Covered after 14 day wait
Coverage is provided usually in the event of a complete suspension of operations due to financial circumstances whether or not bankruptcy is filed. All insurance companies offer different levels of coverage, please check individual coverage statements for more detailed info. Most companies do not provide coverage if you purchase your insurance directly from your tour operator. Some companies also have a limit on the time in between making your initial trip deposit and buying your insurance.
We will reimburse You, up to the Maximum Benefit Amount shown in the Schedule of Benefits, for the amount of the unused non-refundable prepaid Payments or Deposits for the Travel Arrangements You purchased or were assessed for Your Trip, when You cancel Your Trip for a covered Unforeseen reason.
Trip Cancellation must be due to one of the following Unforeseen reasons:
Bankruptcy or Default of an airline, cruise line, tour operator or other travel, camp or program provider (other than an organization or firm from whom You purchased Travel Arrangements supplied by others) causing a complete cessation of travel services provided the Bankruptcy or Default occurs more than 14 days following Your Effective Date. Benefits will be paid due to Bankruptcy or Default of an airline only if no alternate transportation is available. If alternate transportation is available, benefits will be limited to the change fee charged to allow You to transfer to another airline in order to get to Your intended destination;
“Accident” means a sudden, unexpected, unusual, specific event that occurs at an identifiable time and place, and shall also include exposure resulting from a mishap to a conveyance in which You are traveling.
“Actual Cash Value” means current replacement cost for items of like kind and quality less depreciation.
“Additional Transportation Cost” means the actual cost incurred for one- way Economy Transportation (or for the original class of fare, if the original tickets were for a higher class of fare) by Common Carrier by the most direct route, less any refunds paid or payable, for unused original tickets.
“Air Carrier” means any air conveyance operating under a valid license for the transportation of passengers for hire.
“Baggage” means luggage and personal effects (whether owned, borrowed or rented) taken by You on Your Trip.
“Bankruptcy or Default” means the total cessation of operations due to financial insolvency, with or without the filing of a bankruptcy.
“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 general partnership with You; and (b) is actively involved in the day to day management of Your business.
“Caregiver” means an individual employed for the purpose of providing assistance with activities of daily living to You or to Your Family Member who has a physical or mental impairment. The Caregiver must be employed by You or Your Family Member. A Caregiver is not a babysitter; childcare service, facility or provider; or a person employed by any service, provider or facility to supply assisted living or skilled nursing personnel.
“Child Caregiver” means an individual providing basic childcare service needs for Your minor children under the age of 18 while You are on the Trip without the minor children. The arrangement of being the Child Caregiver while You are on the Trip must be made 15 or more days prior to the Scheduled Departure Date.
“Common Carrier” means any land, sea, or air conveyance operating under a valid license for the transportation of passengers for hire, not including taxicabs or rented, leased or privately owned motor vehicles.
“Dependent” means lawful spouse ,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 26 and who regularly attends an accredited school or college; and who is primarily dependent on You for support and maintenance.
“Domestic Partner” means an opposite or same-sex partner who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and has met all the following requirements for at least 12 months:
1) Resides with You;
2) Shares financial assets and obligations with You;
3) Is not related by blood to You to a degree of closeness that would prohibit a legal marriage;
4) Neither You nor Your Domestic Partner is married to anyone else, or has any other Domestic Partner.
“Economy Transportation” means the lowest published available transportation rate for a ticket on a Common Carrier.
“Effective Date” means the date and time Your coverage begins, as indicated in Section IV, Coverage Provisions, When Coverage Begins and Ends.
“Elective Treatment and Procedures” means any medical treatment or surgical procedure that is not medically required, including any service, treatment, or supplies that are deemed by the federal, or a state or local government authority to be research or experimental or that is not recognized as a generally accepted medical practice.
“Eligible Person” means a citizen or resident of the United States of America or Canada.
“Exotic Vehicles” means any antique, limited production, or collectible car or any other private passenger vehicle with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) over $50,000.
“Family Member” means any of the following: Your or Your Traveling Companion’s legal spouse (or common-law spouse where legal), legal guardian or ward, son or daughter (adopted, foster, step or in-law), brother or sister (includes step or in-law), parent (includes step or in-law), grandparent (includes in-law), grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, Domestic Partner, Caregiver, or Child Caregiver.
“Home” means Your primary place of residence.
“Hospital” means (a) a place which is licensed or recognized as a general hospital by the proper authority of the state in which it is located; (b) a place operated for the care and treatment of resident in-patients with a registered graduate nurse (RN) always on duty and with a laboratory and X-ray facility; © a place recognized as a general hospital by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals; (d) other than a residence, a place where treatment in a Hyperbaric chamber can be received. Not included is a hospital or institution licensed or used principally: (1) for the treatment or care of drug addicts or alcoholics; or (2) as a clinic continued or extended care facility, skilled nursing facility, convalescent home, rest home, nursing home or home for the aged.
“Hospitalized” means admitted to a Hospital for a period of at least 24 hours or where the patient is charged by the Hospital for a minimum of one day of inpatient charges.
“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 weather condition that delays the scheduled arrival or departure of a Common Carrier.
“Individual Coverage Term” means the period of time beginning when the Insured has been enrolled for coverage under the policy for which the required premium has been paid.
“Injury” means bodily harm caused by an Accident that: 1) occurs while Your coverage is in effect under the plan; and 2) requires examination and treatment by a Physician. The Injury must be the direct cause of loss and must be independent of all other causes and must not be caused by, or result from, Sickness.
“Insured” means the person named on the Declarations, Schedule of Benefits or Confirmation of Benefits who: (a) is scheduled to participate on a Trip; (b) completes any required enrollment form; and © for whom the required premium has been paid. Insured also means “You” and “Your”.
“Intoxicated” mean a blood alcohol level that equals or exceeds the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle in the state or jurisdiction where You are located at the time of an incident.
“Maximum Benefit Amount” means the maximum amount payable for coverage provided to You as shown in the Schedule of Benefits.
“Medical Evacuation” means Physician-ordered Transportation Expense which is arranged and approved by Our Program Assistance Provider. An unscheduled return by the same or like mode of transportation as originally scheduled without additional transportation requirements is not a Medical Evacuation.
“Medically Necessary” means a service which is appropriate and consistent with the treatment of the condition in accordance with accepted standards of community practice.
“Medical Treatment” means examination and treatment by a Physician.
“Natural Disaster” means earthquake, flood, fire, hurricane, blizzard, avalanche, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, or landslide that is due to natural causes.
“Payments or Deposits” means the cash, check, or credit card amounts actually paid for Your Trip. Certificates, vouchers, discounts and/or credits applied (in part or in full) towards the cost of Your Travel Arrangements are not Payments or Deposits as defined herein.
“Physician” means a person licensed as a medical doctor in the jurisdiction where the services are rendered or a Christian Science Practitioner who is: (a) other than You, a Traveling Companion or a Family Member; and (b) practicing within the scope of his or her license.
“Pre-Existing Condition” means an illness, disease, or other condition during the 60 day period immediately prior to the Effective Date of Your coverage for which You or Your Traveling Companion, Business Partner or Family Member scheduled or booked to travel with You:
1) received or received a recommendation for a test, examination, or medical treatment; or
2) took or received a prescription for drugs or medicine.
Item (2) of this definition does not apply to a condition which is treated or controlled solely through the taking of prescription drugs or medicine and remains treated or controlled without any adjustment or change in the required prescription throughout the 60 day period before Your coverage is effective under this plan.
“Program Assistance Provider” means One Call Worldwide Travel Services, Inc.
“Rental Car” means a private passenger vehicle (including mini-vans and sport utility vehicles) rented from a rental car agency and being used solely for transportation on public roads.
“Scheduled Departure Date” means the date on which You are originally scheduled to leave on Your Trip.
“Scheduled Return Date” means the date on which You are originally scheduled to return to the point of origin or the original final destination of Your Trip.
“Sickness” means an illness or disease of the body that: 1) requires examination and treatment by a Physician, and 2) commences while Your coverage is in effect. An illness or disease of the body that first manifests itself and then worsens or becomes acute prior to the Effective Date of Your coverage is not a Sickness as defined herein and is not covered by the plan.
“Strike” means any organized and legally sanctioned labor disagreement resulting in a stoppage of work: (a) as a result of a combined effort of workers which is unannounced and unpublished at the time Travel Arrangements are purchased and (b) which interferes with the normal departure and arrival of a Common Carrier.
“Terrorist Incident” means an incident deemed a terrorist attack by the United States government or act of violence, other than civil disorder or riot (that is not an act of war, declared or undeclared), that results in Loss of life or major damage to person or property, by any person acting on behalf of or in connection with any organization which is generally recognized as having the intent to overthrow or influence the control of any government.
“Third Party(ies)” means any person, corporation or other entity except You and Us.
“Time Sensitive Period” means within 15 days of the date Your initial deposit/payment for Your Trip is received.
“Transportation Expense” means the cost of Medically Necessary conveyance and personnel, including Usual and Customary charges for required medical services.
“Travel Arrangement(s)” means: (a) transportation; (b) accommodations; and © other specified services arranged by Your Travel Supplier for Your Trip.
“Traveling Companion” means a person or persons whose names appear with Yours on the same Travel Arrangements and who during Your Trip, will accompany You. A group or tour organizer, sponsor or leader is not a Traveling Companion as defined, unless sharing accommodations in the same room, cabin, condominium unit, apartment unit or other lodging with You.
“Travel Supplier” means any entity or organization that coordinates or supplies travel services for You.
“Trip” means a scheduled trip for which coverage is elected and the premium paid and all Travel Arrangements are arranged prior to the Scheduled Departure Date.
“Unforeseen” means not anticipated or expected and occurring after Your purchase of the policy.
“Uninhabitable” means: (1) the building structure itself is unstable and there is a risk of collapse in whole or in part; (2) there is exterior or structural damage allowing elemental intrusion, such as rain, wind, hail or flood; (3) immediate safety hazards have yet to be cleared; or (4) the property is without electricity, gas, sewer service or water or under an order of mandatory evacuation by local government authorities.
“Usual and Customary” means the comparable level of charges for similar treatment, services and supplies in the geographic area where treatment, services or supplies are provided or performed.
Benefits are not payable for any loss due to, arising or resulting from:
1. due to a Pre-Existing Condition, as defined in the plan. This Pre- Existing Condition exclusion does not apply to the Emergency Medical Evacuation or Repatriation of Remains coverage;
Waiver of the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion
The exclusion for Pre-Existing Condition will be waived provided:
a) Your payment for this plan and enrollment form are received within the Time Sensitive Period;
b) The booking for the Trip is Your first and only booking for this travel period and destination; and
c) You are not disabled from travel at the time You make Your payment for this plan.
2. suicide, attempted suicide or any intentionally self-inflicted injury of You, a Traveling Companion, Family Member or Business Partner booked to travel with You, while sane or insane;
3. war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities between nations (whether declared or undeclared), or civil war;
4. participating in maneuvers or training exercises of an armed service or police force of any country;
5. riding or driving in races, or speed or endurance competitions or events;
6. mountaineering (engaging in the sport of scaling mountains generally requiring the use of picks, ropes, or other special equipment);
7. participating as a professional in a stunt, athletic or sporting event or competition;
8. participating in skydiving or parachuting (except parasailing), hang gliding, bungee cord jumping, extreme skiing, skiing outside marked trails or heli-skiing, any race or speed contests (not including any regatta races), scuba diving if the depth exceeds 130 feet or if You are not PADI or NAUI certified to dive and a dive master is not present during the dive, or spelunking;
9. piloting or learning to pilot or acting as a member of the crew of any aircraft;
10. being Intoxicated or under the influence of any controlled substance unless taken as administered or prescribed by a Physician;
11. the commission of or attempt to commit a felony or being engaged in an illegal occupation;
12. normal pregnancy (except complications of pregnancy) and/or resulting childbirth, except as otherwise covered under Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption, or voluntarily induced abortion;
13. any amount paid or payable under any Worker’s Compensation, Disability Benefit or similar law;
14. a loss or damage caused by detention, confiscation or destruction by customs official;
15. any non-emergent treatment or surgery, routine physical examinations, hearing aids, eye glasses, contacts or any Elective Treatment and Procedures;
16. any loss occurring during a Trip booked or taken for the purpose or intent of securing medical treatment;
17. failure of any tour operator, Common Carrier, or other travel supplier, person or agency to provide the bargained-for travel arrangements for reasons other than Bankruptcy or Default;
18. business, contractual or educational obligations of You, a Family Member, Business Partner, or Traveling Companion;
19. a mental, or nervous or psychological disorder, unless Hospitalized for that condition while the plan is in effect for You;
20. a loss that results from an illness, disease or other condition, event or circumstance that occurs at a time when the plan is not in effect for You;
21. directly or indirectly, the actual, alleged or threatened use, discharge, dispersal, seepage, migration, escape, release or exposure to any hazardous biological, chemical, nuclear radioactive weapon, device, material, gas, matter or contamination;
22. traveling against the advice of a Physician and any loss occurring during such a Trip;
23. expenses resulting from a motor vehicle accident, unless You are properly licensed to operate the vehicle at the place and time of the Accident.
For Baggage and Personal Effects, Sports Equipment, Business Equipment Rental, Sports Equipment Rental and Baggage Delay:
We will not provide benefits for any loss or damage to:
2. automobiles and automobile equipment; boats or other vehicles or conveyances; motorcycles; trailers; motors; or aircraft;
3. bicycles, except when checked as baggage with a Common Carrier;
4. household effects and furnishings; antiques and collector items;
5. eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, artificial teeth, dentures, dental bridges, or retainers, or other orthodontic devices or hearing aids;
6. artificial limbs or other prosthetic devices;
7. keys, money, and credit cards (except as otherwise specifically covered herein); securities, stamps, tickets, and documents (except as coverage is otherwise specifically provided herein);
8. sporting equipment if the loss results from the use thereof;
9. professional or occupational equipment or property, whether or not electronic business equipment; or
10. cell phones, PDAs and similar mobile devices, laptop or tablet computers.
We will not provide benefits for any loss or damage caused by or resulting from:
1) breakage of brittle or fragile articles (except musical instruments);
2) wear and tear or gradual deterioration;
3) confiscation or appropriation by order of any government or custom’s rule;
4) theft or pilferage while left in any unlocked or unattended vehicle;
5) property illegally acquired, kept, stored or transported;
6) Your negligent acts or omissions;
7) property shipped as freight or shipped prior to the Scheduled Departure Date;
8) electrical current, including electric arcing that damages or destroys electrical devices or appliances;
9) insects, vermin or inherent vice.
We will not provide benefits for any loss or damage to Your Baggage which has been reimbursed by a Common Carrier, hotel or Travel Supplier.