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Last updated:2022/08/10 Print
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Item The Implementation of Friendly Financial Services of Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd (Updated on Aug 5, 2022)
Postal Services Environment
Chunghwa Post has included accessible facilities in all its future construction planning to provide people with physical/visual disabilities with easy access to post services.
Accessible service counters will be included in the design of the business halls of all Chunghwa Post branches.
Accessible ramps will be constructed in newly built and renovated branches if needed in accordance with relevant government regulations.
Accessible restrooms will be constructed based on spaces available in each branch in accordance with relevant government regulations.
Each branch of Chunghwa Post has a ring for service at the entrance of the business hall or a volunteer to assist in guiding the direction.
Each branch of Chunghwa Post provides reading glasses for the seniors at the business hall.
Barrier-free service counters are implemented on the first floor in all multi-story post offices to provide services to customers with accessibility needs.
A list of branches with accessible facilities or services is available on our website. Please refer to Chunghwa Post Website Homepage-->Downloads-->Social Welfare-->Download Area (CN)
Account Opening and Other Services
Applicants with disabilities can apply for opening an account through the methods as listed below:
Authorize a third party: Authorize a representative by presenting a power of attorney approved by a court or a public notary; or authorize a representative and have this authorization verified by the receiving office.
Apply in person:
Applicants with visual disabilities may apply with the assistance of a person who does not have a visual impairment to assist them in reading the application documents. The applicant not accompanied by family members or friends may apply through the assistance of a counter clerk who don't undertake the application by following the method stated in the preceding paragraph.
Applicants who are hard-of-hearing may apply to open an account through writing or other effective communication methods (e.g.: stand up and face the clerk so that the clerk can lip-read their speech, or by speaking slower with the help of gestures)
※For account opening application documents and forms, please refer to “Postal Savings and Remittances Section” (Chinese Version)
Applicants with physical disabilities or visual impairments who are unable to sign the account opening documents in person may apply through the following methods:
The applicant who uses a seal instead of a signature shall be verified under the signature of either a family member, a friend, a worker of social welfare organizations, or a counter clerk who does not undertake the application.
The applicant who uses a fingerprint, cross or other marks instead of a signature shall be verified under the signatures of two people. They may include either a family member, a friend, a worker of social welfare organizations, or a counter clerk who does not undertake the application.
Digital Branch of iPost offers online scheduling for account opening, which allows applicants to make an appointment for opening passbook savings account in advance to avoid waiting times.
The Interactive Voice Response System of Chunghwa Post offers services for account inquiry, reporting loss, and transfers. Hard-of-hearing applicants with an iPost account may report the loss of a passbook or an ATM card via iPost/our APP.
Insurance/ Claims/Change of Contract
Consumers with visual disabilities:
To apply for insurance, claims, or change of contract at the operation counter, the applicant may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office to make an appointment. The receiving office will appoint staff to assist the applicant in filling out relevant forms for applying for insurance, claims, or change of contract. The applicant who has difficulties signing the documents in person may choose to ask a notary public or a witness to act on their behalf to protect their own rights in case of a future dispute. The applicant who uses a fingerprint, cross, or other marks instead of a signature shall be verified under the signatures of two witnesses in accordance with the Civil Law, and one of the witnesses must be a family member, a friend, or a worker of social welfare organizations.
The applicant who has difficulties coming to the operation counter in person may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office. The receiving office will arrange a visit, during which the staff of the office will explain the application procedures to the applicant and ask one or two of their family members to act as their witnesses.
For any questions regarding the applications of insurance, claims, or change of contract, please call our customer service line 0800-700-365.
Consumers with hearing impairment or vocal and speech disabilities:
To apply for insurance, claims, or change of contract at the office counter, the applicant may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office to make an appointment. The receiving office will appoint staff to assist the applicant in filling out the relevant forms for applying for insurance, claims, or change of contract by explaining to the customer of the application procedures via writing or using other ways that facilitate understanding.
The applicant who has difficulties coming to the operation counter in person may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office to arrange a visit.
For any questions concerning the applications of insurance, claims, or change of contract, you may either leave a message at serviceu@mail.post.gov.tw, send a letter, or visit a branch office in person.
Consumers with physical or intellectual and developmental disabilities:
To apply for insurance, claims, or change of contract, the applicant may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office to make an appointment. The receiving office will appoint staff to assist the applicant in reading and filling out the application forms related to the application of insurance, claims, or change of contract.
The applicant who has difficulties coming to the operation counter in person may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 or contact a branch office to arrange a visit.
Customers with physical disabilities may call our customer service line 0800-700-365 for any questions concerning the application of insurance, claims, or change of contract.
If the customer is a person who has insufficient capacity, has a limited capacity to make juridical acts, or to make a declaration of intention, or is under assistance for declaration, the guardian, custodian, or assister shall apply for insurance application, claims, change of contract, and other matters accordingly.
New care measures and protection of rights and interests for customers over 65 years of age are implemented on October 1, 2022:
When selling the various insurance products to customers (including the applicant, the insured, or consignor of automatic billing) over 65 years of age (including), the sales agents of the Company shall record on the “Sales Agent Report” whether the senior customer has the ability to distinguish situations that are disadvantageous to his or her rights and interests as an insured and whether the insurance product is suitable for the senior, in addition to recording the reason of evaluation into the evaluation records.
When selling insurance products with surrender value (excluding Small Amounts of whole-life Insurance) to customers, insurance companies shall, after obtaining the customer's consent, maintain the record of the selling process by audio means, to confirm the product's suitability for the customer.
When a customer purchases an insurance product requiring policy value reserve (excluding small-amount whole-life insurance and accident insurance with an insurance period of fewer than three years), health insurance product, or mortgage life insurance product that pays survival benefits, the insurance company shall assign staff from to make a phone call to inform or confirm with the customer the following matters after the insurance contract is sold but before underwriting is approved. The insurance company shall raise questions regarding situations that are disadvantageous to his or her rights and interests as an insured with regards to the insurance products purchased, in order to confirm that the customer understands the properties of the insurance product and the potential influence and various unfavorable factors.
If the customer can express intent but could not sign the related documents, the Bureau shall take into consideration of Article 52 of Regulations Governing Life Insurance Procedures (authorized signature of insurance application) to process for the customer to proceed with the insurance application process.
Accessible ATMs and Audio ATMs
Chunghwa Post provides accessible ATMs and audio ATMs at multiple locations for persons with physical or visual disabilities to use. As of July 31, 2022, Chunghwa Post has set up over 2,000 accessible ATMs at over 1,300 locations and about 100 audio ATMs across Taiwan.
Starting from January 1, 2017, depositors of Chunghwa Post with a disability card can apply for free inter-bank withdrawal handling fees three times per month via accessible WebATM or over the counter.
Accessible Website
Chunghwa Post Website has obtained Level A Badge of Web Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 in October 2017.
The accessible iPost and accessible WebATM of Chunghwa Post started to provide accessible financial services on August 1, 2017, and January 24, 2018, respectively; both of which have obtained Level A Badge of Web Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 .
Exchange Rate/Interest Rate
Each branch of Chunghwa Post has an electronic interest rate board at its business hall that displays the latest exchange/interest rates.
The exchange rate and interest rate updated by Chunghwa Post are renewed at iPost/our APP platforms concurrently for persons with disabilities to check the latest information.
Rights Protection/Contact Methods
Chunghwa Post established the Chunghwa Post Directives for Handling Consumer Dispute over Postal Savings and Remittances Related Business and the Chunghwa Post Directives for Handling Consumer Dispute over Life Insurance Business in accordance with the Financial Consumer Protection Act and the Principle for Financial Service Industries to Treat Clients Fairly, to equally treat and guarantee the rights of all financial consumers.
Each branch office of Chunghwa Post provides feedback forms for customers to leave their opinions and can be returned via Freepost.
The Chunghwa Post website has a Suggestions section that allows hard-of-hearing persons to send their comments via interactive voice response service.
Chunghwa post provides 24-hour digital customer service.The real customer service hour:Mon~Fri 08:00-21:00.(Except on public holidays)
The 24 hours hotline of Chunghwa Post allows customers to make a complaint or give their feedback through the below methods:
Mobile user: (04)2354-2030#7
Toll-free customer service line: 0800-700-365#7