What is this benefit?
Warranty Manager Service provides you with valuable features to help manage, use and even extend the warranties of eligible items purchased with your Visa card. You can access these features with a simple toll-free call. Services include Warranty Registration and Extended Warranty Protection.
Who is eligible for this benefit?
You are eligible if you are a valid cardholder of an eligible Visa card issued in the United States.
Why should I use Warranty Registration to register my purchases?
You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your purchases’ warranty information is registered and on file. Although Warranty Registration is not required for Extended Warranty Protection benefits, you are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable service. When arranging for a repair or replacement, instead of searching for critical documents, you can just pick up the phone and call the Benefit Administrator.
How do I register my purchases?
To register an eligible purchase call 1-800-551-8472, if outside the United States call collect at one of our toll-free numbers. The Benefit Administrator will provide the address to which you can send in the item’s sales receipt and warranty information so this key information can be kept on file for you.
How does Extended Warranty Protection work?
Extended Warranty Protection doubles the time period of the original manufacturer’s written U.S. repair warranty up to one (1) additional year on eligible warranties of three (3) years or less for items purchased entirely with your eligible Visa card.
This benefit is limited to no more than the original price of the purchased item (as shown on your Visa card receipt), less shipping and handling fees, up to a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per claim and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) per cardholder.
What about purchases made outside of the U.S.?
Purchases made outside of the U.S. are covered as long as you purchased the item entirely with your eligible Visa card and the eligible item has a valid original manufacturer’s written U.S. repair warranty of three (3) years or less, store-purchased dealer warranty, or assembler warranty.
What types of purchases are not covered?
- Boats, automobiles, aircraft, and any other motorized vehicles and their motors, equipment, or accessories, including trailers and other items that can be towed by or attached to any motorized vehicle
- Any costs other than those specifically covered under the terms of the original manufacturer’s written U.S. repair warranty, as supplied by the original manufacturer, or other eligible warranty
- Items purchased for resale, professional, or commercial use
- Real estate and items which are intended to become part of real estate including, but not limited to, items that are hard-wired or hard-plumbed, garage doors, garage door openers, and ceiling fans
- Rented or leased items or items purchased on an installment plan and for which the entire purchase price was not paid in full at the time of the occurrence
- Computer software
- Medical equipment
- Used or pre-owned items
Should I keep copies of receipts or any other records?
Not if you’ve already registered your purchase. If you have not registered your purchase, however, you should keep copies of your Visa card receipt, your store receipt, the original manufacturer’s written U.S. warranty, and any other applicable warranty in the event that you need to file a claim, as these documents will be required to verify your claim.
How do I file a claim?
Call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-551-8472, if outside the United States call collect at one of our toll-free numbers immediately after the failure of a covered item. Please note: If you do not notify the Benefit Administrator within sixty (60) days after the product failure, your claim may be denied.
The Benefit Administrator will ask you for some preliminary claim information, direct you to the appropriate repair facility, and send you the appropriate claim form. Gift recipients of eligible items are also covered by the claim process. However, a gift recipient must provide all the documents necessary to fully substantiate the claim.
For faster filing, or to learn more about the Warranty Manager Service benefit, visit www.cardbenefitservices.com
What documents do I need to submit with my claim?
Complete and sign the claim form sent to you by the Benefit Administrator and submit it within ninety (90) days of the product failure along with the following documents:
- Your Visa card receipt
- The itemized store receipt
- A copy of the original manufacturer’s written U.S. warranty and any other applicable warranty
- A description and serial number of the item, and any other documentation deemed necessary to substantiate your claim (this includes bills and, if necessary, a copy of the maintenance record and receipts)
- The original repair order
Please Note: All claims must be fully substantiated.
How will I be reimbursed?
If you have substantiated your claim and met the terms and conditions of the benefit, the item will be replaced or repaired at the Benefit Administrator’s discretion, but for no more than the original purchase price of the covered item as recorded on your Visa card receipt, less shipping and handling fees, up to a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per claim, and a maximum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) per cardholder.
Under normal circumstances, reimbursement will take place within five (5) business days of receipt and approval of all required documents.
What about repairs?
Extended Warranty Protection will pay the repair facility directly, or you may go to an authorized repair facility and file a claim for reimbursement. Only valid and reasonable repairs made at the manufacturer’s authorized repair facility are covered.
In either case, the Benefit Administrator’s payment, replacement, or repair made in good faith will fulfill the obligation under the benefit.
Do I have to file with my insurance company?
No. However, if you have purchased or received a service contract or Extended Warranty, Extended Warranty Protection is supplemental to, and excess of, that coverage.
ADDITIONAL PROVISION FOR WARRANTY MANAGER SERVICE
This benefit applies only to you, the eligible Visa cardholder, and to whomever receives the eligible gifts you purchase entirely with your eligible Visa card.
You shall use due diligence and do all things reasonable to avoid or diminish any loss or damage to property protected by this benefit. 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 benefit shall exist for such claim and your benefits may be canceled. Each claimant 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 damage or theft. No payment will be made on a claim that is not completely substantiated in the manner required by the Benefit Administrator within six (6) months of the date of product failure.
After the Benefit Administrator has paid your claim, all your rights and remedies against any party in respect of this claim will be transferred to the Benefit Administrator to the extent of payment made to you. You must give the Benefit Administrator all assistance as may reasonably be required to secure all rights and remedies.
No legal action for a claim may be brought against the Provider until sixty (60) days after the Provider receives Proof of Loss. No legal action against the Provider may be brought more than two (2) years after the time for giving Proof of Loss. Further, no legal action may be brought against the Provider unless all the terms of this Guide to Benefit have been complied with fully.
The 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 institutions. 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.