Travel is an accepted way of life for millions of Americans. However, most still travel without any knowledge whatsoever of how to access qualified medical facilities along their itineraries. Virtually none are prepared either psychologically or financially to deal with bringing home a person who is seriously ill, or deceased. Even crisis ready corporations face the prospect of confusion and large, unbudgeted expenses.
Arnold Funeral Services. uses the services of an assistance company, a service business which provides help - primarily in medical emergencies - to travelers who are unfamiliar with how to obtain help because they are away from home.
Assist America, Inc., has unbundled a broad array of assistance benefits and has isolated, for the funeral and cemetery industries, a specific program for return of remains from anywhere in the world. This program is called the Guaranteed Travel Assurance Plan.
Why does everyone need this plan?
Transportation from as little as 100 miles from home can be very costly. Speed and expertise can mean the difference between having the deceased's wishes carried out or falling under the bureaucracy in handling the return of mortal remains from everywhere in the world.
With the Guaranteed Travel Assurance Plan, Assist America will handle cost and arrangement of location the sending firm, transporting the remains, processing death certificates, and, when death occurs overseas, foreign consular services and other customs and immigration formalities.
Assist America will utilize a national network of priority sending firm for this program. Over 20 million people are covered under assistance plans with Assist America, Inc. and its affiliates, and repatriations are routinely handled from overseas locations as well as from the United States. This assistance program operates when death occurs anywhere in the world.