and, if we have made a mistake, we will do everything we can to put things right.
Complete our online form and we will contact you to try and resolve your issue.
Call us on 0800 414 8100*
Email - Complaints@benenden.co.uk
Or write to us at;
Customer complaints team
Holgate Park Drive
What happens next
We will record your complaint and try to resolve your concerns quickly. Please note that if we call you our calls will display as a withheld number.
If we cannot resolve the matter within 3 business days of receipt we will look into your complaint in more detail. We will write to you to acknowledge your concerns and give you a complaint reference number and contact number should you wish to contact us.
NB. As some of our services are provided by carefully selected partner organisations we may be unable to address your concerns ourselves. In these cases we will forward your complaint to the appropriate partner organisation to respond to you. Alternatively, you can contact them directly. If your complaint relates to:
Please call us on 0800 414 8304*
Or, if you would like to email us about your complaint, then please use one of the following email addresses. If your policy number begins:
Please call us on 0800 414 8556* or send us a message
Please call us on 0800 414 8486* or send us a message
Health cash plans
Please call us on 0800 970 6517* or email us at email@example.com
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
Benenden Health Cash Plan, 1st Floor, Tower Court, Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5NX
Our final response
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) set out rules and guidance relating to the fair handling of complaints. This includes following certain timescales to respond to your complaint, which means we have up to eight weeks from when we receive your complaint to fully investigate it and provide you with a final response in writing.
While the FCA allow us 8 weeks to resolve customer complaints, we will usually provide you with our full written response within 20 working days. If we are unable to do so, we will let you know when you can expect a response.
If you remain unhappy after we have investigated your complaint through our internal complaints procedure you may be able to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Their contact details are:
The Financial Ombudsman Service
Tel: 0800 023 4567 (calls are free on mobile and landlines)
Benenden is required by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to publish details about the complaints we have received. These details are reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and will be updated every six months.
Firm name: The Benenden Healthcare Society Limited
Period covered in this report: 1 July to 31 December 2016
What does this mean?
- We received 1,042 complaints between 1 July and 31 December 2016. This represents complaints from less than 0.2% of our members.
- We aim to resolve complaints as quickly as possible and resolved almost 64% of complaints within 3 days of receipt. A further 36% of complaints were resolved within eight weeks of receipt. The FCA allows us this time to consider and respond to complaints. It is not always possible to resolve complaints within eight weeks, if for example, we are waiting for information from third parties, or there is a delay in sending and receiving information.
- We agreed with 297 complaints received between 1 July and 31 December 2016.