Your Guide to Card Benefit

HOTEL THEFT PROTECTION

Your Guide to Benefit describes the benefit in effect as of 2/1/21. 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.

Having personal items stolen from Your Hotel room can ruin an experience and leave You with an additional financial burden.

Fortunately, with Hotel Theft Protection You can be covered if Your personal property is stolen from Your Hotel/Motel room when You pay for the cost of a room located in the United States or Canada with Your eligible Account and/or with rewards programs associated with Your covered Account. You can receive a one-time payment of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for personal property stolen from Your room. To be eligible for this coverage, You must be a cardholder of an eligible card issued in the United States and charge the room entirely with Your Account and/or rewards program associated with Your covered Account.

When does it apply?
The Hotel Theft Protection benefit applies only if:

  • There is evidence of Forceful Entry and;
  • You make a sworn statement to police authorities having jurisdiction within 24 hours of discovering the Hotel Theft and furnish a copy of that statement with Your claim, and;
  • The Hotel/Motel verifies the loss.

The cost of replacing Your personal property (or its depreciated value if You choose not to replace it) is covered up to a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) less any amounts paid or payable by the Hotel/Motel or any other insurance, whether the insurance is primary, contributing, excess, or contingent; or any other reimbursement.

Please Note: Coverage begins each time You Check-In to an eligible Hotel/Motel room, and coverage ends each time You Check-Out of an eligible Hotel/Motel room.

What is not covered?
This benefit will not provide reimbursement for theft of the following:

  • Animals
  • Art objects
  • Business Items and cellular phones
  • Cash, checks, securities, credit cards, debit cards, and other negotiable instruments
  • Tickets, documents, keys, coins, deeds, bullion, and stamps
  • Perishables and consumables including, but not limited to perfume, cosmetics, and limited-life items such as rechargeable batteries

How to file a Hotel Theft Protection Claim

  1. Notify the Benefit Administrator immediately by calling 1-800-554-1275, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-804-673-6497. Notification must be made within twenty (20) days of the date of the incident. The Benefits Administrator will answer Your questions and send You a claim form
  2. Return the claim form and the requested documentation below within ninety (90) days of the date of the incident to the address below:
    Card Benefit Services
    P.O. Box 72034
    Richmond, VA 23255

Please submit the following documents:

  • The completed signed claim form
  • A copy of Your monthly billing statement, Your travel itinerary or the Hotel/Motel receipt confirming that the Hotel/Motel stay was charged to Your covered Account (must reflect the last four [4] digits of Your Account number)
  • A copy of any settlement payment or reimbursement made to You from the Hotel/Motel or other collectible insurance/reimbursement showing any amounts they may have paid towards the costs claimed
  • A copy of Your declarations page or Your employer’s insurance carrier declarations page [not applicable for claims less than one thousand ($1,000.00)]
  • If You have no other applicable insurance or reimbursement, please provide a statement to that effect [not applicable for claims less than one thousand ($1,000.00)]
  • A copy of the police report
  • Any other documentation deemed necessary by the Benefit Administrator to substantiate the claim

Definitions

Account means Your credit or debit card Accounts.

Business Items means 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.).

Check-In means the moment You register at the Hotel/Motel.

Check-Out means the moment You vacate the Hotel/Motel and pay the itemized total costs incurred for the stay.

Eligible Person means a cardholder who pays for the Hotel/Motel room by using their eligible Account and/or rewards programs associated with their covered Account.

Forceful Entry means that someone illegally accessed Your Hotel/Motel room by breaking in a door, window, or surrounding walls.

Hotel/Motel means an establishment located in the United States or Canada that provides lodging for the general public, and usually meals, entertainment, and various personal services.

Hotel Theft means Forceful Entry into Your premises and You suffer a loss of property.

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].

You or Your means an Eligible Person or Your Immediate Family Members who charged their trip to Your eligible Account and/or rewards programs associated with Your covered Account.

Additional Provisions for Hotel Theft Protection

  • 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 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.

FORM #HOTBURG – 2017 (04/17) HMTP-O

For more information about the benefit described in this guide, call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-554-1275, or call collect outside the U.S. at 1-804-673-6497.