The American Pre-Arrangement Services, Inc. (APASI) knows
what you're looking for...
So many Americans are away from home these days for
business, family visits and recreation. Traveling has become second nature to
most of us and we tend to forget that when we're away from home... anything can
happen. Everyone is increasingly mobile, enjoying more travel for vacation,
business, and retirement.
80% of Americans (over 18) take a trip 100 miles
or more away from home that lasts at least one night or more a year.
Over 50% of international travel is performed by
Also, Americans find themselves away from home more often
than ever before because:
Grandchildren and other family members are more
spread out than ever before;
Employees are retiring early and are on the
road, enjoying new experiences away from home; and,
People with medical conditions are seeking
treatment in distant medical centers.
of Mortal Remains when you're 100 miles or more away from your *legal residence
of a local, licensed funeral home, mortuary or direct disposition facility
of the deceased for transport
involvement with your originally selected receiving funeral home or mortuary to
make sure your pre-arrangement wishes are fulfilled
to return the deceased to the originally selected funeral home or mortuary
documents including customs documents or diplomatic issues involved anywhere in
management of all cases to ensure the highest quality of services
procedures for the time of need so there will be no added stress due to any
uncertainty about what to do
with the return of accompanying pets
to bereavement counseling when traveling 100 miles or more away from legal
residence is defined as the place of residence of 180 or more days in the
twelve months preceding the date of death. It will require verification through
voter registration, driver's registration, and/or other means. A nursing home
will be deemed the residence if the stay there has exceeded 180 days.
Member enrollment of GTAP occurs while 100 miles away from the legal residence,
return of remains benefit becomes effective upon the Member's return to the
legal residence for subsequent travel.
Redirection of remains: In the event a member passes away more
than 100 miles from their legal residence, under direction of Next of Kin, the
member may be returned to any licensed funeral home within the United States or