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FAQ

A. AIG Travel Insurance – Choice of Plan
Q: What is special about the Premier Plan?
For a small investment, Premier Plan offers comprehensive benefits with higher limits. You will receive unlimited protection for medical expenses whilst overseas, double indemnity of as much as $1,000,000 for accidental death due to Public Transport accident, unlimited evacuation benefits as well as many benefits as listed.

B. AIG Travel Insurance Application
Q: How soon can I activate Travel Guard?
Travel Guard can be activated up to 30 days prior to departure from Singapore.

Q: How can I activate Travel Guard if I am departing over the weekends / after office hours?
You can activate Travel Guard through our online Buy Now portal. Activation is immediate once your credit card is approved.
Q: Can an authorised representative apply for AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard on my behalf after my departure from Singapore?
No. Travel Guard must be activated before departure from Singapore.

Q: When is the coverage for the AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard policy effective?
The “Travel Cancellation” benefit is effective 30 days before your departure or on your date of application, whichever is later.

“Accidental Death & Disablement” benefit will be effective 3 hours before you depart Singapore. The coverage of these 2 benefits ends on whichever of the following events occurs first:
a) the expiry of the period specified in the Policy
b) your return to your place of permanent residence or
c) within 3 hours upon your arrival in Singapore
All other AIG Travel Insurance benefits will be provided only when you are abroad.

Q: I’m holding a one-way ticket, can I purchase AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard?
Yes. However, please take note that :
* you must leave Singapore directly to your country of residence
* you are covered only within airport transit area during stopovers/ transfers

Q: Can I buy more than one AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard policy for the same trip?
You can only be covered by ONE Travel Guard policy for the same trip.

C. AIG Travel Insurance Medical and Travel Benefits
Q: I suffer from medical and physical conditions. Can I claim for medical/hospital and other related expense if I need treatment while on my trip?
No, the AIG Travel Insurance policy excludes pre-existing conditions i.e. any Sickness or Injury for which the Insured Person(s) contracted or was diagnosed or treated within a 12 month period prior to the policy effective date.

Q: Can I continue my medical treatment for injury sustained overseas, after my return to Singapore?
Yes. You have a maximum of thirty (30) days to continue treatment in Singapore or up to a maximum sum of S$50,000 for Premier Plan, S$25,000 for Superior Plan or S$12,500 for Classic Plan, whichever occurs first. The maximum amount payable for Insured Persons above 70 years of age is up to S$5,000 for Premier Plan, S$2,500 for Superior Plan or S$1,000 for Classic Plan.

Q: If I was ill overseas but did not seek medical treatment, can I do so upon my return to Singapore?
Yes. You may seek treatment in Singapore within one week of return to Singapore. You have a maximum of thirty (30) days to continue treatment in Singapore or up to a maximum sum of S$50,000 for Premier Plan, S$30,000 for Superior Plan or S$12,500 for Classic Plan, whichever occurs first. The maximum amount payable for Insured Persons over 70 years of age is up to S$5,000 for Premier Plan, S$2,500 for Superior Plan or S$1,000 for Classic Plan.

Q: Can I seek treatment from a herbalist, acupuncturist or bonesetter with AIG Travel Insurance?
Yes. Such medical expense is payable up to a maximum of $500 per Accident.

Q: Are dental expenses covered with AIG Travel Insurance?
Accidental dental expenses are covered, i.e. dental treatment that is necessarily incurred to restore sound and natural teeth following an Accident.

Q: I am pregnant, am I covered overseas for any pregnancy-related matters with AIG Travel Insurance?
Yes, the policy will cover pregnancy-related issues, please refer to policy terms and conditions for exclusions.

Q: What is covered under “Hospital Visitation” ?
If You are hospitalised overseas for more than 5 days and medical condition forbids evacuation, and no adult family member is with You, We will pay the reasonable travel and hotel accommodation expenses incurred by one relative or friend of yours to stay with you until you return to Singapore.

Q: How can I claim for Emergency Telephone Charges with AIG Travel Insurance?
We will reimburse You for telephone charges for medically related services incurred in contacting AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard together with your medical receipts

D. AIG Travel Insurance Travel Cancellation / Curtailment
Q: I have booked a trip and now cannot travel because my employer has cancelled my leave – am I covered for travel cancellation?
No, the AIG Travel Insurance policy provides this coverage in the following events only:
• Death, Serious Injury or Serious Sickness or compulsory quarantine of Insured, spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, travel companion.
• Unexpected outbreak of strike, riot, civil commotion at planned destination
• Serious damage to your residence from fire, flood or similar disaster within one week from departure
• Witness summons or jury service of Insured

Q: What are the circumstances that I will be covered for AIG Travel Insurance travel curtailment?
AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard will provide coverage if you need to disrupt your trip and return to Singapore due to any of these circumstances:
• Upon suffering from a Serious Injury or a Serious Sickness.
• Hijacking of the aircraft in which you are on board as a passenger
• The unexpected death or Injury or Sickness of your spouse, child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, travel companion.
• Natural disaster (typhoon, earthquake, etc) which prevent you from continuing your Trip.
• Unexpected outbreak of strike, riot, civil commotion.
This AIG Travel Insurance coverage shall extend to include expenses defined above resulting from extension of Trip due to quarantine upon medical advice.

Q: I have booked a trip to the U.S.A. but cannot get an entry visa, am I covered with
AIG Travel Insurance?
No, prohibition and regulations of countries are excluded.

Q: Will I be covered in the case of Travel Insolvency?
AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard will cover up to the maximum benefit for loss of irrecoverable charges or deposit paid in advance.

E. Baggage
Q: If my belongings are left outside on a bench while I am in a queue are they covered if stolen?
No, you did not take all reasonable care of the property and it was left unattended.

Q: If I send a suitcase back to Singapore early, will it be covered?
No, unaccompanied baggage that is not checked in with the airline you are flying with is not covered.

Q: The original article was stolen while on the trip and the replacing article was lost a few days later – is the second article also covered?
Yes, provided proof of purchase and proof of loss can be provided for both occurrences.

Q: My jewelery was stolen during an overseas trip, will it be covered?
AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard will compensate up to the limit of the chosen plan for loss of jewellery whilst overseas due to robbery.

F. Delays with AIG Travel Insurance
Q: Is Baggage Delay at Singapore airport covered?
Yes. You are covered for baggage delays that occur overseas and in Singapore.

Q: Is Travel Delay covered in Singapore when my plane does not take off due to a mechanical failure?
Yes. You will be paid $100 for each 6 full consecutive hours of delay overseas or in Singapore.

Q: The flight I am on is diverted to another destination due to adverse weather conditions, am I covered?
AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard pays $100 for each 6 full consecutive hours of delay.

Q: I am holding a confirmed ticket, but I was “bumped” off from the flight.
AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard pays $100 in the event you failed to board the scheduled flight due to overbooking although You have a confirmed reservation from the airline for at least 6 consecutive hours

G. Personal Money
Q: The country where I was traveling suddenly devalued their currency and I am now $800 worse off – can I claim for the loss?
No, the Policy only covers you for loss of money due to theft, burglary or robbery.

Q: What should I do if I lose money whilst abroad?
You should report to the local police within 24 hours after the incident.

H. AIG Travel Insurance Supplementary Benefits
Q: What does Home Guard cover?
If you select the Premier or Superior Plan, you will receive this Bonus Cover which protects you against loss or damage to your household contents caused by fire in your residence that was left vacant throughout the Trip. The maximum amount payable per household is $5,000.

Q: Does Travel Guard cover events resulting from Acts of Terrorism?
Yes, for the limits & benefits specified in the AIG Travel Insurance policy.

I. Others
Q: Will “Double Indemnity” apply to death resulting from a motorcycle/bicycle accident?
No, Accidental Death & Disablement benefit will apply not in these cases.

Q: How do you define “Relative” under the Hospital Visitation and Child Guard benefits?
“Relative” refers to your spouse, child, parent. parent-in-law, grandparent, parent-in-law, great grandparent, great grandparent-in-law, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew, auntie or uncle.

Q: Are sports such as mountaineering and rock climbing covered under AIG Travel Insurance Travel Guard?
All leisure amateur sports, including mountaineering, rock-climbing, winter and water sports are covered at no extra premium.
Participation in any professional sports or in any sport whereby the Insured Person(s) would or could earn or receive remuneration, donation, sponsorship or award of any kind is excluded.

Q: Are AIG Travel Insurance premiums refundable?
No refund of premiums will be allowed once the Travel Guard policy has been activated.

Q: How do I submit a Claim?
Refer to AIG Claim Procedure

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