October 26, 2011
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning consumers that Rockfort Company Ltd. is not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario as either an agent or company.
This company advertised auto and home insurance coverage through the Axccess Lifestyle Membership Corporation, which is also not licensed to do insurance business in Ontario as either an agent or company.
If consumers purchase insurance from agents or insurers that are not licensed in the province, they are not protected under the Insurance Act and the regulations that govern Ontario’s licensed insurance companies and agents.
An Ontario insurance broker can provide information and advice on the risks involved with purchasing different insurance products. The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO)’s website contains a list of all brokers licensed to do business in Ontario.
RIBO has also published an advisory related to this matter.