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Advance Planning FAQ

You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. If you don’t see your question in the list below, you can be confident that one of our Advance Funeral Planners can answer it personally. Just call or email us at to discover how easy it is to get straightforward answers to the most challenging questions about pre-planning your funeral or memorial service.

What are the benefits of planning ahead?

Advance Planning allows your family and friends to have a more positive grieving experience. There is tremendous peace of mind given to your family when they have no doubts about your final wishes and the cost is already taken care of. This reduction of stress, allows your family to be more present and together at this difficult time.

How do my wishes impact my family?

Decisions that would burden your family later are handled now. You may have specific wishes as to how you want to be memorialized. Advance planning will allow you to let your wishes be known for the type of funeral or cremation arrangement you want and will lift the burden of those difficult decisions from your family.

Do I save money by planning in advance?

Funding your arrangements in advance through an independent funeral insurance policy secures the cost at today’s prices and guarantees that those costs for services and memorial products will never increase.

Can you manage payments?

Planning ahead allows you to pay for your funeral over set and specified periods of time making this option affordable for all families.

Is there a protection plan?

While you are making payments here is coverage so the final burden does not fall back on the family.

Can my policy be transferred if I move?

If you move out of the area, your funeral insurance policy is fully transferable to a mortuary of your choice in another city, state or country. It is never a lost investment.

What if my death occurs while I am traveling?

Should your death occur while you are traveling anywhere in the United States or abroad (75 miles from your residence) our Out of Area Protection Plan will guarantee to file the appropriate paperwork and transport you back to O’Connor Mortuary. This will spare your family the logistics of arranging transportation and legal paperwork, saving them thousands of dollars.

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