b. PURCHASE PROTECTION

DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE

Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company

Administrative Office, P.O. Box 53701 Phoenix, AZ 85072-9872

Purchase Protection can provide coverage for your eligible purchases for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase when you charge any portion of the price of the eligible purchased item to Your Account. You will be reimbursed only for the amount charged to Your Account. (See Description of Benefits section).

DEFINITIONS

Certain words used in this Description of Coverage are capitalized throughout and have special meanings. Wherever used herein, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, as the context requires.

Account means Your American Express Card Account.

Cardmember means a person who has been issued a United States of America based proprietary American Express Card, which is Current and in Good Standing, and who has a Permanent Residence in the 50 United States of America, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Covered Incident means the theft of, or damage, whether by accident or vandalism, to any one item of property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account.

Company means AMEX Assurance Company, and its duly authorized agents.

Current and in Good Standing means a Cardmember Account for which the monthly minimum requirement has been paid prior to the date in which the claim is payable.

Master Policyholder means American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

Permanent Residence means the one primary dwelling place where the Cardmember resides and to which they intend to return.

Plan means the Policy and the benefits described therein.

Platinum Cardmember means a Cardmember who has a Platinum Charge Card (required to be paid in full monthly), a Corporate Platinum Card, or a Fidelity American Express Platinum Card. Any other Card which may reference the Platinum name or has Platinum colored plastic will not receive higher coverage limits or benefits.

Policy means the Group Insurance Master Policy (AX0951 issued to American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.).

We, Us, Our means the Company.

You, Your means the Cardmember.

DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS

We will pay you the expense charged to Your Account up to $1,000 for any one Covered Incident and up to $50,000 for all Covered Incidents during a calendar year. Purchase Protection provides benefits, for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if a Covered Incident occurs with respect to property you purchased and charged to Your Account. Our benefit payment will not include shipping and handling expenses or installation, assembly, professional advice, maintenance or other service charges or any product rebates, discounts or money received from lowest price comparison programs that reduced the original cost of the property.

Our payment of any eligible benefit amount is further contingent upon Your Account being Current and in Good Standing. Only a Cardmember has a legal and equitable right to any insurance benefit that may be available under this Plan.

EXCLUSIONS

Benefits are not payable if the loss for which coverage is sought was directly or indirectly, wholly or partially, contributed to or caused by:

1. war or any act of war, whether declared or undeclared;

2. any activity directly related to and occurring while in the service of any armed military force of any nation state recognized by the United Nations;

3. participation in a riot, civil disturbance, protest or insurrection;

4. violation of a criminal law, offense or infraction;

5. natural disasters, including, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes or any other event in the course of nature, that occurs at the same time or in separate instances;

6. fraud or abuse or illegal activity of any kind by the Cardmember;

7. confiscation by any governmental authority, public authority, or customs official;

8. negligent failure of a duty to care by any third party in whose possession the property purchased by a Cardmember has been temporarily placed;

9. not being reasonably safeguarded by You;

10. theft from baggage not carried by hand and under Your personal supervision or under the supervision of a traveling companion known by You;

11. damage through alteration (including, but not limited to, cutting, sawing and shaping);

12. normal wear and tear, inherent product defect or manufacturer’s defects or normal course of play;

13. damage or theft while under the care and control of a common carrier;

14. food spoilage;

15. leaving property at an unoccupied construction site; or

16. purchases lost or misplaced.

For residents of Washington, the first paragraph of this section is removed and replaced with the following: We will not pay for loss caused by any of the excluded events described below. Loss will be considered to have been caused by an excluded event if the occurrences of that event directly and solely results in loss, or initiates a sequence of events that result in loss, regardless of the nature of any intermediate or final event in that sequence.

PURCHASES NOT COVERED

The following purchases are not covered:

1. travelers checks, tickets of any kind, negotiable instruments (including, but not limited to, gift certificates, gift cards and giftchecks), cash or its equivalent;

2. animals or living plants;

3. rare stamps or coins;

4. consumable or perishable items with limited life spans (including, but not limited to, perfume, light bulbs, batteries);

5. antique or previously owned items;

6. motorized vehicles and watercraft, aircraft, and motorcycles or their motors, equipment, parts or accessories;

7. lost, stolen, or damaged property consisting of articles in a pair or set. Coverage will be limited to no more than the value of any particular part or parts, unless the articles are unusable individually and cannot be replaced individually, regardless of any special value they may have had as part of a set or collection;

8. items purchased for resale, professional, or commercial use;

9. permanent household and/or business fixtures, including, but not limited to, carpeting, flooring and/or tile;

10. business fixtures, including, but not limited to, air conditioners, refrigerators, heaters; and

11. hospital, medical and dental equipment and devices.

CLAIMS PROVISIONS

If You experience a loss for which You believe a benefit is payable under this Plan, You must provide both Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss. To insure prompt processing of Your claim, report any theft or damage immediately following the date of the Covered Incident, including for gifts purchased with the Card. Retain Your receipts and Your damaged property (if applicable) until the claim process is complete.

Notice of Claim

Notice of Claim should be provided to Us within thirty (30) days of the loss. You may contact Us by calling toll-free stateside 1-800-322-1277 or, if from overseas, by calling collect 1-303-273-6498. You may also write to Us at Purchase Protection, PO Box 402, Golden CO 80402-0402.

Failure to provide Notice of Claim within thirty (30) days will not invalidate a claim or reduce any benefit payment that may be found to be eligible, if it can be shown that it was provided as soon as reasonably possible. At the time You provide Us with Notice of Claim, We will assist You with Your Proof of Loss by providing You with instructions and/or documents, which You may have to complete and return to Us. You are required to cooperate with Us and provide documentation as requested by Us which is required and necessary to process Your claim and determine if benefits are payable. For residents of Missouri, no claim will be denied based upon Your failure to provide notice within such specified time, unless this failure operates to prejudice the right of Us.

Proof of Loss

Proof of Loss requires You to send Us all the information We request, at Your expense, in order that Your claim may be evaluated and that We may make a determination as to whether the claim may be paid. You must provide Us with satisfactory Proof of Loss within thirty (30) days (for residents of North Dakota sixty (60) days) after We have provided You with instructions and/or a claim form in response to Your Notice of Claim or Your claim may be denied. Your Proof of Loss documentation may be mailed to Us at the same address provided above for mailing Your Notice of Claim. We reserve the right to request all the information We deem necessary to determine that Your claim is payable, and We will not consider that We have received complete Proof of Loss until the information We have requested is received.

Proof of Loss may require documentation consisting of, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. a Purchase Protection Claim Form;
  2. the original itemized store receipt;
  3. the insurance declaration forms for Your other sources of insurance or indemnity (e.g., homeowner’s or renter’s insurance);
  4. a photograph of and/or repair estimate for the damaged property; and
  5. for theft and vandalism claims, a report regarding the stolen or vandalized property must be filed with the appropriate authority before You call to file a claim under Purchase Protection.

No payment will be made on claims not substantiated in the manner required by Us.

If all required documentation is not received within thirty (30) days (for residents of North Dakota sixty (60) days) of the date of the Covered Incident (except for documentation which has not been furnished for reasons beyond Your control), coverage may be denied. It is Your responsibility to provide all required documentation We request.

You may be required to send in the damaged property at Your expense for further evaluation of Your claim. If requested, You must send in the damaged property within thirty (30) days (for residents of North Dakota sixty (60) days) from the date of Our request to remain eligible for coverage.

Payment of Claim

A claim for benefits provided by this Plan will be paid upon Our receipt and review of Your complete Proof of Loss documentation and Our determination that a claim is payable according to the terms of the Plan.

Any payment made by Us in good faith pursuant to this or any other provision of this Plan will fully discharge Us to the extent of such payment.

If other insurance is available to You which provides the same or similar coverage as that provided by this Plan, this Plan becomes excess and We will pay only that portion of the Covered Incident benefit which is not reimbursed by other insurance up to Our limits, as provided under the Description of Benefits section.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Change of Permanent Residence

If the change is to a different state, Your Policy provisions may be adjusted to conform to the requirements of that state.

Clerical Error

A clerical error made by the Company will not invalidate insurance otherwise validly in force nor continue insurance not validly in force.

Conformity with State and Federal Law

If a Plan provision does not conform to applicable provisions of State or Federal law, the Plan is hereby amended to comply with such law.

Entire Contract; Representation; Change

This Description of Coverage, the Policy and any applications, endorsements or riders make up the entire contract. Any statement You make is a representation and not a warranty. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time by written agreement between the Master Policyholder and the Company. Only the President, Vice-President or Secretary of AMEX Assurance Company may change or waive the provisions of the Description of Coverage. No agent or other person may change the Description of Coverage or waive any of its terms. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time by providing notice to You. A copy of the Policy will be maintained and kept by the Master Policyholder and may be examined at any time.

Excess Coverage

If any loss under this Policy is insured under any other valid and collectible policy, then this Policy shall cover such loss, subject to its exclusions, conditions, provisions and other terms herein, only to the extent that the amount of such loss is in excess of the amount of such other insurance which is payable or paid.

Fraud

If any request for benefits made under the Plan is determined to be fraudulent, or if any fraudulent means or devices are used by You or by anyone acting on Your behalf to obtain benefits, all benefits will be forfeited.

We do not provide coverage to a Cardmember who, whether before or after a loss, has:

1. concealed or misrepresented any fact upon which we rely, if the concealment or misrepresentation is material and is made with the intent to deceive; or

2. concealed or misrepresented any fact if the fact misrepresented contributes to the loss.

Legal Actions

No legal action may be brought to recover against this Plan until sixty (60) days after Proof of Loss has been received by Us. No such action may be brought after three (3) years (for residents of Arkansas five (5) years and residents of Missouri ten (10) years) from the time written Proof of Loss is required to be given.

If a time limit of this Plan is less than allowed by the laws of the state where You live, the limit is extended to meet the minimum time allowed by such law.

Right of Recovery

If We make a payment to You under this Plan and You recover an amount from another, equal to or less than Our payment, You shall hold in trust for Us the proceeds of the recovery and reimburse Us to the extent of Our payment. If Our payments exceed the maximum amount payable under the benefits of this Plan, We have the right to recover from You any amount exceeding the maximum amount payable.

Subrogation

In the event of any payment under this Policy, We shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all Your rights of recovery. You shall execute all papers required and shall do everything necessary to secure and preserve such rights, including the execution of such documents necessary to enable Us to effectively bring suit or otherwise pursue subrogation rights in Your name. You shall do nothing to prejudice such subrogation rights.

We shall be entitled to a recovery as stated in these provisions only after You have been fully compensated for damages by another party.

For residents of Louisiana, the Right of Recovery, Subrogation and Excess Coverage sections are revised to reflect: If the Company makes any payment under this Policy and the Cardmember has the right to recover damages from another, the Company shall be subrogated to that right. However, the Company’s right to recover is subordinate to the Cardmember’s right to be fully compensated.

Termination or Cancellation

Coverage will cease on the earliest of the following:

1. the date You no longer maintain a Permanent Residence in the 50 United States of America, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands;

2. the date We determine that You or someone on Your behalf intentionally misrepresented or fraud occurred;

3. the date the Policy is cancelled;

4. the date You are no longer a Cardmember;

5. the date Your Account ceases to remain Current and in Good Standing; or

6. the date the Plan is not available in the location where You maintain a Permanent Residence.

Termination or Cancellation of coverage will not prejudice any claim originating prior to termination or cancellation subject to all other terms of the Policy. The Company has the right to cancel the Policy at any time by sending a written notice at least forty five (45) days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOU

For those eligible and enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program, benefits are also paid when the purchased property is received through the redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate. Payment or credit will not exceed the original assigned value of the property received through redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate up to the stated limits, excluding shipping and handling expenses. Benefits will not be paid when a Membership Rewards redemption certificate has been transferred to a non-eligible Cardmember or non-Cardmembers.

This Description of Coverage replaces any other Description of Coverage that You may have previously received for Purchase Protection.

This Description of Coverage is an important document. Please read it and keep it in a safe place.

The Cardmember can request a copy of the Master Policy by calling 1-800-322-1277.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused this Description of Coverage to be signed by Our officers:

Troy E. Glover Signature Mark Musser Signature
Troy E. Glover
President
AMEX Assurance Company
Mark Musser
Corporate Secretary
AMEX Assurance Company

PP-DOC-CCSG1 02/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF ALASKA

The opening paragraph in the Exclusion section is removed in its entirety and replaced with the following which is added and made part of the Description of Coverage:

These exclusions do not apply if the dominate cause of a loss is a risk or peril that is not otherwise excluded. Benefits are not payable if the loss for which coverage is sought was directly or indirectly, wholly or partially, contributed to or caused by:

The Legal Actions section is hereby removed in its entirety and replaced with the following which is added and made part of the Description of Coverage:

LEGAL ACTIONS

No legal action may be brought to recover against this Plan until sixty (60) days after Proof of Loss has been received by Us. No such action may be brought after three (3) years from the time Proof of Loss is required to be given. If there are any claims the three year timeframe does not begin to run until after the claim has been denied.

PP/EW-RDR1-AK 06/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA & INDIANA

Purchase Protection is governed by form numbers PP-IND-CCSG1 07/07, PP-IND-CCSG2 07/07, PP-IND-OSBN1 07/07, PP-IND-OSBN2 07/07 and PP-IND-End2 09/08.

References to Description of Coverage and Master Policy throughout the above form have been changed to Policy.

The definitions of Master Policyholder and Plan are hereby removed.

The following definitions are added to the Definitions section.

American Express® Card means any credit or charge card bearing an American Express trademark or logo issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their licensees which can be used to purchase goods or services at merchants on the American Express Network and which American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. designates as eligible for coverage under the Policy.

Policy as used throughout means this contract issued to the Cardmember providing the benefits described herein.

The following provision is added to the General Provisions section.

ASSIGNMENT

No assignment will be acknowledged until it has been received by the Company. The Company does not make any acknowledgement of the effectiveness of an assignment or accept any responsibility for the validity or legality of any assignment.

In all other respects, the provisions and conditions of the Policy remain the same.

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE STATES OF INDIANA

Indiana Residents Only:

Questions regarding your policy should be directed to:

AMEX Assurance Company

800-322-1277

If you (a) need the assistance of the governmental agency that regulates insurance or (b) have a compliant you have been unable to resolve with your insurer you may contact the Department of Insurance by mail, telephone or email:

State of Indiana Department of insurance Consumer Services Division

311 West Washington Street, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2787.

Consumer Hotline: 1-800-622-4461. In the Indianapolis Area 1-317-232-2395.

Complaints can be filed electronically at www.in.gov/idoi

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY

In the Termination or Cancellation section the following is removed:

The Company has the right to cancel the Policy at any time by sending a written notice at least forty five (45) days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

And replaced with the following:

The Company has the right to cancel the Policy at any time by sending a written notice at least seventy-five (75) days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

PP/EW-RDR1-KY 05/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Description of Coverage is subject to laws of the State of New Hampshire. Any contract changes will be submitted for approval in the State of New Hampshire. Contract changes will not be transacted between the Master Policy and the insurer per NH RSA412:5 I.

In the Conformity with State and Federal Law section the following is removed:

If a Plan provision does not conform to applicable provisions of State or Federal law, the Plan is hereby amended to comply with such law.

And replaced with the following:

If a Plan provision does not conform to applicable provisions of the State of New Hampshire or Federal law, the Plan is hereby amended to comply with such law.

The following is added at the end of the Fraud section of Your Description of Coverage:

Concealment, misrepresentation, and fraud can only applied to a claim to which it is material and coverage may not be denied to any Cardmember who had no knowledge of or participation in any concealment, misrepresentation or fraud.

Concealment, misrepresentation, and fraud do not void the policy and must be an international act on behalf of You. We will not deny coverage under the Policy if this occurs. If You are without knowledge or participation in a fraudulent act they are not subject to denial of coverage under this section. This section only applies to a claim to which it is material and coverage may not be denied to You if You had no knowledge of or participation in any concealment, misrepresentation or fraud.

In the Termination or Cancellation section the following is removed:

2. the date We determine that You or someone on Your behalf intentionally misrepresented or fraud occurred; And replaced with the following:

2. discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation by the named insured in pursuing a claim under the Policy;

In the Termination or Cancellation section the following is removed: The Company has the right to cancel the Policy at any time by sending a written notice at least forty five (45) days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

And replaced with the following:

The Company has the right to cancel the Policy by sending a written notice at least sixty (60) days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

PP/EW-RDR1-NH 01/08

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

The following is added to your Description of Coverage: WARNING: Any person who knowingly, and with intent to injure, defraud or deceive any insurer, makes any claim for the proceeds of an insurance policy containing any false, incomplete or misleading information is guilty of a felony.

PP/EW-RDR1-OK 07/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF OREGON

In the Exclusions section the following are removed:

4. violation of a criminal law, offense or infraction;

6. fraud or abuse or illegal activity of any kind by the Cardmember;

The Proof of Loss section is hereby removed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

PROOF OF LOSS

Proof of Loss requires You to send Us all the information We request, at Your expense, in order that Your claim may be evaluated and that We may make a determination as to whether the claim may be paid. You must provide Us with satisfactory Proof of Loss within ninety (90) days after We have provided You with instructions and/or a claim form in response to Your Notice of Claim or Your claim may be denied. Your Proof of Loss documentation may be mailed to Us at the same address provided above for mailing Your Notice of Claim. We reserve the right to request all the information We deem necessary to determine that Your claim is payable, and We will not consider that We have received complete Proof of Loss until the information We have requested is received.

Proof of Loss may require documentation consisting of, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

1. Purchase Protection Claim Form;

2. the original itemized store receipt;

3. the insurance declaration forms for Your other sources of insurance or indemnity (e.g., homeowner’s or renter’s insurance);

4. a photograph of and/or repair estimate for the damaged property; and

5. or theft and vandalism claims, a report regarding the stolen or vandalized property must be filed with the appropriate authority before You call to file a claim under Purchase Protection.

No payment will be made on claims not substantiated in the manner required by Us.

If all required documentation is not received within ninety (90) days of the date of the Covered Incident (except for documentation which has not been furnished for reasons beyond Your control), coverage may be denied. It is Your responsibility to provide all required documentation We request.

You may be required to send in the damaged property at Your expense for further evaluation of Your claim. If requested, You must send in the damaged property within ninety (90) days from the date of Our request to remain eligible for coverage.

PP-RDR1-OR 05/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

The Legal Actions section is hereby removed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

Legal Actions: No legal action may be brought to recover against this Plan until sixty (60) days after Proof of Loss has been received by Us. No such action may be brought after six (6) years from the time Proof of Loss is required to be given.

PP/EW-RDR1-SD 05/07

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

Purchase Protection is governed by form numbers PP-IND-TX 07/07 and PP-IND-End2 09/08 References to Description of Coverage and Master Policy throughout the above form have been changed to Policy.

The definitions of Master Policyholder and Plan are hereby removed.

The following definitions are added to the Definitions section.

American Express® Card means any credit or charge card bearing an American Express trademark or logo issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their licensees which can be used to purchase goods or services at merchants on the American Express Network and which American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. designates as eligible for coverage under the Policy.

Policy as used throughout means this contract issued to the Cardmember providing the benefits described herein.

The following was added to the end of the Payment of Claim provision

Within fifteen (15) days after We receive Your Notice of Claim, We will:

1. acknowledge receipt of claim. If We do not acknowledge receipt of the claim in writing, We will keep a record of the date, method and content of the acknowledgement;

2. begin an investigation of the claim; and

3. request a signed, sworn Proof of Loss, specify the information You must provide and supply You with the necessary forms. We may request more information at a later date, if during the investigation of the claim such additional information is necessary.

We will notify You in writing as to whether:

1. the claims or part of the claim will be paid;

2. the claim or part of the claim has been denied, and inform You of the reasons for denial, more information is necessary; or We need additional time to reach a decision. If We need additional time, We will inform You of the reasons for such need.

We will pay for covered loss or damage within five (5) business days after:

1. We have notified You that payment of the claim or part of the claim will be made and have reached agreement with You on the amount of loss; or

2. an appraisal award has been made. However, if payment of the claim or part of the claim is condition on Your compliance with any of the terms of this Coverage part, We will make payment within five (5) business days after the date You have complied with such items.

The following provision is added to the General Provisions section.

ASSIGNMENT

No assignment will be acknowledged until it has been received by the Company. The Company does not make any acknowledgement of the effectiveness of an assignment or accept any responsibility for the validity or legality of any assignment.

In all other respects, the provisions and conditions of the Policy remain the same.

IMPORTANT NOTICE AVISO IMPORTANTE
FOR TEXAS RESIDENTS PARA LOS RESIDENTES DE TEXAS
TO OBTAIN IMFORMATION OR MAKE A COMPLAINT: PARA OBTENER INFORMACION O PARA SOMETER UNA QUEJA:
You may call AMEX Assurance’s toll-free telephone number for information or to make a complaint at: Usted puede llamar al numero de telefono gratis de AMEX Assurance Company’s para informacion o para someter una queja al:
1-800-322-1277 1-800-322-1277
You may also write to AMEX Assurance Company at: Usted tambien puede escribir a AMEX Assurance Company:
AMEX Assurance Company
MC: 080120, 20022 N. 31st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
AMEX Assurance Company
MC: 080120, 20022 N. 31st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
You may contact the Texas Department of Insurance to obtain information on companies, coverages, rights or complaints at: Puede comunicarse con el Departamento de Seguros de Texas para obtener informacion acerca de companies, coberturas, derechos o quejas al:
1-800-252-3439 1-800-252-3439
You may write the Texas Department of Insurance at: Puede escribir al Departamento de Seguros de Texas:
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104
Fax# (512) 490-1007
Web: http://www.tdi.texas.gov
Email: ConsumerProtection@tdi.texas.gov
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104
Fax# (512) 490-1007
Web: http://www.tdi.texas.gov
Email: ConsumerProtection@tdi.texas.gov
PREMIUM OR CLAIM DISPUTES:
Should you have a dispute concerning your premium or about a claim you should contact the company first. If the dispute is not resolved, you may contact the Texas Department of Insurance.
DISPUTAS SOBRE PRIMAS O RECLAMOS: Si tiene una disputa concerniente a su prima o a un reclamo, debe comunicarse con la compania primero. Si no se resuelve la disputa, puede entonces comunicarse con el departamento (TDI).
ATTACH THIS NOTICE TO YOUR POLICY: This notice is for information only and does not become a part or condition of the attached document. UNA ESTE AVISO A SU POLIZA: Este aviso es solo para proposito de informacion y no se convierte en parte o condicion del documento adjunto.

NO-TX-PP 07/10

APPLICABLE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF VERMONT

In the Termination or Cancellation section the following is removed:

The Company has the right to cancel the Policy at any time by sending a written notice at least [forty five (45)] days in advance to You at Your last known address. The notice will include the reason for cancellation.

And replaced with the following:

We may cancel this policy only for the reasons stated in this condition by notifying you in writing of the date cancellation takes effect. This cancellation notice may be delivered to you, or mailed by certified mail to you at your mailing address shown in the Declarations except that in the case of cancellation for non-payment of premium, the cancellation notice will be by certified mail or certificate of mailing. Proof of mailing will be sufficient proof of notice.

1) When you have not paid the premium, or there is a substantial increase in hazard, we may cancel at any time by notifying you at least 15 days before the date cancellation takes effect.
(2) When this policy has been in effect for less than 60 days and is not a renewal with us, we may cancel for any reason by notifying you at least 45 days before the date cancellation takes effect.
(3) When this policy has been in effect for 60 days or more or at any time if it is a renewal with us, we may cancel for one or more of the following reasons:
(a) Non-payment of premium or substantial increase in hazard provided that in the case of substantial increase in hazard, we have secured approval for the cancellation from the commissioner of insurance. This can be done by notifying you 15 days before the date cancellation takes effect; or
(b) Fraud or material misrepresentation affecting the policy or in the presentation of a claim, or violation of any provisions of the policy. This can be done by letting you know 45 days before the date cancellation takes effect.
(4) When this policy is written for a period of more than one year, we may cancel for any reason at anniversary by letting you know at least 45 days before the date cancellation takes effect.

Nonrenewal
We may elect not to renew this policy. We may do so by delivering to you, or mailing by certified mail to you at your mailing address shown in the Declarations, written notice at least 45 days before the expiration date of this policy. Proof of mailing will be sufficient proof of notice.
This condition does not apply:
a. If we have manifested our willingness to renew; or
b. In the case of non-payment of premium; or
c. If you fail to pay any advance premium required by us for renewal; or
d. If any insured property designated in the policy is insured under any other insurance policy.

Renewal Of The Policy
a. If we elect to renew this policy and have the necessary information to issue the renewal policy, we will confirm in writing at least 45 days prior to the expiration our intention to renew the policy and confirm the premium at which the policy is to be renewed.
b. If we do not comply with the conditions set forth in the above paragraph, you will be granted renewal coverage at the rate or premium in effect on the expiration date, which has been approved by the Commissioner. This will be done on a pro rata basis and will continue for 45 days after his company confirms renewal coverage and premium. This provision will not apply if you accept the renewal policy.

All other provisions of this policy apply.

PP/EW-RDR1-VT 10/12

Applicable for Residents of Your State

In the Exclusion section, Exclusion number 16 is being added and made part of the Description of Coverage:

16. Purchases lost or misplaced.

Effective May 1, 2010, your certificate or policy is amended to reflect that Amex Assurance Company’s Administrative Office is changed to

MC: 080120 P.O. Box 53701
20022 N. 31st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85072-9872
Phoenix, AZ 85027  

Effective May 1, 2010, your certificate or policy is amended to reflect that Amex Assurance Company’s Claim Administrative Office is changed to:

P.O. Box 981553
El Paso, TX 79998-9920

All other terms of your certificate or policy remain unchanged.

MG-ADCHG-END3 04/10

FOR RESIDENTS OF PUERTO RICO

DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE

Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 53701 Phoenix, AZ 85072-9872
Purchase Protection provides coverage for Your purchases for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase when You charge any portion of the price of the purchased item to Your Account. You will be reimbursed only for the amount charged to Your Account. (See Description of Benefits section.)

DEFINITIONS

Certain words used in this Description of Coverage are capitalized throughout and have special meanings. Wherever used herein, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, as the context requires.

Account means Your American Express Card Account.

Cardmember means a person who has been issued a United States of America based proprietary American Express Card, which is Current and in Good Standing, and who has a Permanent Residence in Puerto Rico.

Covered item means any one item of property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account, except those specified under the Section titled Purchases Not Covered.

Covered Incident means the theft of, or damage, whether by accident or vandalism, to any one item of property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account.

  1. Theft means the unlawful taking from the Cardmember, of the covered item of property purchased and charged to his/her Account
  2. Damage means the breaking, destruction and/or malfunction, whether by accident or vandalism of the covered item of property purchased and charged to the Cardmember Account
  3. Vandalism means the willful or malicious destruction by a person other than the Cardmember, of the covered item of property purchased and charged to his/her Account.
  4. Accident means the unforeseen and unplanned breaking, destruction and/or malfunction of the covered item of property purchased and charged to the Cardmember Account.

Company means AMEX Assurance Company and its duly authorized agents.

Current and in Good Standing means a Cardmember Account for which the monthly minimum requirement has been paid prior to the date in which the claim is payable.

Master Policyholder means American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

Permanent Residence means the one primary dwelling place where the Cardmember resides and to which they intend to return.

Plan means the Policy and the benefits described therein.

Policy means the Group Insurance Master Policy issued to American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

We, Us, Our means the Company.

You, Your means the Cardmember.

DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS

We will pay You the expense charged to Your Account up to $1,000 for any one Covered Incident and up to $50,000 for all Covered Incidents during a calendar year. Purchase Protection provides benefits, for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if a Covered Incident occurs with respect to property You purchased and charged to Your Account. Our benefit payment will not include shipping and handling expenses or installation, assembly, professional advice, maintenance or other service charges or any product rebates, discounts or money received from lowest price comparison programs that reduced the original cost of the property.

Our payment of any eligible benefit amount is further contingent upon Your Account being Current and in Good Standing. Only a Cardmember has a legal and equitable right to any insurance benefit that may be available under this Plan.

EXCLUSIONS

Benefits are not payable if the loss for which coverage is sought was directly or indirectly, wholly or partially, contributed to or caused by:

  1. war or any act of war, whether declared or undeclared;
  2. any activity directly related to and occurring while in the service of any armed military force of any nation state recognized by the United Nations;
  3. participation in a riot, civil disturbance, protest or insurrection;
  4. violation of a criminal law, offense or infraction;
  5. natural disasters, including, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes or any other event in the course of nature, that occurs at the same time or in separate instances;
  6. fraud or abuse or illegal activity of any kind by the Cardmember;
  7. confiscation by any governmental authority, public authority, or customs official;
  8. negligent failure of a duty to care by any third party in whose possession the property purchased by a Cardmember has been temporarily placed;
  9. not being reasonably safeguarded by You;
  10. theft from baggage not carried by hand and under Your personal supervision or under the supervision of a traveling companion known by You;
  11. damage through alteration (including, but not limited to, cutting, sawing and shaping);
  12. normal wear and tear, inherent product defect or manufacturer's defects or normal course of play;
  13. damage or theft while under the care and control of a common carrier;
  14. food spoilage;
  15. leaving property at an unoccupied construction site; or
  16. purchases lost or misplaced.

PURCHASES NOT COVERED

The following purchases are not covered:

  1. travelers checks, tickets of any kind, negotiable instruments (including, but not limited to, gift certificates, gift cards and gift checks), cash or its equivalent;
  2. animals or living plants;
  3. rare stamps or coins;
  4. consumable or perishable items with limited life spans (including, but not limited to, perfume, light bulbs, batteries);
  5. antique or previously owned items;
  6. motorized vehicles and watercraft, aircraft, and motorcycles or their motors, equipment, parts or accessories;
  7. lost, stolen, or damaged property consisting of articles in a pair or set. Coverage will be limited to no more than the value of any particular part or parts, unless the articles are unusable individually and cannot be replaced individually, regardless of any special value they may have had as part of a set or collection;
  8. items purchased for resale, professional, or commercial use;
  9. permanent household and/or business fixtures, including, but not limited to, carpeting, flooring and/or tile;
  10. business fixtures, including, but not limited to, air conditioners, refrigerators, heaters; and
  11. hospital, medical and dental equipment and devices.

CLAIMS PROVISIONS

If You experience a loss for which You believe a benefit is payable under this Plan, You must provide both Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss.

To insure prompt processing of Your claim, report any theft or damage immediately following the date of the Covered Incident, including for gifts purchased with the Card. Retain Your receipts and Your damaged property (if applicable) until the claim process is complete.

Notice of Claim

Notice of Claim should be provided to Us within thirty (30) days of the loss. You may contact Us by calling toll-free stateside 1-800-322-1277 or, if from overseas, by calling collect 1-303-273-6498. You may also write to Us at Purchase Protection, PO Box 402, Golden, CO 80402.

Failure to provide Notice of Claim within thirty (30) days will not invalidate a claim or reduce any benefit payment that may be found to be eligible, if it can be shown that it was provided as soon as reasonably possible. At the time You provide Us with Notice of Claim, We will assist You with Your Proof of Loss by providing You with instructions and/or documents, which You may have to complete and return to Us. You are required to cooperate with Us and provide documentation as requested by Us which is required and necessary to process Your claim and determine if benefits are payable.

Proof of Loss

Proof of Loss requires You to send Us all the information We request, at Your expense, in order that Your claim may be evaluated and that We may make a determination as to whether the claim may be paid. You must provide Us with satisfactory Proof of Loss within one year from the date of your Notice of Claim. Your Proof of Loss documentation may be mailed to Us at the same address provided above for mailing Your Notice of Claim. We reserve the right to request all the information We deem necessary to determine that Your claim is payable, and We will not consider that We have received complete Proof of Loss until the information We have requested is received.

Proof of Loss may require documentation consisting of, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. a Purchase Protection Claim Form;
  2. the original itemized store receipt;
  3. the insurance declaration forms for Your other sources of insurance or indemnity (e.g., homeowner's or renter's insurance);
  4. a photograph of and/or repair estimate for the damaged property; and
  5. for theft and vandalism claims, a report regarding the stolen or vandalized property must be filed with the appropriate authority before You call to file a claim under Purchase Protection.

No payment will be made on claims not substantiated in the manner required by Us.

If all required documentation is not received within one year from the date of your Notice of Claim (except for documentation which has not been furnished for reasons beyond Your control), coverage may be denied. It is Your responsibility to provide all required documentation We request.

You may be required to mail the damaged product to Us at Your expense for further evaluation of Your claim. If requested, You must mail it within one year from the date of request to remain eligible for coverage.

Payment of Claim

A claim for benefits provided by this Plan will be paid upon Our receipt and review of Your complete Proof of Loss documentation and Our determination that a claim is payable according to the terms of the Plan.

Any payment made by Us in good faith pursuant to this or any other provision of this Plan will fully discharge Us to the extent of such payment.

If other insurance is available to You which provides the same or similar coverage as that provided by this Plan, this Plan becomes excess and We will pay only that portion of the Covered Incident benefit which is not reimbursed by other insurance up to Our limits, as provided under the Description of Benefits section.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Clerical Error

A clerical error made by the Company will not invalidate insurance otherwise validly in force nor continue insurance not validly in force.

Conformity with Puerto Rico and Federal Law

If a Plan provision does not conform to applicable provisions of Puerto Rico or Federal law, the Plan is hereby amended to comply with such law.

Entire Contract; Representation; Change

This Description of Coverage, the Policy and any applications, endorsements or riders make up the entire contract. Any statement You make is a representation and not a warranty. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time by written agreement between the Master Policyholder and the Company. Only the President, Vice-President or Secretary of AMEX Assurance Company of Puerto Rico may change or waive the provisions of the Description of Coverage. No agent or other person may change the Description of Coverage or waive any of its terms. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time. A copy, of the Policy will be maintained and kept by the Master Policyholder and may be examined at any time.

Excess Coverage

If any loss under this Policy is insured under any other valid and collectible policy, then this Policy shall cover such loss, subject to its exclusions, conditions, provisions and other terms herein, only to the extent that the amount of such loss is in excess of the amount of such other insurance which is payable or paid.

Fraud

If any request for benefits made under the Plan is determined to be fraudulent, or if any fraudulent means or devices are used by You or by anyone acting on Your behalf to obtain benefits, all benefits will be forfeited.

We do not provide coverage to a Cardmember who, whether before or after a loss, has:

  1. concealed or misrepresented any fact upon which we rely, if the concealment or misrepresentation is material and is made with the intent to deceive; or
  2. concealed or misrepresented any fact if the fact misrepresented contributes to the loss.

Moreover, any person who knowingly and with the intent to defraud provides false information in an insurance application, or presents, assists, or makes a fraudulent claim for the payment of a loss or other benefit, or presents more than one claim for the same incident of damage or loss, will commit a felony and if convicted will be sentenced for each violation with a fine of no less than five thousand ($5,000) dollars and not exceeding ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, or be sentenced to prison for a fixed term of three (3) years, or both penalties. In the event of aggravating circumstances, the term could be increased to a maximum of five (5) years; in the event of intervening extenuating circumstances it could be reduced up to a minimum of two (2) years.

Legal Actions

No legal action may be brought to recover against this Plan until sixty (60) days after Proof of Loss has been received by Us. No such action may be brought after three (3) years from the time written Proof of Loss is required to be given. If a time limit of this Plan is less than allowed by the laws of Puerto Rico, the limit is extended to meet the minimum time allowed by such law.

Right of Recovery

If We make a payment to You under this Plan and You recover an amount from another, equal to or less than Our payment, You shall hold in trust for Us the proceeds of the recovery and reimburse Us to the extent of Our payment. If Our payments exceed the maximum amount payable under the benefits of this Plan, We have the right to recover from You any amount exceeding the maximum amount payable.

Subrogation

In the event of any payment under this Policy, We shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all Your rights of recovery. You shall execute all papers required and shall do everything necessary to secure and preserve such rights, including the execution of such documents necessary to enable Us to effectively bring suit or otherwise pursue subrogation rights in Your name. You shall do nothing to prejudice such subrogation rights.

We shall be entitled to a recovery as stated in these provisions only after You have been fully compensated for damages by another party.

Termination or Cancellation

Coverage will cease on the earliest of the following:

  1. the date You no longer maintain a Permanent Residence in Puerto Rico; to the extent that the new Permanent Residence is in one of the 50 states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, the Cardmember may be eligible for coverage under a separate plan provided by AMEX Assurance Company or another underwriter, the terms of which can be obtained by calling the toll free number on the back of your American Express Card.
  2. the date We determine that You or someone on Your behalf intentionally misrepresented or fraud occurred;
  3. the date the Policy is cancelled;
  4. the date You are no longer a Cardmember;
  5. the date Your Account ceases to remain Current and in Good Standing; or
  6. the date the Plan is not available in the location where You maintain a Permanent Residence.

Termination or Cancellation of coverage will not prejudice any claim originating prior to termination or cancellation subject to all other terms of the Policy.

The Company can cancel this Master Policy for the following reasons: non-payment of premiums due to the Company by the Master Policyholder; high loss experience or; the Company decision to stop underwriting this kind of insurance program. The Cardmember has the right to know and/or request the grounds on which the Policy is cancelled. To that effect, the Company must provide sixty (60) days written notice prior to the date cancellation is effective, indicating in such notice the reason for cancellation. If the Company cancels, the Master Policyholder must assist the Company in notifying Cardmembers of the date their insurance is cancelled.

Master Policyholder Cancellation

The Master Policyholder may cancel the Master Policy by giving the Company written notice of what future date the Master Policy shall be cancelled. The Master Policyholder must notify Cardmembers of the date their coverage is cancelled or replaced. The Master Policyholder must provide to the Company sixty (60) days written notice and to the Cardmember thirty (30) days written notice prior to the date cancellation is effective.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOU

American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. operates a program called the Membership Rewards® program. That program permits enrolled Cardmembers to earn Membership Rewards points and to purchase goods from participating merchants using Membership Rewards redemption certificates.

For those eligible and enrolled in the Membership Rewards program, Purchase Protection benefits under this Plan are also paid when the purchased property is received through the redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate. Payment or credit will not exceed the original assigned value of the property received through redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate up to the stated limits, excluding shipping and handling expenses. Benefits will not be paid when a Membership Rewards redemption certificate has been transferred to a non-eligible Cardmember or non-Cardmembers.

This Description of Coverage replaces any other Description of Coverage that You may have previously received for Purchase Protection.

This Description of Coverage is an important document. Please read it and keep it in a safe place.

The Cardmember can request a copy of the Master Policy by calling 1-800-322-1277.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused this Description of Coverage to be signed by Our officers:

Troy E. Glover Signature Mark Musser Signature
Troy E. Glover
President
AMEX Assurance Company
Mark Musser
Corporate Secretary
AMEX Assurance Company

PP-DOC-CCSG1-PR

FOR RESIDENTS OF U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE

Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 53701 Phoenix, AZ 85072-9872
Purchase Protection provides coverage for Your purchases for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase when You charge any portion of the price of the purchased item to Your Account. You will be reimbursed only for the amount charged to Your Account. (See Description of Benefits section.)

DEFINITIONS

Certain words used in this Description of Coverage are capitalized throughout and have special meanings. Wherever used herein, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, as the context requires.

Account means Your American Express Card Account.

Cardmember means a person who has been issued a United States of America based proprietary American Express Card, which is Current and in Good Standing, and who has a Permanent Residence in The United States Virgin Islands.

Covered item means any one item of property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account, except those specified under the Section titled Purchases Not Covered.

Covered Incident means the theft of, or damage, whether by accident or vandalism, to any one item of property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account.

  1. Theft means the unlawful taking from the Cardmember, of the covered item of property purchased and charged to his/her Account
  2. Damage means the breaking, destruction and/or malfunction, whether by accident or vandalism of the covered item of property purchased and charged to the Cardmember Account
  3. Vandalism means the willful or malicious destruction by a person other than the Cardmember, of the covered item of property purchased and charged to his/her Account.
  4. Accident means the unforeseen and unplanned breaking, destruction and/or malfunction of the covered item of property purchased and charged to the Cardmember Account.

Company means AMEX Assurance Company of North America and its duly authorized agents.

Current and in Good Standing means a Cardmember Account for which the monthly minimum requirement has been paid prior to the date in which the claim is payable.

Master Policyholder means American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

Permanent Residence means the one primary dwelling place where the Cardmember resides and to which they intend to return.

Plan means the Policy and the benefits described therein.

Policy means the Group Insurance Master Policy issued to American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

We, Us, Our means the Company.

You, Your means the Cardmember.

DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS

We will pay You the expense charged to Your Account up to $1,000 for any one Covered Incident and up to $50,000 for all Covered Incidents during a calendar year. Purchase Protection provides benefits, for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if a Covered Incident occurs with respect to property You purchased and charged to Your Account.

Our benefit payment will not include shipping and handling expenses or installation, assembly, professional advice, maintenance or other service charges or any

product rebates, discounts or money received from lowest price comparison programs that reduced the original cost of the property.

Our payment of any eligible benefit amount is further contingent upon Your Account being Current and in Good Standing.

Only a Cardmember has a legal and equitable right to any insurance benefit that may be available under this Plan.

EXCLUSIONS

Benefits are not payable if the loss for which coverage is sought was directly or indirectly, wholly or partially, contributed to or caused by:

  1. war or any act of war, whether declared or undeclared;
  2. any activity directly related to and occurring while in the service of any armed military force of any nation state recognized by the United Nations;
  3. participation in a riot, civil disturbance, protest or insurrection;
  4. violation of a criminal law, offense or infraction;
  5. natural disasters, including, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes or any other event in the course of nature, that occurs at the same time or in separate instances;
  6. fraud or abuse or illegal activity of any kind by the Cardmember;
  7. confiscation by any governmental authority, public authority, or customs official;
  8. negligent failure of a duty to care by any third party in whose possession the property purchased by a Cardmember has been temporarily placed;
  9. not being reasonably safeguarded by You;
  10. theft from baggage not carried by hand and under Your personal supervision or under the supervision of a traveling companion known by You;
  11. damage through alteration (including, but not limited to, cutting, sawing and shaping);
  12. normal wear and tear, inherent product defect or manufacturer's defects or normal course of play;
  13. damage or theft while under the care and control of a common carrier;
  14. food spoilage;
  15. leaving property at an unoccupied construction site; or
  16. purchases lost or misplaced.

PURCHASES NOT COVERED

The following purchases are not covered:

  1. travelers checks, tickets of any kind, negotiable instruments (including, but not limited to, gift certificates, gift cards and gift checks), cash or its equivalent;
  2. animals or living plants;
  3. rare stamps or coins;
  4. consumable or perishable items with limited life spans (including, but not limited to, perfume, light bulbs, batteries);
  5. antique or previously owned items;
  6. motorized vehicles and watercraft, aircraft, and motorcycles or their motors, equipment, parts or accessories;
  7. lost, stolen, or damaged property consisting of articles in a pair or set. Coverage will be limited to no more than the value of any particular part or parts, unless the articles are unusable individually and cannot be replaced individually, regardless of any special value they may have had as part of a set or collection;
  8. items purchased for resale, professional, or commercial use;
  9. permanent household and/or business fixtures, including, but not limited to, carpeting, flooring and/or tile;
  10. business fixtures, including, but not limited to, air conditioners, refrigerators, heaters; and
  11. hospital, medical and dental equipment and devices.

CLAIMS PROVISIONS

If You experience a loss for which You believe a benefit is payable under this Plan, You must provide both Notice of Claim and Proof of Loss.

To insure prompt processing of Your claim, report any theft or damage immediately following the date of the Covered Incident, including for gifts purchased with the Card. Retain Your receipts and Your damaged property (if applicable) until the claim process is complete.

Notice of Claim

Notice of Claim should be provided to Us within thirty (30) days of the loss. You may contact Us by calling toll-free stateside 1-800-322-1277 or, if from overseas, by calling collect 1-303-273-6498. You may also write to Us at Purchase Protection, PO Box 402, Golden CO 80402-0402.

Failure to provide Notice of Claim within thirty (30) days will not invalidate a claim or reduce any benefit payment that may be found to be eligible, if it can be shown that it was provided as soon as reasonably possible. At the time You provide Us with Notice of Claim, We will assist You with Your Proof of Loss by providing You with instructions and/or documents, which You may have to complete and return to Us. You are required to cooperate with Us and provide documentation as requested by Us which is required and necessary to process Your claim and determine if benefits are payable.

Proof of Loss

Proof of Loss requires You to send Us all the information We request, at Your expense, in order that Your claim may be evaluated and that We may make a determination as to whether the claim may be paid. You must provide Us with satisfactory Proof of Loss within one year from the date of your Notice of Claim. Your Proof of Loss documentation may be mailed to Us at the same address provided above for mailing Your Notice of Claim. We reserve the right to request all the information We deem necessary to determine that Your claim is payable, and We will not consider that We have received complete Proof of Loss until the information We have requested is received.

Proof of Loss may require documentation consisting of, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. a Purchase Protection Claim Form;
  2. the original itemized store receipt;
  3. the insurance declaration forms for Your other sources of insurance or indemnity (e.g., homeowner's or renter's insurance);
  4. a photograph of and/or repair estimate for the damaged property; and
  5. for theft and vandalism claims, a report regarding the stolen or vandalized property must be filed with the appropriate authority before You call to file a claim under Purchase Protection.

No payment will be made on claims not substantiated in the manner required by Us.

If all required documentation is not received within one year from the date of your Notice of Claim (except for documentation which has not been furnished for reasons beyond Your control), coverage may be denied. It is Your responsibility to provide all required documentation We request.

You may be required to mail the damaged product to Us at Your expense for further evaluation of Your claim. If requested, You must mail it within one year from the date of request to remain eligible for coverage.

Payment of Claim

A claim for benefits provided by this Plan will be paid upon Our receipt and review of Your complete Proof of Loss documentation and Our determination that a claim is payable according to the terms of the Plan. Any payment made by Us in good faith pursuant to this or any other provision of this Plan will fully discharge Us to the extent of such payment.

If other insurance is available to You which provides the same or similar coverage as that provided by this Plan, this Plan becomes excess and We will pay only that portion of the Covered Incident benefit which is not reimbursed by other insurance up to Our limits, as provided under the Description of Benefits section.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Clerical Error

A clerical error made by the Company will not invalidate insurance otherwise validly in force nor continue insurance not validly in force.

Conformity with The United States Virgin Islands and Federal Law

If a Plan provision does not conform to applicable provisions of The United States Virgin Islands or Federal law, the Plan is hereby amended to comply with such law.

Entire Contract; Representation; Change

This Description of Coverage, the Policy and any applications, endorsements or riders make up the entire contract. Any statement You make is a representation and not a warranty. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time by written agreement between the Master Policyholder and the Company. Only the President, Vice-President or Secretary of AMEX Assurance Company of North America may change or waive the provisions of the Description of Coverage. No agent or other person may change the Description of Coverage or waive any of its terms. This Description of Coverage may be changed at any time. A copy, of the Policy will be maintained and kept by the Master Policyholder and may be examined at any time.

Excess Coverage

If any loss under this Policy is insured under any other valid and collectible policy, then this Policy shall cover such loss, subject to its exclusions, conditions, provisions and other terms herein, only to the extent that the amount of such loss is in excess of the amount of such other insurance which is payable or paid.

Fraud

If any request for benefits made under the Plan is determined to be fraudulent, or if any fraudulent means or devices are used by You or by anyone acting on Your behalf to obtain benefits, all benefits will be forfeited.

We do not provide coverage to a Cardmember who, whether before or after a loss, has:

  1. concealed or misrepresented any fact upon which we rely, if the concealment or misrepresentation is material and is made with the intent to deceive; or
  2. concealed or misrepresented any fact if the fact misrepresented contributes to the loss.

Legal Actions

No legal action may be brought to recover against this Plan until sixty (60) days after Proof of Loss has been received by Us. No such action may be brought after three (3) years from the time written Proof of Loss is required to be given.

If a time limit of this Plan is less than allowed by the laws of The United States Virgin Islands, the limit is extended to meet the minimum time allowed by such law.

Right of Recovery

If We make a payment to You under this Plan and You recover an amount from another, equal to or less than Our payment, You shall hold in trust for Us the proceeds of the recovery and reimburse Us to the extent of Our payment. If Our payments exceed the maximum amount payable under the benefits of this Plan, We have the right to recover from You any amount exceeding the maximum amount payable.

Subrogation

In the event of any payment under this Policy, We shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all Your rights of recovery. You shall execute all papers required and shall do everything necessary to secure and preserve such rights, including the execution of such documents necessary to enable Us to effectively bring suit or otherwise pursue subrogation rights in Your name. You shall do nothing to prejudice such subrogation rights.

We shall be entitled to a recovery as stated in these provisions only after You have been fully compensated for damages by another party.

Termination or Cancellation

Coverage will cease on the earliest of the following:

  1. the date You no longer maintain a Permanent Residence in The United States Virgin Islands; to the extent that the new Permanent Residence is in one of the 50 states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, the Cardmember may be eligible for coverage under a separate plan provided by AMEX Assurance Company or another underwriter, the terms of which can be obtained by calling the toll free number on the back of your American Express Card.
  2. the date We determine that You or someone on Your behalf intentionally misrepresented or fraud occurred;
  3. the date the Policy is cancelled;
  4. the date You are no longer a Cardmember;
  5. the date Your Account ceases to remain Current and in Good Standing; or
  6. the date the Plan is not available in the location where You maintain a Permanent Residence.

Termination or Cancellation of coverage will not prejudice any claim originating prior to termination or cancellation subject to all other terms of the Policy.

The Company can cancel this Master Policy for the following reasons: non-payment of premiums due to the Company by the Master Policyholder; high loss experience or; the Company decision to stop underwriting this kind of insurance program. The Cardmember has the right to know and/or request the grounds on which the Policy is cancelled. To that effect, the Company must provide sixty (60) days written notice, actually delivered or mailed by certified mail, prior to the date cancellation is effective, indicating in such notice the reason for cancellation. If the Company cancels, the Master Policyholder must assist the Company in notifying Cardmembers of the date their insurance is cancelled.

Master Policyholder Cancellation

The Master Policyholder may cancel the Master Policy by giving the Company written notice of what future date the Master Policy shall be cancelled. The Master Policyholder must notify Cardmembers of the date their coverage is cancelled or replaced. The Master Policyholder must provide to the Company sixty (60) days written notice and to the Cardmember thirty (30) days written notice prior to the date cancellation is effective. actually delivered or mailed by certified mail, prior to the date cancellation is effective, indicating in such notice the reason for cancellation.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOU

American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. operates a program called the Membership Rewards® program. That program permits enrolled Cardmembers to earn Membership Rewards points and to purchase goods from participating merchants using Membership Rewards redemption certificates.

For those eligible and enrolled in the Membership Rewards program, Purchase Protection benefits under this Plan are also paid when the purchased property is received through the redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate. Payment or credit will not exceed the original assigned value of the property received through redemption of a Membership Rewards redemption certificate up to the stated limits, excluding shipping and handling expenses.

Benefits will not be paid when a Membership Rewards redemption certificate has been transferred to a non-eligible Cardmember or non-Cardmembers.

This Description of Coverage replaces any other Description of Coverage that You may have previously received for Purchase Protection.

This Description of Coverage is an important document. Please read it and keep it in a safe place.

The Cardmember can request a copy of the Master Policy by calling 1-800-322-1277.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have caused this Description of Coverage to be signed by Our officers:

Troy E. Glover Signature Mark Musser Signature
Troy E. Glover
President
AMEX Assurance Company
Mark Musser
Corporate Secretary
AMEX Assurance Company

PP-DOC-CCSG1-VI

Notice of Claim Address Change Endorsement

THIS ENDORSEMENT CHANGES YOUR DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE/CERTIFICATE. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED.

The section regarding Notice of Claim is amended to reflect AMEX Assurance Company’s new claims address is:

P.O. Box 981553, El Paso, TX 79998-9920
Notice of any claim you may have should be directed only to the above address for the following Descriptions of Coverage or Certificates:

EW-DOC-CCSG1-VI, EW-DOC-CCSG2-VI, EW-DOC-OSBN2-VI, EW-DOC-OSBN1-VI, PP-DOC-OSBN1-VI, PP-DOC-OSBN2-VI,
PP-DOC-CCSG1-VI, PP-DOC-CCSG2-VI,
TAI-DOC-VI, BIP-DOC-VI, BIP-DOC-PLAT-VI

USVI ADCHG END 12.12

®2016 American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.