Step 1 – Speak to your broker

Should you have a complaint, concern or inquiry, speak to your broker. Your broker works on your behalf and represents your best interests. They offer independent advice and understand the importance of insurance to your financial security and peace of mind.

Step 2 – Contact Our Consumer Complaint Officer

If your broker is unable to resolve your dispute to your satisfaction, you should contact our Consumer Complaint Officer, or Ombudsman. It is recommended that formal complaints to the Optimum Ombudsman be made in writing. You may contact the Optimum West Insurance Ombudsman by mail, phone, fax or e-mail at:

Consumer Complaint Officer
Optimum West Insurance Company Inc.
1700 – 3777 Kingsway,
Burnaby, BC V5H 3Z7
Phone: 604-688-1541
Fax: 604-688-1527
E-mail: Contact us


The ombudsman is an employee of Optimum Insurance who will ensure that your complaint has been properly and fairly considered within the Company, and that a decision and explanation of our position has been provided to you.

The ombudsman will address your concern as quickly as possible. In order to do so, please provide your policy number or claim number, as well as details of your concern. Your complaint will be investigated promptly, with an official response to be delivered within 10 working days.