What is a Preplanned Funeral?
A written plan in which individuals make their own arrangements for their funeral services and burial or cremation.
Why Preplan a Funeral?
It gives you comfort that your funeral will take place according to your own wishes. It eases the burden on your family members by:
- relieving the stress of decision making at a time of grieving
- removing the difficulty of making arrangements for geographically dispersed family members.
Preplanning and prepaying can be financially beneficial by paying for a future funeral at today's prices.
Preplanning: A Precious Gift to Those You Love
New York State Laws Protect Consumers
If a Funeral Home Closes
Special Considerations for Medicaid/SSI Applicants & Recipients
How to Choose a Funeral Director
The Prearrangement Conference
After the Prearrangement Conference
Consumer Checklist for Prefunding a Funeral
Personal & Financial Affairs Checklist for End-of-Life Planning