Summary Description of Benefits
for the Experian Identity Theft Coverage
This Summary Description of Benefits (the “Summary”) is provided to inform you that as a member of ProtectMyIDTM you are entitled benefits under the Master Policy referenced below. This Summary does not state all the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Master Policy. Your benefits will be subject to all of the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Master Policy, even if they are not mentioned in this Summary. A complete copy of the Master Policy will be provided upon request.
The Master Policy of Fraud Safeguard Coverage for New York Insureds and the Master Policy of Personal Internet Identity Coverage for non-New York Insureds (collectively, the "Master Policy") have been issued to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. (the "Master Policyholder"), under Policy Numbers: 1423382 and 7077868, respectively underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. (hereinafter "AIG") to provide benefits as described in this Summary.
Should you have any questions regarding the Membership Program provided by the Master Policyholder, or wish to view a complete copy of the Master Policy, please call the Experian Customer Care Hotline at 1-866-960-6943.
Limit of Insurance
|Aggregate Limit of Insurance:
||$ 1,000,000 per policy period
||$ 1,500 per week, for 5 weeks maximum
||$ 1,000 per policy period
|Elder Care, Spousal Care & Child Care:
||$ 2,000 per policy period
|Certified Public Accountant Costs:
||$ 1,000 per policy period
||$ 0 per policy period
Reporting a Stolen Identity Event
To report a Stolen Identity Event, please call the ProtectMyIDTM Customer Care Team at 1-866-960-6943 to be transferred to the Master Policyholder's Fraud Resolution Unit.
Filing a Claim
If you have any questions regarding the identity theft insurance coverage or wish to file a claim under the Master Policy, please contact the Insurer at 1-866-IDHelp2 (1-866-434-3572).
If the Master Policy is terminated, your benefits will cease effective the date of such termination. It is the obligation of the Master Policyholder to inform you of any termination of the Master Policy.
- We shall pay you for the following in the event of a Stolen Identity Event:
Costs incurred by you for re-filing applications for loans, grants, other credit or debt instruments that are rejected solely because the lender received from any source incorrect information as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
Costs for notarizing affidavits or other similar documents, long distance telephone calls, and postage reasonably incurred as a result of your efforts to report a Stolen Identity Event or amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
Costs incurred by you for a maximum of six (6) credit reports from an entity approved by us. The first credit report may not be requested until after the discovery of a Stolen Identity Event;
Costs incurred by you for ordering medical records for the purpose of amending and/or rectifying these documents as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
- Costs approved by us, for providing periodic reports on changes to, and inquiries about the information contained in the insured's credit reports or public databases (including, but not limited to credit monitoring services);
Costs incurred by you for travel within the United States incurred as a result of the insured's efforts to amend or rectify records as to the insured´s true name and identity;
Costs incurred by you for elder care or child care incurred as a result of the insured´s efforts to amend or rectify records as to the insured´s true name or identity;
Costs incurred by you for the replacement of identification cards, drivers licenses and passports as a result of a stolen identity event; and
Reasonable and necessary costs incurred by you associated with the use of any certified public accountant engaged to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. We reserve the right to select such certified public accountant however, with our express prior written consent, you may select such public accountant.
- Lost Wages
Actual lost wages that would have been earned in the United States, its territories or possessions, whether partial or whole days, for time reasonably and necessarily taken off work and away from your work premises solely as a result of your efforts to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. Actual lost wages includes remuneration for vacation days, discretionary days, floating holidays, and paid personal days.
Lost wage reimbursement excludes business interruption or future earning of a self-employed professional. Computation of lost wages for self-employed professionals must be supported by and will be based on prior year tax returns.
Coverage is limited to wages lost within twelve (12) months after your discovery of a Stolen Identity Event.
- Investigative Agency or Private Investigator Costs
Costs associated with the use of any investigative agency or private investigator engaged to amend or rectify records as to your true name or identity as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. We reserve the right to select such investigative agency or private investigator; however, with our express prior written consent, you may select such investigative agency or private investigator.
- Legal defense fees and expenses
Costs for reasonable fees for an attorney appointed by us and related court fees, incurred by you with our consent, for:
Any legal action brought against you by a creditor or collection agency or entity acting on behalf of a creditor for non-payment of goods or services or default on a loan as a result of a Stolen Identity Event;
- Removing any civil judgment wrongfully entered against you as a result of the Stolen Identity Event;
- Criminal defense for charges brought against you as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. However, we will only pay for this after it has been established by acquittal or dropping of charges because you were not in fact the perpetrator;
- Challenging the accuracy or completeness of any information in your medical history as a result of a medical identity theft. It is further agreed that solely with respect to subparagraph (d) you, with our express prior written consent, may select such attorney; and
- Challenging the accuracy or completeness of any information in your tax history as a result of a Stolen Identity Event. It is further agreed that solely with respect to subparagraph (d) you, with our express prior written consent, may select such attorney.
A Stolen Identity Event means the fraudulent use of your name, address, Social Security number, bank or credit card account number or other personally identifying information or other method of identifying you. This includes, but is not limited to, the fraudulent use of your personal identity to establish credit accounts, secure loans, enter into contracts or commit crimes. Stolen identity event shall include Medical identity theft. Medical Identity Theft means the theft of the insured's personal or health insurance information to obtain medical treatment, pharmaceutical services or medical insurance coverage. Medical identity theft also means the theft of the insured's personal or health insurance information to submit false claims for medical services or goods. A Stolen Identity Event does not include the theft or unauthorized or illegal use of y our business name, d/b/a or any other method of identifying your business activity.
We shall pay you for the following in the event of an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer:
The principal amount, exclusive of interest, incurred by you and caused by an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurring during the policy period. However, such principal amount shall not include any amount for which you did not seek reimbursement from the financial institution which issued the access device and holds the account from which funds were stolen, and for which you have not received reimbursement from any other source.
An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer (UEFT) is an electronic fund transfer from your Account initiated by a person other than you without the actual authority to initiate such transfer and from which you receive no benefit. An Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer (UEFT) does not include an electronic fund transfer initiated: 1) by a person who was furnished the access device to your account by you, unless you have notified the financial institution that transfers by such person are no longer authorized; 2) with fraudulent intent by you or any person acting in concert with you; 3) by the financial institution of its employee; or 4) from any business or commercial account.
Account means a cash, credit card, demand deposit (checking), savings or money market account of yours held directly or indirectly by a financial institution and established primarily for personal, family or household purposes.
Subject to the Master Policy's terms, conditions and exclusions, the Master Policy provides benefits to you only if: (1) you report a Stolen Identity Event or an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer to the Master Policyholder at the contact number stated above as soon as you become aware of a Stolen Identity Event or a Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer, but in no event later than ninety (90) days after the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer is discovered; and (2) you follow the instructions given to you by the Fraud Resolution Unit. These instructions will include notifying major credit bureaus, the Federal Trade Commission´s Identity Theft Hotline and appropriate law enforcement authorities. You will also be provided with a claim form and instructed how to file for benefits under the policy if the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer results in losses covered under the policy.
You will only be covered for a Stolen Identity Event if a Stolen Identity Event is first discovered while you are a member of the Master Policyholder's insured program and is reported to us within ninety (90) days of such discovery.
You will only be covered for an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer if an Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurs while you are a member of the Master Policyholder's insured program and is reported to us within ninety (90) days of such discovery.
You will not be covered if the Stolen Identity Event or Unauthorized Electronic Fund Transfer first occurs after termination of the master policy or termination of your membership in the Master Policyholder's program.
LIMITS OF INSURANCE
The most we shall pay you cannot exceed the Aggregate Limit of Insurance above. Legal fees and private investigator fees are subject to prior approval. All Legal Costs shall be part of and subject to the Aggregate Limit of Insurance. LEGAL COSTS ARE PART OF, AND NOT IN ADDITION TO, THE LIMIT OF INSURANCE.
The Lost Wages, Travel Expense, Elder Care/Spousal Care/Child Care and Certified Public Accountant Costs Limits of Insurance shown above are sublimits of the Aggregate Limit of Insurance and the most we shall pay you for lost wages, travel expense, and elder care/spousal care/child care.
We shall be excess over any other insurance, including, without limitation, homeowner´s or renter´s insurance. If you have other insurance that applies to a loss under this policy, the other insurance shall pay first. This policy applies to the amount of loss that is in excess of the Limit of Insurance of your other insurance and the total of all your deductibles and self-insured amounts under all such other insurance. In no event shall we pay more than our Limits of Insurance as shown above.
If you are enrolled in more than one Membership Program insured by us, or any of our affiliates, we will reimburse you under each membership program:
a) subject to the applicable deductibles and Limits of Insurance of each insured Membership Program
b) but in no event shall the total amount reimbursed to you under all Membership Programs exceed the actual amount of loss.