In this agreement (called the “Agreement”), the words “you” and “your” mean or refer to each and all persons who have applied for the Card or Cards. “Card” means the Visa Credit Card or Cards, any duplicates and renewals thereof, or substitutions therefore we may issue. “Account” means your Visa Credit Card line-of-credit loan account with us. “We,” “us” and “ours” means or refers to this credit union. This Agreement is also a Truth-in-Lending Disclosure Statement.
1. Responsibility - By activating and using your Visa Credit Card line-of-credit loan, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. You promise to repay all debts and the FINANCE CHARGE thereon arising from any authorized use of the Card. You agree not to let someone else use the Card. If you do, you are agreeing with us that you authorize all use that person makes of the Card. Therefore, you will be liable for all such use of the Card. Of course, once you notify us we will take prompt steps to try to prevent any further Card use by that person. If your application is signed by two persons, the Account is joint; that is, each of you, separately and jointly with each other, are liable for all debts on the Account and FINANCE CHARGE thereon. Your obligation to pay all such debts and FINANCE CHARGE thereon continues even though an agreement, divorce decree or other court judgment to which we are not a party may direct that only one of you, or some person other than you (or both of you), must pay such debts and FINANCE CHARGE.
2. Credit Line - We have established a self-replenishing line-of-credit for you and have notified you of the amount thereof (“credit limit”) by letter. That letter is hereby incorporated herein as part of this Agreement. You agree not to let your Account balance exceed such amount. Each payment you make on the Account will replenish your credit limit by the part of that payment which is applied to principal. If you have not used your Visa Credit Card line-of-credit loan for eighteen (18) months we reserve the right to not reissue your Visa Credit Card(s) as of the expiration date and to cancel your line-of-credit. If you have not activated your Visa Credit Card(s) we reserve the right to not reissue your Visa Credit Card(s) as of the expiration date. We may reduce your credit limit from time to time, change the rate in accordance with the conditions of the cardholder information section of the agreement, or may, with good cause, revoke your Card and terminate this Agreement; in any event, we will give you written notice of such action. “Good cause” includes your failure to satisfy the terms of this Agreement, or our adverse reevaluation of your creditworthiness. However, you may terminate this Agreement, at any time and for any reason, by giving us written notice. Nevertheless, termination by you or by us does not affect your obligation to pay all debts and FINANCE CHARGES thereon arising from authorized use of your Card.
The Cards remain our property and you must recover and surrender to us all Cards upon our request or upon termination of this Agreement.
3. Using the Card - As soon as received, each Card must be signed (in the space provided on the back) by the person whose name appears on the front of the Card. That signature must be in the same form as appears on the front of the Card. To make a purchase or cash advance there are several alternative procedures to be followed. One is for you to present the Card to a participating Visa-plan merchant or financial institution, or to us, and sign the sales draft or cash advance which will be imprinted with your Card. Another is to complete the transaction by using your Personal Identification Number (PIN) in conjunction with the Card, in accordance with the instructions given to you by an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), or other type of electronic terminal that provides access to the Visa system, by a participating Visa-plan merchant, by us, or another financial institution. Cash advances can also be made by telephone or mail request. Please note that we are not responsible if a particular Visa-plan merchant or financial institution refuses to honor your Card. You will receive a copy of the draft which you should retain to verify your monthly statement. You agree not to make or permit to be made any illegal transactions on your Account through the use of a Card, a check or in any other manner. We may deny authorization for any Internet gambling transaction.
4. Finance Charges - In order to avoid a FINANCE CHARGE on purchases made since your last statement date, you must pay the "Total New Balance" shown on your most recent monthly statement on or before the "Payment Due Date" shown on that statement (which will not be less than 25 days from the "Statement Date"). Otherwise the finance charge on purchases is calculated on the next statement period on previously billed but unpaid purchases and on new purchases from the date they are posted to your account. Balance transfers and cash advances are always subject to a finance charge from the date they are posted to your account. The FINANCE CHARGE (interest) on purchases and cash advances is calculated at the Daily Periodic Rate. The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE (APR) on purchases, balance transfers and cash advances is between 8.9% (0.02438% Daily Periodic Rate) and 17.9% (0.04904% Daily Periodic Rate); the APR you receive is determined based on your creditworthiness, and we have notified you of your APR in the Visa Account-Opening Credit Disclosures. Balance transfers receive 0% APR for the first six (6) months from the date the Visa Credit Card account was opened. Introductory balance transfer APR applies only to balance transfers from another financial institution's credit card. After six (6) months, rate will revert to your standard rate (between 8.9% and 17.9%). Separate finance charges for purchases, balance transfers and cash advances are determined by multiplying the Daily Periodic Rate by the separate average daily balances for purchases, balance transfers and cash advances by the number of days in the statement period. Each average daily balance is determined by taking the beginning balance (of purchases, balance transfers or cash advances) in your account each day, adding any new purchases, balance transfers or cash advances (whichever is applicable) and subtracting any payments or credits. The results are the daily balances. All the daily balances for the statement period are added and the total is divided by the number of days in the statement period to arrive at the average daily balances for the period.
5. Monthly Payment - Each month you must pay at least the minimum payment shown on your statement by the statement due date. You may, of course, pay more frequently, pay more than the minimum payment, or pay the Total New Balance in full. If you make extra payments or larger payments, you are still required to make at least the minimum payment each month your account has a balance. The minimum payment is 2% of your Total New Balance but not less than $15.00, plus the amount of any prior minimum payments that you have not paid. In addition, at any time your Total New Balance exceeds your credit limit, you must immediately pay the excess upon demand. If your account becomes delinquent 60 days the penalty ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 17.90% (0.04904% Daily Periodic Rate) will apply. Once imposed, the penalty Annual Percentage Rate will apply until you make six consecutive minimum payments when due. WARNING MINIMUM PAYMENT: Making only the minimum payment will increase the amount of interest you pay and the time it takes to repay your balance. You may call us toll-free at (800) MSU-4-YOU or (800) 678-4968 to receive information about accessing credit counseling and debt management services.
6. Other Charges -
i. Late Payment Fee: You may be assessed and agree to pay us a late payment fee for any payment received seven (7) or more days past the payment due date as indicated on your statement. The late payment fee is $25 if the minimum payment due is $25 or more; $15 if the minimum payment due is $15 to $24.99; or $0 if the minimum payment due is less than $15.
ii. Returned Convenience Check: If we do not pay a draft written against your account, we will assess and you agree to pay a charge of $25.00 for each such returned draft.
7. Currency Conversion - When you use your Visa Credit Card at a merchant that settles in, or at an ATM that dispenses, currency other than U.S. dollars, the charge will be converted into the U.S. dollar amount. The currency conversion rate used to determine the transaction amount in U.S. dollars is either a wholesale market rate or the government mandated rate in effect the day before the processing date. The conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date. Your account will be assessed, and you agree to pay, a 1.00% International Transaction Fee for ATM transactions and a 3.00% International Transaction Fee for "all other" international transactions and cash advances, which fee will be calculated after the transaction has been converted to U.S. dollars.
8. Credits - If merchants who honor your Card give you a credit for returns or adjustments, they will do so by posting a credit to your Account. You should keep your copy of the credit slip to verify your monthly statement. If your credits and payments exceed what you owe us on the Account, we will credit such excess to your savings account or we will refund it upon request.
9 . Security Interest -
i. Shares as Security. To secure performances of your obligations under this Agreement, you hereby grant to MSUFCU a security of interest in funds you may have on deposit with MSUFCU from time to time and in any other money MSUFCU may owe you. You understand and intend that by reason of such security interest here granted MSUFCU may satisfy your indebtedness under this Agreement by charging your deposit account(s) maintained with MSUFCU if you default in payment under this Agreement, without further notice to you. If a specific dollar amount has been pledged, MSUFCU will freeze shares in that account to the extent of the specified pledge. Otherwise, your shares may be withdrawn unless you are in default. This security interest does not apply to any Individual Retirement Account or any other account that would lose special tax treatment under state or federal law if given as security.
ii. Cross Collateral. Any collateral securing other loans with the credit union, except loans secured by real property used as your principal dwelling or property used for personal, family or household purposes, will also secure advances made under this agreement.
10. Loss or Theft of Card - You agree to notify us immediately upon discovering that your Card has been lost or stolen.
11. Default - The Minimum Payment shown on the statement is due by the date shown on the statement. You will be in default if you fail to make the Minimum Payment within 7 days after the statement due date. You will also be in default if (a) you breach any other conditions of the Agreement, (b) if we determine that your creditworthiness (which includes your ability to repay us) has become unsatisfactory due to change in employment, increase in your other obligations, or because of any other reason, or (c) in the event of your death. In the event of any default, the entire balance on the Account becomes due and payable forthwith. You also agree that, in case of default, you will pay all usual and customary costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees, permitted by law.
12. Credit Information - You authorize us to investigate your credit standing when opening, renewing or reviewing your Account, and you authorize us to disclose information regarding our experience with you under this Agreement to credit bureaus and other creditors.
13. Effect of Agreement - This Agreement contains our complete contract relating to the Account and applies to every transaction relating to the Account even though a sales, balance transfer or cash advance draft you sign or a credit slip may contain different terms.
14. Amendment of Agreement - From time to time, we may amend this Agreement by giving you written notice of the amendment at least 45 days before it goes into effect, unless a shorter notice period is permitted by law. The notice will be sent to your last known address appearing in our records when it is sent, and will state the date upon which the amendment will become effective. Except where prohibited by law, all such changes will apply to new transactions and to amounts you already owe, unless you provide notice of your election to terminate the account and surrender your card(s) on or before the effective date of the changes, in which case you will be entitled to repay your balance in accordance with the terms and conditions in effect at that time. We may also offer you a repayment method that includes: (a) an amortization period of not less than five years or (b) a required minimum periodic payment that includes a percentage of the outstanding balance that is not more than twice the percentage required before the effective date of the amendment.
15. Cash Advance by Machine - If automated teller machines or other electronic devices are available while this Agreement remains in effect which make it possible for you to obtain a cash advance by use of your Card in such a machine, we will furnish you with a secret personal identification number. Your use of that number, together with your Card, in getting a cash advance from such a machine is agreed to constitute your signature for purposes of such cash advance. Minimum amount of cash advance is $50.00.
16. Record Keeping - You have agreed that we may keep the application which bears your signature so that we can comply with federal and/or state law relating to loan documents we are required to keep in our files.
17. Liability for Unauthorized Use - You may be liable for the unauthorized use of your credit card. You will not be liable for unauthorized use that occurs after you notify MSUFCU, orally or in writing, of the loss, theft or possible unauthorized use. You will have no liability for any unauthorized use of your card, unless you were grossly negligent or fraudulent in handling the Card.
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS: Keep This Document for Future Use
This notice informs you about your rights and responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
What To Do If You Find A Mistake On Your Statement
If you think there is an error on your statement, write to us at:
MSU Federal Credit Union
C/O Visa Department
PO Box 1208
East Lansing, MI 48826-1208
You may also contact us online: www.msufcu.org
In your letter, give us the following information:
• Account Information: Your name and account number
• Dollar Amount: The dollar amount of the suspected error
• Description of Problem: If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
You must contact us:
• Within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
• At least 3 business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing by mail or electronically. If you call us, we are not required to investigate any potential errors and you may be required to pay the amount in question.
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
1. Within 30 days after receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
2. Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
• We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
• The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
• While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
• We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit limit.
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
• If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
• If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us.
If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50.00 of the amount in question, even if your bill is correct.
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Credit
If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your credit card and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the merchant, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the purchase.
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
1. The purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
2. You must have used your credit card for the purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your credit card account do not qualify.
3. You must not yet have fully paid for the purchase.
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing or electronically at:
MSU Federal Credit Union
C/O Visa Department
PO Box 1208
East Lansing, MI 48826-1208
While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
The information about the costs of the card described in this disclosure is accurate as of July 1, 2014. This information may have changed after that date. To find out what may have changed, write to us at PO Box 1208, East Lansing, MI 48826-1208 or visit www.msufcu.org.
|Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases
8.9% - 17.9% based on your creditworthiness
APRs for Balance Transfers
0% introductory APR for six (6) months from date of account opening. Rate then reverts to standard rate (8.9% to 17.9%), based on your creditworthiness.
APRs for Cash Advances
8.9% - 17.9% based on your creditworthiness
Penalty APR and When It Applies
17.9% The Penalty APR is applied if your account becomes delinquent 60 days. How Long Will the Penalty Rate Apply? The Penalty Annual Percentage Rate will apply indefinitely.
How to Avoid Paying Interest
Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
- International transaction and cash advance fees
1% for ATM transactions
3% for all other transactions calculated after the transaction has been converted to U.S. dollars
$25 if the minimum payment due is $25 or more;
$15 if the minimum payment due is $15 to $24.99; or
$0 if the minimum payment due is less than $15.
- Returned Convenience Check
How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)."
Loss of Introductory APR: We may end your introductory APR and apply the Penalty APR if your account becomes delinquent 60 days.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your account agreement.
What is the Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver (“Auto Rental CDW”) benefit?
The Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver (“Auto Rental CDW”) benefit offers insurance coverage for automobile rentals made with your Visa card. The benefit provides reimbursement (subject to the terms and conditions in this guide) for damage due to collision or theft up to the actual cash value of most rental vehicles.
Who is eligible for this benefit?
You are eligible only if you are a valid cardholder whose name is embossed on an eligible Visa card issued in the United States. Only you as the primary renter of the vehicle and any additional drivers permitted by the auto rental agreement are covered.
What losses are covered?
The benefit provides reimbursement up to the actual cash value of the vehicle as it was originally manufactured. Most private passenger automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles are eligible, but some restrictions may apply. Please contact the Benefit Administrator to inquire about a specific vehicle.
Covered losses include:
- Physical damage and/or theft of the covered rental vehicle
- Valid loss-of-use charges imposed and substantiated by the auto rental company
- Reasonable and customary towing charges, due to covered theft or damage, to the nearest qualified repair facility
How does this coverage work with other insurance?
Within your country of residence, this benefit supplements, and applies excess of, any valid and collectible insurance or reimbursement from any source. This means that, subject to the terms and conditions of this benefit, Auto Rental CDW applies to eligible theft or damage or expenses that are not covered by insurance or reimbursement.
If you do not have personal automobile insurance or any other insurance covering this theft or damage, this benefit reimburses you for the covered theft or damage as well as valid administrative and loss-of-use charges imposed by the auto rental company and reasonable towing charges that occur while you are responsible for the rental vehicle.
If you do have personal automobile insurance or other insurance covering this theft or damage, the Auto Rental CDW benefit reimburses you for the deductible portion of your personal automobile insurance and any unreimbursed portion of valid administrative and loss-of-use charges imposed by the auto rental company, as well as reasonable towing charges resulting from covered theft or damage of the rental vehicle while it is your responsibility.
What types of rental vehicles are not covered?
The following vehicles are not covered by Auto Rental CDW: expensive, exotic, and antique automobiles; certain vans; vehicles that have an open cargo bed; trucks; motorcycles, mopeds, and motorbikes; limousines; and recreational vehicles.
- Examples of excluded expensive or exotic automobiles include: the Aston Martin, Bentley, Bricklin, Daimler, DeLorean, Excalibur, Ferrari, Jensen, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls Royce. However, selected models of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and Lincoln are covered.
- An antique automobile is defined as any vehicle over twenty (20) years old or any vehicle that has not been manufactured for ten (10) years or more.
- Vans are not covered, with the exception of those manufactured and designed specifically as small group transportation vehicles (for a maximum of eight (8) people including the driver).
What else is not covered?
- Any obligation you assume under any agreement (other than the deductible under your personal auto policy)
- Any violation of the auto rental agreement or this benefit
- Injury of anyone or damage to anything inside or outside the rental vehicle
- Loss or theft of personal belongings
- Personal liability
- Expenses assumed, waived, or paid by the auto rental company or its insurer
- Cost of any insurance or collision damage waiver offered by or purchased through the auto rental company
- Depreciation of the rental vehicle caused by the incident including, but not limited to “diminished value”
- Expenses reimbursable by your insurer, employer, or employer’s insurance
- Theft or damage due to intentional acts, or due to the driver(s) being under the influence of alcohol, intoxicants, or drugs, or due to contraband or illegal activities
- Wear and tear, gradual deterioration, or mechanical breakdown
- Items not installed by the original manufacturer
- Damage due to off-road operation of the rental vehicle
- Theft or damage due to hostility of any kind (including, but not limited to, war, invasion, rebellion, insurrection, or terrorist activities)
- Confiscation by authorities
- Vehicles that do not meet the definition of covered vehicles
- Rental periods that either exceed or are intended to exceed fifteen (15) consecutive days within your country of residence or thirty-one (31) consecutive days outside your country of residence
- Leases and mini leases
- Theft or damage as a result of the authorized driver’s and/or cardholder’s lack of reasonable care in protecting the rental vehicle before and/or after theft or damage occurs (for example, leaving the vehicle running and unattended)
- Theft or damage reported more than forty-five (45) days* from the date of the incident
- Theft or damage for which a claim form has not been received within ninety (90) days* from the date of the incident
- Theft or damage for which all required documentation has not been received within three hundred and sixty-five (365) days from the date of the incident
- Theft or damage from rental transactions that originated in Israel, Jamaica, the Republic of Ireland, or Northern Ireland
Where am I covered?
This benefit is available in the United States and most foreign countries. However, no benefit is provided for motor vehicles rented in Israel, Jamaica, the Republic of Ireland, or Northern Ireland. Additionally, this benefit is not available where precluded by law or in violation of the territory terms of the auto rental agreement or prohibited by individual merchants. Because regulations vary outside the United States, it is recommended you check with your auto rental company and the Benefit Administrator before you travel to make sure Auto Rental CDW will apply.
This benefit is in effect while the rental vehicle remains in your control or in the control of an authorized driver permitted to operate the rental vehicle in accordance with the rental agreement between you and the auto rental company. This benefit terminates when the auto rental company re-assumes control of the rental vehicle.
How do I make sure my Auto Rental CDW benefit is in effect?
To be sure you are covered, take the following steps when you rent a vehicle:
1. Initiate and complete the entire rental transaction with your eligible Visa card.
2. Decline the auto rental company’s collision damage waiver (CDW/LDW) option or similar provision.
- Be sure to check the rental vehicle for prior damage before leaving the rental lot.
- Review the auto rental agreement carefully to make sure you are declining CDW/LDW and are familiar with the terms and conditions of the auto rental agreement.
What if the auto rental company insists that I purchase the auto rental company’s auto insurance or collision damage waiver?
Call the Benefit Administrator for help at 1-800-348-8472. If you are outside the United States, call collect at 804-673-1164.
Filing an Auto Rental CDW Claim
What do I do if I have an accident or the rental vehicle is stolen?
Immediately call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-348-8472 to report the theft or damage regardless of whether your liability has been established. If you are outside the United States, call collect at 804-673-1164. The Benefit Administrator will answer any questions you or the auto rental company may have and will send you a claim form.
When should I report an incident?
You should report theft or damage as soon as possible, but no later than forty-five (45) days* from the date of the incident. The Benefit Administrator reserves the right to deny any claim that contains charges that would not have been included had the Benefit Administrator been notified before those expenses were incurred, so you are advised to notify the Benefit Administrator immediately after any incident.
Please Note: You must make every reasonable effort to protect the rental vehicle from theft or damage. As the cardholder you are responsible for reporting your claim to the Benefit Administrator immediately. Reporting an incident to someone other than the Benefit Administrator will not fulfill this obligation.
What do I need from the auto rental company in order to file a claim?
At the time of the theft or damage, or when you return the rental vehicle, immediately ask the auto rental company for:
- A copy of the accident report form and claim document, which should indicate the costs you are responsible for and any amounts that have been paid toward the claim
- A copy of the initial and final auto rental agreement(s) A copy of the repair estimate and itemized repair bill
- Two (2) photographs of the damaged vehicle, if available
- A police report, if obtainable
How do I file a claim?
Submit the documents gathered from the auto rental company (listed above) along with the following additional documents to the Benefit Administrator:
- The completed and signed Auto Rental CDW claim form. Please Note: Your completed claim form must be postmarked within ninety (90) days* of the date of the theft or damage, even if all other required documentation is not yet available, or your claim may be denied
- A copy of your receipt or monthly billing statement as proof that the entire vehicle rental was charged and paid for with your eligible Visa card
- A statement from your insurance carrier (and/or your employer or employer’s insurance carrier, if applicable) or other reimbursement showing the costs for which you are responsible and any amounts that have been paid toward the claim. Or, if you have no applicable insurance or reimbursement, a notarized statement of no insurance or reimbursement is required
- A copy of your primary insurance policy's Declarations Page to confirm your deductible. “Declarations Page” means the document(s) in your insurance policy that lists names, coverages, limits, effective dates and deductibles.
- Any other documentation deemed necessary by the Benefit Administrator to substantiate the claim
Please Note: All remaining documents must be postmarked within three hundred and sixty-five (365) days of the date of theft or damage. If you have difficulty obtaining the required documents within ninety (90) days* of the date of theft or damage, submit the claim form with available documentation.
For faster filing, or to learn more about Auto Rental CDW, visit www.visa.com/eclaims
Do I have to do anything else?
Usually there is nothing else you need to do. Typically, claims will be finalized within fifteen (15) days after the Auto Rental CDW Benefit Administrator has received all documentation necessary to fully substantiate your claim.
After the Benefit Administrator has paid your claim, all your rights and remedies against any party in respect of this theft or damage will be transferred to the Benefit Administrator to the extent of the cost of payment made to you. You must give the Benefit Administrator all assistance as may reasonably be required to secure all rights and remedies.
* Not applicable to residents of certain states.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR AUTO RENTAL CDW
You must make every effort that would be made by a reasonable and prudent person to protect the rental vehicle from theft or damage. 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 including, but not limited to, the cost of repair services, no coverage shall exist for such claim and your benefits may be canceled. 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.
Once you report an occurrence, a claim file will be opened and shall remain open for six (6) months from the date of the incident/occurrence. No payment will be made on a claim that is not completely substantiated in the manner required by the Benefit Administrator within twelve (12) months of the date of the incident/occurrence.
No legal action for a claim may be brought against the Provider until sixty (60) days after the Provider receives Proof of Loss. After the expiration of three (3) years from the time written Proof of Loss was to be provided, no action shall be brought to recover on this benefit. Further, no legal action may be brought against the Provider unless all the terms of this Guide to Benefit have been complied with fully.
This benefit is provided to eligible Visa cardholders at no additional cost. The terms and conditions contained in this Guide to Benefit may be modified by subsequent endorsements. Modifications to the terms and conditions may be provided via additional Guide to Benefit mailings, statement inserts, or statement messages. The benefit described in this Guide to Benefit will not apply to Visa cardholders whose accounts have been suspended or canceled.
Termination dates may vary by financial institution. Your financial institution can cancel or non-renew the benefit, and if they do, they will notify you at least thirty (30) days in advance. This information is a description of the benefit provided to you as a Visa cardholder. Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (“Provider”) is the underwriter of this benefit and is solely responsible for its administration and claims. The Benefit Administrator provides services on behalf of the Provider.