The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit provides coverage 24 hours per day, anywhere in the world, for specified accidental losses occurring on or off the job. If any of the losses outlined below are suffered as the result of an accidental injury which results directly and independently of all other causes and the loss occurs within 365 days of the date of the accident, the benefits indicated below will be paid.
All eligible Employees who are under age 80: $100,000
Spouses under age 70: $20,000
All eligible Dependent Children: $5,000
Loss of Life: The Principal Sum
Loss of Both Hands: The Principal Sum
Loss of Both Feet: The Principal Sum
Loss of Entire Sight of Both Eyes: The Principal Sum
Loss of One Hand and One Foot: The Principal Sum
Loss of One Hand and the Entire Sight of One Eye: The Principal Sum
Loss of One Foot and the Entire Sight of One Eye: The Principal Sum
Loss of One Arm: 3/4 of The Principal Sum
Loss of One Leg: 3/4 of The Principal Sum
Loss of One Hand: 2/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of One Foot: 2/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Entire Sight of One Eye: 2/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Thumb and Index Finger of the Same Hand: 1/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Speech and Hearing: The Principal Sum
Loss of Speech or Hearing: 2/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Hearing in One Ear: 1/3 of The Principal Sum
Quadriplegia (total paralysis of both upper and lower limbs): 2 Times The Principal Sum
Paraplegia (total paralysis of both lower limbs): 2 Times The Principal Sum
Hemiplegia (total paralysis of upper and lower limbs of one side of the body): 2 Times The Principal Sum
Loss of Use of Both Arms or Both Hands: The Principal Sum
Loss of Use of One Hand or One Foot: 2/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Use of One Arm or One Leg: 3/4 of The Principal Sum
Loss of Four Fingers of One Hand: 1/3 of The Principal Sum
Loss of All Toes of One Foot: 1/4 of The Principal Sum
“Loss” as used with reference to quadriplegia, paraplegia, and hemiplegia means the complete and irreversible paralysis of such limbs. As used with reference to hand or foot, means complete severance through or above the wrist or ankle joint, but below the elbow or knee joint. As used with reference to arm or leg, means complete severance through or above the elbow or knee joint; as used with reference to thumb and index finger means complete severance through or above the first phalange; as used with reference to fingers means complete severence through or above the first phalange of all four fingers of one hand; as used with reference to toes means, complete severance of both phalanges of all the toes of one foot and as used with reference to eye means the irrecoverable loss of the entire sight thereof.
“Loss” as used with reference to speech, means complete and irrecoverable loss of the ability to utter intelligible sounds; as used with reference to hearing means complete and irrecoverable loss of hearing in both ears.
“Loss” as used with reference to “Loss of Use” means the total and irrecoverable loss of use provided the loss is continuous for 12 consecutive months and such loss of use is determined to be permanent.
All claims submitted under this policy for Loss of Use must be verified by agreement between a licensed practicing physician appointed by the N.D.T. Industry Health Benefit Plan “the Plan” and a licensed practicing physician appointed by American Home Assurance Company “the Company”, or in the event that the two physicians so appointed cannot arrive at an agreement, a third licensed practicing physician shall be selected by the first two physicians and the majority decision of the three physicians shall be binding on the Plan and the Company. This procedure may be waived by the Company at its sole discretion.
If by reason of an accident covered by the policy an Insured Person is unavoidably exposed to the elements and, as a result of such exposure, suffers a loss for which indemnity is otherwise payable hereunder, such loss will be covered under the terms of the policy.
If the body of an Insured Person has not been found within one year of disappearance, forced landing, stranding, sinking or wrecking of a conveyance in which such person was an occupant, then it shall be deemed subject to all other terms and provisions of the policy, that such Insured Person shall have suffered loss of life within the meaning of the policy.
In the event of Accidental Loss of Life, benefits shall be payable as designated in writing by the Insured Person under the Plan’s current basic Group Life Insurance policy. In the absence of such designation, benefits shall be payable to the Estate of the Insured Person. All other benefits shall be payable to the Insured Person.
When injuries shall result in a payment being made by the Company under the Accidental Death & Dismemberment Indemnity section of this policy, the Company shall pay in addition:
The reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred up to a limit of $15,000 for special training of the Insured Person provided:
When injuries covered by the policy result in an Insured Person being confined to a hospital, outside 100km from his/her permanent city of residence, within 365 days of the accident and the attending physician recommends the personal attendance of a member of the immediate family, the Company shall pay the actual expenses incurred by the immediate family member for transportation by the most direct route by a licensed common carrier to the confined Insured Person but not to exceed the amount of $15,000.
The term “member of the immediate family” means the spouse (or common-law spouse) parents, grandparents, children age 18 and over, brother or sister of the Insured Person.
On the date of termination of coverage or during the 60-day period following termination of coverage, you may change your insurance to the American Home Assurance Company’s individual insurance policy. The individual policy will be effective either as of the date that the application is received by the insurance company or on the date that coverage under the policy ceases, whichever occurs later. The premium will be the same as you would ordinarily pay if you applied for an individual policy at that time. Application of an individual policy may be made at any office of the American Home Assurance Company. The amount of insurance benefit converted to shall not exceed that amount issued during employment.
In the case of Members of the Plan who are:
Coverage shall be extended for a period of twelve (12) months, subject to payment of premium.
If a Member of the Plan assumes other occupational duties during the leave or lay-off period, no benefits shall be payable for a loss occurring during the performance of this occupation.
In the event an Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled and his/her waiver of premium claim is accepted and approved under the Plan’s current Group Life Policy, then the premiums payable under this policy are waived as of the same date the claim is accepted and approved by the Group Life Plan Underwriter until one of the following occurs, whichever is earlier.
Benefits under the policy shall be increased by 10% if the Insured Person’s injury or death results while he/she is a passenger or driver of a private passenger type automobile and his/her seatbelt is properly fastened. Verification of actual use of the seat belt must be part of the official report of accident or certified by the investigating officer.
If an Insured Person receives a payment for Quadriplegia, Hemiplegia or Paraplegia as outlined in the schedule of losses herein and was subsequently required (due to the cause for which payment under such was made to use a wheelchair to be ambulatory, then this benefit will pay, upon presentation of proof of payment:
Benefit payments herein will not be paid unless:
The maximum payable under both Items 1 and 2 combined will not exceed $15,000.
If indemnity becomes payable for the accidental loss of life of an Insured Member of the Plan, under the policy, the Company shall:
Such amount will be payable annually for a maximum of four consecutive annual payments, only if the dependent child continues his education.
“Dependent Child” as used herein means any unmarried child under 26 years of age who was dependent upon the Insured Employee for at least 50% of his maintenance and support.
“Institution of Higher Learning” as used herein includes, but is not limited to, any University, Private College, or Trade School.
If indemnity becomes payable under the policy for accidental loss of life of an Insured Employee, the Company will pay an amount equal to the lessor of the following amounts:
On behalf of any child who was an Insured’s dependent at the time of such loss and is under age 13 and is currently enrolled or subsequently enrolled in an accredited day care centre within 90 days following such loss.
The benefit is payable annually for a maximum of four consecutive payments but only if the dependent child continues his or her enrollment in an accredited day care centre.
If an Insured suffers a loss under the Table of Losses as a result of a covered accident and requires that an Insured be confined to a hospital for more than five (5) consecutive days, the insurance company will pay:
Benefits are retroactive to the first (1st) day of hospital confinement.
This benefit is limited to:
Successive periods of hospital confinement for loss from the same covered accident separated by a period of less than three (3) months will be considered as one (1) period of hospital confinement.
The term “Hospital” is defined as an establishment which meets all of the following requirements:
When, as the result of injury and commencing within 365 days of the date of the accident, an Insured Person is totally and permanently disabled and prevented from engaging in each and every occupation or employment for compensation or profit for which he/she is reasonably qualified by reason of his/her education, training or experience, the Company shall pay, provided such disability has continued for a period of twelve consecutive months and is total, continuous and permanent at the end of this period, the Principal Sum less any other amount paid or payable under the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Indemnity Coverage of the policy as the result of the same accident.
The Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit does not cover any loss resulting from:
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