Pre-Planning A Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral provides a way to move beyond anxiety towards clear, thoughtful decision-making. It is sensible for families to have a plan in place. When the time comes, they will experience the assurance of knowing each wish and final request is fulfilled appropriately.

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 What Costs Are Involved in Pre-Planning A Funeral?              How to Pre-Plan A Funeral?

What is Pre-Planning A Funeral?

Pre-planning a funeral is making some or all of the funeral arrangement decisions in advance of the time of need.

 

The act of Pre-Planning a funeral is a gift of freedom from worry, both emotional and financial.  When done right, it offers clarity and assurance for the planner and gives peace-of-mind to loved ones.

 

 

 

 

The following are the typical steps involved in Pre-Planning a Funeral:

1.  Select the Funeral Home
2.  Learn about your choices
3.  Make you wishes known (provides emotional protection)
4.  Address the financial  aspects of the service (provides financial protection)

  Use the Interactive Information Center and Funeral Pre-Planning Guide

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Why consider Pre-Planning a Funeral?

 TAKE UNNECESSARY PRESSURE OFF FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Families and friends in the midst of the stress and sorrow of loss are in no position to make difficult personal, emotional and financial decisions. Pre-planning a funeral eliminates these emotional and financial burden from those you love.

 MAKE BETTER, MORE RATIONAL DECISIONS

Pre-planning a funeral always results in more confident, more rational decisions being made.

 LOCK-IN TODAY’S LOWER COSTS

Once a plan is in place and funded, the prices are locked-in (frozen) at their current levels.  This means that your funeral pre-arrangement are NEVER subject to any applicable price increases in the future.

 BUDGET OVER TIME WITH NO INTEREST OR FEES

Pre-Planning allows comfortable, affordable, payments to be spread out over time WITH NO INTEREST.  Whereas, time-of-need planning always requires payments for goods and services to be made in full.

 MAKE YOUR WISHES KNOWN

Pre-Planning a funeral allows each of us to express our final wishes.  With a plan in place, loved ones do not have to ‘guess’ about what we may have wanted.

 IN ADVANCE OF ILLINOIS MEDICAID ENROLLMENT

It is VERY important to finalize pre-need funeral arrangements before enrolling in the Illinois Medicaid program.  There are substantial exceptions to the current Illinois Medicaid asset limits that allow many families to preserve their wealth before spending down.

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How to Pre-Plan a Funeral?

Pre-Planning A Funeral

Pre-Planning A Funeral

  For more information about pre-planning a funeral, please call us at any time at (847) 255-3520.menora

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