Advice for Visitors to Canada
Overseas Funeral Expenses Insurance
To have to consider the possibility of death as part of a travel package when vacationing or working in a foreign country is a morbid task. But the truth is, unforeseen and tragic circumstances do occur now and then to visitors travelling abroad. Most people would prefer to simply grab their tickets and go, rather than assess the matter and take cautionary action against the financial ramifications of death in a foreign land. Overseas funeral expenses insurance is a smart solution in providing travelers with sufficient coverage and preparation measures should a fatal tragedy occur on a trip abroad.
It is important to remember not only the potential health risks involved when buying travel insurance, but also the number of plausible, unwarranted, grave incidents that can happen while travelling, e.g. vehicular or accidental death, murder, a terrorist act engendering victims, a fatal injury while engaged in an extreme sporting event. It can happen to anyone.
The majority of foreign travel insurance policies tend to cater to claims concerning medical/hospital expenses, flight cancellations and misplaced luggage, with meagre attention paid to potential death and funeral benefits (if any at all). An overseas funeral expenses insurance policy however, is designed to assist with the organization and safe return of the deceased to his or her home country. If traveling as a group, the policy may cover the return transportation of anyone accompanying the deceased, whereas if traveling solo, the plan might offer a return ticket to allow an appointed family member to collect the remains.
An optimum overseas funeral expenses insurance plan will supply round-the-clock assistance for the duration of the trip. Should death befall the policyholder, their named beneficiary or family representative simply places a call using the given toll-free number in order to advise of the individual’s passing and where they can be located. The arrangements are taken care of by the insurance company, including the selection of a nearby funeral home to prepare the body for its journey back home, filling out the proper paperwork as required by the local officials, and organizing transportation for the body with due sensitivity and respect.
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