Preplanning Your Funeral at Laing Funeral Home Inc.
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Pre- Paying Your Funeral Makes Good Sense:
Millions of people in New York State and across the nation are choosing to pay their funeral/burial expenses well in advance. As part of a significant trend, more and more are doing so each day. WHY?
They recognize that taking care of this very important need is not only smart financial planning, but provides great emotional relief just knowing that their final expenses are covered.
Funeral pre-payment also allows an individual to make his or her own specific funeral pre-arrangements at the same time, detailing such important items as hours of visitation and the type of funeral or memorial services they desire.
Individuals also specify their merchandise selections, which includes everything from desired casket and monument to flowers and stationery items. Notably, pre-paying funeral expenses and making pre-arrangements also spare surviving relatives and friends from added stress and trauma of having to make such decisions at a time of great sadness and emotional distress
You Always Control Your Money
-With the strong consumer laws in the nation, New York State works as a partner with PrePlan so that you can be confident that your funeral/burial funds are protect HOW?
Every Penney (100%) of your money must be placed in a special revocable funeral trust, making certain that these funds will be available when they are needed and used just as you intended. They always remain yours, meaning that you can, at anytime, move your account to any other funeral home, or retrieve your money (with Interest) at no cost to you!
WHAT IS PrePlan
PrePlan is a funeral trust pre-funding program, backed by the New York State Funeral Directors Association that is the nationally-recognized leader in managing prepaid funeral and burial accounts. It currently administers over 60,000 of these consumer trust accounts for more than 500 funeral homes in New York State that offer its services to consumers. The trust fund program is professionally managed by a first-rate team of funeral directors and knowledgeable staff, with the advice and counsel of the best investment advisors in the country.
PREPLAN Keeps Your Funds Safe and Secure
We take very seriously our obligation and duty to carefully manage each consumer’s pre-paid funeral trust account using every tool at our disposal to your advantage. With pre-paid funeral/burial accounts totaling over $400million, we at PREPLAN are able to place your specially-designated funeral funds in the SAFEST MOST SECURE INVESTMENTS- like no one else can do.
These funds are placed in FDIC- insured certificates of Deposits (CDs) which provide you, as a consumer, with the combined financial benefit of safe, no risk investments that give you a maximum rate of interest. In addition, each account is fully insured up to $100,000. Our rock-solid investment principles first and foremost protect the security of consumers’ funeral trust funds. Our investments are diversified, and we will only do business with the highest-rated banking institutions.
Once your pre-paid funeral account is opened with our funeral home, PREPLAN’S professional staff immediately goes to work, sending you a personalized confirmation that your funds have been received and deposited.
You will also receive from PREPLAN helpful and informative year-end tax statements and an annual statement detailing your account’s activity for the entire year. All of these services are yours for just a minimal fee that is automatically charged to your account.
OPENING YOUR PREPLAN TRUST ACCOUNT
All you need to do is contact us to open up an account, we can also pre-arrange your funeral and burial at the same time. After paying for your selections with a check payable to PREPLAN, we will then provide you with an itemized list of your selections, as well as a copy of your new pre-paid trust agreement.
Finally we at Laing’s will promptly send a copy of your agreement, along with your check, to PREPLAN for immediate deposit in your newly-established account.