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Built for Cyclists
Balance helps protect cyclists from the life-changing financial consequences of an accident, anytime and anywhere you’re on a bike. While medical insurance will pay most of the hospital bills, it doesn’t cover the high cost of deductibles, loss of income due to time away from work, adjustments to your home, or nearly everything else outside of direct treatment.
Traditionally, cyclists come together to hold fundraisers for friends who get seriously injured on a bike. We created Balance because insurance is a more effective way to get substantial funds when an accident occurs. Instead of holding a fundraiser, wouldn’t it be better if an injured cyclist got a check from an insurance program?
Here's how it works - anytime and anywhere you're on a bike, if you're in a covered accident, we pay you defined benefits. They're paid directly to you and you decide how to use those benefits. You can use them for your health insurance deductible, to adapt to new life circumstances, or even to fix your bike.
For cyclists, health insurance is not enough. That's why Balance offers Personal Accident coverage built for cyclists. Coverage plans are available for $50,000, $100,000 and $150,000.
for EVENTS, TOURS & CLUBS
Balance offers Event & Tour operators Personal Accident coverage for every rider. Cancellation coverage is available to protect your event from certain circumstances beyond your control. Eligible clubs can get group rates for their members.
Your riders aren't just customers. They're your neighbors, friends, and loved ones. For Bikeshare programs, Balance offers Personal Accident coverage for each rider, on every ride.
From a quick visit to an Urgent Care Center to a Serious Traumatic Brain Injury, Balance helps protect your wallet in the event of a crash. Choose up to $150,000 of Long Term Injury Coverage. All plans come with up to $24,550 of Short Term Injury Coverage for any covered accident. See details below.
for injuries requiring medical treatment
Worried about hospital costs? If you suffer a covered accident, Balance provides $300 a day for up to 60 days in hospital.
Please note: This benefit does not include confinement in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital. What’s a “Long Term Acute Care Hospital?”
There's no time to worry about costs during an emergency. Balance offers an extra $300 per visit payable for treatment in an Emergency Room and $150 per visit for treatment in an Urgent Care Center.
Need a physical therapist? So long as you receive treatment within 72 hours of a covered accident, Balance pays you $75 a visit for up to 10 visits with a physical therapist. Just be sure to begin treatment within 60 days of the accident.
When you need an ambulance, Balance pays up to $500 to help offset the cost of a ground ambulance and/or up to $5,000 for transportation by air if required.
Please note: this an “Excess Benefit” and is payable only to the extent that another health insurer or source doesn’t provide coverage. What does “Excess Benefit” mean?
for life-altering injuries, up to $150,000
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Balance is the first insurance plan to offer a benefit specifically for traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a bicycle accident, with benefits for severe and moderate traumatic brain injuries. What’s considered a TBI?
If a covered accident results in paralysis in one or more limbs, Balance has you covered with benefits for quadriplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, and uniplegia.
Loss of Limb (Dismemberment)
If you lose one or more body members (i.e. arm, leg, hand, foot or eye) resulting from a covered accident, Balance will pay you the selected benefit.
Signing up is easy. There are no health questions or physical exams required. Just be a U.S. resident age 18-74 in a state where Balance for Cyclists is available. Prices do not include surplus lines taxes & fees based on your state of residence.
Events, Tours, Clubs & Bikeshare
Each program is specific and we can tailor it to your needs. Event Operators, choose "Get A Quote" to fill out our online application. Club Operators and Bikeshare Managers, choose "Contact Us" and send a brief email.