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IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL CLICO POLICYHOLDERS (BARBADOS POLICIES ONLY AT THIS TIME)

Please click on the link below for the comprehensive list of policyholder names, addresses and policy numbers.

Once on the page, right click on your mouse and choose ‘Find’ or press ‘ctrl f’.

A box will then appear in which you can enter your surname followed by your first name and press enter. If you have more than one policy, press ‘next’ until you have seen all your policy numbers entered on the schedule. They may not be listed together if they are different ‘types’ of policy.

If the search is unsuccessful, enter just your surname and keep pressing ‘next’ until you find your name.

If you still cannot find your name, it is possible it is not on the list. Then and only then, you should call CIL on 431-4677 to notify them that you are unable to find your name and policy information on the list.

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ANOTHER GOAL ACHIEVED IN THE CLICO BUSINESS TRANSFER PROCESS

The BIPA Leadership team and its attorneys today attended what they hope will be the last of countless hearings at the Supreme Court over the last six and a half years, not to mention as many meetings between the many parties involved, in which they played their part in the long and often frustrating process leading to the recovery of the savings and investments of individual CLICO policyholders.

Justice William Chandler was finally satisfied with the mountain of submissions, affidavits and associated documents filed by the various parties, and approved all aspects of the transfer of assets and insurance policies from CLICO to New Life Investment Company and Resolution Life Insurance Limited, and shortly before midday today, signed all the relevant orders.

The final part of the process will now commence within the next two weeks with an advertisement in the press and letters going out to all policyholders giving further information.

There will follow a period of 90 days during which policyholders will be able to confirm with the Judicial Manager’s office that all details regarding their policies are correct. At the end of this 90 day period, the actual transfer of assets and policies will take place and shortly thereafter, payments to policyholders with pensions, matured policies and other valid claims will commence in accordance with the terms of the Transfer Agreement.

BIPA is hopeful, as are all concerned, that policyholders will start to receive payments this side of Christmas. In any event, the matter has now been cleared by the Court and we are finally in the implementation stage of the Transfer Agreement.

BIPA will shortly convene a meeting to update its members on the details of the Agreement.

KPMG Notice Re: Statements – POLICYHOLDER INFORMATION VERIFICATION

ATTENTION ALL BRITISH AMERICAN POLICYHOLDERS!
Please read this notice and the one regarding missing contact information and take action accordingly to ensure the correct policy information is transferred to SAGICOR.

Please note the deadline for amendments is MARCH 31ST 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE
BRITISH AMERICAN INSURANCE (BARBADOS) LIMITED

 

POLICYHOLDER INFORMATION VERIFICATION

KPMG Transactions and Restructuring Limited, the Judicial Manager (the “JM”) of British American Insurance Company (Barbados) Limited (“BAICO”) wishes to advise that the Final Report which contained the formal recommendations and outlined the details of the proposed treatment of remaining policies of BAICO, has been approved by the High Court of Barbados.

  • The Final Report is available on the website http://www.kpmg.com/bb/en/ba.
  • The JM has sent correspondence to all policyholders dated January 31, 2017.
  • The JM now requests that policyholders review the contents of their letter as their policy will be valued on the information contained within “Appendix 1 —Your Statement”.
  • If you believe the information contained within “Your Statement” is correct there is no action to be taken at this time. You will receive further information from the JM shortly after the Bar Date on March 31, 2017 regarding the Solution.
  • However, if you believe any of the information in “Your Statement” is incorrect you must notify BAICO of any amendments before March 31, 2017.

NO AMENDMENTS TO POLICY INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AFTER MARCH 31, 2017.

Due to the vast number of policyholders, the JM has ensured additional persons are available at BAICO to answer your queries. For this process, policyholders will be grouped according to policy type and are requested to visit the BAICO office located at the Corner of Collymore Rock and Britton’s Cross Road at the specific dates listed below.

The groupings will be based on the colour of the “Appendix A —Your Statement” contained within your letter. The specific dates are as follows:

  • Pink – February 6, 7, 9 – 10, 2017
  • Blue – February 8, 2017
  • Green – February 13 -17, 2017

FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2017 POLICYHOLDERS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO VISIT THE BAICO OFFICE BY SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT WITH A CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE.

If visiting the BAICO office, policyholders should bring supporting policy documentation. Policyholders are reminded that this is an information verification exercise and no payment will be made at this stage in regards to any policy.

Policyholders are also urged to call the BAICO office at (246) 431-4400 or email baico@kpmg.bb if they have any queries.

List of Names of Policyholders for whom No Current Address or Contact Information is Held

BRITISH AMERICAN POLICYHOLDERS please see this list of names of policyholders for whom no current address or contact information is held. If your name, or the name of someone you know is on this list, please contact the BAICO office as shown on the notice.

A downloadable pdf is available here:    http://freepdfhosting.com/4ef74d440e.pdf

ATTENTION BAICO POLICYHOLDERS: URGENT

The Judicial Manager of British American Insurance Company (Barbados) Limited (“BAICO”) — In Judicial Management has filed its final report with the High Court of Barbados and is now in the process of verifying policyholder contact information.

If your name and/or policy number is included in the list at http://freepdfhosting.com/8b9250ad1e.pdf, please visit the BAICO office located at the Corner of Collymore Rock and Britton’s Cross Road or call the office at 431-4400 to provide your current contact details.

Sinckler sorry

THE GOVERNMENT says it has not abandoned the policyholders of the failed CLICO Insurance Company.

Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler said yesterday he would be issuing a statement, hopefully within the next few weeks, to let policyholders know when their policies, as well as those of the failed CLICO subsidiary British American Insurance Company Ltd (BAICO) would be transferred to the new company Resolution Life.

“On behalf of whomever has been responsible for the inordinate delays in the implementation, I want to apologise.

“I can’t say me because I, and my ministry, are not involved in the day-to-day execution of it, but I want to say to those Barbadians who have been ill affected by this process continually that we have not abandoned you and that we should apologise publicly for those delays.

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EDITORIAL: CLICO case going on for too long

Nation News Editorial:  http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/85476/editorial-clico

HOW LONG IS too long when thousands face unnecessary pain and hardship? For a frank and honest answer to this question just ask the many anxious and nervous policyholders and investors of the failed CLICO/BAICO insurance companies.

To say that these long-suffering policyholders would be frustrated and angry would be an understatement. They may reasonably believe that mock-sport is being made of them.

The fundamental questions any reasonable person would ask is why it has taken so long to bring these matters to a satisfactory conclusion and who stands to gain and to lose. It is certainly annoying that whenever it appears as if a workable solution is at hand, something pops up ensuring there is no endgame.

The judicial managers for both BAICO and CLICO Barbados have been on the job for a long time, even if it is a complex undertaking. The months have turned into years, for it was in September six years ago that BAICO was placed in judicial management of KPMG, and CLICO less than a year later under Deloitte Consulting.

The action was taken under Section 57 of the Insurance Act on the grounds that the companies were incapable of paying liabilities due to policyholders, given the inadequacy of their assets to satisfy both creditors and policyholders.

What is frustrating to policyholders is that the CLICO plan, approved since December 2015 by Justice William Chandler following months of deliberation, is yet to show signs of being a reality.

Time does indeed become money and when a decision is finally agreed and implemented the cost would have risen above the over $400 million needed to pump into any rescue plan.

This is a burden to the Government, the taxpayers and the same policyholders and investors. It also leaves many trusting policyholders who faithfully continue to pay their premiums wondering whether it will be all for nothing.

There is undoubtedly untold hardship being faced by policyholders and their families and the longer this process takes the greater will be the anger and downright mistrust.

Many people have been reduced to virtual poverty and a growing number will question who stands to gain from this drawn-out process. Investors, including retired employees, are eager to draw on their anticipated benefits.

What makes the entire debacle particularly disgusting is the lack of regular updates by the judicial managers to keep an eager public aware of what is happening.

The people of Barbados deserve to be kept informed on what is a very public matter. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler needs to speak to the public.

CLICO Investors Dying Out

Hopefully this will reach the eyes of those who are dragging their feet and will put enough fire under them to speed things up. If Barbados’ 50th Anniversary arrives on 30th November and policyholders have not seen the start of their money coming back, BIPA will have plenty to say about it.


Nation News Monday 12th September

WITH SOME MEMBERS dying before any resolution in the CLICO/BAICO insurance debacle, the head of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) has called for quicker action to conclude the rescue deal.

“They don’t have a lot of time left and they need to have this thing settled within their lifetime, as rapidly as possible,” said Ed Bushell. “A lot of these people [who made the investment] were in their 70s and 80s so some would have gone on without any hope.”

The BARP leader was among more than 50 people attending the annual general meeting of the Barbados Investors & Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) at the St Gabriel’s School last Wednesday.

Bushell said BARP members were very concerned about the time being taken to resolve the problem, and he expressed mixed views about the current situation.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BRITISH AMERICAN (BAICO) POLICYHOLDERS

KPMG, the Judicial Manager for BAICO is now in the process of verifying policyholder contact information. If you are a policyholder and believe your contact information may be out of date or incorrect, please contact BAICO on 431-4400 as soon as possible.

BAICO’s Magazine Lane, Bridgetown office will close permanently on June 30th, however the Collymore Rock Office (between the BARP Office and the traffic lights) will remain open and can be contacted at the same telephone number as above, 431-4400.

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