Coverage Details

Our benefits help cover out-of-pocket costs, like deductibles and copays after an accident. Because our benefits are paid directly to you, they can also be used for things like repairing damaged gear, missed work, or even childcare. See how it works.

Benefits*

Get as little as a day or up to a year in coverage with the following benefits paid directly to you:

* The descriptions in the table of benefits have been amended for clarity on our website. The full table is available before purchase by emailing support@iambuddy.com
** if you claim for any, or all of, the injuries listed for Benefit A, the maximum you will receive will be $5,000.
*** if you claim for any, or all of, the injuries listed for Benefit B, the maximum you will receive will be $10,000.
PerilBenefitMaximum payable per Accident
Emergency care at an urgent care facility$500$500
Emergency care at a hospital or emergency room$1,000$1,000
Hospital confinement, up to 10 days$1000/day$10,000
Physical therapy up to 10 visits$75/visit$750
Ambulance (air or ground)Up to $5,000 for air ambulance or up to $250 for ground ambulance if an insured person requires ambulance transportation to a hospital or emergency center for injuries sustained in an accident. A licensed professional ambulance company must provide the transportation within 72 hours of the accident. If the provider of service does not receive payment for services from any other source, and provided the benefit under the policy has not been paid, we will directly reimburse the provider of the service.$5,000
Additional Benefit AOpen reduction fractures of - leg, vertebrae (body of), pelvis (including coccyx), or sternum, vertebral processes, rib, skull (depressed).

Open reduction dislocation of knee or shoulder, collar bone.

Surgical repair of tendons and/or ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, ruptured discs, torn knee cartilages, open abdominal (including exploratory laparotomy).

Any 2nd degree burn covering more than 65 square centimeters.
$5,000 in total for Benefit A**
Additional Benefit BOpen reduction fractures of hip.

Open reduction dislocation of hip.

Any 3rd degree burn covering more than 65 square centimeters.
$10,000 in total for Benefit B***
A covered accident that results in death, the loss of both hands or both feet, the loss of sight of both eyes, the loss of speech and loss of hearing in both ears, paralysis, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, or severe traumatic brain injury$50,000$50,000
A covered accident that results in the loss of one hand or one foot or sight of one eye, loss of speech, loss of hearing in both ears, uniplegia, or moderate traumatic brain injury$25,000$25,000
A covered accident that results in the loss of hearing in one ear, or the loss of the thumb and index finger of the same hand$12,500$12,500

More About Benefits

With a Buddy policy, you are covered 24/7 unless you are participating in an excluded activity. With that being said, we still need to know what activities you will be doing during your policy. When you are checking out, make sure you let us know what you do (even if it’s excluded). When we know what you are into, we can help you have better adventures by updating our existing offerings, by rolling out new products, and by delivering information that matches your interests.

Buddy helps cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with an accident and pays the benefit directly to you, the policyholder.

We created benefits that are clear and easy to understand. Not all injuries will appear in the schedule of benefits, but every injury gets our first dollar benefit when you are admitted to urgent care or the emergency room for a covered accident. Some more severe injuries get an additional benefit.

This is not health insurance. We also do not coordinate with your existing policy. Buddy is here to help you get back on your feet and back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Competition

We know it can be exhilarating to set a new personal best or to compete against other athletes. When you push yourself, there’s a greater chance of an accident, so we have to charge a bit more if you, or someone on your policy, plans to compete during the coverage period.

Make sure to let us know if someone will be competing, or an accident won’t be covered on race day. If your plans change, we can always add competition coverage after a policy is purchased, just contact us. Please note that we are unable to remove competition coverage once it has been added.

What's Not Covered

  • Accidents that happen while you are working. For any accidents that happen on the job - check with your employer.
  • Self inflicted or intentional injuries or attempts, including suicide.
  • We can’t cover general sickness, disease, or bacterial infections UNLESS it happens as a result of an accidental cut or wound, or in the case of a pyogenic infection that result from accidental ingestion of contaminated substances.
  • Any accidents that occur while you are breaking (or attempting to break) a law or regulation.
  • We can’t cover you if you are intoxicated, or under the influence of drugs or narcotics at the time of your accident.
  • Piloting planes or working as a member of a flight crew (unless you are piloting a hot air balloon).
  • If you are a professional athlete, we cannot cover you in any sport you have pro status in. We are working on this - drop us a line with your sport if you would like us to offer this coverage in the future.
  • We can’t cover anyone actively engaged in war, acts of terrorism, or nuclear risks.

We also can’t cover the following activities: BASE jumping, big wave surfing, tow in surfing, bull riding, bungee jumping, cave diving, cliff jumping, cross country eventing, FMX, freediving, free soloing/climbing or mountaineering (other than bouldering) without the use of ropes and appropriate equipment, highlining, running of the bulls, skydiving/parachuting, street luging, motorized racing, and wingsuiting.

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us.

Who’s it for?

Buddy’s accident insurance is meant to help you get back on your feet after an accident, regardless of any other types of insurance you may, or may not, have. If you have a covered accident, your benefits can be used for your health insurance deductible, coinsurance, or copays. If you have great health insurance and don’t owe much money out-of-pocket after an accident, use your benefits to replace your damaged gear, to cover missed work, or to help with childcare expenses. It's your benefit - use it however you need.

Every person and family is different, so our policies are, too. Our accident insurance can be purchased to cover just you, you and your spouse, your entire family, or just your child(ren).

Term Length Options

Policies are available by the day, week, month, or year. Once a policy is issued, the term length cannot be amended, but new policies can be purchased to continue coverage.

Insurance Carriers

Buddy’s accident insurance is provided through National Specialty Insurance Company and State National Insurance Company, Inc., A.M. Best "A" Excellent Rated insurers, and is reinsured by Lloyd’s of London.

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