Why plan ahead?
Funeral arrangements often times take place within 24 hours of the loss of a loved one. Planning ahead is a thoughtful decision that reduces the stress of indecision and uncertainty when death occurs. By pre-planning it allows your family to ease the stress of decision making in such an emotional time and to make their personal wishes known. Finally, the pre-payment option also relieves untimely financial stress and additional fear inherent with inflation. With Pre-payment your rates will not increase. It is our intent to help make the entire experience as positive as possible
How do I get started?
The pre-planning process is simple. Give us a call and we can guide you through it or fill out our PlanningAahead form. You can rest assured that our staff is attentive to your every need. We are here to assist you and not bring additional stress. We know how delicate this time is for you and our Funeral Director sees you through the process seamlessly
Do I have to Pre-Pay?
You have a few options that you can choose from. You can of pre-pay, paying over time, or not pay right away but make your wishes known.
What are some of the benefits of Pre-paying?
The main benefit is that if you was to pre-pay and prices were to be inflated in some way, your price remains the same. Another major benefit of pre-paying is having a piece of mind knowing that everything is taken care of and your family will not have to worry about financial matters in their time of grief.
What happens if I change my mind or I move?
When you pre-pay your funeral expenses, the monies collected will be placed into revocable or irrevocable insurance policies, or revocable or irrevocable trust funds. There are advantages with each. With irrevocable accounts you cannot change your mind and cash your money out at any time. However, the money is fully transferable to any funeral home. So if you move away, for example, the account can be transferred to funeral home in your area.
Why should I pre-plan when applying for SSI/Medicaid?
By pre-planning during the application process for SSI/Medicaid you will have the opportunity to plan and pay for a funeral out of your own funds, ensuring that the funeral services are to your exact wishes. If you wait until the funds are exhausted and you are relying on the Medicaid benefit to pay for your funeral, the Medicaid benefit is very limited and may not provide for the services you wish for.
Do I have to come to the funeral home?
Your happiness is our priority. Whatever you decide, we will be there to assist. Basic arrangements can be done at the funeral home, by phone and mail, and yes, we even make house calls.
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Posted on Sun, March 11, 2012
by Cliff Bryner filed under