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Travel Insurance Policy

CSA

TRAVEL PROTECTION
A Europ Assistance Group Company

 

DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE

G-330CSA

UNDERWRITTEN BY GENERALI US BRANCH, A Stock Company

Master Policy Number:TMP100010

This Description of Coverage does not amend, extend or alter the coverage afforded by the insurance policy.

This Description of Coverage may describe more travel insurance benefits than purchased by you. As insurance benefits can vary from program to program, please refer to the Schedule of Benefits. It provides you with specific information about the program you have purchased.

Notice to residents of AK, SD, OH, LA, CO, MN, WA, WY, IN, NY, GA, KS, OR, TN. This document is for informational purposes only. To obtain your state specific insurance policy please call (866) 999-4018 or visit http://www.csatravelprotection.com/certpolicy.do. 

FOR COVERAGE INQUIRIES OR CUSTOMER SERVICE CALL:

(866) 999-4018

 

PARA ASISTENCIA EN ESPANOL, FAVOR DE LLAMAR AL:

(800) 318-0179

 

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 24H A DAY DURING YOUR TRIP, CALL:

 

IN THE U.S.

(877) 243-4135

 

COLLECT WORLDWIDE

(240) 330-1529

 

 

 

 

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DESCRIPTION OF 24-HOUR EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE SERVICES

(PROVIDED BY CSA’S DESIGNATED PROVIDER)

 

Available Services

Various 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Services are provided along with the CSA Travel Protection® plans. A description of all 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Services are contained in this document. The 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Services are only available to persons whose primary residence is in the United States. This plan is administered by CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services.

 

How to Call the 24-Hour Emergency Hotline   

If you need emergency help for an available service, you can call toll-free 24 hours a day to (877) 243-4135 from within the United States, or call collect to (240) 330-1529 from around the world.

 

When calling, you should have available your Policy/Reference number and Plan Code, your location, a local telephone number, and details of the situation. After your coverage has been verified, the assistance provider will assist you. If you cannot call collect from your location, dial direct and give the assistance provider your telephone number and location and they will call you back.

 

To call collect from a foreign country you may first need to reach a live operator on the line. In some cases, that operator may not understand how to process collect calls to the United States. To be prepared, please visit www.consumer.att.com/global/english/away/directservice.html for information on how to reach an English-speaking operator. If you were unable to reach CSA collect and paid for your call, we will ask you for a number to call you back so you will pay no further charges.

 

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please first call the local emergency authorities to receive immediate assistance and then contact the assistance provider.

 

There may be times when circumstances beyond the assistance provider’s control hinder their endeavors to provide help services; however, they will make all reasonable efforts to provide services and help resolve your problem.

 

The assistance provider cannot be held responsible for failure to provide, or for delay in providing services when such failure or delay is caused by conditions beyond its control, including but not limited to flight conditions, labor disturbance and strike, rebellion, riot, civil commotion, war or uprising, nuclear accidents, natural disasters, acts of God or where rendering service is prohibited by local law or regulations.

 

The assistance provider’s staff will do their best to refer you to the appropriate providers. However, the assistance provider and CSA cannot be held responsible for the quality or results of any services provided by these independent practitioners.

 

Availability of Services       

You are eligible for informational and concierge services at any time after you purchase this plan.

 

The Emergency Assistance Services become available when you actually start your trip.

 

Emergency Assistance, Concierge and Informational Services end the earliest of: midnight on the day the program expires; when you reach your return destination; or when you complete your trip.

 

The Identity Theft Resolution Services become available on your scheduled departure date for your trip. Services end 180 days from the date of your scheduled departure date for your trip.

 

Identity Theft Resolution does not guarantee that its intervention on behalf of you will result in a particular outcome or that its efforts on behalf of you will lead to a result satisfactory to you.

 

Identity Theft Resolution does not include, and Identity Theft Resolution shall not assist you for thefts involving non-US bank accounts.

 

Informational Services

The assistance provider offers a wide range of informational services before you leave home and during your trip, including: Visa, Passport, Inoculation and Immunization Requirements, Cultural Information, Temperature, Weather Conditions, Embassy and Consulate Referrals, Foreign Exchange Rates, and Travel Advisories. 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES 

Medical Referral

If an emergency occurs during a trip that requires you to visit a doctor, you should call the Emergency Hotline to obtain the names of local qualified doctors who speak your language. If additional medical services are required, the assistance provider is prepared to consult with the attending physician and provide such assistance, as they believe to be in your best interest.

Traveling Companion Assistance

If a Traveling Companion loses previously-made travel arrangements due to your medical emergency, the assistance provider will arrange for your Traveling Companion’s return home.

Emergency Cash Transfer

If your cash or traveler’s checks are lost or stolen, or unanticipated emergency expenses are incurred, the assistance provider will help arrange for an emergency cash transfer in currency, traveler’s checks, or other forms as deemed acceptable by the assistance provider. The assistance provider will advance up to $500 after satisfactory guarantee of reimbursement from you.

Legal Referral

The assistance provider will locate attorneys available during regular working hours. Assistance will also be provided to advance bail bond, where permitted by law. You are responsible for contracted legal fees.

Locating Lost or Stolen Items

The assistance provider will assist in locating and replacing lost or stolen luggage, documents and personal possessions.

Replacement of Medication and Eyeglasses

The assistance provider will arrange to fill a prescription that has been lost, stolen or requires a refill, subject to local law, whenever possible. The assistance provider will also arrange for shipment of replacement eyeglasses. Costs for shipping of medication or eyeglasses, or a prescription refill, etc. are your responsibility. The refill may require a visit to a local physician. You should be prepared to furnish the assistance provider with a copy of your original prescription and/or the name and phone number of your regular attending physician.

Embassy and Consular Services

The assistance provider will provide referrals to travelers needing the assistance of U.S. embassies and consulates.

Worldwide Medical Information

The assistance provider can provide necessary inoculation and vaccination information, and detailed general health and medical descriptions of destinations around the world.

Interpretation/Translation

The assistance provider will assist with telephone interpretation in all major languages or will refer you to an interpretation or translation service for written documents.

Emergency Message Relay

Emergency messages can be relayed to and from friends, relatives, personal physicians and employers.

Pet Return

The assistance provider will arrange for the return of your pet to your home if your pet is traveling with you and you are unable to take care of your pet due to a medical emergency. 

Vehicle Return

The assistance provider will make arrangements to have a designated person or provider return your vehicle to your home (or your rental vehicle to the closest rental agency) if you experience a medical emergency or mechanical problems, which prevent you from driving the vehicle.

ON DEMAND MEDICAL CARE

Consult A Doctor TM

Consult A Doctor offers 24/7 access to its proprietary nationwide cross-coverage network of U.S. licensed physicians for telephone and secure e-mail medical consultations. Physicians provide specific answers to medical questions and advice regarding non-emergency, routine medical conditions. Physicians discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many common conditions, and prescribe medication when appropriate

No Out-of-Pocket Medical Expense

If you develop an acute illness while on your trip that requires treatment by a physician, you should first call the Emergency Hotline to obtain the name of a local qualified physician in the assistance provider’s network. If an in-network physician is available, the assistance provider will schedule the medical visit and guarantee payment to the physician for a medical visit not to exceed $1000. This service is only available provided there is coverage for the acute illness under the Accident and Medical Expense coverage and is subject to all restrictions, limitations and exclusions provided in the policy. This service is not applicable to expenses for emergency dental treatment.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

City profiles: provide travelers access to information on over 10,000 destinations worldwide, including a complete report on local entertainment, social customs, and health advisories.

Epicurean needs: arranges the delivery of specialized foods and beverages to your home or office, including gourmet meats and fine wine.

Event ticketing: provides tickets to virtually any sporting, theater or concert event worldwide.

Flowers and gift baskets: include the purchase and shipment of flowers and gift baskets to friends, family members, and business associates.

Golf outings and tee times: provide referrals and tee times at golf courses around the world.

Hotel accommodations: offers research and recommendations on hotels worldwide and book reservations if requested by you.

Meet-and-greet services: include the pick-ups of friends; family members or business associates at airports or other common carrier destinations by limousine personnel.

Personalized retail shopping assistance: includes purchasing selected retail items at your request.

Pre-trip assistance: provides information on travel destinations, city profiles, weather, special events, ATM locations, currency exchange rates, immunization and passport requirements, and related services.

Procurement of hard-to-find items: ensures our associates will use every means possible to obtain an obscure or exotic item at your request.

Restaurant reviews and reservations: provides you with information on restaurants worldwide and the ability to book reservations from anywhere, anytime.

Rental car reservations: provide worldwide reservations through most major rental car agencies.

Airline reservations: provide full-service air travel accommodations to destinations worldwide.

Pet Services Locator: helps travelers find pet-related services such as veterinarians and pet sitters.

DESCRIPTION OF IDENTITY THEFT RESOLUTION SERVICES

(PROVIDED BY CSA’S DESIGNATED PROVIDER)

If you believe you are victim of Identity Theft, please contact our assistance provider at (877) 243-1529. A description of the service and terms of use are provided below. The assistance provider treats each “Identify Theft” as an emergency and, subject to the limitations set forth in this Program Description, performs, for you any or all of the following steps necessary to attempt to undo or prevent further damage upon receipt, by you, of a duly completed and executed “Authorization Form”.

  • Obtain all pertinent credit information and history from you on the phone to determine if a fraud or theft has occurred.

  • Educate you on how Identity Theft occurs and inform you of protective measures to take to avoid further occurrences.

  • Provide you with a helpful ID Theft Resolution Kit.

  • Provide you with a uniform ID Theft Affidavit (“Affidavit”), answer any question with regard to completing the Affidavit and submit the Affidavit to the proper authorities, credit bureaus, and creditors.

  • Obtain list of creditors to be contacted and contact them with separate itemized fraudulent account statements for each fraudulent occurrence.

  • Report or assist you in reporting the fraudulent activity to the local authorities and forward a report of the said fraudulent activity to your creditors.

  • Notify all three major credit-reporting agencies to obtain a free credit report for you and place an alert on your records with the agencies, and obtain a list of additional creditors from you.

  • If the Identity Theft Affidavit proves that you are a victim of Identity Theft, the assistance provider shall provide access via postal mail to credit monitoring to you for one year.

  • Place a “security freeze” on your credit records, in states where such law was passed.

  • Submit “Authorization Form” and Affidavit to your creditors requesting cancellation of your card(s) and an issuance of a new one(s).

  • If other forms of identification were stolen or missing, such as an ATM card, Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Passport and so forth, notify or assist you in notifying the appropriate bank or agency of the situation so that you may take appropriate action and reissue a new form of identification.

  • Provide you with assistance in filing or submitting paperwork for special ID Theft Protective measures, specific to your state of residence.

  • On a weekly basis, until file is closed, contact you with an updated status report.

  • When needed, follow up with creditors to ensure that the matter has been properly handled.

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

You will have to pay for any non-covered expenses or covered costs in excess of your per occurrence maximum. Service must be a covered benefit under the terms and conditions of this contract and is available only for the specific Covered Vehicle. Covered Vehicle means any vehicle registered to the insured and used while on a trip.

All of the services provided are described herein and are applicable throughout the United States.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance includes:

  • Towing Service

  • Battery Jump/Minor Roadside Adjustments

  • Flat Tire Change:  A flat tire will be changed with the insured’s spare tire

  • Fuel Delivery

  • Vehicle Winching/Extraction:  Your vehicle will be winched if it is stuck in a ditch, mud or snow as long as it is accessible from a normally traveled roadway.

  • Locksmith Services

You must be with your vehicle when the service provider arrives. There is a limit of two claims per trip. There is a five-mile towing limitation to the nearest service facility. After five miles, you will be billed an additional per mile fee (usually around $2 per mile, depending on the location).

In some areas there may not be an available service provider. In this case, once the assistance provider has issued you an authorization number, you may contact a facility on your own for emergency service and you will be reimbursed up to $80 USD.

 

Service included for all self-propelled, four-wheeled vehicles, trucks and RVs with a carrying capacity of up to one ton (2000 pounds) designed, licensed, and used for private, on-road transportation up to five miles from hook up to nearest service facility. Motorcycles are provided service.

 

Exclusions to Service

Service does not include your transportation to the vehicle for service or from the vehicle to another destination after service has been rendered. Service will not be rendered in areas not regularly traveled, such as vacant lots, beaches, open fields, or other places where it would be hazardous for service vehicles to reach. Assistance provider will not tow a vehicle off a boat dock or marina. Assistance provider will not hoist, winch or shovel vehicles from unplowed areas, snow banks, snowbound driveways or curbside parking.

 

Service does not include: delivery or repair of tires; installation or removal of snow tires and chains; dismounting, repairing, or rotating tires; vehicle’s storage charges; cost of parts, installation, products, materials, impounding and additional labor relating to towing; service of any kind for vehicles used for commercial purposes or using dealer tags*; service for taxicabs, tractors, boats, trailers, dune buggies, or vehicles used for competition; service for stolen or unlicensed vehicles;  service for vehicles with expired safety inspection sticker, license plate sticker, and/or emission sticker(s) where required by law; service for vehicles illegally parked or impounded; repeated service calls for a car in need of routine maintenance.

 

*All trucks in New York have commercial license plates whether they are used for business or private use. If the truck is used for private use, service will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSURANCE COVERAGE

SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS

 

Coverage

Maximum Limits Per Person

Maximum Limit Per Reservation

Trip Cancellation

Up to 100% of Trip Cost Insured*

Trip Interruption

Up to 150% of Trip Cost Insured*

Travel Delay

   ($200 Per Person Daily Limit Applies)

$600

$6,000

Baggage

$1,000

$10,000

Baggage Delay

$1,000

$10,000

Medical and Dental

$25,000

$250,000

Emergency Assistance and Transportation

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

Accidental Death & Dismemberment – Travel Accident

$100,000

$100,000

Rental Car Damage (not available to residents of TX)

$25,000

$25,000

* The maximum Trip Cost for this plan is $50,000.

 

 10-DAY RIGHT TO EXAMINE YOUR DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE

 

If you are not satisfied for any reason, you may cancel coverage under the policy within 10 days after receipt. Your premium payment will be refunded, provided that there has been no incurred covered expense and you have not left on your Trip. Return the Description of Coverage to us at the Program Administrators office or our authorized agent. When so returned, the Description of Coverage is void from the beginning. After this 10-day period, the payment for this coverage is nonrefundable.

 

 

DEFINITIONS

 

 

 “you”, “your” and “yours” refer to the Insured. “we”, “us” and “our” refer to the company providing this coverage. In addition, certain words and phrases are defined as follows:

 

ACCIDENT means a sudden, unexpected, unintended and external event, which causes Injury.

 

ACCOMMODATION means any establishment used for the purpose of temporary overnight lodging for which a fee is paid and reservations are required.

 

ACTUAL CASH VALUE means purchase price less depreciation.

 

ADOPTION PROCEEDING means any mandatory meeting as a condition of law requiring the attendance of the prospective adoptive parent(s) with the intent to create a legal parent-child relationship. 

 

AIR FLIGHT ACCIDENT means an Accident that occurs while a passenger in or on, boarding or alighting from an aircraft of a regularly scheduled airline or an air charter company that is licensed to carry passengers for hire.

 

BAGGAGE means luggage, personal possessions and travel documents taken by you on your Trip.

 

BUSINESS EQUIPMENT means physical property owned by you used in trade, business, or for the production of income, taken by you for use on your Trip, excluding software, data, and any items defined as Baggage within this Policy.

 

COMMON CARRIER means any land, water or air conveyance, with scheduled and published departure and arrival times, operated under a license for the transportation of passengers for hire, not including taxicabs or rented, leased or privately owned motor vehicles.

 

DOMESTIC PARTNER means a person who is at least eighteen years of age and you can show: (1) evidence of financial interdependence, such as joint bank accounts or credit cards, jointly owned property, and mutual life insurance or pension beneficiary designations; (2) evidence of cohabitation for at least the previous 6 months; and (3) an affidavit of domestic partnership if recognized by the jurisdiction within which you reside.

 

ELECTIVE TREATMENT AND PROCEDURES means any medical treatment or surgical procedure that is not medically necessary including any service, treatment, or supplies that are deemed by the federal, or a state or local government authority, or by us to be research or experimental or that is not recognized as a generally accepted medical practice.

 

FAMILY MEMBER means

  • Traveling Companion(s)

  • Insured’s or Traveling Companion’s Spouse

  • Insured’s, Traveling Companion’s or Spouse’s:

    • child;

    • parent;

    • sibling;

    • grandparent, great-grandparent, grandchild or great-grandchild;

    • step-parent, step-child or step-sibling;

    • son-in-law or daughter-in-law;

    • brother-in-law or sister-in-law;

    • aunt or uncle;

    • niece or nephew;

    • legal guardian;

    • foster child or legal ward.

 

FINANCIAL INSOLVENCY means the total cessation or complete suspension of operations due to insolvency, with or without the filing of a bankruptcy petition, whether voluntary or involuntary, by a tour operator, cruise line, airline, rental car company, hotel, condominium, railroad, motor coach company, or other supplier of travel services which is duly licensed in the jurisdiction of operation other than the entity or the person, organization, agency or firm from whom you directly purchased or paid for your Trip, provided the Financial Insolvency occurs more than 14 days following your effective date for the Trip Cancellation Benefits. There is no coverage for the total cessation or complete suspension of operations for losses caused by fraud or negligent misrepresentation by the supplier of travel services.

 

HOME means your primary or secondary residence.

 

HOSPITAL means an institution that meets all of the following requirements: (1) it must be operated according to law; (2) it must give 24-hour medical care, diagnosis and treatment to the sick or injured on an inpatient basis; (3) it must provide diagnostic and surgical facilities supervised by Physicians; (4) registered nurses must be on 24-hour call or duty; and (5) the care must be given either on the hospital’s premises or in facilities available to the hospital on a prearranged basis. A Hospital is not: a rest, convalescent, extended care, rehabilitation or other nursing facility; a facility which primarily treats mental illness, alcoholism, or drug addiction (or any ward, wing or other section of the hospital used for such purposes); or a facility which provides hospice care (or wing, ward or other section of a hospital used for such purposes).

 

HOST means the person with whom you are scheduled to share pre-arranged overnight accommodations in his/her principal place of residence.

 

INJURY means bodily harm caused by an Accident which requires the in-person 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 application form, for whom the required premium payment is received and a Trip is scheduled and any eligible Traveling Companions who share the same Accommodation with the person enrolled and for whom the required premium payment is received.

 

INSURER means Generali US Branch. Generali US Branch operates under the following names:
In California: Generali Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (U.S. Branch)

In Virginia: The General Insurance Company of Trieste and Venice – U.S. Branch

 

OTHER VALID AND COLLECTIBLE HEALTH INSURANCE means any policy or contract which provides for payment of medical expenses incurred because of Physician, nurse, dental or Hospital care or treatment; or the performance of surgery or administration of anesthesia. The policy or contract providing such benefits includes, but is not limited to, group or blanket insurance policies; service plan contracts; employee benefit plans; or any plan arranged through an employer, labor union, employee benefit association or trustee; or any group plan created or administered by the federal or a state or local government or its agencies. In the event any other group plan provides for benefits in the form of services in lieu of monetary payment, the usual and customary value of each service rendered will be considered a covered expense.

 

PAYMENTS means the cash, check, credit card amounts paid for your Trip, including but not limited to reservation costs, timeshare exchange fees, ownership dues (not including the cost of your vacation ownership) and maintenance fees.  Payments also include the units of currency purchased from a travel or vacation club to be used as valuation in payment for arrangements and to access travel arrangements (including but not limited to points, credits or other values).  Such currency units must be used in accordance with travel or vacation club rules and must be for travel under a membership or for a deeded real estate product.  In the case of currency units, we reserve the right to replace, restore or replenish your currency units in lieu of reimbursement. 

 

PHYSICIAN means a person licensed as a medical doctor by the jurisdiction in which he/she is resident to practice the healing arts. He/she must be practicing within the scope of his/her license for the service or treatment given and may not be you, a Traveling Companion, or a Family Member of yours.

 

PORT OF CALL means a city or town on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading cargo where a ship is scheduled to dock, not including the ports of embarkation and disembarkation.

 

PRE-EXISTING CONDITION means a Sickness or Injury during the 60-day period immediately prior to your effective date for which you or your Traveling Companion: (1) received, or received a recommendation for, a diagnostic 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 coverage is effective under this Policy.

 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR means CSA Travel Protection

 

QUARANTINE means the enforced isolation of you or your Traveling Companion, for the purpose of preventing the spread of illness, disease or pests.

 

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 where the Trip started or to a different final destination.

 

SCHEDULED TRIP DEPARTURE CITY means the city where the scheduled Trip on which you are to participate originates.

 

SERVICE ANIMAL means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding persons with impaired vision, alerting persons with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing animal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.

 

SICKNESS means an illness or disease of the body that requires in-person examination and treatment by a Physician.

 

SPOUSE means your legally wed husband/wife or Domestic Partner as defined by this Policy.

 

TERRORIST ACT means an 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 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.

 

TRAVELING COMPANION means a person who, during the Trip, will accompany you in the same accommodations.

 

TRIP means:

A period of round-trip travel at least 100 miles away from Home to your designated vacation destination associated with the purchase of this insurance, excluding regular commuting and local travel; the purpose of the Trip is business or pleasure and is not to obtain health care or treatment of any kind; the Trip has defined departure and return dates specified when you purchase the coverage; the Trip does n

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