Welcome to ExpatriateTripInsurance.com

Home | Travel Medical for up to 12 months | Travel Medical for at least 12 months | Trip Cancellation

Expatriate Travel Medical & Health Insurance Plans

• US Citizens living outside the USA cannot get an Atlas Plan to cover them when they are returning to the USA for a visit.

• If you are a US Citizen living outside the USA, click here to see the details on the Liaison Majestic Travel Health Insurance plan that will cover you when you are return to the USA for a visit.

HCCMIS Atlas Travel Health & Medical Insurance Plans

Are you calling your parents to visit you? If so, you’ll want to get them the Atlas America plan.

Click here to get an Atlas plan quote

The HCCMIS Atlas plan includes

  • Acute Onset of Pre-existing Condition Coverage for persons under age 70 – See the details
  • Natural Disasters coverage
  • Expanded coverage for Incidental Trips Home – See the details
  • You can add the Optional Hazardous Sports Rider for an additional 20% premium. This Rider adds coverage for the Amateur sports listed in exclusion #18 – See the details
  • Includes coverage for Acts of Terrorism, Political Evacuation, and Complications of Pregnancy
  • You can extend and/or renew your coverage for up to 36 months
  • State of the art travel and emergency medical assistance services

Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition: Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition: If you are under age 70, you are covered for an Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition. Coverage is available up to $15,000 Maximum for Eligible Medical Expenses and up to $25,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation. An Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition which occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence.
What is a Pre-Existing Condition? – A Pre-existing Condition is any Illness, Injury or medical condition or chronic or recurring Illness or Injury or medical condition, including any associated complications or consequences, which existed at or during the 2 years immediately preceding your Effective Date. An Acute Onset is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition, that occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence.

Eligibility

Atlas America – Only non-US Citizens who are at least 14 days of age are eligible for coverage under this plan. Individuals age 70 to 79 as of the Certificate Effective Date are subject to a $50,000 Overall Maximum. Individuals age 80 and over as of the Certificate Effective Date are subject to a $10,000 Overall Maximum.

Atlas International – Only US Citizens and non-US citizens whose travel does not include the US, except US citizens whose travel includes an Incidental Trip to the US, and who are at least 14 days of age are eligible for coverage under this plan. Individuals age 70 to 79 as of the Certificate Effective Date are subject to a $50,000 Overall Maximum. Individuals age 80 and over as of the Certificate Effective Date are subject to a $10,000 Overall Maximum.

The Atlas Travel Series also has an annual plan called the Atlas Professional if you need supplemental medical coverage while working in another country

Home Country Coverage

Benefit Period – In the event a Member begins a Benefit Period while the Certificate is in effect, and the Certificate terminates because the Member returns to his/her Home Country, Underwriters will pay Eligible Medical Expenses, as defined herein, which are incurred in the Member’s Home Country during the Benefit Period. Home Country Coverage applies only to Eligible Medical Expenses.

End of Trip Home Country Coverage – In the event a Member is covered hereunder and is outside his or her Home Country continuously for six (6) months or more, the Member may purchase an additional 30 days of End of Trip Home Country Coverage. Home Country Coverage applies only to Eligible Medical Expenses.

Incidental Home Country Coverage – For each three (3) months during which a Member is covered hereunder, Medical Expenses only are covered during incidental trips totaling no more than 15 days duration per three-month period of coverage. Incidental visit time must be used within the three-month period earned, and the Member must continue his or her international trip in order to be eligible for this benefit. Return to the Member’s Home Country must not be taken for the purpose of obtaining treatment of an Illness or Injury that began while traveling.

Atlas’ Schedule Of Benefits And Limits

A brief description is below. For complete coverage, terms, conditions and exclusions, click here to to view or download the HCCMIS Atlas Travel Series Description of Coverage.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form

Deductibles $0, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or $2,500 per Certificate Period.
Coinsurance – Claims incurred in US or Canada For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 80% of the next $5,000 of Eligible Expenses after the Deductible, then 100% to the Overall Maximum Limit. Coinsurance will be waived if expenses are incurred within the PPO and expenses are submitted to Underwriters for review and payment directly to the provider.
Coinsurance – Claims incurred outside US or Canada For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 100% of Eligible

Expenses after the Deductible up to the Overall Maximum Limit.

Hospital Room and Board Average Semi-private room rate, including nursing services.
Local Ambulance Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges, when covered Illness or Injury results in hospitalization as Inpatient.
Intensive Care Unit Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges.
Hospital Indemnity $100 per day of Inpatient hospitalization (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Physical Therapy $50 Maximum per visit
All Other Eligible Medical Expenses Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Acute Onset of Pre-existing Condition $15,000 Maximum for Eligible Medical Expenses
$25,000 Maximum for Emergency Medical Evacuation
Only available to Members under age 70
Emergency Dental (Acute Onset of Pain) $100 limit per Certificate Period
Emergency Medical Evacuation $500,000 Lifetime Maximum (except as provided under Acute

Onset of Pre-existing Condition)

Return of Minor Children $5,000 per Certificate Period
Repatriation of Remains Overall Maximum Limit
Emergency Reunion $15,000 limit per Certificate Period (subject to a maximum of 15 days)
Natural Disaster Maximum $100 a day for 5 days (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Trip Interruption $5,000 limit per Certificate Period
Lost Checked Luggage $250 limit per Certificate Period (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Political Evacuation $10,000 Lifetime Maximum
Terrorism $50,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit, Eligible Medical Expenses only.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (excludes loss due to Common Carrier Accident) Members age 18 and older
Death – $25,000
Loss of 2 Limbs – $25,000
Loss of 1 Limb – $12,500
Benefits reduce 50% at age 70 and an additional 50% at age 75.Members under age 18
Death – $5,000
Loss of 2 Limbs – $5,000
Loss of 1 Limb – $2,500

$250,000 Maximum Benefit any one family

Common Carrier Accidental Death Members age 18 and older
$50,000 per Member
Members under age 18
$25,000 per Member
Hospital Pre-certification Penalty 50% of Eligible Medical Expenses.
Optional Hazardous Sports Rider Overall Maximum Limit
Overall Maximum Limit per Certificate Period (includes all benefits except Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Medical Evacuation and Common Carrier Accidental Death) Age 80 or older: $10,000. Age 70 to 79: $50,000. All others: $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form

When Does Coverage Become Effective and When Does it End?
Your coverage becomes effective on the latest of: the moment we receive your Application and correct premium (if Application and payment is made online or by fax), 12:01am* on the date we receive your Application and payment (if Application and payment is made by mail), the moment you depart from your Home Country, or 12:01am on the date you request on your Application. Your coverage will end on the earliest of: 12:01am on the last day of the period for which you have paid a premium, 12:01am on the date requested on your Application, or the moment of your arrival upon return to your Home Country (unless you have started a Benefit Period or are eligible for Home Country Coverage).

*Times expressed above are based on US Eastern Standard Time.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
Pre-Trip Health and Safety Advisories
Call us for current passport, visa, inoculation and vaccine requirements as well as for up-to-date travel safety advisories.
Does the Atlas Series Provide any Home Country Coverage?
Yes. Under certain circumstances, the Atlas Series will provide limited Home Country Coverage.

Incidental Home Country Coverage – The Atlas Series will provide you 15 days of incidental coverage for trips to your Home Country for every 3 months of coverage purchased. Incidental visit time must be used within the three-month period earned, and you must continue your international trip in order to be eligible for this benefit, which covers Medical expenses only.Return to your Home Country must not be taken for the purpose of obtaining treatment of an Illness or Injury that began while traveling.

Benefit Period Medical Coverage – A Benefit Period begins on the first date you receive a diagnosis or treatment of a covered Illness or Injury while outside your Home Country and lasts for 180 days. If you started a Benefit Period while this insurance was in effect, you are covered only for Medical expenses for the duration of the Benefit Period, regardless of whether you are at home or abroad.

End of Trip Home Country Medical Coverage – If you are covered under the Atlas Series and outside of your Home Country continuously (except for covered Incidental Trips as described above) for six (6) months or more you may purchase an additional 30 days of End of Trip Home Country Medical Coverage.

Home Country Defined – If you are a US citizen, your Home Country is the United States, regardless of the location of your Principal Residence. If you are not a US citizen, your Home Country is the country where you principally reside and receive regular mail.

Which Plan Should I Purchase?
US citizens, as well as non-US citizens traveling outside of the US, should purchase Atlas International, which provides coverage outside of the US. Non-US citizens traveling to the United States should purchase Atlas America.
What is Covered?
All benefits, except Hospital Indemnity, Lost Checked Luggage, Natural Disaster, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Common Carrier Accidental Death, are subject to the Deductible and Coinsurance. Limits apply to all benefits (See Schedule of Benefits and Limits):

Medical:

  1. Inpatient and Outpatient charges made by a Hospital
  2. Charges made by a Physician, surgeon, radiologist, anesthesiologist, and any other medical specialist to whom the Physician has referred the case
  3. Charges made for dressings, sutures, casts or other supplies prescribed by the attending Physician or specialist, but excluding nebulizers, oxygen tanks, diabetic supplies and all devices for repeat use at home
  4. Charges for diagnostic testing using radiology, ultrasonographic or laboratory services
  5. Charges for oxygen and other gases and anesthetics and their administration
  6. Charges for prescription drugs for treatment of a covered Injury or Illness, but not for the replacement of lost, stolen, damaged, expired or otherwise compromised drugs
  7. Charges made by a licensed Extended Care Facility upon direct transfer from an acute care Hospital
  8. Emergency local ambulance transport incurred in connection with Injury or Illness resulting in inpatient hospitalization
Let us help you when you need help most:
 

    • Medical Referrals

 

    • Assistance with Prescription Drug Replacement
    • Dispatch of a Doctor or Specialist
    • Up-to-the-minute travel medical advisories

 

Complications of Pregnancy:

Treatment of Complications of Pregnancy during the first 26 weeks of Pregnancy is covered under this insurance. Complications of Pregnancy is defined as: Illnesses whose diagnoses are distinct from Pregnancy, but are adversely affected by Pregnancy or caused by Pregnancy, and not associated with a normal Pregnancy. This includes: ectopic Pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, missed abortion and conditions of comparable severity.

Hospital Indemnity:

If you are hospitalized as an Inpatient for treatment of a covered Illness or Injury, the Atlas Series will provide $100 for each night you spend in the hospital. This benefit is in addition to payments for other covered expenses and is not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance.

Acute Onset of a Pre-Existing Condition:

If you are under age 70, you are covered for an Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition. Coverage is available up to $15,000 Maximum for Eligible Medical Expenses and up to $25,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation. An Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition which occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence.

Emergency Dental:

The following Emergency Dental expenses are covered: Emergency Dental treatment and Dental surgery necessary to restore or replace sound natural teeth lost or damaged in an Accident that is covered under this insurance subject to the Overall Maximum Limit; and Emergency Dental Treatment necessary to resolve acute, spontaneous and unexpected onset of pain subject to a maximum benefit of $100.

Political Evacuation:

If the United States government issues a travel warning that becomes effective after your arrival in your destination country, the plan will provide for transportation to the nearest place of safety or for return to your Home Country. You must contact HCCMIS within 10 days of the date the travel warning is issued and the evacuation must be approved in advance and coordinated by HCCMIS.

Emergency Medical Evacuation:

If recommended by your attending Physician, who certifies that Evacuation is necessary to safeguard your life and that Medically Necessary treatment is not available locally, and if approved in advance and coordinated by HCCMIS, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefits: Emergency air and/or ground transportation to the nearest Hospital that is qualified to provide the Medically Necessary treatment.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
Emergency Message Relay
We will relay messages to your family, friends and co-workers, helping you to maintain contact during an emergency.
Emergency Reunion:

In the event of a covered Emergency Medical Evacuation, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefits: The cost of an economy round-trip air and/or ground transportation ticket for one of your Relatives (parent, spouse, sibling or child age 18 or older) for travel to the area where you are hospitalized following Emergency Medical Evacuation and reasonable expenses for lodging and meals for your relative, for a period not to exceed 15 days.

Return of Minor Children:

If you are the only person age 18 or older, traveling with one or more children under the age of 18, who are also covered by the Atlas Series, and you are Hospitalized for treatment of a covered Illness or Injury resulting in the children being left unattended for a period of time expected to exceed 36 hours, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of a one-way economy air and/or ground transportation ticket for each covered child to the terminal serving the area of Principal Residence of each covered child.

Emergency Travel Arrangements
When family members need to join you in an emergency, we can make the arrangements for you
Terrorism

The Atlas Series provides Medical coverage for Injuries and Illnesses resulting from an Act of Terrorism, subject to a $50,000 lifetime maximum, provided all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The Injury or Illness does not result from chemical, nuclear or biological weapons or events.
  2. You have no direct or indirect involvement in the Act of Terrorism.
  3. The Act of Terrorism is not in a country or location where the United States government has issued a travel warning that has been in effect within the 6 months prior to your date of arrival.
  4. You have not unreasonably failed or refused to depart a country or location following the date a warning to leave that country or location is issued by the United States government.

An Act of Terrorism is defined as: an act, including but not limited to, the use of force or violence and/or the threat thereof, of any person or group(s) of persons, whether acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organization(s) or government(s) committed for political, religious, ideological or similar purposes including the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public, or any section of the public, in fear.

For additional benefits covering Acts of Terrorism, including high limit AD&D and Permanent Total Disability coverage, review the MultiNational Accident Plan (MAP). Contact your representative for additional information about this exciting new product offered by HCCMIS

Accidental Death and Dismemberment:
In the event of your Accidental Death (except while traveling on a common carrier) or Dismemberment resulting from a covered Injury, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit:

  • Accidental Death – Principal Sum to the Beneficiary designated on your Application
  • Loss of 2 eyes or 2 or more limbs – Principal Sum to you
  • Loss of 1 eye or 1 limb – One-half of the Principal Sum to you
Age Principal Sum
14 days to 17 years $5,000
18 to 69 $25,000
70 to 74 $12,500
75+ $6,250

The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit is not available for losses incurred during participation in a Hazardous Sport or in respect to losses resulting from an Act of Terrorism.

Common Carrier Accidental Death:

In the event of your Accidental Death while traveling on board a commercial common carrier, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: Principal Sum of $50,000 ($25,000 for children under age 18), subject to a maximum of $250,000 per family, to the Beneficiary designated on your Application. This benefit is not available in respect to losses resulting from an Act of Terrorism.

Repatriation of Remains:

In the event of a covered Injury or Illness resulting in your death, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: Air and/or ground transportation of bodily remains or ashes to the area of your Principal Residence, and reasonable costs of preparation of your remains necessary for transportation.

Natural Disaster:

In the event of natural disaster (hurricane, flood, tornado, tsunami, etc) the Atlas Series will provide you up to $100 a day for 5 days if you are Displaced from planned, paid accommodations due to evacuation from forecasted disaster or following a disaster strike. Displaced is defined as required to depart the destination due to an evacuation ordered by prevailing authorities. Proof of paid accommodations must be submitted at time of claim.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
Emergency Cash Transfers
We will assist you in arranging and obtaining cash transfers.
Lost Passport or Travel Documents Assistance
Losing important documents is extremely troublesome. We can help you notify the appropriate authorities for assistance with replacement of documents.
Trip Interruption:

  1. If, after you have departed, you learn of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child, or you learn of the substantial destruction of your Principal Residence by fire or weather, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of an economy, one way air and/or ground transportation ticket for your travel to the area of your Principal Residence; or
  2. If, following a covered Emergency Medical Evacuation, the attending Physician states that it is Medically Necessary for your return to your Home Country or to the area from which you were initially evacuated for continuing treatment, recuperation and recovery, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: The cost of an economy, one-way air and/or ground transportation ticket for your travel from the area where you were hospitalized following the Emergency Medical Evacuation to the area where you were initially evacuated from, or to the terminal serving the area of your Principal Residence.
LiveTravel Services®
We will make emergency travel and itinerary changes for you including rebooking flights, hotel reservations and ground transportation arrangements.
Lost Checked Luggage:

In the event your checked luggage is permanently lost by the transportation provider, the Atlas Series will provide the following benefit: Up to $250 for replacement of clothes and personal hygiene items, not to exceed $50 for any one item. You must file a formal claim with the transportation provider and submit copies of all claim forms and proof that the transportation provider has paid you its normal reimbursement for the lost checked luggage.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
BagTrak®
We are one of the industry leaders in tracking lost, checked baggage. We will help track lost checked baggage and deliver it to you.
Travel Assistance
Travel Assistance Services are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while your Atlas plan is in effect. In addition to the services already described, the following services are included:
 

  • Embassy and consulate referrals
  • Legal and accounting referrals
  • Bail bond assistance
  • Translation and interpretation assistance
Atlas Travel Assistance Services are not insurance benefits.Any Assistance Service provided is not a guarantee of any other benefit under the Atlas Series.

Schedule of Benefits and Limits
Deductibles: $0, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or $2,500 per Certificate Period
Coinsurance – Claims incurred in US or Canada: For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 80% of the next $5,000 of Eligible Expenses after the Deductible, then 100% to the Overall Maximum Limit.Coinsurance will be waived if expenses are incurred within the PPO and expenses are submitted to Underwriters for review and payment directly to the provider
Coinsurance – Claims incurred outside US or Canada: For the Certificate Period, Underwriters will pay 100% of Eligible Expenses after the Deductible up to the Overall Maximum Limit
Hospital Room and Board: Average Semi-private room rate, including nursing services
Local Ambulance: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Hospital Indemnity: $100 per day (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Intensive Care Unit: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Outpatient Treatment: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Acute Onset of Pre-existing Condition: $15,000 limit per Certificate Period for Eligible Medical Expenses
$25,000 limit per Certificate Period for Emergency Medical Evacuation
(Only available to Members under age 70)
Physical Therapy: $50 Maximum per visit
All Other Eligible Medical Expenses: Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges
Emergency Dental: Accident – Overall Maximum Limit
Acute Onset of Pain – $100 limit per Certificate Period
Emergency Medical Evacuation: $500,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit
Emergency Reunion: $15,000 limit per Certificate Period
Return of Minor Children: $5,000 limit per Certificate Period
Political Evacuation: $10,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit
Terrorism: $50,000 Maximum Lifetime Limit, Eligible Medical Expenses only
Accidental Death and Dismemberment: Principal Sum
$25,000 Adults age 18-69
$12,500 Adults age 70-74
$6,250 Adults age 75 and above
$5,000 Children age 17 and below
Common Carrier Accidental Death: $50,000 per adult, $25,000 children under age 18; $250,000 Maximum per family
Repatriation of Remains: Overall Maximum Limit
Natural Disaster Benefit: Maximum $100 a day for 5 days
Trip Interruption: $5,000 limit per Certificate Period
Lost Checked Luggage: $250 limit per Certificate Period (not subject to Deductible or Coinsurance)
Hospital Pre-certification Penalty: 50% of Eligible Medical Expenses
Optional Hazardous Sports Rider: Overall Maximum Limit
Overall Maximum Limit per Certificate Period (includes all benefits except Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Medical Evacuation and Common Carrier Accidental Death): Age 14 days to 69 – $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000; Age 70 to 79 – $50,000; Age 80 or older – $10,000
Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
What Is Excluded?
The following charges, treatments, surgeries, medications, conditions and circumstances are excluded:

  1. Pre-existing Conditions – Charges resulting directly or indirectly from any Pre-existing Condition are excluded from this insurance. If you are under age 70, you are covered for Medical and Emergency Evacuation charges resulting from an Acute Onset of a Pre-existing Condition, up to the limit set forth in the Schedule of Benefits and Limits. A Pre-existing Condition is any Illness, Injury or medical condition or chronic or recurring Illness or Injury or medical condition, including any associated complications or consequences, which existed at or during the 2 years immediately preceding your Effective Date. An Acute Onset is a sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence of a Pre-existing Condition, that occurs spontaneously and without advance warning either in the form of Physician recommendations or symptoms. Treatment must be obtained within 24 hours of the sudden and unexpected outbreak or recurrence
  2. Treatment for or related to any congenital condition
  3. Routine pre-natal care, childbirth, care of newborns, post-natal care, birth control, artificial insemination, infertility, impotency or sexual dysfunction, sterilization or reversal thereof
  4. False labor, edema, prolonged labor, prescribed rest during the period of Pregnancy, morning sickness and conditions of comparable severity associated with management of a difficult Pregnancy, and not constituting a medically distinct Complication of Pregnancy, and all charges related to Pregnancy after the 26th week of Pregnancy
  5. Mental Health Disorders or Substance Abuse
  6. Charges which are not Incurred during the Certificate Period or the applicable Benefit Period, and charges which are not presented to Underwriters for payment within 60 days from the end of the Certificate Period or the applicable Benefit Period
  7. Charges for use of Emergency Room within the US for treatment of Illness unless the patient is directly admitted to the Hospital as Inpatient for further treatment of that Illness
  8. Not Medically Necessary and administered or ordered by a Physician
  9. Provided at no cost, by a family member, or by a person who ordinarily resides with you, or which are attributable to or recoverable from any other party including government-sponsored plans
  10. Charges which exceed Usual, Reasonable and Customary
  11. Investigational, Experimental or for Research Purposes
  12. While confined primarily to receive Custodial Care, Educational or Rehabilitative care
  13. Venereal Disease, and treatment of individuals who are HIV+ or have AIDS or ARC
  14. Treatment by a Chiropractor
  15. Diseases of the skin
  16. Dental treatment, including treatment of the temporomandibular joint, except for Emergency Dental Treatment necessary to replace sound natural teeth lost or damaged in an Accident covered hereunder or for the relief of acute, spontaneous and unexpected onset of pain
  17. Eyeglasses, vision exams, contact lenses, hearing tests, hearing aids, hearing implants, eye refraction, visual therapy, orthoptics or visual eye training or eye surgery (including cataract surgery and radial keratotomy) or for any examination or fitting related to these devices or procedures
  18. Injury resulting from participation in the following activities: Amateur Athletics, Contact Sports, and professional sports or athletic activities. Non-contact and non-organized/non-sanctioned amateur sports or athletic activities engaged in by the Member solely for leisure, recreational, entertainment or fitness purposes are not excluded except the following which are excluded: Mountaineering where ropes or guides are normally used or at elevations of 4,500 meters or higher. Aviation, except when traveling solely as a passenger in a commercial aircraft. Hang gliding, sky diving, parachuting or bungee jumping; Snow skiing or snowboarding, except for recreational downhill and/or cross-country snow skiing or snowboarding (no cover provided whilst skiing away from prepared and marked in-bound territories and/or against the advice of the local ski school or local authoritative body); Racing by any animal or motorized vehicle; and spelunking; and subaqua pursuits involving underwater breathing apparatus unless NAUI/PADI certified, accompanied by a certified instructor, and at depths of less than 10 meters; jet skiing; and any other sport or athletic activity which is undertaken for thrill seeking and exposes you to abnormal or extreme risk of injury
  19. Injury sustained while under the influence of or due wholly or partly to the effects of intoxicating liquor or drugs other than drugs taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a Physician but not for the treatment of Substance Abuse
  20. Willfully self-inflicted Injury or Illness and immunizations and Routine Physical Exams
  21. The Deductible, Coinsurance and charges which are not included as Eligible Expenses as described in the Master Policy, and charges which exceed the limits set forth in the Schedule of Benefits and Limits
  22. Treatment required as a result of complications or consequences of a treatment or condition not covered hereunder
  23. Charges for travel or accommodations, except as provided for in the Local Ambulance, Emergency Medical or Political Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, Emergency Reunion, Natural Disaster and Trip Interruption sections of this insurance
  24. Treatment incurred as a result of exposure to non-medical nuclear radiation and/or radioactive material(s)
  25. Organ or tissue transplants or related services
  26. Acts of Terrorism, except as provided for herein, war, insurrection, riot or any variation thereof

This is a summary of exclusions. For more details, or for a complete copy of the Master Policy, contact HCC Medical Insurance Services

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form
What if I Plan to Participate in a Sport or Athletic Activity that is Excluded?
The Optional Hazardous Sports Rider is available for the adventurous traveler for an additional 20% premium.

This Optional Hazardous Sports Rider adds coverage for the Amateur sports listed in exclusion #18. The maximum coverage under this Rider is the Overall Maximum Limit you select. The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit is deleted during the course of the activity.

What are the Pre-certification Requirements?
Hospitalizations, Surgeries, Emergency and Political Evacuations, Emergency Reunions, Trip Interruptions, Repatriation of Remains, Computerized Tomography (CAT Scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) must be Pre-certified. Simply call, or have your Physician call, HCCMIS with the information relative to your claim. You may also pre-certify by submitting details through Client Zone. Be sure to have your ID number available. If you do not Pre-certify, medical expenses will be reduced by 50% and all other expenses will be forfeited.
How is Pre-certification handled in the case of an emergency or natural disaster?
You, a family member, your Physician or anyone else has up to 48 hours after the event, or as soon as possible, if there’s no ability to contact HCCMIS (ie: natural disaster) about what happened.
Who is the Plan Administrator?
HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a full service organization offering a comprehensive portfolio of insurance products designed specifically to address the insurance needs of consumers worldwide. Our international claims specialists, medical professionals and service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and respond to your needs. Whether you have lost your luggage or are in need of Emergency Medical Evacuation, you will find our service team to be prompt, compassionate, and highly professional. HCCMIS is a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC), which is a leading international specialty insurance group headquartered in Houston, Texas.HCC has assets of more than $8.6 billion, shareholders? equity in excess of $2.7 billion and is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s, AA (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings and A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.
Who is the Insurer?
The Atlas Series is insured by Syndicate 4141 at Lloyd’s, London. Lloyd’s is the largest and oldest insurance market in the world and is rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company and ‘A+’ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. Lloyd’s provides financial strength and security that is unparalleled in the worldwide insurance market. Lloyd’s is recognized as a market leader in the accident and health insurance arena and is well known for its innovative products and services. Presently, Lloyd’s provides accident and health insurance to millions of individuals in almost every country of the world.
How do I Extend or Renew my Coverage?
After your initial purchase, you may extend your coverage (5 day minimum) up to a maximum of 12 months from the initial effective date. Provided there is no break in coverage, you will not be required to re-satisfy the Deductible and Coinsurance nor will benefit limits be reset.

If you are covered under Atlas International, after 12 months of continuous coverage you may renew your coverage for up to 12 additional months.If 24 months of continuous coverage is maintained, a final period of up to 12 months may be purchased.Deductible and Coinsurance must be re-satisfied as of each renewal date.

After 36 months of continuous coverage under Atlas International, or 12 months of continuous coverage under Atlas America, or any break in coverage, a new plan must be purchased.A new Application is required and you must re-satisfy your Deductible, Coinsurance and Pre-existing Condition provisions.

Extensions or renewals must be made online with payment by credit card.For additional information on extending or renewing your plan, please visit Client Zone.

Can Coverage Be Cancelled?
If for any reason you wish to cancel your policy, you must submit your cancellation request in writing to HCCMIS in order to receive a refund of premium.To be eligible for a full refund, the request for cancellation must be received prior to your effective date.Cancellation requests received after the effective date will be subject to the following conditions:

  1. a $25 cancellation fee will apply; and
  2. only the unused portion of the plan cost will be refunded; and
  3. only members who have no claims are eligible for premium refund.
HCCMIS’s Client Zone and World Service Center
Whether you have misplaced your ID card or benefit booklet, need assistance with a claim, or have a question about benefits, HCCMIS is ready to respond.Frequently, these and other issues can be addressed with a short visit to Client Zone. Client Zone is an online account management and resource tool that allows you to:

  • Change personal information
  • Renew coverage and reprint ID cards
  • Obtain details about claim filing, including downloading necessary forms
  • Pre-certify for certain medical procedures and hospitalizations
  • Locate providers within the PPO Network
  • Study destination, weather and travel security information using our Travel Intelligence and Planning System (TIPS)
  • Access health and wellness information
  • View and download brochures, obtain policy information, or get quotes for other products offered by HCCMIS

You may access Client Zone by logging in at https://zone.hccmis.com/clientzone/.

Click here for Atlas’ secure online quote & order form

Questions? Call Deanna, Becky, Tara or Steve toll free at 1-888-407-3854.


ExpatriateTripInsurance.com is a division of TripInsuranceStore.com


Protect Yourself and Travel with Peace of Mind


Since Jan. 2005

Easily Contact ExpatriateTripInsurance.com via email: steve [at] tripinsurancestore.com

TripInsuranceStore.com
PO Box 466
816-282-6858
Local: 507-214-3854
Toll free : 1-888-407-3854

Office hours: (Eastern Time Zone)
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 7 pm ET
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday 2 - 4 pm


We have multiple phone lines so you will probably reach Steve, Deanna, Becky or Kim live. If you get our voicemail, leave a message - we return calls promptly.


This link kills spam for free

Recommend this page