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Atlas America - Benefits

All benefits, except Hospital Indemnity, Lost Checked Luggage, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Common Carrier Accidental Death, are subject to the Deductible and Coinsurance. Limits apply to all benefits (See Schedule of Benefits and Limits):

Schedule of Benefits and Limits

Deductibles: $0, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or $2,500 per Certificate Period
Coinsurance Claims incurred in US or Canada : For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 80% of the next $5,000 of Eligible Expenses after the Deductible, then 100% to the Overall Maximum Limit
Coinsurance Claims incurred outside US or Canada : For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 100% of Eligible Expenses after the Deductible up to the Overall Maximum Limit
Hospital Room and Board: Average Semi-private room rate, including nursing services
Local Ambulance: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Hospital Indemnity: $100 per day (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Intensive Care Unit: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Outpatient treatment: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Physical Therapy: $50 per visit
All Other Eligible Medical Expenses: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Acute Onset of Pre-existing Condition: $15,000 limit per Certificate Period for Eligible Medical Expenses $25,000 limit per Certificate Period for Emergency Medical Evacuation (only available to US Citizens under age 70)
Emergency Dental :

Accident Overall Maximum Limit

Acute Onset of Pain - $100 limit per Certificate Period
Emergency Medical Evacuation: Overall Maximum Limit
Emergency Reunion : $15,000 limit per Certificate Period
Return of Minor Children: $5,000 limit per Certificate Period
Terrorism: $50,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit, Medical Expenses only

Accidental Death and Dismemberment:

Principal Sum
$25,000 Adults age 18-69
$12,500 Adults age 70-74
$ 6,250 Adults age 75 and above
$ 5,000 Children age 17 and below
Common Carrier Accidental Death:

$50,000 per adult, $25,000 children under age 18; $250,000 Maximum per family

Repatriation of Remains: Overall Maximum Limit
Natural Disaster Benefit: Up to $100 a day for 5 days when Displaced from planned, paid accommodations due to evacuation from forecasted disaster or following a disaster strike
Trip Interruption: $5,000 limit per Certificate Period
Lost Checked Luggage: $250 limit per Certificate Period (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Hospital Pre-Notification Penalty: 50% of Eligible Medical Expenses
Optional Hazardous Sports Rider: Overall Maximum Limit
Overall Maximum Limit per Certificate Period (includes all benefits except Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Common Carrier Accidental Death): Age 14 days to 69 - $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000; Age 70 to 79 - $50,000; Age 80 or older - $10,000

 

Medical:

  1. Inpatient and Outpatient charges made by a Hospital.
  2. Charges made by a Physician, surgeon, radiologist, anesthesiologist, and any other medical specialist to whom the Physician has referred the case.
  3. Charges made for dressings, sutures, casts or other supplies prescribed by the attending Physician or specialist, but excluding nebulizers, oxygen tanks, diabetic supplies and all devices for repeat use at home.
  4. Charges for diagnostic testing using radiology, ultrasonographic or laboratory services.
  5. Charges for oxygen and other gases and anesthetics and their administration.
  6. Charges for prescription drugs for treatment of a covered Injury or Illness, but not for the replacement of lost, stolen, damaged, expired or otherwise compromised drugs.
  7. Charges made by a licensed Extended Care Facility upon direct transfer from an acute care Hospital.
  8. Emergency local ambulance transport incurred in connection with Injury or Illness resulting in inpatient hospitalization.

Complications of Pregnancy:

Treatment of Complications of Pregnancy during the first 26 weeks of Pregnancy is covered under this insurance. Complications of Pregnancy is defined as: Illnesses whose diagnoses are distinct from Pregnancy, but are adversely affected by Pregnancy or caused by Pregnancy, and not associated with a normal Pregnancy. This includes: ectopic Pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, missed abortion and conditions of comparable severity.

 

Hospital Indemnity:

If you are hospitalized as an Inpatient for treatment of a covered Illness or Injury, the Atlas Series will provide $100 for each night you spend in the hospital. This benefit is in addition to payments for other covered expenses and is not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance.

 

Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition:

If you are a US Citizen under age 70, you are covered for an Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition. Coverage is available up to $15,000 Maximum for Eligible Medical Expenses and up to $25,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation. An Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition which occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence.

 

Emergency Dental:

The following Emergency Dental expenses are covered: Emergency Dental treatment and Dental surgery necessary to restore or replace sound natural teeth lost or damaged in an Accident which is covered under this insurance subject to the Overall Maximum Limit; and Emergency Dental treatment necessary to resolve acute, spontaneous and unexpected onset of pain subject to a maximum benefit of $100.

 

Emergency Medical Evacuation:

If recommended by your attending Physician, who certifies that Evacuation is necessary to safeguard your life and that Medically Necessary treatment is not available locally, and if approved in advance and coordinated by MultiNational Underwriters, Inc., the Atlas Series will provide the following benefits: Emergency air and/or ground transportation to the nearest Hospital that is qualified to provide the Medically Necessary treatment.

 

Emergency Reunion:

In the event of a covered Emergency Evacuation, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefits: The cost of an economy round-trip air and/or ground transportation ticket for one of your relatives (parent, spouse, sibling or child age 18 or older) for transportation to the area where you are hospitalized following Emergency Evacuation and reasonable expenses for lodging and meals for your relative, for a period not to exceed 15 days.

 

Return of Minor Child(ren):

If you are the only person age 18 or older, traveling with one or more child(ren) under the age of 18, who are also covered by the Atlas Series, and you are Hospitalized for treatment of a covered Illness or Injury resulting in the child(ren) being left unattended for a period of time expected to exceed 36 hours, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of a one-way economy air and/or ground transportation ticket for each covered child to the terminal serving the area of Principal Residence of each covered child.

 

Free Child Coverage

The first 2 children age 9 and under are free when two parents or guardians are covered.

 

Terrorism

The Atlas Series provides Medical coverage for Injuries and Illnesses resulting from an Act of Terrorism, subject to a $50,000 lifetime maximum, provided all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The Injury or Illness does not result from chemical, nuclear or biological weapons or events.
  2. You have no direct or indirect involvement in the Act of Terrorism.
  3. The Act of Terrorism is not in a country or location where the United States government has issued a travel advisory that has been in effect within the 6 months prior to your date of arrival.
  4. You have not unreasonably failed or refused to depart a country or location following the date an advisory to leave that country or location is issued by the United States government.

An Act of Terrorism is defined as: an act, including but not limited to, the use of force or violence and/or the threat thereof, of any person or group(s) of persons, whether acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organization(s) or government(s) committed for political, religious, ideological or similar purposes including the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public, or any section of the public, in fear.

 

Accidental Death and Dismemberment:

In the event of your Accidental Death (except while traveling on a common carrier) or Dismemberment resulting from a covered Injury, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit:

  • Accidental Death Principal Sum to the Beneficiary designated on your Application
  • Loss of 2 eyes or 2 or more limbs Principal Sum to you
  • Loss of 1 eye or limb One Half of the Principal Sum to you

Age Principal Sum
14 days to 17 years $5,000
18 to 69 $25,000
70 to 74 $12,500
75+ $6,250

The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit is not available for losses incurred during participation in a Hazardous Sport or in respect to losses resulting from an Act of Terrorism.

 

Common Carrier Accidental Death:

In the event of your Accidental Death while traveling on board a commercial common carrier, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: Principal Sum of $50,000 ($25,000 for children under age 18), subject to a maximum of $250,000 per family , to the Beneficiary designated on your Application. This benefit is not available in respect to losses resulting from an Act of Terrorism.

 

Repatriation of Remains:

In the event of a covered Injury or Illness resulting in your death, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: Air and/or ground transportation of bodily remains or ashes to the area of your Principal Residence, and reasonable costs of preparation of your remains necessary for transportation.

 

Natural Disaster Coverage:

In the event of natural disaster (hurricane, flood, tornado, tsunami, etc) the Atlas Series will provide up to $100 a day for 5 days if the member is Displaced from planned, paid accommodations due to evacuation from forecasted disaster or following a disaster strike. Displaced is defined as required to depart the destination due to an evacuation ordered by prevailing authorities. Proof of paid accommodations must be submitted at time of claim.

 

Trip Interruption:

If, after you have departed, you learn of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child, or you learn of the substantial destruction of your Principal Residence by fire or weather, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of an economy one way air and/or ground transportation ticket for you to the area of your Principal Residence; or
If, following a covered Emergency Medical Evacuation, the attending Physician states that it is Medically Necessary for your return to your Home Country or to the area from which you were initially evacuated for continued treatment, recuperation and recovery, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of a one-way economy air and/or ground transportation ticket for your transportation from the area where you were hospitalized following the Emergency Evacuation, to the area where you were initially evacuated from, or to the terminal serving the area of your Principal Residence.


Lost Checked Luggage:

In the event your checked luggage is permanently lost by the carrier, the Atlas Plan will provide the following benefit: Up to $250 for replacement of clothes and personal hygiene items, not to exceed $50 for any one item. You must file a formal claim with the transportation provider and provide copies of all claim forms and proof that the transportation provider has paid you its normal reimbursement for the lost checked luggage.

 

What Travel Assistance Services are Included?

The following travel Assistance Services are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while your Atlas plan is in effect:

- Pre-trip Health and Safety Advisories (available after your purchase of the Atlas Series, but before your departure) call us for current passport, visa, inoculation and vaccine requirements as well as for up-to-date travel safety advisories.
- Livetravel Services we will make emergency travel and itinerary changes for you including rebooking flights, hotel reservations and ground transportation arrangements.
- Bagtrak we are the industry leaders in tracking lost, checked baggage. We will help you locate your lost checked baggage and deliver it to you anywhere in the world.
- Emergency Message Relay we will relay messages to your family, friends and co-workers, helping you to maintain contact during an emergency.
- Emergency Cash transfers we will assist you in arranging and obtaining cash transfers anywhere in the world.
- Other important Atlas travel Assistance Services include:

  • Medical referrals
  • Up-to-the-minute travel medical advisories
  • Assistance with prescription drug replacement
  • Dispatch of a doctor or specialist
  • Emergency travel arrangements for family members
  • Lost passport or travel documents assistance
  • Embassy and consulate referrals
  • Legal and accounting referrals
  • Bail bond assistance
  • translation and interpretation assistance

Atlas travel Assistance Services are not insurance benefits and provision of any Atlas travel Assistance Service is not a guarantee of any other benefit under the Atlas Series.

 

Why buy insurance?

The answer is easy. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, international travel involves risk. You may arrive at your destination to find that your luggage with personal items has disappeared. A personal emergency may necessitate your early return to your Home Country. A medical emergency may require hospitalization or even air evacuation. In most cases, your existing insurance will not provide adequate protection for these and other risks. Without appropriate travel insurance, you may be exposed to significant financial liability. MultiNational Underwriters, Inc. has designed The Atlas Series to take the risks out of international travel, so you can have an enjoyable and productive trip.

 

Am I elligible for the Atlas Plan?

If you are traveling outside of your Home Country and are at least 14 days old, you are eligible for coverage. If you are under age 70, you may select your Overall Maximum Limit, ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000. If you are age 70 to 79, the Overall Maximum Limit available is $50,000. If you are age 80 or older, the Overall Maximum Limit available is $10,000. The minimum coverage period is 5 days and the maximum initial coverage period is 12 months.

 

When does Coverage Become Effective and When does it end?

Your coverage becomes effective on the latest of: the moment we receive your Application and correct premium (if Application and payment is made online or by fax), 12:01am US Eastern Standard Time on the date we receive your Application and payment (if Application and payment is made by mail), the moment you depart from your Home Country, or 12:01am US Eastern Standard Time on the date you request on your Application. Your coverage will end on the earliest of: 12:01am US Eastern Standard Time on the last day of the period for which you have paid a premium, 12:01am US Eastern Standard Time on the date requested on your Application, or the moment of your arrival upon return to your Home Country (unless you have started a Benefit Period or are eligible for Home Country Coverage).

 

Does the Atlas Plan provide any home country coverage?

Yes. Under certain circumstances, the Atlas Series will provide limited Home Country Coverage.

 

Incidental Home Country Medical Coverage For every 3 months of coverage purchased, the Atlas Series provides US citizens up to 15 days of incidental coverage for trips to your Home Country. Incidental visit time must be used within the three-month period earned, and the member must continue his or her international trip in order to be eligible for this benefit, which covers Medical expenses only. Return to your Home Country must not be taken for the purpose of obtaining treatment of an Illness or Injury that began while traveling.

 

Benefit Period Medical Coverage If you started a Benefit Period while this insurance was in effect, you are covered for Medical expenses only for the duration of the Benefit Period, regardless of whether you are at home or abroad. Your Benefit Period begins on the first date you receive a diagnosis or treatment of a covered Illness or Injury while outside your Home Country and lasts for 180 days.

 

End of Trip Home Country Medical Coverage If you are covered under the Atlas Series and outside of your Home Country continuously (except for covered Incidental Trips as described above) for six (6) months or more you may purchase an additional 30 days of End of Trip Home Country Medical Coverage.

 

Home Country Defined - If you are a US citizen, your Home Country is the United States, regardless of the location of your Principal Residence. If you are not a US citizen, your Home Country is the country where you principally reside and receive regular mail.

 

What if I plan to participate in a sport that is excluded?

The Optional Hazardous Sports Rider is available for the adventurous traveler. This Rider adds coverage for the Amateur sports, listed in exclusion #15. The maximum policy limit under this rider is the Overall Maximum Limit you select. The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit is deleted during the course of the activity.

 

What are the prenotification requirements?

All Hospitalizations, Surgeries, Emergency Evacuations, Emergency Reunions, Trip Interruptions, Repatriation of Remains, Computerized Tomography (CAT Scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) must be Pre-notified. Simply call, or have your Physician call, MultiNational Underwriters, Inc. with all information relative to your claim. Be sure to have your ID number available. If you do not Pre-notify, medical expenses will be reduced by 50% and all other expenses will be forfeited.

 

What if I have an acute onset of a pre-existing condition?

If you are a US Citizen under age 70 and purchase a minimum of 3 months of coverage initially, you are covered for an Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition. Coverage available is 10% of the Maximum Overall Limit purchased, up to a maximum of $50,000. An Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition which occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence.

 

Can I extend or renew my coverage?

If you initially purchase at least three (3) months of coverage, you may extend your coverage in one-month increments up to a maximum of 12 months. Provided there is no break in coverage, you will not be required to re-satisfy your Deductible, Coinsurance or Pre-existing Condition provision.

 

After 12 months of continuous coverage, US citizens may renew their coverage for up to 12 additional months. If 24 months of continuous coverage is maintained, a final period of up to 12 months may be purchased. Deductible and Coinsurance must be re-satisfied as of each renewal date.

 

After 36 months of continuous coverage or any break in coverage, a new plan must be purchased. A new Application is required and you must re-satisfy your Deductible, Coinsurance and Pre-existing Condition provisions.

 

Extensions or Renewals must be made online with payment by credit card

 

 

What if I need to cancel my insurance?

If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your policy you will need to send your request in writing (email, fax or letter) to us and we will process your request. If you policy has not become effective yet you will receive a full refund, however if your plan is currently active there will be a $25 cancellation fee and you will be refunded any unused portion of your insurance. Please note, however, only members who have no outstanding claims are eligible to cancel their plan.

 

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