For those who enjoy traveling the world, there is a chance of passing away while away from home or a local hospital. A death away from home could be the result of natural causes such as a heart attack, an accident such as a vehicle collision, or even (but much more rarely) a crime.
The true cost of dying abroad
It’s not something many of us like to think about, but maybe we should. Transporting a body back to the USA can cost between $10,000 and $20,000. And that doesn’t include the airfare. To bring the cost of repatriation down, many next-of-kin have their loved one cremated in the country where they died. However, bringing back ashes can still cost between $1,200 and $2,000.
Many people believe that the Bureau of Consular Affairs will help pay for transporting the deceased’s remains back to the USA, but this is not true. So, what can you do to protect yourself financially?
Protect yourself and your family with our worldwide Out of Area Protection Plan (also known as the Death-Away-From-Home Plan)
Take out an Out of Area Protection Plan with Cremation Society and you or your family won’t have to worry about finding the money to bring you or a loved one home.
We have partnered with MASA TRS, or MASA Transport & Relocation Solutions, our vetted and trusted leader in emergency assistance transportation services, to give you access to their Out of Area Protection Plan.
This plan is usually only available to MASA TRS members as additional coverage, but our partnership means you can take out this plan without having to be a MASA TRS member.
What does an Out of the Area Protection Plan Cost?
Our partnership has allowed us to offer a manageable 1x fee for you: $449.00. We can also offer a payment plan to further serve you and your family. If you’d like to protect you and your family while you’re away from home, call us today at 707-269-7160 and speak with one of our advisors. Coverage takes just a few minutes to set up and arrange.