“Accident” means a sudden, unexpected, unusual, specific event which occurs at an identifiable time and place, but shall also include exposure resulting from a mishap to a conveyance in which You are traveling.
“Accidental Injury” means Bodily Injury caused by an accident (of external origin) being the direct and independent cause in the loss.
“Actual Cash Value” means purchase price less depreciation.
“Assistance Company” means the service provider with which the Company has contracted to coordinate and deliver emergency travel assistance, medical evacuation, and repatriation.
“Baggage” means luggage and personal possessions, whether owned, borrowed, or rented, taken by You on Your Covered Trip.
“Bankruptcy” means the filing of a petition for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy in a court of competent jurisdiction under Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code 11 U.S.C. Subsection 101 et seq.
“Bodily Injury” means identifiable physical injury which: (a) is caused by an Accident, and (b) solely and independently of any other cause, except illness resulting from, or medical or surgical treatment rendered necessary by such injury, is the direct cause of death or dismemberment of You within twelve months from the date of the Accident.
“Business Equipment” means property used in trade, business, or for the production of income; or offered for sale or trade or components of goods offered for sale or trade.
“Business Partner” means an individual who: (a) is involved in a legal partnership; and (b) is actively involved in the day to day management of the business.
“Checked Baggage” means a piece of baggage for which a claim check has been issued to You by a Common Carrier.
“City” means an incorporated municipality having defined borders and does not include the high seas, uninhabited areas, or airspace.
“Common Carrier” means any regularly scheduled land, sea, and/or air conveyance operating under a valid license for the transportation of passengers for hire.
“Company” means Arch Insurance Company. Company also means We, Us or Our.
“Complication of Pregnancy” means a condition whose diagnosis is distinct from pregnancy but is adversely affected or caused by pregnancy.
“Covered Expenses” shall mean expenses incurred by You which are for medically necessary services, supplies, care, or treatment; due to Sickness or Injury; prescribed, performed or ordered by a Physician; reasonable and customary charges; incurred while insured under the policy; and which do not exceed the maximum limits shown in the accompanying Confirmation of Benefits, under each stated benefit.
“Covered Trip” means any class of scheduled trips, tours or cruises shown in the Application for which You request coverage and remit the required premium.
“Default” means a material failure or inability to provide contracted services due to financial insolvency.
“Dependent Child(ren)” means Your children, including an unmarried child, stepchild, legally adopted child or foster child who is: (1) less than age 19 and primarily dependent on You for support and maintenance; or (2) who is at least age 19 but less than age 23 and who regularly attends an accredited school or college; and who is primarily dependent on You for support and maintenance.
“Domestic Partner” means a person, at least 18 years of age, with whom You have been living in a spousal relationship with evidence of cohabitation for at least 10 continuous months prior to the Effective Date of coverage.
“Economy Fare” means the lowest published rate for a one-way or round trip economy ticket.
“Effective Date” means the date and time Your coverage begins, as outlined in the General Provisions section of the policy.
“Exotic Vehicles” includes Alfa Romeo; Aston Martin; Auburn; Avanti; Bentley; Bertone; BMC/Leyland; BMW M Series; Bradley; Bricklin; Corvette; Cosworth; Citroen; Clenet; De Lorean; Excalibre; Ferrari; Fiat; Hummer; Iso; Jaguar; Jensen; Jensen Healy; Lamborghini; Lancia; Lotus; Maserati; Mercedes Benz; MG; Morgan; Pantera; Panther; Pininfarina; Porsche; Rolls Royce; Rover; Stutz; Sterling; Triumph; TVR and Yugo; Antique cars meaning cars that are over 20 years old or have not been manufactured for 10 or more years; any vehicle with an original manufacturer’s suggested retail price greater than $35,000.
“Family Member” means Your or Your Traveling Companion’s legal or common law spouse, Domestic Partner, parent, legal guardian, step-parent, grandparent, parents-in-law, grandchild, natural or adopted child, foster child, ward, step-child, children-in- law, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.
“Hazard” means: a) any delay of a Common Carrier (including Inclement Weather); b) any delay by a traffic accident en route to a departure, in which You or Your Traveling Companion is directly or not directly involved; c) any delay due to lost or stolen passports, travel documents or money, quarantine, hijacking, unannounced strike, Natural Disaster, civil commotion or riot; d) severe storms that cause a route closing validated by the National Weather Service records and local Department of Transportation Records.
“Hospital” means a facility that: a) holds a valid license if it is required by the law; b) operates primarily for the care and treatment of sick or injured persons as in-patients; c) has a staff of one or more Physicians available at all times; d) provides 24 hour nursing service and has at least one registered professional nurse on duty or call; e) has organized diagnostic and surgical facilities, either on the premises or in facilities available to the hospital on a pre-arranged basis; and f) is not, except incidentally, a clinic, nursing home, rest home, or convalescent home for the aged, or similar institution.
“Host at Destination” means a person with whom You are sharing pre-arranged overnight accommodations at the host’s usual principal place of residence.
“Inclement Weather” means any severe weather condition other than a hurricane which delays the scheduled arrival or departure of a Common Carrier.
“Injury” means Bodily Injury caused by an Accident occurring while the policy is in force, and resulting directly and independently of all other causes of Loss covered by the policy. The Injury must be verified by a Physician and require emergency care.
“Insured” means a person while covered under the policy and for whom the required premium is paid. Insured also means “You” or “Your”.
“Loss” means injury or damage sustained by You as a result of one or more of the occurrences against which We have undertaken to indemnify You.
“Maximum Benefit” means the largest total amount of Covered Expenses that We will pay for You.
“Medically Necessary” means that a treatment, service, or supply: (1) is essential for diagnosis, treatment or care of the Injury or Sickness for which it is prescribed or performed; (2) meets generally accepted standards of medical practice; and (3) is ordered by a Physician and performed under his or her care, supervision or order.
“Natural Disaster” means flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, volcanic eruption, blizzard or avalanche that is due to natural causes.
“Physician” means a licensed practitioner of medical, surgical or dental services acting within the scope of his/her license and shall include Christian Science Practitioners. The treating Physician may not be You, a Traveling Companion or a Family Member.
“Pre-Existing Condition” means any injury, sickness or condition of You, a Traveling Companion, or Your or Your Traveling Companion’s Family Member booked to travel with You for which medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment was recommended or received within the 60 day period ending on the Effective Date. Sicknesses or conditions are not considered pre-existing if the sickness or condition for which prescribed drugs or medicine is taken remains controlled without any change in the required prescription.
“Scheduled Departure Date” means the date on which You are originally scheduled to leave on the Covered Trip.
“Scheduled Return Date” means the date on which You are originally scheduled to return to the point of origin or to a different final destination.
“Sickness” means an illness or disease which is diagnosed or treated by a Physician after the Effective Date of insurance and while You are covered under the policy.
“Ski Equipment” means skis, ski poles, ski bindings, ski boots, snowboards, snowboard bindings, snowboard boots, snowblades and any other recognized snowsports equipment.
“Strike” means a stoppage of work (a) announced, organized and sanctioned by a labor union; and (b) which interferes with the normal departure and arrival of a Common Carrier. Included in the definition of Strikes are work slowdowns and sickouts. Coverage is only valid if Your Trip Cancellation coverage is effective prior to when the Strike is foreseeable. A Strike is foreseeable on the date labor union members vote to approve a Strike.
“Terrorist Attack” means an incident deemed an act of terrorism by the U.S. Government.
“Travel Supplier” means tour operator, cruise line, hotel etc. who has made the land and/or sea arrangements.
“Traveling Companion” means a person or persons with whom You have coordinated travel arrangements and intend to travel with during the Covered Trip. Note, a group or tour leader is not considered a Traveling Companion unless You are sharing room accommodations with the group or tour leader.
“Unforeseen” means not anticipated or expected and occurring after Your Effective Date.
“Used” means to avail oneself of, to employ, to expend or consume, or to convert to one’s service.