Mastercard Platinum Benefits Terms & Conditions

Mastercard® Guide to Benefits for Credit Cardholders

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This Guide to Benefits contains detailed information about insurance and retail protection services you can access as a preferred cardholder.

To file a claim or for more information on any of these services, call the Mastercard Assistance Center at 1-800-Mastercard: 1-800-627-8372, or en Español: 1-800-633-4466. “Card” refers to Mastercard® card and “Cardholder” refers to a Mastercard® cardholder

Key Terms

Throughout this document, You and Your refer to the cardholder or authorized user of the covered card. We, Us, and Our refer to New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company. (Except for Price Protection refer to AIG Warranty Guard, Inc.)

Administrator means Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., you may contact the administrator if you have questions regarding this coverage or would like to make a claim. The administrator can be reached by phone at 1-800-Mastercard.

Auction (online or live) means a place or Internet site where items are sold through price bids, price quotes; or where prices fluctuate based on the number of people purchasing, or interested in purchasing a product. (Examples include, but are not limited to, Ebay, Ubid, Yahoo, public or private live auctions, etc.)

Authorized driver(s) means a driver with a valid driver’s license issued from their state of residence and indicated on the rental agreement.

Authorized User means an individual who is authorized to make purchases on the covered card by the cardholder and is recorded by the Participating Organization on

its records as being an authorized user.

Cardholder means the person who has been issued an account by the Participating Organization for the covered card.

Covered card means the Mastercard card.

Evidence of Coverage (EOC) means the summary of benefits set forth below which describe the terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the coverage provided to You at no additional charge under a group policy issued by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG company. Representations or promises made by anyone that are not contained in the group policy are not part of Your coverage. In the event the EOC, Key Terms, or Legal Disclosures of this Guide to Benefits conflict with the provisions of the group policy, the terms of the group policy govern Your coverage.

Manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) means the purchase price of the vehicle or the value of the vehicle based on the National Automobile Dealers Association website at www.nada.com or similar source.

Non-auction internet advertisements means advertisements posted on the Internet, by a non-Auction Internet merchant with a valid tax identification number. The advertisement must have been posted within sixty (60) days after the date you purchased the product and must be for the identical item (advertisement must verify same manufacturer and model number). The printed version of the Internet advertisement must include the merchant’s internet address and customer service telephone number, as well as the item including manufacturer, model number, sale price and date of publication.

Printed advertisements means advertisements appearing in a newspaper, magazine, store circular, or catalog which state the authorized dealer or store name, item (including make, model number), and sale price. The advertisement must have been published within sixty (60) days after the date you purchased the product and must be for the identical item (advertisement must verify same manufacturer and model number).

Rental agreement means the entire agreement or contract that you receive when renting a vehicle from a vehicle rental agency that describes in full all of the terms and conditions of the rental, as well as the responsibility of all parties under the rental agreement.

United States Dollars (USD) means the currency of the United States of America.

Vehicle means a landmotor vehicle with four wheels that is designed for use on public roads and intended for use on a bound surface such as concrete and tarmac. This includes minivans and sport utility vehicles that are designed to accommodate less than nine (9) passengers

MasterRental

Evidence of Coverage

Pursuant to the below terms and conditions, when you rent a vehicle for fifteen (15) consecutive days or less with your covered card, you are eligible for benefits under this coverage. Refer to Key Terms for the definitions of you, your, we, us, our, and words that appear in bold and Legal Disclosures.

A. To get coverage:

  • You must initiate and then pay for the entire rental agreement (tax, gasoline, and airport fees are not considered rental charges) with your covered card and/or the accumulated points from your covered card at the time the vehicle is returned. If a rental company promotion/discount of any kind is initially applied toward payment of the rental vehicle, at least one (1) full day of rental must be billed to your covered card.
  • You must decline the optional collision/damage waiver (or similar coverage) offered by the rental company.
  • You must rent the vehicle in your own name and sign the rental agreement.
  • Your rental agreement must be for a rental period of no more than fifteen (15) consecutive days. Rental periods that exceed or are intended to exceed fifteen (15) consecutive days are not covered.
  • The rented vehicle must have a MSRP that does not exceed $50,000 USD.

B. The kind of coverage you receive:

We will pay for the following on a secondary basis:

  • Physical damage and theft of the vehicle, not to exceed the limits outlined below.
  • Reasonable loss of use charges imposed by the vehicle rental company for the period of time the rental vehicle is out of service. Loss of use charges must be substantiated by a location and class specific fleet utilization log.
  • Towing charges to the nearest collision repair facility.

This coverage is not all-inclusive, which means it does not cover such things as personal injury, personal liability, or personal property. It does not cover you for any damages to other vehicles or property. It does not cover you for any injury to any party.

C. Coordination of Benefits:

When MasterRental is provided on a secondary basis and a covered loss has occurred the order in which benefits are determined is as follows:

1.You or an authorized driver’s primary auto insurance;

2.Collision/damage waiver provided to you by the rental agency

3.Any other collectible insurance;

4.The coverage provided under this EOC.

If you or an authorized driver’s primary auto insurance or other coverage has made payments for a covered loss, we will cover your deductible and any other eligible amounts, described under the kind of coverage you receive, not covered by the other insurance.

Note: In certain parts of the United States and Canada losses to rental vehicles that are covered by your personal vehicle insurance policy liability section may not be subject to a deductible, which means that you may not receive any benefits from this program. Contact your insurance provider for full coverage details pertaining to your personal vehicle liability insurance policy (or similar coverage).

If you have no other insurance or your insurance does not cover you in territories or countries outside of the United States, coverage is considered primary coverage.

D. Who is covered:

The covered card cardholder and those designated in the rental agreement as authorized drivers.

E. Excluded rental vehicles:

  • Vehicles not required to be licensed.
  • All full-size vans mounted on truck chassis (including, but not limited to, Ford EconoVan), cargo vans, campers, off-road vehicles, and other recreational vehicles.
  • Trailers, motorbikes, motorcycles, and any other vehicle having fewer than four (4) wheels. •Antique vehicles (vehicles that are more than twenty (20) years old or have not been manufactured for at least ten (10) years), or limousines.
  • Any rental vehicle that has a MSRP that exceeds $50,000 USD.

F. Where you are covered:

Coverage is available worldwide except in the following countries: Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Australia, Italy, and New Zealand.

Coverage is not available in countries where:

  • This EOC or the group policy is prohibited by that country’s law; or
  • The terms of the EOC or the group policy are in conflict with the laws of that country.

G. Coverage limitations:

We will pay the lesser of the following:

  • Reasonable and customary charges of repair or the actual repair amount;
  • Wholesale market value less salvage and depreciation;
  • The rental agencies purchase invoice less salvage and depreciation;
  • The contractual liability assumed by you or an authorized driver of the rental vehicle;
  • The actual cash value; or
  • $50,000 USD

In addition, coverage is limited to $500 per incident for reasonable loss of use charges imposed by the vehicle rental company for the period of time the rental vehicle is out of service.

We will not pay for or duplicate the collision/damage waiver coverage offered by the rental agency.

H. What is NOT covered:

  • Any personal item stolen from the interior or exterior of rental vehicles.
  • Vehicle keys or portable Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
  • Vehicles not rented by the cardholder or authorized user on the covered card.
  • Any person not designated in the rental agreement as an authorized driver.
  • Any obligations you assume other than what is specifically covered under the rental agreement or your primary vehicle insurance or other indemnity policy.
  • Any violation of the written terms and conditions of the rental agreement.
  • Any loss that occurs while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Any loss associated with racing or reckless driving.
  • Losses involving the theft of the rental vehicle when you or an authorized driver cannot produce the keys to the rental vehicle at the time of reporting the incident to the police and/or rental agency, as a result of negligence. Loss of keys is considered negligence.
  • Mechanical failures caused by wear and tear, gradual deterioration, or mechanical breakdown. •Subsequent damages resulting from a failure to protect the rental vehicle from further damage. •Blowouts or tire/rim damage unless caused by theft, vandalism or vehicle collision.
  • Rental vehicles where collision/damage waiver coverage (or similar coverage) was accepted/purchased by you.
  • Any damage that is of an intentional or non-accidental nature, caused by you or an authorized driver of the rental vehicle.
  • Depreciation, diminishment of value, administrative, storage, or other fees charged by the vehicle rental company.
  • Vehicles with a rental agreement that exceeds or is intended to exceed a rental period of fifteen (15) consecutive days from a rental agency.
  • Losses resulting from any kind of illegal activity.
  • Damage sustained on any road not regularly maintained by a municipal, state, or federal entity. •Losses as a result of war or hostilities of any kind (including, but not limited to, invasion, terrorism, rebellion, insurrection, riot, or civil commotion); confiscation or damage by any government, public authority, or customs official; risks of contraband; illegal activity or acts.
  • Any loss involving the rental vehicle being used for hire, for commercial use, or as a public or livery conveyance.
  • Theft of, or damage to, unlocked or unsecured vehicles.
  • Value-added tax, or similar tax, unless reimbursement of such tax is required by law.
  • Rentals made on a monthly basis.
  • Items not installed by the original manufacturer.
  • Inherent damage.
  • Damage to windshields which is not the result a collision or roll-over (damage to a windshield is covered if such damage is due to road debris or road hazard).
  • Leases or mini leases.
  • Indirect or direct damages resulting from a covered claim.
  • Charges for gasoline or airport fees.

In addition, We shall not be deemed to provide cover and We shall not be liable to pay any claim or provide any benefit under the group policy to the extent that the provision of such cover, payment of such claim or provision of such benefit would expose Us, our parent company or its ultimate controlling entity to any sanction, prohibition or restriction under United Nations resolutions or the trade or economic sanctions, laws or regulations of the European Union or the United States of America.

I. How to file a claim:

  • Call 1-800-Mastercard or go to www.mycardbenefits.com to initiate a claim. You must report the claim within sixty (60) days of the failure or the claim may not be honored.
  • You may choose to assign your benefits under this insurance program to the rental agency from which you rented your vehicle. Please contact us or our administrator for further details. •Submit the following documentation within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the incident or the claim may not be honored:
  • Receipt showing the vehicle rental charge.
  • Statement showing the vehicle rental charge.
  • The rental agreement (front and back). o Copy of Your valid driver’s license (front and back).
  • Copy of the declarations page of any primary vehicle insurance and other valid insurance or coverage.
  • Police report when the vehicle is stolen, vandalized (regardless of the damage), or involved in a collision that requires the vehicle; to be towed, in a multi-vehicle collision, or the vehicle is not drivable.
  • Itemized repair estimate from a factory registered collision repair facility.
  • Copy of the vehicle rental company promotion/discount, if applicable.
  • Copy of the vehicle rental location class specific fleet utilization log, if loss of use charges are being claimed. You must secure this log from the rental agency.
  • Any other documentation that may be reasonably requested by us or our administrator to validate a claim.

Extended Warranty

Evidence of Coverage

Refer to Key Terms for the definitions of You, Your, We, Us, Our, and words that appear in bold and Legal Disclosures.

A. To get coverage:

  • You must purchase the new item entirely with your covered card and/or accumulated points from your covered card for yourself or to give as a gift.
  • The item must have an original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty of twelve (12) months or less.

B. The kind of coverage you receive:

  • Extended Warranty doubles the original manufacturer warranty up to a maximum of twelve (12) months on most items you purchase. For products with multiple warranty components, each warranty time period will be extended up to a maximum of twelve (12) months. An example of a product with multiple warranty components includes an appliance with original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranties that differ for parts, labor, compressor, etc.
  • If you purchase a service contract or an optional extended warranty of twelve (12) months or less on your item, we will cover up to an additional twelve (12) months after both the original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty and the purchased service contract or extended warranty coverage period end. If your service contract or extended warranty exceeds twelve (12) months, this coverage does not apply.
  • If you do not have an additional service contract or an optional extended warranty, this Extended Warranty benefit commences the day after your original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty expires.

C. Coverage limitations:

  • The maximum benefit for repair or replacement shall not exceed the actual amount charged on your covered card or $10,000, whichever is less.
  • If either the original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty or the service contract covers more than twelve (12) months, this benefit will not apply.
  • We or our administrator will decide if a covered failure will be repaired or replaced, or whether you will be reimbursed up to the amount paid for the item. Items will be replaced with those of like kind and quality. However, we cannot guarantee to match exact color, material, brand, size, or model.

D. What is NOT covered:

  • Used or antique items; collectibles of any kind (such as items designed for people to collect or items that over time become collectibles) that do not come with a manufacturer warranty (repair or replacement amount will not include market value at time of claim); recycled, previously owned, refurbished, 5 rebuilt, or remanufactured items; product guarantees (e.g., glass breakage).
  • Floor models that do not come with an original manufacturer warranty.
  • Motorized vehicles, including, but not limited to, automobiles, watercraft/boats, aircraft, and motorcycles, or their motors, equipment, or accessories. Parts, if purchased separately, may be covered.
  • Land, any buildings (including, but not limited to, homes and dwellings), permanently installed items, fixtures, or structures.
  • Plants, shrubs, animals, pets, consumables, and perishables.
  • Professional Services (including, but not limited to, the performance or rendering of labor or maintenance; repair or installation of products, goods or property; professional advice of any kind, including, but not limited to, information/ services or advice secured from any help or support line; or technical support for software, hardware, or any other peripherals).
  • Application programs, operating software, and other software.
  • All types of media with stored data or music (including, but not limited to, computer software, DVDs, video cassettes, CDs, film and audio cassettes).
  • Any shipping charges, transportation and delivery charges, or promised time frames for delivery, whether or not stated or covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Direct or indirect loss resulting from any Acts of God (including, but not limited to, flood, hurricane, lightning, and earthquake).
  • Indirect or direct damages resulting from a covered loss.
  • Mechanical failure arising from product recalls.
  • Trip, service, or diagnostic charges in the absence of any covered repairs or verified failure. •Loss resulting from war or hostilities of any kind (including, but not limited to, invasion, terrorism, rebellion, insurrection, riot, or civil commotion); confiscation or damage by any government, public authority, or customs official; risks of contraband, illegal activity, or acts. •Mechanical failures caused by normal wear and tear or gradual deterioration where no failure has occurred.
  • Items purchased for resale, professional, or commercial use.
  • Mechanical failures caused by lack of maintenance/service.
  • Losses caused by power surge, contamination by radioactive or hazardous substances, including mold.
  • Physical damage to the item.
  • Any exclusion listed in the original manufacturer’s warranty.

E. How to file a claim:

  • Call 1-800-Mastercard or go to www.mycardbenefits.com to initiate a claim. You must report the claim within sixty (60) days of the failure or the claim may not be honored.
  • Submit the following documentation within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of failure or the claim may not be honored:
  • Receipt showing covered item(s).
  • Statement showing covered item(s).
  • Itemized purchase receipt(s).
  • Original manufacturer’s (or U.S. store brand) warranty.
  • Service contract or optional extended warranty, if applicable.
  • Itemized repair estimate from a factory authorized service provider.
  • Any other documentation that may be reasonably requested by us or our administrator to validate a claim.

Price Protection

The Legal Disclosure is part of this agreement.

A. To get coverage:

You must purchase the new item entirely with your covered card and/or accumulated points from your covered card for yourself or to give as a gift.

You must see either a printed advertisement or non-auction Internet advertisement for the same product (advertisement must verify same manufacturer and model number) for a lower price within sixty (60) days from the date of purchase as indicated on your receipt.

B. The kind of coverage you receive:

  • Purchases you make entirely with your covered card are covered for sixty (60) days from the date of purchase as indicated on your receipt for the difference between the price you paid and the lower price advertised.
  • Items you purchase with your covered card and give as gifts also are covered.
  • This coverage is secondary to any other applicable insurance or coverage available to you or the gift recipient including benefits provided by the retailer (including, but not limited to, refunds, exchanges, and store credits). Coverage is limited to only those amounts not covered by any other insurance or coverage, or retailer benefits (including, but not limited to, refunds, exchanges, and store credits).

C. Coverage limitations:

Coverage is limited to the difference between the actual cost of the item (excluding taxes, storage, shipping, and handling costs) and the advertised lower price, up to $250 per claim. There is a maximum of four (4) claim(s) per cardholder account per twelve (12) month period. D. What is NOT covered:

  • Any item purchased from an Internet site whose primary purpose is not the sale of the item or related items.
  • Items purchased for resale, rental, professional, or commercial use.
  • Jewelry, art, used or antique items; collectibles of any kind (such as items designed for people to collect or items that over time become collectibles); recycled, previously owned, refurbished, rebuilt, or remanufactured items.
  • Customized/personalized, one-of-a-kind, or special-order items.
  • Layaway items; items returned to any store.
  • Any items purchased from an auction.
  • Items for which the printed advertisement or non-auction Internet advertisement containing the lower price was published after sixty (60) days from the date you purchased the item.
  • Items advertised or shown as price quotes, bids or final sale amounts from a non-auction Internet site.
  • Items advertised in or as a result of “limited quantity,” “going out-of-business sales,” “close out”, or as “discontinued”.
  • Printed advertisements or non-auction Internet advertisements that display pricing lower than your purchased item due to rebates, special offerings, bonuses, free items/giveaways, manufacturer’s coupons, or special financing.
  • Professional services, including workmanship, installation, professional advice/counseling, and technical support, or help line.
  • Plants, shrubs, animals, pets, consumables, and perishables.
  • Motorized vehicles, including, but not limited to, automobiles, watercraft/boats, aircraft, and motorcycles, or their motors, equipment, or accessories.
  • Land, any buildings (including, but not limited, to homes and dwellings), permanently installed items, fixtures, structures, or home improvement.
  • Game animals, pets or specimens preserved for display (e.g., fish, birds, reptiles, or mammals).
  • Traveler’s checks, tickets of any kind (e.g., for airlines, sporting events, concerts, or lottery), negotiable instruments, bullion, rare or precious metals, stamps, and coins, currency or its equivalent.
  • Differences in price due to sales tax, storage, shipping, handling, postage, transportation, and delivery.
  • Differences in price due to foreign exchange rates or fluctuation in foreign exchange rates.

D. How to file a claim:

For a Printed Advertisement:

  • Call 1-800-Mastercard or go to www.mycardbenefits.com to initiate a claim. You must report the claim within sixty (60) days of the incident or the claim may not be honored.
  • Submit the following documentation within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the advertisement’s publication:
  • A copy of the printed advertisement that shows the date of the advertisement, retailer name, the product (advertisement must verify same manufacturer and model number), and sale price.
  • Receipt showing the item(s) was purchased.
  • Statement showing item(s) purchased and use of accumulated point.
  • Itemized purchase receipt(s).
  • Any other documentation that may be reasonably requested by us or our administrator to validate a claim.

For a Non-Auction Internet Advertisement:

  • Call 1-800-Mastercard or go to www.mycardbenefits.com to initiate a claim. You must report the claim within sixty (60) days of the incident or the claim may not be honored.
  • Submit the following documentation within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the advertisement’s publication:
  • A copy of the non-auction advertisement that shows the date of the advertisement, website address, retailer name, the product (advertisement must verify same manufacturer and model number), sale price, and, if applicable, shipping, handling and other charges.
  • Receipt showing the item(s) was purchased.
  • Statement showing item(s) purchased. o Itemized purchase receipt(s).
  • Any other documentation that may be reasonably requested by us or our administrator to validate a claim.

Mastercard ID Theft Protection™

Program Description:

Mastercard ID Theft Protection provides you with access to a number of Identity Theft resolution services, should you believe you are a victim of Identity Theft.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this coverage, you must be a Mastercard cardholder issued by a U.S. financial institution.

Access:

Simply contact 1-800-Mastercard if you believe you have been a victim of Identity Theft. Services provided:

Services provided are on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year. They include:

  • Providing the cardholder with a uniform Identity Theft Affidavit and providing assistance with completion of the Affidavit. It is the responsibility of the cardholder to submit the Affidavit to the proper authorities, credit bureaus, and creditors.
  • Assistance in notifying all three major credit reporting agencies to obtain a free credit report for the cardholder and placing an alert on the cardholder’s record with the agencies.
  • Assisting the cardholder with debit, credit and/or charge card replacement.
  • Assisting cardholder with membership/affinity card replacement.
  • Educating the cardholder on how Identity Theft can occur and of protective measures to avoid further occurrences.
  • Providing the cardholder with the Identity Theft Resolution Kit.
  • Providing the cardholder with sample letters for use in canceling checks, ATM cards, and other accounts.

Mastercard ID Theft AlertsTM:

Mastercard is offering cardholders cyber security through ID Theft Alerts, CSID’s proprietary Internet surveillance technology that proactively detects the illegal trading and selling of personally identifiable information (PII) online. At any point in time, ID Theft Alerts is tracking thousands of websites and millions of data points, and alerting cardholders whose personal information they find has been compromised online. This information is being gathered in real-time so that 7 Cardholders have the opportunity to react quickly and take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Get started at no cost to you by enrolling at http://www.mastercard.us/ idtheftprotection.

Charges:

There is no charge for these services, they are provided by your Financial Institution.

Services not provided:

  • When it is determined you have committed any dishonest, criminal, malicious or fraudulent act. •When your financial institution or card issuer which provides this Service, has investigated the event and deemed you are responsible the charge or event.
  • When any theft or unauthorized use of an account by a person to whom the account has been entrusted has been committed.

Program provisions for Mastercard ID Theft Protection:

This service applies only to you, the named Mastercard cardholder. You shall use due diligence and do all things reasonable to avoid or diminish any loss or damage to property protected by the program. The provider, CS Identity, relies on the truth of statement made in the Affidavit or declaration from each cardholder. This service is provided to eligible Mastercard cardholders at no additional cost and is in effect for acts occurring while the program is in effect. The terms and conditions contained in this program guide may be modified by subsequent endorsements. Modifications to the terms and conditions may be provided via additional Guide mailings, statement inserts, or statement messages. Mastercard or your financial institution can cancel or non-renew these services, and if we do, we will notify you at least thirty (30) days in advance. If the Provider non-renews or cancels any services provided to eligible Mastercard cardholders, you will be notified within 30–120 days before the expiration of the service agreement. In the event substantially similar coverage takes effect without interruption, no such notice is necessary. For general questions regarding these services, please contact 1-800-Mastercard.

MasterAssist Travel Assistance Services

Rely on Travel Assistance Services when you’re away from home.

Travel Assistance Services is your guide to many important services you may need when traveling. Benefits are designed to assist you or your travel companions when you’re traveling 50 miles or more from home.* This is reassuring, especially when visiting a place for the first time or not speaking the language. For services, call 1-800-Mastercard. Enrollment is automatic and the assistance service is free to cardholders. Please keep in mind that you will be responsible for the fees incurred for professional or emergency services requested of Travel Assistance Services (e.g., medical or legal bills).

* Travel Assistance Services are available worldwide, with the exception of those countries and territories which may be involved in an international or internal conflict, or in those countries and territories where the existing infrastructure is deemed inadequate to guarantee service. You may contact us prior to embarking on a covered trip to confirm whether or not services are available at your destination(s).

MasterTrip® Travel Assistance:

  • Before you begin your trip, MasterTrip provides information on travel requirements including documentation (visas, passports), immunizations or currency exchange rates. The exchange rate provided may differ from the exact rate that issuers use for transactions on your card. Information on exchange rates for items billed on your statement should be obtained from the financial institution that issued your card. MasterTrip will also help you locate any lost or stolen travel materials, including luggage. This is not an insurance policy for lost/stolen luggage and we do not reimburse you for a permanent loss.
  • If you have a travel emergency and need cash, MasterTrip can arrange to transfer up to $5,000 from a family member, friend, or business account.
  • This service does not provide maps or information regarding road conditions.

Travel Services Medical Assistance:

  • Provides a global referral network of general physicians, dentists, hospitals and pharmacies. We can also help you refill prescriptions with local pharmacists (subject to local laws).
  • In the event of emergencies, a stateside physician or nurse can be contacted for consultation with the local medical staff and to monitor your condition. If you are hospitalized, we can arrange to have messages relayed home, transfer you to another facility if medically necessary, or have a family member or close friend brought to your bedside if you have been traveling alone (at cardholder’s expense). If a tragedy occurs, we’ll assist in securing travel arrangements for you and your travel companion(s).

MasterLegal® Referral Service:

  • Provides you with English-speaking legal referrals or consults with appropriate embassies and consulates regarding your situation.
  • Will assist in transfers up to $5,000 in cash from a family member, friend or business to cover legal fees or to post bail. There is no charge for referral services; however, legal and bail fees are your responsibility.

Master RoadAssist® Roadside Service

(Available only when traveling in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia)

  • If your car breaks down on the road, just call 1-800-Mastercard and tell us where you are. •We’ll send someone to the rescue. This is not only reassuring but it may also save you money because fees for many services (jump-starts, towing, gas delivery, and tire changes) are pre-negotiated. Road service fees will be automatically billed to your Mastercard account.
  • You are responsible for emergency road service charges incurred by towing facilities responding to your dispatch, even if you are not with your vehicle (or it’s gone) when the tow truck arrives. Mastercard International is not responsible or liable for the service the towing facility provides. Towing facilities are independent contractors, solely liable for their services
  • Emergency road service is not available in areas not regularly traveled, in “off road”areas not accessible by ordinary towing vehicles, or for over one-ton capacity trailers, campers or vehicles-in-tow.
  • If you have a rental car, be sure to call the rental car agency before you call 1-800-Mastercard, as many rental agencies have special procedures regarding emergency road service assistance.

Account and Billing Information:

Important: Contact your card-issuing financial institution directly for questions concerning your account, such as account balance, credit line, billing inquiries (including transaction exchange rates), merchant disputes, or information about additional services not described in this Guide. Your financial institution’s phone number should be available on your monthly billing statement or on the back of your card.

Legal Disclosure

This Guide to Benefits is not, by itself, a policy or contract of insurance or other contract. Benefits are provided to you, the accountholder, at no additional charge. Non-insurance services may have associated costs, which will be your responsibility (for example, legal referrals are free, but the lawyer’s fee is your responsibility). The insurance benefits are provided under a group policy issued by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG company. This Guide to Benefits is a summary of benefits provided to you. The attached Key Terms and EOC is governed by the Group Policy.

Effective date of benefits: Effective March 1, 2017, this Guide to Benefits replaces all prior disclosures, program descriptions, advertising, and brochures by any party. The Policyholder and the insurer reserve the right to change the benefits and features of these programs at any time. Notice will be provided for any changes.

Cancellation: The Policyholder can cancel these benefits at any time or choose not to renew the insurance coverage for all cardholders. If the Policyholder does cancel these benefits, you will be notified in advance. If the insurance company terminates, cancels, or chooses not to renew the coverage to the Policyholder, you will be notified as soon as is practicable. Insurance benefits will still apply for any benefits you were eligible for prior to the date of such terminations, cancellation, or non-renewal, subject to the terms and conditions of coverage.

Benefits to you: These benefits apply only to the cardholder whose cards are issued by U.S. financial institutions. The United States is defined as the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. No person or entity other than the cardholder shall have any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim for bene ts, insurance proceeds and damages under or arising out of these programs. These benefits do not apply if your card privileges have been cancelled. However, insurance benefits will still apply for any benefit you were eligible for prior to the date that your account is suspended or cancelled, subject to the terms and conditions of coverage.

Transfer of rights or benefits: No rights or benefits provided under these insurance benefits may be assigned without the prior written consent of the claim administrator for these benefits.

Misrepresentation and Fraud: Benefits shall be void if the cardholder has concealed or misrepresented any material facts concerning this coverage.

Due Diligence: All parties are expected to exercise due diligence to avoid or diminish any theft, loss or damage to the property insured under these programs. “Due diligence” means the performance of all vigilant activity, attentiveness, and care that would be taken by a reasonable and prudent person in the same or similar circumstances in order to guard and protect the item.

Subrogation: If payment is made under these benefits, the insurance company is entitled to recover such amounts from other parties or persons. Any party or cardholder who receives payment under these benefits must transfer to the insurance company his or her rights to recovery against any other party or person and must do everything necessary to secure these rights and must do nothing that would jeopardize them, or these rights will be recovered from the cardholder.

Other Insurance: Coverage is secondary to and in excess of any other applicable insurance or indemnity available to You. Coverage is limited to only those amounts not covered by any other insurance or indemnity. It is subject to the conditions, limitations, and exclusions described in this document. In no event will this coverage apply as contributing insurance. This Other Insurance clause will take precedence over a similar clause found in other insurance or indemnity language.

In no event will these insurance benefits apply as contributing insurance. The non-contribution insurance clause will take precedence over the non-contribution clause found in any other insurance policies.

Severability of Provisions: If in the future any one or more of the provisions of this Guide to Benefits is, to any extent and for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be deemed “severable” from the remaining provisions of the Guide. In that event, all other provisions of this Guide shall remain valid and enforceable.

Benefits listed in this Guide to Benefits are subject to the conditions, limitations, and exclusions described in each benefit section. Receipt and/or possession of this Guide to Benefits does not guarantee coverage or coverage availability.

This Guide is intended as a summary of services, benefits, and coverages and, in case of a conflict between the Guide and the master insurance policies, or an issuer’s, or the Mastercard actual offerings, such master policies or actual offering shall control. Provision of services is subject to availability and applicable legal restrictions.