Funeral Costs & Facts

By planning ahead, you can take comfort in knowing that your personal wishes will be fulfilled and that unnecessary financial and emotional difficulties will not be left for your family at death. The time you spend planning today will alleviate problems later in life.

A funeral is the last rite of passage. It provides your loved ones and friends with a dignified opportunity to express their love, respect and grief during the adjustment period which follows any personal loss. A funeral also gives the community a chance to offer condolences.

As you may already know from your own experience, without proper planning a death in the family can create both financial and emotional problems for survivors. Pre- planning of your funeral and burial arrangements also is helpful if you have no immediate relatives or friends who can assume the responsibility for making these arrangements, or who do not have the necessary information to complete the forms required by law.

If you qualify, the government will pay a $255 death benefit. With final expense life insurance, your loved ones will have the funds necessary to pay the balance of your final expenses.