- While scuba diving in Costa Rica, your father-in-law suffers a heart attack and drowns.
- Driving the Coquihalla Highway, your elderly parents hit a patch of black ice, crash into the median, and both die.
- Your husband, returning from a business trip to Saskatchewan, falls asleep at the wheel. His car leaves the road, flips over, and he dies at the scene.
- Your wife makes regular trips from Revelstoke to Kelowna for doctor’s appointments. A logging truck sideswipes her car and she dies on the highway.
Your imagination is not necessary because these stories are all true.
When these deaths happened, families had much more to cope with than funeral planning. In a state of shock and disbelief, they were forced to enter the frightening realm of crisis management.
Funeral directors and police are experienced professionals trained to handle this type of tragedy. For families, it is a nightmare of confusion, helplessness, and uncontrollable costs.
We take out health and travel insurance for vacations and long trips, but do we know what expenses would be covered if we died? Who would foot the bills until the claim was filed? What about a simple 150km road trip? What if we travel alone and have no family? Who takes responsibility for getting my body back home? And who bothers to read the fine print on these policies anyway?
How can we enjoy the benefits of travel and freedom, and at the same time, protect our families from the crisis of dying far away?
A Travel Plan with Complete Coverage and Attention to Detail
In North America last year there were over 70 million trips out of the country and over 200 million trips taken over 100 kms.
There were also hundreds of thousands of families who had to face the harsh reality that 45% of deaths are sudden and unexpected. These deaths often happen away from home, and when it does, families are forced to find a way to bring a loved one back.
This can entail:
- Identification of the body
- Dealing with embassies and interpreters
- Selecting from a myriad of services
- Finding and coordinating with distant countries and funeral homes
- Organizing transportation of the deceased
There are Travel Protection Plans available to:
- Protect you when you travel more than 100 kms away from home, anywhere in the world.
- Handle all necessary legal documents, including a concierge service with foreign governments and agencies to ensure that repatriation occurs as quickly as possible.
- Locates and arranges transportation to a local funeral home near place of death, who will then prepare the deceased for the transportation home.
- Provides transportation for one travelling companion home with the deceased.
Can you imagine the comfort of calling one toll free number to take care of everything?
Can you imagine all costs being paid upfront by your Travel Plan, usually saving a family thousands of dollars?
Travel Plans are available for a small one-time fee that covers you for life. Shielding your family from unexpected financial loss has never been so easy and affordable.