An Australian surfer this month, August 2014, dies after being hit by a huge wave of an Indonesian island. A death of any method is hard to swallow, especially if the death is a violent and painful one. However, there is a one in one chance we all will be passing on. I just hope I pass on in my sleep. I don’t want to feel any pain. But then who does. Right?
When we travel overseas we hardly think of what can go wrong medically. Right? Usually when I travel overseas I am checking for the gazillion time if I have my U.S. passport, wallet, and airline tickets. Oh, and yes, I am bad at making sure I have my iPad and Mac Air with charging cables. Can’t leave home without them too! But the last thing I think about is my travel insurance information. Why is that? I guess I think I am never ever going to get sick or need medical care on my wonderful vacation overseas. I am just determined never ever ever to get sick on my time off from work! But then again, bad things do happen to good people. So, with the whole Ebola scare, and the understanding that I may have that chance of seeing a medical facility in one of those beautiful beach towns, I hunt for my confirmation paper with all my international medical coverage information.
I write this article not to dwell on death but to share with everyone the need to have a benefit that is part of an international insurance travel policy; the benefit of return of mortal remains. This benefit is also called “repatriation of remains.” This benefit is a huge and wonderful benefit to have for those who survive the death of a love one. The return of mortal remains is on all of our travel insurance plans here at https://www.gninsurance.com/.
Why is this benefit so important? Glad you asked!
- This is the second major reason to have this benefit. But it covers up to USD25,000 and with most up to USD50,000 of cover. The transportation of bringing ones mortal remains back home is not the huge expense. In fact, it is under $10,000 in most instances. This leads us to the main reason, the second one shown below on why this benefit is so important.
- This benefit also covers in getting all the government paper work (aka – red tape) to move ones mortal remains to home. All the legal works and processes are fully covered by the insurance company. All one needs to do is call the insurance company and inform them of the current situation.
- All of our travel medical insurance plans do cover return of mortal remains (as well as our career long term insurance plans). But here are a few of our most popular travel insurance plans that have this great benefit, return of mortal remains:
Of course, there are many other reasons of requiring one to have travel insurance while outside of their country of residency. But when it comes to this article, one of the key benefits of these types of overseas travel plans is the return of mortal remains benefit.
Check out our travel insurance plans here at Good Neighbor Insurance and have our professional international insurance agents provide great options for you as you travel on your vacation overseas. Good Neighbor Insurance also provides long term career insurance for those who are going to be expats overseas, outside their home country.