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.

Out of Area Protection

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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