How do I get this protection?
You are automatically covered for all cash and securities held in your covered Fidelity account(s).
What accounts are covered?
Cash and securities in your retirement and non-retirement accounts with Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, as well as individual workplace retirement accounts under a 401(k), profit sharing, 403(b), or 457 plan for which Fidelity is the record keeper are covered.
What about Fidelity accounts managed by independent investment advisors?
Cash and securities in these Fidelity accounts are covered, but please be aware, as described below, transactions and other activities made by your investment advisor for you are considered authorized by you.
What actions must I take to be eligible?
You must frequently check your account information and promptly review correspondence, account statements, and confirmations as they are made available to you, but no later than 30 days after that information is posted to your account or delivered to you. You must immediately contact and report to Fidelity at 800-544-6666 if you suspect any unauthorized account activity, errors, discrepancies, lose the device you normally use to contact us, or if you have not received your account statements. You must also maintain up-to-date contact information with us so that you may continue to receive our important communications and to ensure that we can contact you in case of suspected unauthorized activity.
What must I do to protect my accounts?
Never share your account access information, including username, password and answers to security questions with anyone. Never grant remote access to your computer or readback a one-time security password unless you have initiated the service call to a phone number that you have verified to be valid. Fidelity will never contact you to ask for this information or to gain access to your computer. Use a unique username and password for your Fidelity accounts. If you are a victim of identity theft, change your password and notify us immediately. You should visit our security pages at https://www.fidelity.com/security and learn more about ways to protect yourself.
What if I have a claim?
We will ask for your cooperation with our investigation and may require you to take follow up actions. For example, we may ask you to have a professional computer security company clean your computer hard-drive or may ask you to file a police report, provide an affidavit, take steps to recover the funds from a wrongdoer known to you or sign a release. Fidelity will determine the applicability of the Customer Protection Guarantee and any reimbursement amounts based on the facts of your situation. We do not cover taxes, legal fees, lost opportunity costs, consequential/non-monetary damages or amounts that have been or are eligible to be reimbursed, for example, by a depository bank or through insurance.
What are examples of where I won't be covered?
If you grant authority to or share your Fidelity account access credentials or information with, any persons or entities, their activity will be considered authorized by you. Losses of cash or securities transferred to outside accounts that are beneficially owned by you are not covered by this guarantee. Also not covered is any activity by an employer/plan administrator, financial intermediary, or third-party who is authorized by you to access your data (or who received your data as a result of that access), or with whom you've shared your username, password, or account number, or from malware or a breach of security that affects the systems of any of those parties.
What assets may not be covered?
Assets including certain annuities and insurance products, Fidelity Advisor Fund accounts, and Fidelity Advisor 529 accounts are not covered because they are held away from or maintained by someone other than Fidelity.
What if I suspect fraud with my credit/debit cards or check-writing?
Credit and debit card and check-writing transactions are not covered by the Customer Protection Guarantee. For fraud which has occurred through such activity, refer to the terms and conditions sent with the card or first order of checks.
**The Fidelity Customer Protection Guarantee does not alter any agreements that you have with Fidelity and is offered under the laws of Massachusetts. Check back here for updates, which are effective as of the publication date.