It’s becoming more and more common for people to pre-arrange their own funeral services. This may be, in part, due to the ability to transfer the plan, if necessary, after it’s in place. While some people may put off this very important task due to the uncertainties of life, that shouldn’t stop anyone from making funeral service decisions in advance. Here are a few terrific benefits of pre-arranging your funeral services.
1. There are many details that need to be addressed in the first 24 to 48 hours after a death. “If no arrangements are made in advance, that’s a lot of responsibility that falls to the surviving family,” explained John Adolf, Director of Adolf Funeral Services. “Organizing this emotional event in advance removes a huge burden from your family.”
2. Creating a pre-arranged funeral plan allows you to plan a future service at today’s cost. This can save a lot of money down the road, and offers peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Pre-paid funds are invested specifically for the client’s benefit to cover future service cost increases. During times of rising inflation, pre-planning is a smart financial decision.
3. Even if you’ve pre-arranged your services with a specific funeral home, you can transfer the benefits if you choose. “You have the option to transfer the arrangements, forms, and funds to another funeral home at any time,” added Adolf. “Pre-paid services can easily be transferred in the event you’ve moved to another location or if you’ve decided you prefer a different funeral home from your original choice. There’s no penalty or additional cost involved to transfer your original plan.”
The State of Illinois oversees all pre-arranged funeral service and merchandise transactions through the Comptroller’s Office. Funeral homes are licensed by the State of Illinois to provide important protections for their clients and the funds they choose to set aside for their funeral expenses.
For more information, please contact:
Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services
John R. Adolf, Director
7000 South Madison Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
2921 South Harlem Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402