We feel that there is no reason not to make these important decisions well in advance. After all, we plan for our retirement, our investments, our children’s education… even our vacations.
We plan for everything – including those things that may never actually happen.
Doesn’t it make sense to plan for something you know will happen?
There are many important reasons to consider what kind of funeral or memorial service you would wish to have, and how you would like to be remembered.
- Provides peace of mind to you and your family
- Makes estate planning easier
- Facilitates Medicaid matters
- Protects against inflation and future cost increases
- Relieves your family of being faced with complex decisions at a difficult time
- Provides you with the ability to choose exactly the services that are right for you
- Offers several financing options that make payment easy and convenient
What is Pre-Planning?
Pre-Planning is the process of arranging for our funeral needs in advance. There are several advantages to Pre-Planning:
Pre-Planning enables you to sit down with the funeral director to consider alternatives, make decisions and ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. Death is a difficult subject to discuss, however doing so in advance of need permits you to make thoughtful decisions without grief or stress.
Pre-Planning minimizes the financial burden that survivors must assume. When you select your options, merchandise and services that you prefer, you also have the opportunity to pre-pay for your arrangements at today’s prices.
Pre-Planning your funeral arrangements allows you the comfort of knowing with certainty that your wishes and financial obligations are well in hand. You minimize the possibility of disagreement among family members and eliminate unplanned financial obligations for your loved ones.
Finally, Pre-Planning provides you and your family with peace of mind. Everything is taken care of according to your wishes. Pre-Planning is a gift that you give to your loved ones.
Are payment options available?
Many people pay for a funeral in one lump sum. Other prefer to make payments over time on a payment plan – 1, 3, 5 and 10 year terms are available. Payment plans are varied, and payments can be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Early total premium payments are also possible.
Do funeral prices increase?
Like everything, prices are determined by the economy, and by costs. However, when you prepay for your funeral arrangements, you lock in a fixed price for your merchandise and services. Pre-Planning is a wise financial decision.
Is my funeral prepayment secure?
When you make advance payments for funeral-related services and merchandise, your funds are placed in an irrevocable trust in accordance with state law. The trust is secure: it is insured and your investment earns interest over time.
How can I begin the Pre-Planning process?
Just call the Hall Funeral Home to set up an appointment. In the meantime, please visit our Online Pre-Planning form to get an idea about the kind of decisions you will have the opportunity to address, and the type of information you may wish to assemble in furtherance of a complete and accurate Pre-Planning.
Online Pre-Planning Form
You may optionally download this form for printing.