Travel Assistance

“I travel a lot, what if something happens to me while I’m away from home?”

So you’ve decided to become a ‘Snowbird’ and live in the sunny south for the winter. Maybe you travel quite a bit for work. Perhaps you’ve decided to go skiing in Switzerland, or on safari in Africa. Congratulations! You are one of many people who live an active, travelling lifestyle.
If you never leave home, don’t bother reading any further. If you ever go more than 100km away from your front door, keep reading!

Have you ever stopped to think about what your family would go through if you happened to die while you were hitting the malls in Port Huron, or weekending up north, or vacationing in say Spain?

Please don’t confuse ‘medical coverage’ with the Travel Assistance Plans we’re discussing here. Medical would cover you for illness or accident while travelling, but most plans do not cover getting you home if you should die while away. This becomes a nightmare for your family, costing them thousands of dollars, days or even weeks of delays in getting you home, and most certainly enormous emotional stress at one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, offers both a Travel Assistance Plan (for purchase without making any funeral arrangements – that’s right, just come in the door and tell us you want Travel Assistance Coverage); and a World Wide Travel Assistance Plan (as an add-on to your prepaid funeral). Both plans are designed to ensure that your loved ones will be shielded from any unexpected financial obligations, should death occur during your travels. Bringing a loved one back home can be a complicated and very expensive process.

Both the Travel Assistance Plan (TAP) and the World Wide Travel Assistance Plan (WWTAP) are designed to take care of all the return travel details if death occurs 100 km or more away from your legal residence. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the cottage in Huntsville, or in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are 101 kilometers from home, your travel assistance plan is in effect. Assistance is on call 24/7 and covers you, anywhere in the world, from the moment you buy it.

Both plans cover arrangements for preparation and transportation of the deceased to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home. The WWTAP will also cover the cost of transportation home for your travelling companion. If you are travelling alone, transportation and reasonable travel expenses for your next of kin to go and accompany your body back home is also included. Plus coverage takes care of all necessary documentation, including consular services if death occurs outside of Canada.

All of this peace of mind is available for a very low, one-time fee – and you’re covered forever. This allows you to travel anywhere, anytime and know your family will never have to worry about ‘getting you home’.

The Shawn Jackson Funeral Home at 31 Elgin Street in St. Thomas (519-631-0570) is here to answer any questions you may have. One phone call today is all it takes for you to travel with peace of mind tomorrow.

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