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Repat' of mortal remains

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Repatriation of mortal remains, also known as funeral repatriation, is the process of transporting the remains of a deceased individual from the country where they passed away to their home country for burial. This service is typically provided by insurance companies and is designed to provide financial assistance to the family of the deceased during this difficult time.

Insurers typically cover a range of costs associated with repatriation of mortal remains, including: embalming, a container that is legally appropriate for transportation, shipping, and the necessary government authorizations. The process of repatriation is usually organized by the insurer, and they will work with funeral homes and other service providers to ensure that the remains are transported in a timely and appropriate manner.

It’s worth noting that some insurance policies may only cover cremation costs if the cremation is required for legal purposes. Additionally, insurers usually do not cover costs incurred by anyone accompanying the remains unless this is listed as a specific benefit in your Table of Benefits.

Repatriation of mortal remains is an important service that can provide financial assistance and peace of mind to the family of the deceased during this difficult time, allowing them to focus on their grief and honoring the memory of their loved one.