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Media Release 11 April 2013

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The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance

Date: Thursday 11 April 2013

 

The Board of Directors of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance appoints a Deputy Ombudsman

 

The Board of Directors of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance has appointed Edite Texeira-McKinon as Deputy Ombudsman with immediate effect.  Edite is an admitted attorney, having obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree through the University of Natal and is a member of the Natal Law Society.

 

Edite is well known in the short-term insurance industry, having worked in the industry since being admitted as an attorney in 1990.  She has worked for several insurers and brokers in dispute resolution, claims, client services and litigation departments.  In July 2010 Edite was appointed as General Manager for the Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance.  She also previously held the position of Senior Assistant Ombudsman with the Office.

 

“Edite will primarily be involved in liaising with insurers and complainants in the resolution of disputed claims. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role, which makes her well qualified to take on other responsibilities delegated to her.  The role of Deputy Ombudsman requires a person who has all-round skills requiring not only a knowledge of insurance law and practice, but a tactful manner in handling disputes”, says Dennis Jooste, Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance.

 

 

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For more information or interviews, please contact:

 

Dennis Jooste

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance

Tel: 011 726-8900

Email: dennis@osti.co.za

Website: www.osti.co.za

 

About the Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance:

 

The Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance or “OSTI” as it is frequently referred to, provides consumers with a free, efficient and fair dispute resolution mechanism, assisting consumers in resolving disputes that they may have with their short-term insurance company.  With its offices located in Parktown, Johannesburg the Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance is staffed by highly skilled professional staff.  The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance, Dennis Jooste is ably assisted by a team of Senior and Assistant Ombudsmen.