Out of Area Protection

It’s the last thing you would ever plan during a vacation, but the financial and logistical burden of dealing with a death away from home can be staggering.

Travel with Confidence with an Out of Area Protection Plan from Gerst & MASA

Basic health insurance plans and even medicare do not offer coverage that addresses dying away from home. Returning a deceased individual home can cost between $2,500 – $3,000 with international transports ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Obtaining domestic permits can be a challenging process that varies from state to state while international arrangements usually require coordination with the consulate office after deciphering local regulations.

Thankfully, there is a way to give yourself and your loved ones lasting peace of mind with MASA TRS (Transport & Relocation Solutions). MASA covers both the expense and logistics of transporting your body if the unexpected were to occur while traveling 75 miles or more away from home.

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Funeral Home Contact

  • MASA oversees the retrieval of your remains
  • MASA coordinates the transportation of the deceased

Cuts Through Red Tape

  • MASA coordinates with local officials and hospitals to arrange legal transportation
  • If necessary, foreign authorities are notified to obtain permits and transportation approval

Protection From Inflation

  • The MASA TRS protection plan ensures you and your family pay one price
  • Your family is shielded from the effects of global inflation

FREE Body Preparation

  • Embalming or cremation services are completed free of charge
  • A viewing is always available to the family prior to the disposition of the deceased

FREE Transport

  • All transfer permits are requested and gathered by MASA
  • All paperwork and transport costs are fully covered

FREE Relocation Benefit

  • Provides flexibility in the event you move from the area where you purchased your membership

Additional Benefits

  • Provides coverage 75 miles-worldwide!
  • A person DOES NOT have to be preplanned through us to purchase
  • It is for ANY age. Especially for individuals who winter in another state, college “kids” who study abroad, anyone who does mission work!
  • It’s as easy as calling and signing up over the phone
  • Can be paid for in 1 payment with credit card or banking information, 3 payments, or 12 monthly payments
  • It will pay for out of area funeral home charges, embalming and transportation OR funeral home charges, cremation services, and transportation of cremains
  • Fully transferable if an individual moves

Contact Gerst Funeral Homes Today for an Out of Area Plan

We are here to help 24/7. Give us a call at (616) 949-7350 or contact us.

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