Pre-Arrangements

Pre Arrangements of cremation and funerals for peace of mind.

Pre Arrange For Peace of Mind.  Concerned and thoughtful people arrange their own funeral and/or cremation needs. Families who plan ahead, realise the importance of this step, and how much easier it will be to everyone when death becomes a reality.

Over many years several media outlets have discussed the pitfalls of funeral insurance. Here is one; Herald Sun News Article: INSURANCE MAY END UP BEING AN EXPENSIVE FUNERAL

Most people find that pre arranged funerals give them peace of mind because they have taken the initiative to spare their families these responsibilities and disturbing tasks. The FUNERAL PLAN is backed not only by State Government Legislation designed to protect and guarantee the prudent investor.

Most families prefer to make a lump sum contribution equal to today’s funeral cost but the plan may be designed to meet particular financial capabilities. Purchasing a pre arranged funeral plan can se an increase in benefits from Centrelink.  Pre-funded arrangements assure that your funeral cost don’t come from your dependent’s income.

No one can accurately predict their future financial circumstances. It is really a matter of thoughtfulness and sound financial management. “To plan ahead is to care”

 

Things To Arrange In Advance

  • Talk to your counsellor about the Newhaven Funeral Plan. Pre-arranging makes sense.
  • A Pre-arrangement consultation is absolutely FREE. Prompt and attentive guidance from a trained counsellor to assist you with your personal requirements may be obtained by contacting us obligation free on 1800 644 524. When you call, you can request a $200 contribution card that can be used towards the cost of your  pre arranged funeral plan.
  • Make choices, decide between burial and cremation and prepare your funeral plan accordingly.
  • Tell Someone about what you have done and where they can find important papers and who to call when something happens and better still add this advice to your Will and Power of Attorney documentation.

Funeral insurance is frequently advertised on TV deceptively claiming to be a genuine funeral plan. Their advertised Funeral plan works exactly the same as car insurance. Firstly the risk is assessed. In the case of vehicle insurance, the age of the car and the age of the driver are considered. A person aged 25 statistically has more accidents than mature age people so therefore the premium is more expensive.

In the case of a human, the risk is assessed on age and health. A healthy person aged 25 is at low risk of dying and therefore obtains a policy at a lower premium eg “The cost of a coffee a day”. Most people are not aware that premiums increase along with age.

If a payment is missed the policy must start again from the beginning. Newhaven Funerals have received many calls over the years from people who due to increased living expenses can no longer afford insurance premiums and therefore lose their cover. They are always disappointed and dismayed that, sometimes after 20 years of payments there is no residual cash in their account! In contrast a Newhaven Funerals funeral plan will remain in place and be protected by State Government legislation.

A funeral plan from a genuine Funeral Director such as Newhaven Funerals will have funds available in ones account from the first payment. This is a once off fixed price service paid at today’s price. To find out more, simply contact us and speak to one of our fully trained and experienced local funeral directors on 1800 644 524.

 

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