TRANSFERRING PRE-ARRANGEMENTS IS EASY AND WILL SAVE YOU MONEY!
Many families choose to pre-arrange and pre-fund their own or a loved one’s funeral or cremation arrangements. This is a very smart and responsible thing to do for your family. It not only brings peace of mind but it also saves families from future increases in the cost of funeral or cremation services. What many families DO NOT KNOW is that the money they used to pre-arrange and pre-fund their arrangements does NOT have to be used at the funeral home where they originally planned their arrangements (See laws stated below) The best benefit to transferring your arrangements from another funeral home to Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial is the possibility of receiving a large refund to the deceased’s estate.
The simple explanation of this is that if you have made arrangements at a funeral home where your funeral cost is $10,000, the same funeral at Simplicity Lowcountry at the time of death may often be a fraction of the cost of pre-arrangement monies available. When Simplicity Lowcountry retrieves the monies from the bank or insurance policy in which the original funeral home placed the money, we will easily return the unused portion to the deceased’s estate. Many times this results in $1,000 to possibly $5,000 or more returned to the deceased’s estate. You may bring your arrangements to us either at the time of death or in advance. The choice is yours.
Please call us if you have more questions regarding changing your funeral or cremation services to Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.
Excerpt taken from 2012 Pre-Need Contract Law