So that if you did pass away there you could be interred there instead of a big repatriation hassle? Or if you died there would they try to send you home via the embassy etc?
course they would not, do not flatter yourself.
Repatriation of a body is a very expensive business, it would only be done if your family requested and paid for it, otherwise it would be a pauper's cremation for you..;)
I knew an Irish chap who passed away in Bangkok, his family paid over £30,000 for his body to be returned, I couldn't understand the waste of money myself. I mean they could have zipped him in a body bag and put him on a budget flight (jokes) But for a normal family, that kind of cost could ruin them...
Seriously though, that is why organized people have insurance, or as you suggest, make your own arrangements/requests beforehand.