Travel Card Benefits

Your Guide to Benefit describes the benefit in effect as of 4/1/17. Benefit information in this guide replaces any prior benefit information You may have received. Please read and retain for Your records. Your eligibility is determined by Your financial institution.

Purchase Security

Life is full of surprises… some good surprises; and some, not so good.

For instance, Your son’s brand new iPad got soaked, in a sudden rainstorm at summer camp. But, You bought the item with Your card so, You may be covered.

Purchase Security protects new retail purchases made with Your eligible Account within the first ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. To be eligible for this coverage, You need to purchase the entire cost of the item using Your Account.

At the Benefit Administrator’s discretion, this benefit replaces, repairs, or reimburses You, up to the total purchase price of Your item for a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per claim and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), per cardholder, in the event of theft, damage due to fire, vandalism or accidentally discharged water or certain weather conditions.

You are eligible for this benefit if You are a cardholder of an eligible card issued in the United States.Gifts purchased for friends and family members may also be covered if they are purchased with Your covered Account.

Purchase Security covers

Eligible items of personal property purchased with Your covered Account are covered for the following:

Damage due to:

  • Fire, smoke, lightning, explosion, riot, or vandalism
  • Windstorm, hail, rain, sleet, or snow
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, or other vehicles
  • Accidental discharge of water or steam from household plumbing
  • Sudden accidental damage from electric current
  • Theft (except from cars or motorized vehicles)

Purchases made outside the United States are also covered as long as You purchased the item with Your covered Account.

Purchase Security does not cover

  • Animals and living plants
  • Antiques or collectible items
  • Boats, aircraft, automobiles, and any other motorized vehicles and their motors, equipment, or accessories, including trailers and other items towable or attachable to any motorized vehicle
  • Broken items, unless the result of a covered occurrence
  • Computer software
  • Items damaged as a result of weather other than lightning, wind, hail, rain, sleet, or snow
  • Items purchased for resale, either professional or commercial use
  • Items stolen from cars or other vehicles or common carriers
  • Items that are lost, or that “mysteriously disappear,” meaning they vanished in an unexplained manner, with no evidence of wrongdoing by one person or several
  • Items under the control and care of a common carrier (including the U.S. Postal Service, airplanes, or a delivery service)
  • Items in Your baggage (unless hand carried, or under Your supervision or that of a companion You know); includes jewelry and watches, among other things
  • Theft or damage stemming from abuse, fraud, hostilities (war, invasion, rebellion, insurrection, terrorist activities, and more); confiscation by authorities (if contraband or illegal); normal wear and tear; flood, earthquake, radioactive contamination; damage from inherent product defects
  • Theft or damage from misdelivery, or voluntarily parting with property
  • Medical equipment
  • Perishable or consumable items, including cosmetics, perfumes, rechargeable batteries, among others
  • Real estate and items intended for real estate, including hard-wired and hard-plumbed items, garage doors and openers, ceiling fans, among other items
  • Rented and leased items
  • Traveler’s checks, cash, tickets, credit or debit cards, among other negotiable purchased instruments
  • Items used or pre-owned (Refurbished items will not be considered used or pre-owned as long accompanied by a warranty)

Filing a Purchase Security claim

Call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-525-1466, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-303-967-1096, within sixty (60) days of the damage or theft (if You wait longer, coverage may be denied). The Benefit Administrator will ask for some preliminary claim information, answer Your questions and send You a claim form. When You submit Your claim, be sure to include all information regarding Your claim including the time, place, cause and the amount to either replace or repair the item.

If You have insurance (homeowner’s, renter’s, car, employer or any other), You are required to file a claim with Your insurance company and to submit a copy of any claim settlement from Your insurance company along with Your claim form. Purchase Security provides coverage on an “excess” coverage basis, meaning it does not duplicate coverage, but pays for a loss only after valid and collectible insurance or indemnity (including, but not limited to, homeowner’s, renter’s, automobile, or employer’s insurance policies) has been exhausted. At that point, Purchase Security will cover the loss up to the amount charged to Your eligible Account, subject to the terms, exclusions, and limits of liability of the benefit.

This benefit also pays for the outstanding deductible portion of Your insurance or indemnity for eligible claims. The maximum total limit of liability is up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) per claim occurrence and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) per cardholder. You will receive no more than the purchase price as recorded on the eligible card receipt.

When a protected item is part of a pair or set, You will receive no more than the value (as described above) of the particular part or parts, stolen or damaged, regardless of any special value that item may have as part of such a pair or set, and no more than the proportionate part of an aggregate purchase price of such pair or set.

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Gift recipients may file their own claims, if they have the necessary substantiating documents.

Please submit the following documents:

  • Your signed and completed claim form
  • A copy of Your monthly billing statement (showing the last four [4] digits of the Account number) demonstrating that the purchase was made on Your eligible Account
  • A copy of the itemized store receipt demonstrating that the purchase was made on Your eligible Account
  • Copy of the documentation of any other settlement of the loss (if applicable)
  • If the item is repairable, the estimate of repair OR a copy of the paid receipt/invoice for the repairs, indicating the type of damage to the claimed item (if applicable)
  • Copy of the police report (made within forty-eight [48] hours of the occurrence in the case of theft), fire report or incident report to substantiate the loss. If the loss was not reported, please provide a replacement receipt or other sufficient proof of loss deemed eligible solely by Your Benefits Specialist (if applicable)
  • Any other documents necessary to substantiate Your claim

In some cases of damage, You will be asked to send, at Your expense, the damaged item along with Your claim in order to substantiate the claim, so make sure to keep the damaged item in Your possession.

PLEASE NOTE: Your maximum recovery under the Purchase Security Benefit is the purchase price of the item, not to exceed the coverage limit.

Please return Your signed and completed form with all documentation within ninety (90) days of the date of theft or damage.

How will I be reimbursed?

Once You’ve met the conditions of this benefit, the Benefit Administrator will resolve Your claim in one of two ways:

  • A damaged item may be repaired, rebuilt, or replaced, while a stolen item will be replaced. Typically, You will receive notice about this decision within fifteen (15) days upon receipt of Your claim documentation.
  • You may receive payment to replace Your item, an amount not more than the original purchase price, less shipping and handling charges, up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) per claim and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) per cardholder. You will only be reimbursed up to the dollar amount to replace or repair the item or the program limit, whichever is less. Under normal circumstances, reimbursement will take place within five (5) business days.

Definitions

Account means Your credit or debit card Accounts.

Eligible Person means a cardholder who pays for their purchase by using their eligible Account.

You or Your means an Eligible Person who used their eligible Account to purchase the item.

Additional provisions for Purchase Security

  • Signed or pinned transactions are covered as long as You use Your eligible Account to secure the transaction.
  • You shall do all things reasonable to avoid or diminish any loss covered by this benefit. This provision will not be unreasonably applied to avoid claims.
  • If You make any claim knowing it to be false or fraudulent in any respect, no coverage shall exist for such claim, and Your benefit may be cancelled. Each cardholder agrees that representations regarding claims will be accurate and complete. Any and all relevant provisions shall be void in any case of fraud, intentional concealment, or misrepresentation of material fact.
  • No legal action for a claim may be brought against the Provider until sixty (60) days after the Provider receives Proof of Loss. No legal action against the Provider may be brought more than two (2) years after the time for giving Proof of Loss. Further, no legal action may be brought against the Provider unless all the terms of the Guide to Benefits have been complied with fully.
  • This benefit is provided to eligible cardholders at no additional cost. The terms and conditions contained in this Guide to Benefits may be modified by subsequent endorsements. Modifications to the terms and conditions may be provided via additional Guide to Benefits mailings, statement inserts, statement messages or electronic notification. The benefits described in this Guide to Benefits will not apply to cardholders whose Accounts have been suspended or cancelled.
  • Termination dates may vary by financial institutions. Your financial institution can cancel or non-renew the benefits for cardholders, and if they do, they will notify You at least thirty (30) days in advance. Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (“Provider”) is the underwriter of these benefits and is solely responsible for its administration and claims. The Benefit Administrator provides services on behalf of the Provider.
  • After the Benefit Administrator has paid Your claim, all Your rights and remedies against any party in respect of this claim will be transferred to the Benefit Administrator to the extent of the payment made to You. You must give the Benefit Administrator all assistance as may reasonably be required to secure all rights and remedies.
  • This benefit does not apply to the extent that trade or economic sanctions or other laws or regulations prohibit the provision of insurance, including, but not limited to, the payment of claims.

For more information about the benefit described in this guide, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-525-1466, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-303-967-1096.

Travel and Emergency Assistance Services

Emergencies can escalate quickly when You are traveling away from home. Something that is relatively straight forward when You are not traveling, like replacing prescription medication, can be a difficult task when You are dealing with local laws or language barriers.

Travel and Emergency Assistance Services are made available to help You in case of an emergency while You are traveling away from home. The Benefit Administrator can connect You with the appropriate local emergency and assistance resources available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Please note that due to occasional issues such as distance, location, or time, neither the Benefit Administrator nor its service providers can be responsible for the availability, use, cost, or results of any medical, legal, transportation, or other services.

What are Travel and Emergency Assistance Services and how do I use these services when I need them?

Travel and Emergency Assistance Services are made available to You, if You are a cardholder of an eligible card issued in the United States. Your spouse and children (dependents under 22 years old) are also eligible to use these services.

Travel and Emergency Assistance Services provide assistance and referral only. You are responsible for the cost of any actual medical, legal, transportation, cash advance, or other services or goods provided.

To use the services, simply call the toll-free, 24-hour Benefit Administrator line at 1-800-992-6029.
If You are outside the United States, call collect at 1-804-673-1675.

What are the specific services and how can they help me?

  • Emergency Message Service – can record and relay emergency messages for travelers or their immediate family members. The Benefit Administrator will use reasonable efforts to relay emergency messages in accordance with benefit guidelines and limitations, but cannot take responsibility for the failure to transmit any message successfully. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Medical Referral Assistance – provides medical referral, monitoring, and follow-up. The Benefit Administrator can give You names of local English-speaking doctors, dentists, and hospitals; assign a doctor to consult by phone with local medical personnel, if necessary, to monitor Your condition; keep in contact with Your family, and provide continuing liaison; and help You arrange medical payments from Your personal account. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Legal Referral Assistance – can arrange contact with English-speaking attorneys and U.S. embassies and consulates if You’re detained by local authorities, have a car accident, or need legal assistance. In addition, the Benefit Administrator can coordinate bail payment from Your personal account. The Benefit Administrator can also follow up to make sure bail has been properly handled. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Emergency Transportation Assistance – can help You make all the necessary arrangements for emergency transportation home or to the nearest medical facility. This includes arranging to bring Your Young children home and helping You stay in contact with family members or employers during the emergency. In the case of a death, the Benefit Administrator can make arrangements to repatriate the remains. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Emergency Ticket Replacement – helps You through Your carrier’s lost ticket reimbursement process and assists in the delivery of a replacement ticket to You, should You lose Your ticket. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Lost Luggage Locator Service – can help You through the Common Carrier’s claim procedures or can arrange shipment of replacement items if an airline or Common Carrier loses Your checked luggage. You are responsible for the cost of any replacement items shipped to You.
  • Emergency Translation Services – provides telephone assistance in all major languages and helps find local interpreters, if available, when You need more extensive assistance. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Prescription Assistance and Valuable Document Delivery Arrangements – can help You fill or replace prescriptions, subject to local laws, and can arrange pickup and delivery of Your prescriptions filled for You at local pharmacies. It can also help transport critical documents that You may have left at Your home or elsewhere. All costs are Your responsibility.
  • Pre-Trip Assistance – can give You information on Your destination before You leave such as ATM locations, currency exchange rates, weather reports, health precautions, necessary immunizations, and required passport visas.

Definitions

Common Carrier means any mode of transportation by land, water or air operating for hire under a license to carry passengers for which a ticket must be purchased prior to travel. Does not include taxi, limousine service, commuter rail or commuter bus lines.

You or Your means an eligible person whose name is embossed on an eligible U.S. issued card, and You reside in the United States.

Additional Provisions for Travel and Emergency Assistance Services

This benefit is provided to eligible cardholders at no additional cost. The terms and conditions contained in this Guide to Benefits may be modified by subsequent endorsements. Modifications to the terms and conditions may be provided via additional Guide to Benefits mailings, statement inserts, statement messages or electronic notification. The benefits described in this Guide to Benefits will not apply to cardholders whose accounts have been suspended or cancelled.

For more information about the benefit described in this guide, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-992-6029, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-804-673-1675.

Lost Luggage Reimbursement

Have You ever been waiting for Your Checked Luggage to come around the belt only to find that it has been lost by Your airline?

Fortunately, Lost Luggage Reimbursement is here to help. With Lost Luggage Reimbursement, You can be reimbursed for the difference between the “value of the amount claimed” and the Common Carrier’s payment up to two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) per Covered Trip and one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per cardholder, provided the Checked Luggage and/or Carry-on Baggage and/or its contents was lost due to theft or misdirection by the Common Carrier. “Value of the amount claimed” is the lesser of the following three amounts: the original purchase price of the item(s), the actual cash value of the item(s) at the time of theft or misdirection (with appropriate deduction for depreciation), and the cost to replace the item(s).

You and Your Immediate Family Members are all eligible for this benefit when You take a Covered Trip and pay for the cost of Your Common Carrier tickets with Your eligible card issued in the United States. To be eligible for coverage, You must purchase the entire cost of the Covered Trip with Your covered Account. Only Your Checked Luggage and/or Carry-On Baggage and/or its contents is covered.

This benefit is supplemental to and excess of any collectible insurance and/or collectible reimbursement from any other source. The Benefit Administrator will refund the excess amount once all other reimbursement has been exhausted up the limit of liability.

Please Note: You must take all reasonable means to protect, save and/or recover Your Checked Luggage and/or Carry-on Baggage and/or its contents at all times.

What is not covered?

Luggage Reimbursement does not apply to loss or theft of the following items:

  • Automobiles, automobile accessories and/or equipment, motorcycles, motors, bicycles (except when checked with the Common Carrier), boats, or other vehicles or conveyances
  • Contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, artificial teeth, dental bridges, and prosthetic limbs
  • Money, securities, credit or debit cards, checks, and travelers’ checks
  • Tickets, documents (travel or otherwise), keys, coins, deeds, bullion, stamps, perishables, consumables, perfume, cosmetics, rugs and carpets, animals, cameras, sporting equipment, and household furniture
  • Property shipped as freight or shipped prior to the Covered Trip departure date
  • Items specifically identified or described in and insured under any other insurance policy
  • Losses arising from confiscation or expropriation by any government or public authority or detention by customs or other officials
  • Losses resulting from abuse, fraud, hostilities or any kind (including, but not limited to, war, invasion, rebellion, or insurrection)
  • Business items (items that are used in the purchase, sale, production, promotion, or distribution of goods or services including but not limited to, manuals, computers and their accessories, software, data, facsimile, samples, collateral materials, etc.), cellular telephones, or art objects

How to file a Lost Luggage Reimbursement claim

Immediately notify the Common Carrier to begin their claims process if Your luggage and/or its contents are lost or stolen.

Within twenty (20) days of the date Your luggage is lost or stolen, and You have notified the Common Carrier and begun their claims process, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-757-1274, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-804-673-6496. The Benefit Administrator will ask You for some preliminary claim information and send You a special claim form. If You do not notify the Benefit Administrator within twenty (20) days of the date the luggage was lost or stolen, Your claim may be denied.

Within ninety (90) days of the date Your luggage was lost or stolen, return Your claim form and the requested documentation below to the address provided by the Benefit Administrator:

  • A copy of Your monthly billing statement or the travel itinerary (showing the last four [4] digits of the Account number) confirming the Common Carrier ticket was charged to the covered Account
  • A copy of ticketing by the Common Carrier, including but not limited to itinerary, boarding pass, or used ticket stub
  • A copy of any check, settlement, denial or explanation of coverage issued by the Common Carrier together with a copy of the Common Carrier’s completed claim form, a list of the items lost and their value, and a copy of the luggage claim check (if applicable)
  • A copy of Your insurance policy’s Declarations Page (if applicable) to confirm Your deductible (Declarations Page means the document(s) in Your insurance policy that lists names, coverages, limits, effective dates and deductibles)
  • A copy of any settlement of the loss or theft from Your primary insurance
  • Any other documentation deemed necessary by the Benefit Administrator to substantiate the loss or theft

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If You have personal insurance (i.e., homeowner’s, renter’s, or other insurance applicable to the lost or stolen luggage or contents), You are required to file a claim with Your insurance company and submit a copy of any claim settlement along with Your completed claim form.

If the claim amount is within Your personal insurance deductible, the Benefit Administrator may, at its discretion, deem a copy of Your personal insurance Declarations Page to be sufficient.

Transference of claims

After the Benefit Administrator has paid Your claim of loss or theft under this reimbursement benefit, all Your rights and remedies against any party in respect of this loss or damage will be transferred to the Benefit Administrator to the extent of the payment made to You. You must give the Benefit Administrator all assistance as may reasonably be required to secure all rights and remedies.

Definitions

Account means Your credit or debit card Accounts.

Carry-on Baggage means the baggage which You personally carry onto the Common Carrier and for which You retain responsibility.

Checked Luggage means suitcases or other containers specifically designed for carrying personal belongings, for which a claim check has been issued to You by a Common Carrier.

Common Carrier means any land, water, or air conveyance operated under a license for the transportation of passengers for hire and for which a ticket must be purchased prior to commencing travel. Common Carrier does not include taxis, limousine services, or commuter rail or commuter bus lines.

Covered Trip means a trip while the Eligible Person is riding on a Common Carrier as a passenger and not as a pilot, operator or crew member, for which the expense has been charged to Your eligible Account, and which is not less than five (5) consecutive days but does not exceed sixty (60) consecutive days in duration.

Eligible Person means a cardholder who pays for their Covered Trip by using their eligible Account.

Immediate Family Member means Your Spouse or legally dependent children under age eighteen (18), [twenty-five (25) if enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university].

Spouse includes Your domestic partner which is a person who is at least 18 years of age and who during the last twelve months: 1) has been in a committed relationship with the cardholder; (2) has been the cardholder’s sole spousal equivalent; (3) has resided in the same household as the cardholder; and (4) has been jointly responsible with the cardholder for each other’s financial obligations and who intends to continue the relationship as stated above indefinitely.

You or Your means an Eligible Person or Your Immediate Family Members who charge their Covered Trip to Your eligible Account.

Additional provisions for Lost Luggage Reimbursement

  • Signed or pinned transactions are covered as long as You use Your eligible card to secure the transaction.
  • You shall do all things reasonable to avoid or diminish any loss covered by this benefit. This provision will not be unreasonably applied to avoid claims.
  • If You make any claim knowing it to be false or fraudulent in any respect, no coverage shall exist for such claim, and Your benefit may be cancelled. Each cardholder agrees that representations regarding claims will be accurate and complete. Any and all relevant provisions shall be void in any case of fraud, intentional concealment, or misrepresentation of material fact.
  • No legal action for a claim may be brought against the Provider until sixty (60) days after the Provider receives Proof of Loss. No legal action against the Provider may be brought more than two (2) years after the time for giving Proof of Loss. Further, no legal action may be brought against the Provider unless all the terms of the Guide to Benefits have been complied with fully.
  • This benefit is provided to eligible cardholders at no additional cost. The terms and conditions contained in this Guide to Benefits may be modified by subsequent endorsements. Modifications to the terms and conditions may be provided via additional Guide to Benefits mailings, statement inserts, statement messages or electronic notification. The benefits described in this Guide will not apply to cardholders whose Accounts have been suspended or cancelled.
  • Termination dates may vary by financial institutions. Your financial institution can cancel or non-renew the benefits for cardholders, and if they do, they will notify You at least thirty (30) days in advance. Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (“Provider”) is the underwriter of these benefits and is solely responsible for its administration and claims. The Benefit Administrator provides services on behalf of the Provider.
  • After the Benefit Administrator has paid Your claim, all Your rights and remedies against any party in respect of this claim will be transferred to the Benefit Administrator to the extent of the payment made to You. You must give the Benefit Administrator all assistance as may reasonably be required to secure all rights and remedies.
  • This benefit does not apply to the extent that trade or economic sanctions or other laws or regulations prohibit the provision of insurance, including, but not limited to, the payment of claims.

For more information about the benefit described in this guide, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-757-1274, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-804-673-6496.