Safe Travels USA Protection
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Safe Travels USA Trip Protection - is a trip cancellation, interruption and travel delay plan for anyone up to age 79 traveling to the USA and and or worldwide/USA for 5 days up to a maximum of 180 days. Rates are based on insured trip amount, age, and medical plan maximum. Covered en-route to and in countries while on the way to the USA or the way home as well as countries on the itinerary. Not available to US Citizens
For most people planning the details for a cruise, honeymoon or dream vacation is part of the fun. Anticipation of the trip is usually on our minds as we pay the nonrefundable deposits for airfare, tours and accommodations. One detail that is often overlooked is what will happen to those deposits and prepaid trip expenses if you are unable to depart or have to come home early.
Trip cancellation insurance protects the covered expenses in case of many unforeseen circumstances. For a fraction of the trip cost you can alleviate the risk of losing money if something unforeseen gets in the way. You may have skipped this coverage before but if you're paying out a lot of money upfront for an organized tour or airfare, if you have questionable health, or if you have a loved one at home in poor health, it's probably a good idea to get this coverage.
Trip Cancellation insurance can be used whether you're on an organized tour or cruise or traveling independently (in which case, only the prepaid expenses — such as your flight and any nonrefundable hotel reservations — are covered). Note the difference: Trip cancellation is when you don't go on your trip at all. Trip interruption is when you begin a journey but have to cut it short; in this case, you'll be reimbursed only for the portion of the trip that you didn't complete.
It's smart to buy your insurance within a week of the date you make the first payment on your trip, however, you can purchase the cancellation plan up until the day before you leave.
Safe Travels USA Features:
This plan is designed for:
Safe Travels USA Trip Protection Plan Description
Covered medical expenses
Covered Medical Expenses Benefit - If a covered Injury or Illness occurs during the Policy Period and you require medical or surgical treatment; this plan will pay, subject to the selected deductible, applicable co-insurance and benefit maximums, the following Covered Expenses, up to the selected Policy maximum. The first charges must be incurred within 90 days after the date of the Covered Accident or Sickness. No benefits will be paid for any expenses incurred which are in excess of Usual and Customary Charges.
Unexpected Recurrence of a Pre-Existing Condition Benefit - means this plan shall pay, up to $1,000 subject to the chosen Deductible and Coinsurance for Covered Medical Expenses resulting from a sudden, unexpected recurrence of a Pre-Existing Condition while traveling outside the Covered Person’s Home Country. This benefit does not include coverage for known, scheduled, required, or expected medical care, drugs or treatments existent or necessary prior to the Effective Date of coverage.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
We will not pay benefits for any Accidental Death and Dismemberment or Paralysis loss or Injury that is caused by, or results from:
1. intentionally self-inflicted Injury.
2. suicide or attempted suicide.
3. war or any act of war, whether declared or not.
4. service in the military, naval or air service of any country.
5. disease or bacterial infection except for any bacterial infection resulting from an accidental external cut or wound or accidental ingestion of contaminated food.
6. hernia of any kind.
7. piloting or serving as a crewmember or riding in any aircraft except as a passenger on a regularly scheduled or charter airline.
8. commission of, or attempt to commit, a felony.
9. Injury or Sickness that occurs while the Covered Person has been determined to be legally intoxicated as determined according to the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Injury or Sickness occurred, or under the influence of any narcotic, barbiturate, or hallucinatory drug, unless administered by a Doctor and taken in accordance with the prescribed dosage.
10. flying in any aircraft being used for or in connection with acrobatic or stunt flying, racing or endurance tests; flying in any rocket propelled aircraft; flying in any aircraft being used for or in connection with crop dusting, or seeding or spraying, firefighting, exploration, pipe or power line inspection, any form of hunting bird or fowl herding, aerial photography, banner towing or any test or experimental purpose; flying any aircraft which is engaged in flight which requires a special permit or waiver from the authority having jurisdiction over civil aviation, even if granted.
11. specific named hazards: Abseiling, Aviation (except when traveling as a passenger in a commercial aircraft), BASE Jumping, Bobsleigh, BMX, Bungee Jumping, Canopying, Canyoning, Caving, Extreme Sports, High Diving, Hang Gliding, Heli-skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Inline Skating, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Luge, Motocross, Motorcycling, Moto-X, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Paragliding, Parasailing, Parascending, Piloting any Aircraft, Racing of any kind, Rock Climbing, Rodeo Activities, Rappelling, Scuba Diving, Ski Jumping, Skydiving Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Spelunking, Surfing, Trekking, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, White Water Rafting, Zip Lining, Zorbing.
12. All professional, semi-professional, amateur, club, intramural, interscholastic or intercollegiate sports.
In addition to the exclusions above, We will not pay Medical Expense Benefits for any loss, treatment or services resulting from or contributed to by:
1. Pre-Existing Conditions, as defined.
2. services, supplies or treatment, including any period of Hospital confinement, which were not recommended, approved and certified as necessary and reasonable by a Physician.
3. suicide or any attempt thereat while sane or self-destruction or any attempt thereat while insane.
4. declared or undeclared war or any act thereof.
5. Injury sustained while participating in a professional, semi-professional, amateur, club, intramural, interscholastic or intercollegiate sport (except as provided by the Athletic Sports Rider).
6. Sickness resulting from pregnancy (except as provided by the Policy under Emergency Medical Treatment of Pregnancy).
7. Miscarriage resulting from Accident (except as provided by the Policy under Emergency Medical Treatment of Pregnancy).
8. Immunizations, routine physical or other examinations where there are no objective indications or impairment in normal health, or laboratory diagnostic or x-ray examinations except in the course of a disability established by the prior call or attendance of a Physician.
9. cosmetic or plastic surgery, except as the result of an accident.
10. elective surgery which can be postponed until the Covered Person returns to his or her Home Country.
11. any mental or nervous disorders or rest cures (except as provided by the Policy under Mental or Nervous Disorders).
12. any dental treatment (except as provided by the Policy under Dental Treatment Injury and emergency alleviation of pain).
13. eye refractions or eye examinations for the purpose of prescribing corrective lenses for eye glasses or for the fitting thereof, unless
caused by accidental bodily Injury incurred while covered under the Policy. 14. congenital anomalies and conditions arising out of or resulting therefrom.
15. services, supplies, or treatment including any period of Hospital confinement which were not recommended, approved and certified as necessary and reasonable by a Doctor; or expenses which are non-medical in nature.
16. the ordinary cost of a one-way airplane ticket used in the transportation back to the Covered Person’s country where an air ambulance benefit is provided.
17. expenses as a result of or in connection with intentionally self-inflicted Injury.
18. specific named hazards: Abseiling, Aviation (except when traveling as a passenger in a commercial aircraft), BASE Jumping, Bobsleigh, BMX, Bungee Jumping, Canopying, Canyoning, Caving, Extreme Sports, High Diving, Hang Gliding, Heli-skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Inline Skating, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Luge, Motocross, Motorcycling, Moto-X, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Paragliding, Parasailing, Parascending, Piloting any Aircraft, Racing of any kind, Rock Climbing, Rodeo Activities, Rappelling, Scuba Diving, Ski Jumping, Skydiving, Snow Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Spelunking, Surfing, Trekking, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing, White Water, Rafting, Zip Lining, Zorbing.
19. treatment paid for or furnished under any other individual or group Policy, or other service or medical pre payment plan arranged through an employer to the extent so furnished or paid, or under any mandatory government program or facility set up for treatment without cost to any individual.
20. childbirth, miscarriage, birth control, artificial insemination, treatment for fertility or impotency, sterilization or reversal thereof or abortion.
21. organ transplants, marrow procedures and chemotherapy.
22. sexually transmitted diseases or immune deficiency disorders and related conditions.
23. any treatment, service or supply not specifically covered by the Policy.
24. treatment by any Family Member or member of the Covered Person’s household.
25. treatment of hernia, Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, osteochondritis, osteomyelitis, congenital weakness whether or not caused by a
26. expense incurred for treatment of temporomandibular or craniomandibular joint dysfunction and associated myofacial pain.
27. any elective treatment, surgery, health treatment, or examination including any service, treatment or supplies that: (a) are deemed by Us to be experimental; and (b) are not recognized and generally accepted medical practices in the United States.
28. contact lenses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, braces, appliances, examinations or prescriptions for them, or repair or replacement of existing artificial limbs, orthopedic braces, orthotic devices, artificial eyes and larynx.
29. treatment or service provided by a private duty nurse or while confined primarily to receive custodial care, educational or rehabilitative care or nursing care.
30. covered medical expenses for which the Covered Person would not be responsible for in the absence of the Policy.
31. conditions that are not caused by a Covered Accident.
32. vocational, recreational, speech or music therapy.
33. traveling against the advice of a Physician, traveling while on a waiting list for inpatient Hospital or clinic treatment, or traveling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment abroad.
34. any potential fatal condition which was diagnosed before the date your coverage became effective or any condition for which You are traveling to seek treatment.
35. Expenses incurred in your Home Country (unless covered under the Home Country Coverage Rider).
36. Payment for any medical services related to an illness when an Insured Person leaves a medical facility against medical advice.
We will not pay benefits for any Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption that is caused by, or results from:
1. suicide or attempted suicide, intentional self-injury, or the effect of intoxicating liquors or drugs;
2. any non-medical circumstance manifesting itself after the date of booking but prior to the date of issue of this certificate; 3. disinclination to travel;
4. any costs incurred in respect of visas obtained in connection with the booked Trip;
5. Pre-Existing Conditions except when purchase requirements are met;
6. any medical condition or set of circumstances, which could reasonably be expected to give rise to a claim or any person, including those who are not travelling, whose condition may give rise to a claim;
7. receiving or is on a waiting list for or has the knowledge of the need for inpatient treatment at a hospital or nursing home; 8. expecting to give birth before, or within eight weeks of the date of arrival home;
9. travelling against the advice of a Medical Practitioner;
10. travelling for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment abroad;
11. a terminal prognosis.
We will not pay benefits for any Travel Delay loss that is caused by, or results from:
1. strike or industrial action existing or publicly declared at the time of effecting this Insurance;
2. technical reasons such as aircraft commitment;
3. where the Insured Person has not checked in according to the itinerary supplied and has failed to obtain written confirmation from the carrier (or their handling agents) of the period of or reason for the delay;
4. arising directly or indirectly from withdrawal from service (temporary or otherwise) of a coach, an aircraft or sea vessel on the recommendation of a Port Authority or the Civil Aviation Authority or of any similar body.
We will not pay benefits for any Missed Connection that is caused by, or results from: anything caused directly or indirectly through bankruptcy/ liquidation of any tour operator, travel agent, and transportation company or accommodation supplier.
We will not pay Political Evacuation Expense Benefits for expenses and fees:
1. payable under any other provision of the Policy.
2. that are recoverable through the Covered Person’s employer.
3. arising from or attributable to an actual fraudulent, dishonest or criminal act committed or attempted by the Covered Person, acting alone or in collusion with other persons.
4. arising from or attributable to an alleged:
a. violation of the laws of country in which the Covered Person is traveling while covered under the Policy; or
b. violation of the laws of the Covered Person’s Home County or country of residence.
5. due to the Covered Person’s failure to maintain and possess duly authorized and issued required travel documents and visas.
6. for repatriation of remains expenses.
7. for common or endemic or epidemic diseases or global pandemic disease as defined by the World Health Organization.
8. for medical services.
9. for monies payable in the form of a ransom, if a Missing Person case evolves into a kidnapping.
10. arising from or attributable, in whole or in part, to: a. a debt, insolvency, commercial failure, the repossession of any property by any title holder or lien holder or any other financial cause; b. non-compliance by the Covered Person with regard to any obligation specified in a contract or license.
11. due to military or political issues if the Covered Person’s Security Evacuation request is made more than 30 days after the
Appropriate Authority(ies) Advisory was issued. The US State Department website is used to determine eligibility.
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Notice of Claim: A claimant must give Us or Our authorized representative written (or authorized electronic or telephonic) notice of claim within 90 days after any loss covered by the Policy occurs. If notice cannot be given within that time, it must be given as soon as reasonably possible. This notice should identify the Covered Person and the Policy Number.
Claim Forms: Upon receiving written notice of claim, We will send claim forms to the claimant within 15 days. If We do not furnish such claim forms, the claimant will satisfy the requirements of written proof of loss by sending the written (or authorized electronic or telephonic) proof as shown below. The proof must describe the occurrence, extent and nature of the loss and give authorization to release medical records.
Proof of Loss: Written (or authorized electronic or telephonic) proof of loss must be sent to the agent authorized to receive it. Written (or authorized electronic or telephonic) proof must be given within 90 days after the date of loss. If it cannot be provided within that time, it should be sent as soon as reasonably possible. In no event, except in the absence of legal capacity, will proof of loss be accepted if it is sent later than one year from the time proof is otherwise required.
Claimant Cooperation Provision: Failure of a claimant to cooperate with Us in the administration of a claim may result in the delay or termination of a claim. Such cooperation includes, but is not limited to, providing any information or documents needed to determine whether benefits are payable or the actual benefit amount due.
Time Payment of Claims: Benefits for loss covered by the Policy, other than benefits that require periodic payment, will be paid not more than 60 days after We receive proper written proof of such loss. Benefits for loss covered by the Policy that require periodic payment shall be paid monthly provided that We receive proper written proof of such loss.
Payment of Claims: If the Covered Person dies, any death benefits or other benefits unpaid at the time of the Covered Person’s death will be paid to the beneficiary. If no beneficiary is on record with Us or Our authorized agent, payment will be made to the first surviving class of the following to the Covered Person’s: 1. spouse; 2. children, in equal shares (If a child is a minor, benefits will be paid to the legal guardian); 3. mother or father; 4. estate. All other benefits due and not assigned will be paid to the Covered Person, if living. Otherwise, the benefits may, at our option, be paid: 1. according to the beneficiary designation; or 2. to the Covered Person’s estate. If a benefit due is payable to: 1.the Covered Person’s estate; or 2. the Covered Person or a beneficiary who is either a minor or is not competent to give a valid release for the payment, We may pay any amount due to some other person. The other person will be one who we believe is entitled to the payment and who is related to the Covered Person or the beneficiary by blood or marriage. We will be relieved of further responsibility to the extent of any payment made in good faith. We may pay benefits directly to any Hospital or person rendering covered services, unless the Covered Person requests otherwise in writing. The Covered Person must make the request no later than the time he or she files a written proof of loss.
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