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Benefits of Pre-arrangement

Pre-arrangement, the thoughtful decision

Planning a funeral in advance of need demonstrates love and consideration toward family members. It is a thoughtful decision that helps reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty when death occurs.

The following information has been prepared to answer some of the questions frequently received about pre-arrangement.

Why pre-arrange a funeral service for yourself or a family member?

Some people plan ahead because there will be no one capable of making responsible decisions when the time arrives. Others have definite preferences concerning their funeral service, and want their families to be informed and respect those decisions.

Many pre-arrange because they enjoy the peace of mind in knowing there will be adequate funds to cover funeral expenses. Pre-payment can also provide benefits when you are applying for Medicaid in the U.S. 

Most importantly, pre-arrangement guarantees that rational decisions are made ahead of time and not subject to the urgencies that arrises when death takes place.

What steps are involved?

After you determine your funeral preferences, we will explain your options and guide you in establishing your own plans. You should seek the advice of your family, clergy, and your funeral director who are all especially helpful when considering these options. Certain vital information will be collected for the required forms. 

Next, select a casket, burial vault, or any other merchandise associated with the service of your choice. Finally, arrange to pay for the services and merchandise ahead of time through our funding program. 

What will the pre-arranged funeral service cost? 

The cost is a matter of your choice. All of your selections and options will be explained by our staff who are trained to provide factual information concerning each item and its price.

Funding the pre-arranged service is a choice most people make to ease possible financial pressures on their family. Pre-funding allows you to pay for the funeral service at current prices. As your plan grows over time, it offsets inflation and should provide adequate funds for the future cost of the funeral.

Pre-Planning Advantages

Increasing Death Benefits

Reduce the impact of inflation, which would otherwise increase the cost of your funeral.

How is Pre-Planning Done?

One of our trained staff member will meet with you and assist you in recording your wishes. You choose everything you want for your funeral: the type of funeral service, casket, burial vault, music, and flowers. Important obituary information. Once you have made your selections, you will be informed the payment options available to you. A record of your selections will be kept on file at the funeral home until needed. 

What is Pre-Financing?

Pre-Financing is the act of setting aside funds in funeral trust accounts or funeral insurance products. For your security and by regulation, all monies are deposited into these accounts and do not remain in the funeral homes operating account.

Pre-Funding Options

How do you Pre-Pay for a Funeral?

You may select one of two ways to pre-pay for a funeral.

Pre-Payment in Full

The first method is to make payment in full. This will guarantee the price of the funeral and merchandise selected.

Payment Over Time

The second method is to make periodic payments. 

Why Plan Ahead?

Planning in advance of need provides peace of mind. The death of a loved one is a time of great loss and advance planning can reduce stress for your family with the knowledge that your preplan has been completed. This allows your loved ones to devote more time to coping and understanding the loss and less time concerned with funeral arrangements and financial details.


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