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Home Country Coverage provides benefits for incidental trips to the insured’s home country. Restrictions and reduced benefits may apply. Some policies provide optional cover for this benefit at an additional cost. Please refer to the policy wording for full details.
M. INCIDENTAL TRIP COVERAGE – As an accommodation and supplemental benefit, the Insured Person will be covered under this insurance during incidental return trips to his/her Home Country (“Incidental Trips”) up to fourteen (14) days during the Period of Coverage, beginning with the date the Insured Person first arrives back in his/her Home Country, provided that:
(1) The Insured Person has departed his/her Home Country prior to any Incidental Trip; and
(2) The Insured Person has timely paid applicable Premium for at least thirty (30) days of continuous coverage; and
(3) The intention or purpose of the Insured Person’s return trip to the Home Country is not to receive Treatment for an Illness or Injury incurred or sustained while traveling outside of his/her Home Country; and
(4) The Insured Person’s return trip to the Home Country does not result in receiving Treatment for an Illness or Injury incurred or sustained while traveling outside of his/her Home Country.
Accident: An Unexpected occurrence directly caused by external, visible means and resulting in physical Injury to the Insured Person.
AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, as that term is defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control.
Amateur Athletics: An amateur or other non-professional sporting, recreational, or athletic activity that is organized, sponsored and/or sanctioned, and/or involves regular or scheduled practices, games and/or competitions. Amateur Athletics do not include athletic activities that are non-organized, non-contact, non-collision, and engaged in by the Insured Person solely for recreational, entertainment or fitness purposes.
Application: The fully answered and signed individual or Family Application/enrollment form submitted by or on behalf of the Insured Person for acceptance into, renewal of coverage under this insurance plan, which Application shall be incorporated in and become part of the Master Policy and this Certificate and the insurance contract. Any insurance agent/broker or other person or entity assigned to, soliciting, or assisting with the Application is the agent and representative of the applicant/Insured Person and is not and shall not be deemed or considered as an agent or representative for or on behalf of the Company or the Plan Administrator.
ARC: AIDS related complex, as that term is defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control.
Assured: The Global Medical Services Group Insurance Trust, c/o MutualWealth Management Group, Carmel, IN.
Certificate: This document, including any Riders, as issued to the Insured Person, which describes and provides an outline and evidence of eligible insurance coverage and benefits payable to or for the benefit of the Insured Person under the Master Policy. The Application is incorporated herein by this reference and made a part hereof.
Child; Children: An Insured Person who is at least fifteen (15) days old but less than nineteen (19) years of age. Coinsurance: The payment by or obligations of the Insured Person for payment of Eligible Medical Expenses at the
percentage specified in the Schedule of Benefits/Limits contained herein, and exclusive of the applicable Deductible.
Common Carrier: A company or organization that holds itself out to the public as engaging in the business of transporting persons from place to place by air, rail, bus and/or water for compensation, offering its scheduled services to the public generally, and is licensed by a recognized and approved government authority to
transport fare-paying passengers. The term Common Carrier does not include taxi, motorcar, motorcycle, or limousine services, or transportation by animal or human means (for example, by horse, camel, elephant or rickshaw).
Company: The “Company,” as referred to in the Master Policy and this Certificate, is Sirius International Insurance Corporation (publ), headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. This insurance and its risks are underwritten by the Company as the insurer and carrier, and the Company is solely obligated and liable for the coverage and benefits provided by this insurance.
Congenital Disorder: Physical abnormality that is present at birth.
Custodial Care: Those types of Treatment, care or services, wherever furnished and by whatever name called, that are
designed primarily to assist an individual in activities of daily life.
Declaration: The Declaration of Insurance issued by the Plan Administrator for and on behalf of the Company to the Insured Person contemporaneously with this Certificate (and/or upon renewal hereof) evidencing the Insured Person’s insurance coverage under the Master Policy as evidenced by this Certificate.
Deductible: The dollar amount of Eligible Medical Expenses, specified in the Declaration, that the Insured Person must pay prior to receiving benefits or coverage under this insurance, and exclusive of Coinsurance.
Dental Treatment: Treatment or supplies relating to the care, maintenance or repair of teeth, gums or bones supporting the teeth, including dentures and preparation for dentures.
Dependent: A Child who meets all of the following conditions and is under age 19 at the end of the Period of Coverage and younger than the Insured Person (or Spouse if filing jointly). The Child must have lived with the Insured Person for more than half of the year, the Child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year, and the Child must does not plan on filing or did not file a joint return for any tax year (unless that joint return is filed only to claim a refund of withheld income tax or estimated tax paid). Proof of eligibility must be furnished upon request to the Company, or its designee at the beginning of the Period of Coverage, and additional proof may be required to show eligibility for coverage. The term “Dependent” excludes an individual for whom an exemption cannot be claimed on the Insured Person’s federal tax return; any person on active military duty or who is eligible for military medical care benefits; and/or any person who is also an Insured Person.
Disabled: A person who has a congenital or acquired mental or physical defect that interferes with normal functioning of the body system or the ability to be self-sufficient.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Durable Medical Equipment shall mean exclusively the following items: a standard basic hospital bed; and/or a standard basic wheel chair.
Educational or Rehabilitative Care: Care for restoration (by education or training) of a person’s ability to function in a normal or near normal manner following an Illness or Injury. This type of care includes, but is not limited to, vocational or occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Effective Date; Effective Date of Coverage: The date coverage for the Insured Person begins under the Terms of the Master Policy as evidenced by this Certificate, as indicated on the Declaration.
Emergency: A medical condition manifesting itself by acute signs or symptoms which could reasonably result in placing the Insured Person’s life or limb in danger if medical attention is not provided within twenty-four (24) hours, based upon a reasonable medical certainty. Immediate medical intervention and attention is required as a result of severe, life threatening or potentially disabling condition.
Emergency Medical Evacuation: Emergency transportation from the Hospital or medical facility where the Insured Person is located to a non-local Hospital or medical facility, recommended by the attending Physician who certifies, to a reasonable medical certainty, that the Insured Person has experienced:
- a medical condition manifesting itself by acute signs or symptoms which could reasonably result in placing the Insured Person’s life or limb in danger if medical attention is not provided within twenty-four (24) hours; and
- where Medically Necessary Treatment cannot be provided locally, either in the facility of the attending Physician or another local facility.
EST: United States Eastern Standard Time.
Experimental: Any Treatment that includes completely new, untested drugs, procedures, or services, or the use of which is for a purpose other than the use for which they have previously been approved; new drug procedure or service combinations; and/or alternative therapies which are not generally accepted standards of current medical practice.
Extended Care Facility: An institution, or a distinct part of an institution, which is licensed as a Hospital, Extended Care Facility or rehabilitation facility by the state or country in which it operates; and is regularly engaged in providing 24-hour skilled nursing care under the regular supervision of a Physician and the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse; and maintains a daily record on each patient; and provides each patient with a planned program of observation prescribed by a Physician; and provides each patient with active Treatment of an Illness or Injury. Extended Care Facility does not include a facility primarily for rest, the aged, Substance Abuse, Custodial Care, nursing care, or for care of Mental or Nervous Disorders or the mentally incompetent.
Family: An Insured Person, his/her Spouse who is covered as an Insured Person under this insurance plan, and his/her Child or Children who are covered as Insured Persons under this insurance plan.
Governing Body or Authority: A nationally-recognized controlling organization for a sport or activity or an organization that provides guidelines and recommendations in safety practices for a sport or activity.
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus, as that term is defined by the United States Centers of Disease Control.
HIV +: Laboratory evidence defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control as being positive for Human
Immunodeficiency Virus infection.
Home Country: For U.S. citizens, the Home Country is the United States. For non-U.S. citizens, the Home Country is the country of which the Insured Person is a citizen or national; including any country where the Insured Person maintains his/her primary residence or usual place of abode and any country of which the Insured Person pays income taxes or is the possessor of a validly issued passport. In the event there is more than one Home Country under the above-listed criteria or the person has dual citizenship, the Home Country is the country meeting the above-listed criteria and listed by the Insured Person as his or her country of residence on the Application.
Home Health Care Agency: A public or private agency or one of its subdivisions, which operates pursuant to law; and is regularly engaged in providing Home Nursing Care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse; and maintains a daily record on each patient; and provides each patient with a planned program of observation and Treatment prescribed by a Physician.
Home Nursing Care: Services and/or Treatment provided by a Home Health Care Agency and supervised by a Registered Nurse, which are directed toward the personal care of a patient, provided always that such care is Medically Necessary and in lieu of Medically Necessary Inpatient care, and not primarily for Custodial Care or rehabilitative purposes.
Hospice: An institution which operates as a hospice; and is licensed by the state or country in which it operates; and operates primarily for the reception, care and palliative control of pain for terminally ill persons who have, as certified by a Physician, a life expectancy of not more than six (6) months.
Hospital: An institution which operates as a hospital pursuant to law; and is licensed by the state or country in which it operates; and operates primarily for the reception, care, and Treatment of sick or injured persons as Inpatients; and provides 24-hour nursing service by Registered Nurses on duty or call; and has a staff of one or more Physicians available at all times; and provides organized facilities and equipment for diagnosis and Treatment of acute medical, surgical or mental/nervous conditions on its premises; and is not primarily a long-term care facility, Extended Care Facility, nursing, rest, Custodial Care, or convalescent home, a place for the aged, drug addicts or abusers, alcoholics or runaways; or similar establishment.
Hospitalized: Confined and/or treated in a Hospital as an Inpatient.
Host Country: The country or countries other than the Home Country that the Insured Person is traveling to or within.
Illness: A sickness, disorder, illness, pathology, abnormality, malady, morbidity, affliction, disability, defect, handicap, deformity, birth defect, congenital defect, symptomatology, syndrome, malaise, infection, infirmity, ailment, disease of any kind, or any other medical, physical or health condition. Provided, however, that Illness does not include learning disabilities, or attitudinal or disciplinary problems. All Illnesses that exist simultaneously or which arise subsequent to a prior Illness and which directly or indirectly relate to or result or arise from the same or related causes or as a consequence thereof or from one another are considered to be one Illness. Further, if a subsequent Illness results or arises from causes or consequences that are the same as or related to the causes or consequences of a prior Illness, the subsequent Illness will be deemed to be a continuation of the prior Illness and not a separate Illness.
Implant: Any device, object, or medical item that is surgically imbedded, inserted, or installed for medical purposes within or on a patient’s body, including for orthotic or prosthetic reasons.
Injury: Bodily injury resulting or arising directly from an Accident. All Injuries resulting or arising from the same Accident shall be deemed to be one Injury.
Inpatient: A person who has been admitted to and charged by a Hospital for bed occupancy for purposes of receiving inpatient hospital services. Generally, a patient is considered an inpatient if billed by the Hospital for Charges as an inpatient, and formally admitted as an inpatient with the expectation he will occupy a bed and (1) remain at least overnight or (2) is expected to need hospital care for 24 hours or more.
Insured Person: The person named as the Insured Person on the Declaration.
Intensive Care Unit: A cardiac care unit or other unit or area of a Hospital that meets the required standards of the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for Special Care Units.
Investigational: Treatment that includes drugs not yet released for distribution by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and/or procedures or services which are still in the clinical stages of evaluation.
Local Ambulance Transport; Local Ambulance Expense: Transportation and accompanying Treatment provided by designated, licensed, qualified, professional emergency personnel from the location of an Accident or acute Illness to a Hospital or other appropriate health care facility. Local ambulance transport does not include subsequent inter-facility transfers of admitted patients.
Master Policy: The applicable Master Policy for the insurance plan issued by the Company to the Assured, and under which insurance coverage and benefits are provided by the Company to the Insured Person, subject to the Terms thereof, and as outlined and evidenced by this Certificate and subject to the Terms hereof. The Company, as insurance carrier and underwriter of the Master Policy, is solely liable and responsible for the coverage and benefits provided thereunder.
Maximum Limit: The cumulative total dollar amount of benefit payments and/or reimbursements available to an Insured Person under this insurance. When the Maximum Limit is reached, no further benefits, reimbursements or payments will be available under this insurance.
Medically Necessary; Medical Necessity: A Treatment, service, medicine or supply which is necessary and appropriate for the diagnosis or Treatment of an Illness or Injury based on generally accepted standards of current medical practice as determined by the Company. By way of example but not limitation, a service, Treatment, medicine or supply will not be considered Medically Necessary or a Medical Necessity if it is provided or obtained only as a convenience to the Insured Person or his/her provider; and/or if it is not necessary or appropriate for the Insured Person’s Treatment, diagnosis or symptoms; and/or if it exceeds (in scope, duration or intensity) that level of care which is needed to provide safe, adequate, and appropriate diagnosis or Treatment.
Mental or Nervous Disorders: Any mental, nervous, or emotional Illness which generally denotes an Illness of the brain with predominant behavioral symptoms; or an Illness of the mind or personality, evidenced by abnormal behavior; or an Illness or disorder of conduct evidenced by socially deviant behavior. Mental or Nervous Disorders include without limitation: psychosis; depression; schizophrenia; bipolar affective disorder; learning disabilities and attitudinal or disciplinary problems; any disease or condition, regardless of whether the cause is organic, that is classified as a Mental Disorder in the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases as published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and those psychiatric and other mental Illnesses listed in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. For purposes of this insurance, Mental or Nervous Disorder does include Substance Abuse.
Mortal Remains: The bodily remains or ashes of an Insured Person.
Natural Disaster: Widespread disruption of human lives by disasters such as flood, drought, tidal wave, fire, hurricane, earthquake, windstorm, or other storm, landslide, or other natural catastrophe or event resulting in migration of the human population for its safety. The occurrence must be a disaster that is due entirely to the forces of nature and could not reasonably have been prevented.
Newborn: An infant from the moment of birth through the first thirty-one (31) days of life.
Outpatient: A person who receives Medically Necessary Treatment by a Physician or other healthcare provider and is not an Inpatient, regardless of the hour that the person arrived at the hospital, whether a bed was used, or whether the person remained in the hospital past midnight.
Period of Coverage: The period beginning on the Effective Date of Coverage of this Certificate and ending on the earliest of the following dates: (a) the termination date specified in the Declaration; or (b) the termination date as determined in accordance with the Termination of Coverage for Insured Persons section. The Period of Coverage can be no more than number of days shown in the Schedule of Benefits/Limits.
Physician: A practitioner who holds the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy or its equivalent and who holds a valid, unlimited license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine. Commissioned medical officers, and individuals licensed and legally authorized to provide health care or professional services including a: (a) psychologist; (b) psychiatrist; © dentist; (d) registered or licensed practical nurse; (e) certified nurse midwife or a certified direct entry midwife; (g) optometrist; (h) podiatrist; or (i) chiropractor may be considered a Physician. A practitioner must be currently and appropriately licensed by the state or country in which the services are provided, and the services must be within the scope of that license, training, experience, competence, and health professions standards of practice. A person who is not authorized or able to prescribe controlled substances, drugs, medicine, or treatment by the jurisdiction in which the person is acting in the usual course of professional practice; unfit to practice; and/or violates any statue, rule, regulation regulating the profession, or engages in the unlawful or unauthorized practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine is not a Physician.
Plan Administrator: The Plan Administrator for this insurance is International Medical Group®, Inc., 2960 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208, Telephone Number (317)655-4500, or 1-800-628-4664, Fax Number (317)655-4505, Website: http://www.imglobal.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As the Plan Administrator, International Medical Group, Inc., acts solely as the disclosed and authorized agent and representative for and on behalf of the Company, and does not have, and shall not be deemed, considered or alleged to have any, direct, indirect, joint, several, separate, individual, or independent liability, responsibility or obligation of any kind under the Master Policy, the Declaration, or this Certificate to the Insured Person or to any other person or entity, including without limitation to any Physician, Hospital, Extended Care Facility, Home Health Care Agency, or any other health care or medical service provider or supplier.
Pre-certification; Pre-certify: A general determination of Medical Necessity only, made by the Company in reliance and based upon the completeness and accuracy of the information provided by the Insured Person and/or the Insured Person’s healthcare or medical service providers, guardians, Relatives and/or proxies at the time thereof. Pre-certification is not an assurance, authorization, pre-authorization or verification of coverage, a verification of benefits, or a guarantee of payment.
Pre-existing Condition: Any Injury, Illness, sickness, disease, or other physical, medical, Mental or Nervous Disorder, condition or ailment that, with reasonable medical certainty, existed at the time of Application or at any time during the three (3) years prior to the Effective Date of this insurance, whether or not previously manifested, symptomatic or known, diagnosed, Treated, or disclosed to the Company prior to the Effective Date, and including any and all subsequent, chronic or recurring complications or consequences related thereto or resulting or arising therefrom.
Premium: The premium payments required to effectuate and maintain the Insured Person’s insurance coverage and benefits under this insurance, in the amounts and at the times (“Due Dates”) established by the Company in its sole discretion from time to time.
Pregnancy; Pregnant: The process of growth and development within a woman’s reproductive organs of a new individual from the time of conception through the phases where the embryo grows and fetus develops to birth.
Professional Athletics: A sport activity, including practice, preparation, and actual sporting events, for any individual or organized team that is a member of a recognized professional sports organization, is directly supported or sponsored by a professional team or professional sports organization, is a member of a playing league that is directly supported or sponsored by a professional team or professional sports organization; or has any athlete receiving for his or her participation any kind of payment or compensation, directly or indirectly, from a professional team or professional sports organization.
Registered Nurse: A graduate nurse who has been registered or licensed to practice by a State Board of Nurse Examiners or other state authority, and who is legally entitled to place the letters “R.N.” after his or her name.
Relative: A parent, legal guardian, spouse, son, daughter, or immediate family member of the Insured Person.
Rider: Any exhibit, schedule, attachment, amendment, endorsement, Rider or other document attached to, issued in connection with, or otherwise expressly made a part of or applicable to, the Master Policy, this Certificate, the Declaration, or the Application, as the case may be.
Routine Physical Exam: Examination of the physical body by a Physician for preventative or informative purposes only, and not for the Treatment of any previously manifested, symptomatic, diagnosed or known Illness or Injury.
Self-inflicted: Action or inaction by the Insured Person that the Insured Person consciously understands will or may cause or contribute, directly or indirectly, to his or her personal Injury or Illness. Self-inflicted specifically includes failure of an Insured Person to follow his or her doctor’s orders, complete prescriptions as directed, or follow any health care protocol or procedures designed to return or maintain his or her health.
Spouse: an Insured Person’s legal spouse or domestic partner. Such relationship must have met all requirements of a valid marriage contract, domestic partnership, or civil union in the state where the parties’ ceremony was performed.
Substance Abuse: Alcohol, drug or chemical abuse, misuse, illegal use, overuse or dependency.
Surgery or Surgical Procedure: An invasive diagnostic or surgical procedure; or the Treatment of Illness or Injury by manual
or instrumental operations performed by a Physician while the patient is under general or local anesthesia.
Telemedicine: The use of medical information (beyond a verbal history) exchanged from one healthcare provider site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status. Videoconferencing, transmission of still images, and remote monitoring of vital signs are all considered part of Telemedicine. Telemedicine services that would be considered for Medical Necessity and appropriateness by the Company under the plan would include without limit:
- Specialist referral services which typically involves of a specialist assisting a general practitioner in rendering a diagnosis to guide Treatment.
- Patient consultations using telecommunications to provide medical data, which may include audio, still or live images, between a patient and a Physician or other healthcare provider for use in rendering a diagnosis and Treatment plan. This might originate from a remote clinic to a Physician’s office using a direct transmission link or may include communicating electronically.
- Remote patient monitoring uses devices to remotely collect and send data from a medical facility to a monitoring station for interpretation. Such applications might include a specific vital sign, such as blood glucose or heart ECG.
Terms: Terms, provisions, conditions, definitions, deductibles, coinsurance, limits, sub-limits, limitations, wordings, restrictions, requirements, qualifications and/or exclusions.
Terrorism: Criminal acts, including against civilians, committed with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, or taking of hostages, with the purpose to provide a state of terror in the general public or in a group of persons or particular persons, intimidate a population, or compel a government of international organization to do or to abstain from doing an act.
Travel Warning: Published statement or web-site document issued by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations, World Health Organization, or similar government or non-governmental agency of the Insured Person’s Home Country, warning that travel to specific identified countries, regions, or locations is hazardous and is not advised.
Treated; Treatment: Any and all undertakings, services and/or procedures rendered or employed with respect to the management and/or care of an Insured Person for the purpose of identifying, testing for, analyzing, diagnosing, treating, curing, resolving, preventing, monitoring, attending to, caring for, controlling and/or combating any Illness or Injury or the symptoms or manifestations thereof, including without limitation: verbal or written advice, consultation, examination, discussion, diagnostic or laboratory testing or evaluation of any kind, pharmacotherapy or other medication, and/or Surgery.
Unexpected: Sudden, unintentional, not expected, and unforeseen.
Usual, Reasonable, and Customary: A typical and reasonable amount of reimbursement for similar services, medicines, or supplies within the area in which the charge is incurred. In determining the typical and reasonable amount of reimbursement, the Company may, in its reasonable discretion, consider one or more of the following factors, without limitation: the amount charged by the provider; the amount charged by similar providers or providers in the same or similar locality; the amount reimbursed by other payors for the same or comparable services, medicines or supplies in the same or similar locality; whether the services or supplies were unbundled or should have been included in the allowance of another service; the amount reimbursed by other payors for the same or comparable services, medicines or supplies in other parts of the country; the cost to the provider of providing the service, medicine or supply; the level of skill, extent of training, and experience required to perform the procedure or service; the length of time required to perform the procedure or service as compared to the length of time required to perform other similar services; the length of time required to perform the procedure or service as compared to national standards and/or benchmarks; the severity or nature of the Illness or Injury being treated; and such other factors as the Company, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, determines are appropriate.
EXCLUSIONS – Except as expressly provided for in the Schedule of Benefits/Limits, all charges, costs, expenses and/or claims (collectively “Charges”) incurred by the Insured Person and any claim for death or dismemberment benefits directly or indirectly relating to or arising or resulting from or in connection with any of the following acts, omissions, events, conditions, charges, consequences, claims, Treatment (including diagnoses, consultations, tests, examinations and evaluations related thereto), services and/or supplies are expressly excluded from coverage under this insurance, and the Company shall provide no benefits or reimbursements and shall have no liability or obligation for any coverage thereof or therefor:
(1) War; Military Action – The Company shall not be liable for and will not provide coverage or benefits for any claim or Charges incurred with respect to any Illness, Injury, death, dismemberment, or other consequence, whether directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely occasioned by, contributed to by, or traceable to or arising or incurred in connection with or as a result of any of the following acts or events (collectively, “Occurrences”):
a) war, invasion, act of foreign enemy hostilities, warlike operations (whether war be declared or not), or civil war;
b) mutiny, riot, strike, military or popular uprising, insurrection, rebellion, revolution, military or usurped power;
c) any act of any person acting on behalf of or in connection with any organization with activities directed towards the overthrow by force of the Government de jure or de facto or to the influencing of it by violence of any type;
d) martial law or state of siege or any events or causes which determine the proclamation or maintenance of martial law or state of siege; and
e) any use of radiological, chemical, nuclear or biological weapons or any other radiological, chemical, nuclear or biological events of any type (including in connection with an act of Terrorism).
Any claim, Charges, Illness, Injury or other consequence happening or arising during the existence of abnormal conditions (whether physical or otherwise), whether or not directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely occasioned by, or contributed to by, traceable to, or arising in connection with, any of the said Occurrences shall be deemed and considered to be consequences for which the Company shall not be liable under the Master Policy or this Certificate, except to the extent that the Insured Person shall prove that such claim, Charges, Illness, Injury or other consequence happened independently of the existence of such abnormal conditions and/or Occurrences.
(2) Terrorism – The Company shall not be liable for and will not provide coverage or benefits in excess of the amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits/Limits for any claim or charges, Illness, Injury or other consequence, whether directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely occasioned by, contributed to by, or traceable to or arising in connection with any act of Terrorism. However, the Company shall not under any circumstances be liable for and will not provide any coverage or benefits for any claim, charges, Illness, Injury or other consequence, whether directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely occasioned by, contributed to by, or traceable to or arising in connection with the following:
a) the Insured Person’s active and voluntary planning or coordination of or participation in any act of Terrorism; and/or
b) any act of Terrorism that takes place in a location, post, area, territory or country for which a Travel Warning was issued or in effect on or within six (6) months prior to the Insured Person’s date of arrival in said location, post, area, territory or country; and/or
c) any act of Terrorism that takes place in a location, post, area, territory or country for which a Travel Warning becomes effective or is in effect on or after the Insured Person’s date of arrival in said location, post, area, territory or country, and the Insured Person unreasonably fails or refuses to heed such warning and thereafter remains in said location, post, area, territory or country
(3) Pre-existing Conditions – Charges resulting directly or indirectly from or relating to any Pre-existing Condition are excluded from coverage under this insurance; and
(4) Maternity and Newborn Care – Charges for pre-natal care, delivery, post-natal care, and care of Newborns, including complications of Pregnancy, miscarriage, complications of delivery and/or complications of Newborns are excluded from this insurance ; and
(5) Charges for Treatment of Mental or Nervous Disorders; and
(6) Charges for any Treatment or supplies that are:
a) not incurred, obtained or received by an Insured Person during the Period of Coverage; and/or
b) not presented to the Company for payment by way of a complete Proof of Claim within ninety (90) days of the date such Charges are incurred; and/or
c) not administered or ordered by a Physician; and/or
d) not Medically Necessary; and/or
e) provided at no cost to the Insured Person or for which the Insured Person is not otherwise liable; and/or
f) in excess of Usual, Reasonable, and Customary; and/or
g) incurred by an Insured Person who was HIV + on or before the Effective Date of this insurance relating to or arising or resulting directly or indirectly from HIV, AIDS virus, AIDS related Illness, ARC Syndrome, AIDS and/or any other Illness arising or resulting from any complications or consequences of any of the foregoing conditions; whether or not the Insured Person had knowledge of his/her HIV status prior to the Effective Date, and whether or not the Charges are incurred in relation to or as a result of said status; and/or
h) provided by or at the direction or recommendation of a chiropractor, unless ordered in advance by a Physician; and/or
i) performed or provided by a Relative of the Insured Person; and/or
j) not expressly included as Eligible Medical Expenses; and/or
k) provided by a person who resides or has resided with the Insured Person or in the Insured Person’s home; and/or
l) required or recommended as a result of complications or consequences arising from or related to any Treatment, Illness, Injury, or supply excluded from coverage or which is otherwise not covered under this insurance; and
m) for Congenital Disorders and conditions arising out of or resulting there from; and
(7) Charges incurred for telephone consultations except Telemedicine consultations through an established Telemedicine protocol system will be considered individually based on medical necessity and appropriateness as determined by the Company under the plan; and
(8) Charges incurred due to a failure to keep a scheduled appointment; and (9) Charges incurred for Surgeries or Treatment or supplies which are:
a) Investigational, Experimental, or for research purposes, and/or
b) related to genetic medicine, genetic testing, surveillance testing and/or wellness screening procedures for genetically predisposed conditions indicated by genetic medicine or genetic testing, including, but not limited to amniocentesis, genetic screening, risk assessment, preventive and prophylactic surgeries recommended by genetic testing, and/or any procedures used to determine genetic pre-disposition, provide genetic counseling, or administration of gene therapy; and
(10) Charges incurred while confined primarily to receive Custodial Care, Educational or Rehabilitative Care; and
(11) Charges incurred for any Surgery, Treatment or supplies relating to, arising from or in connection with, for, or as a result
a) weight modification or any Inpatient, Outpatient, Surgical or other Treatment of obesity (including without limitation morbid obesity), including without limitation wiring of the teeth and all forms or procedures of bariatric Surgery by whatever name called, or reversal thereof, including without limitation intestinal bypass, gastric bypass, gastric banding, vertical banded gastroplasty, biliopancreatic diversion, duodenal switch, or stomach reduction or stapling; and/or
b) modification of the physical body in order to change or improve or attempt to change or improve the physical appearance or psychological, mental or emotional well-being of the Insured Person (such as but not limited to sex-change Surgery or Surgery relating to sexual performance or enhancement thereof); and/or
c) cosmetic or aesthetic reasons, except for reconstructive Surgery when such Surgery is Medically Necessary and is directly related to and follows a Surgery which was covered under this insurance; and/or
d) any Illness or Injury sustained while taking part in: Amateur Athletics, Professional Athletics, or other athletic activity that is sponsored or sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (and/or any other collegiate sanctioning or governing body), or the International Olympic Committee, and adventure sports and activities, including, without limitation the following (including any combination or derivative of the following): abseiling; mountaineering activities where specialized climbing equipment, ropes or guides are normally or reasonably should have been used; athletic or sporting activities (except for activities that are non-contact, non-collision and engaged in by the Insured Person solely for recreational, entertainment or fitness purposes); aviation (except when travelling solely as a passenger in a commercial aircraft); BMX; BASE jumping; bobsledding; bungee jumping; canyoning; caving; hang gliding; heli-skiing; high diving; hot air ballooning; inline skating; jet skiing; jungle zip lining; kiteboarding; kayaking; luge; motocross (MOTO-X); mountain biking; parachuting; paragliding; parascending; rappelling; racing of any kind including without limitation by horse, motor, motorcycle, automobile, or any other motorized or non-motorized vehicle of any type or other means; rock climbing; any rodeo activity; ski jumping; sky diving; snow skiing except for recreational downhill and/or cross country snow skiing (provided that there is no coverage for any Illness of Injury sustained while skiing in violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations; away from prepared and marked in-bound territories; and/or against the advice of the local ski school or local authoritative body); snowboarding; snowmobiling; spelunking; surfing; trekking; whitewater rafting; windsurfing; wildlife safaris; and sub-aqua pursuits involving underwater breathing apparatus below a depth of 10 meters. Practice or training in preparation for any excluded activity which results in Illness or Injury will be considered as activity while taking part in such activity; and/or
e) any Illness or Injury sustained while participating in any sporting, recreational or adventure activity where such activity is undertaken against the advice or direction of any local authority or any qualified instructor or contrary to the rules, recommendations and procedures of a recognized governing body for the sport or activity; and/or
f) any Illness or Injury sustained while participating in any activity where such activity is undertaken in disregard of or against the recommendations, Treatment programs, or medical advice of a Physician or other healthcare provider; and/or
g) any Injury or Illness sustained as a result of being under the influence of or due wholly or partly to the effects of alcohol, liquor, intoxicating substance, narcotics or drugs other than drugs taken in accordance with Treatment prescribed and directed by a Physician but not for the Treatment of Substance Abuse; and/or
h) any Injury or Illness sustained while operating a moving vehicle after consumption of intoxicating liquor or drugs other than drugs taken in accordance with Treatment prescribed and directed by a Physician. For purposes of this exclusion, “vehicle” shall include motorized devices regardless of whether or not a driver or operator license is required (including watercraft and aircraft) and non-motorized bicycles and scooters for which no permit or license is required; and/or
i) any willfully Self-inflicted Injury or Illness; and/or
j) any sexually transmitted or venereal disease; and/or
k) any testing for the following: HIV, seropositivity to the AIDS virus, AIDS related Illnesses, ARC Syndrome, AIDS; and/or
l) any Illness or Injury resulting from or occurring during the commission of a violation of law by the Insured Person, including, without limitation, the engaging in an illegal occupation or act, but excluding minor traffic violations; and/or
m) any Substance Abuse; and/or
n) speech, vocational, occupational, biofeedback, acupuncture, recreational, sleep or music therapy; and/or (o) orthoptics, visual therapy or visual eye training; and/or
p) any Illness or Treatment of the feet, including without limitation: orthopedic shoes; orthopedic prescription devices to be attached to or placed in shoes; Treatment of weak, strained, flat, unstable or unbalanced feet; metatarsalgia, bone spurs, hammer toes or bunions; and any Treatment or supplies for corns, calluses or toenails; provided, however, that claims for Treatment or supplies for the feet may be eligible for coverage under this insurance at the sole option of the Company and subject to all other Terms of this insurance when related to:
(i) an Injury to the foot arising from an Accident covered hereunder; and/or
(ii) an Illness for which foot Surgery is Medically Necessary and determined to be the only appropriate method of Treatment; and/or
q) hair loss, including without limitation wigs, hair transplants or any drug that promises to promote hair growth, whether or not prescribed by a Physician; and/or
r) any sleep disorder, including without limitation sleep apnea; and/or
s) any exercise program, whether or not prescribed or recommended by a Physician; and/or
t) any exposure to any non-medical nuclear or atomic radiation, and/or radioactive material(s); and/or
u) any organ or tissue or other transplant or related services, Treatment or supplies; and/or
v) any artificial or mechanical devices designed to replace human organs temporarily or permanently after termination of Inpatient status; and/or
w) any efforts to keep a donor alive for a transplant procedure; and/or
x) any Illness or Injury resulting from or sustained after entering the Host Country as a result of epidemics, pandemics, public health emergencies, natural disasters, or other disease outbreak conditions that may affect a person’s health and about which the World Health Organization has issued an Emergency Travel Advisory, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued a Warning Level 3 (avoid nonessential travel), or similar governmental agency of the Insured Person’s Country of Residence had published, communicated or issued a Travel Warning, restriction or official declaration informing the public about such health issues before the Insured Person traveled to the Host Country; and
(12) Charges incurred for any Treatment or supply that either promotes or prevents or attempts to promote or prevent conception or birth; including but not limited to: artificial insemination; oral contraceptives, Treatment for infertility or impotency; vasectomy or reversal of vasectomy; sterilization or reversal of sterilization; surrogacy or abortion; and
(13) Charges incurred for any Treatment or supply that either promotes, enhances or corrects or attempts to promote, enhance or correct impotency or sexual dysfunction; and
(14) Charges incurred for Dental Treatment, except as otherwise expressly set forth;
(15) Charges incurred for eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, hearing implants and Charges for any Treatment, supply, examination or fitting related to these devices, or for eye refraction for any reason; and
(16) Charges incurred for eye Surgery, such as but not limited to radial keratotomy, when the primary purpose is to correct or attempt to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism; and
(17) Charges incurred for Treatment of the temporomandibular joint, TMJ syndrome, and chronic TMJ pain; and
(18) Charges incurred for any immunizations and/or routine physical exams; and
(19) Charges incurred while in the Insured Person’s Home Country, except as otherwise expressly provided for hereunder; and
(20) Charges incurred for any travel, meals, transportation and/or accommodations, except as otherwise expressly provided for in this insurance; and
(21) Any taxes, involuntary or forced contributions, assessments, charges, fees or surcharges imposed by any governmental agency or authority:
a) arising out of or as a result of any Treatment or supplies received by the Insured Person, and/or
b) based upon the Company’s election hereunder, if any, to pay benefits directly to providers as an accommodation to the Insured Person, and/or
c) for any other reason; and
(22) Charges or expenses incurred for nonprescription drugs, medicines, vitamins, food extracts, or nutritional supplements; IV vitamin or herbal therapy; drugs or medicines not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or which are considered “off-label” drug use; and for drugs or medicines not prescribed by a Physician; and
(23) Any infection of the urinary tract (including, without limitation, infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate or urethra) and any complication, medical condition or other Illness directly or indirectly arising therefrom, that occurs within ninety (90) days of the Effective Date of this Insurance and that requires Treatment of the Insured Person in a Hospital as an inpatient.
(24) Charges and all costs related to or arising from or in connection with all trips to the Host Country undertaken for the purpose of securing medical Treatment or supplies; and
(25) Charges incurred for hospice care.
(26) Accidental Death or Dismemberment when the Insured Person’s death or dismemberment is caused directly or indirectly by, results from, or where there is a contribution from, any of the following:
a) bodily or mental infirmity, illness or disease, or
b) infection, other than infection occurring simultaneously with, and as a direct result of, the accidental injury.