Plan Ahead : Why Plan Ahead?

Specific Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of pre-planning and/or pre-paying at our funeral home:

1. At a time of death, it allows focusing on planning the funeral service rather than business transactions.

2. Making arrangements before a death is handling a family decision. Arranging at the time of death is dealing with a family crises.

3. You can select, with a clear mind, what you want and how much you want to spend.

4. You pay what a funeral costs this year, not what it will cost years from now.
Ex.– A $5,000.00 funeral will cost $7,765.00 in ten years at a national average increase of 4.5%. per year. An $8,500.00 funeral will cost $13,200.00 in ten years.

5. Your insurance-based funeral fund grows without any taxes to pay.

6. Any excess money in the fund is refunded to the estate or named beneficiary.

7. The funeral home will provide the services and merchandise previously selected for no additional cost, regardless of how long the insured person lives.

8. The funeral payment can qualify as an exemption from Medicaid / SSI. Should extended nursing care be needed, the money set aside for final expenses is protected.

9. If you need to begin with a payment plan, early Pay-Off Options are available

10. You have the benefit of knowing another step in planning for the future has been taken.

11. Husband and wife can plan together, not alone.

12. Relocating is not a problem. The funds set aside are transferable to another funeral home.

Personal Choice

  Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs

  When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By paying today's funeral costs you are ensuring that the necessary funds will be set aside and will help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.