Benefits of Preplanning

Points to Consider When Planning Ahead

  • Choose a reputable funeral home that has a solid track record in the community.
  • Make sure your funds are secured in a separate trust fund or insurance policy.
  • Consider the needs of the living. Your thoughtfulness enables your survivors to participate in a meaningful final tribute that helps them grieve and gives them comfort.
  • Choose a reputable funeral home that has a solid track record in the community.
  • Make sure your funds are secured in a separate trust fund or insurance policy.
  • Consider the needs of the living. Your thoughtfulness enables your survivors to participate in a meaningful final tribute that helps them grieve and gives them comfort.
  • Like any contract, before signing, read it carefully and make sure you understand all the provisions.Ask questions.
  • Keep a copy of your plan in a safe place. Inform a close family member or friend that you have made arrangements and where the documents are kept.
  • Put everything in writing that you discuss, and get copies for you and your family.  

Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits

  • Pre-planningMore Time to Consider Your Options– You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed
  • A Sense of Accomplishment– You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of
  • Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death

Financial Benefits

  • The Pre-payment Option – When you pre-pay, you can lock in today’s prices. Our funeral director will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family
  • Your Family Keeps More – When you pre-pay, your estate will owe nothing on funeral expenses. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family
  • Save the Amount You Need– Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs
  • Fewer Last-minute Expenses – When you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

To request more information regarding pre-planning/pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at 1-800-259-4355 Or, you can complete our easy On-line Pre-arrangement Form now.