Pre-Planning Benefits & Transferring Your Plan from One Funeral Home to Another

By: Keyser Funeral Home
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

There are many advantages and benefits to pre-planning your funeral service that meet all your needs and desires, that allow your friends and family to celebrate your life the way you wish and desire.

Having the ability to design this plan allows you to make the decisions that may otherwise be difficult for your loved ones that are going through an emotional time.  They may end up guessing what it is you would have wanted, whereas a plan will give them concrete direction to make this day a special one that means a lot to you.


Your Personal Preferences

Funeral & Memorial Services: Location, including either a funeral home, church or graveside. A wake, viewing or visitation for friends and/or family, the hours it will be held, and preference of a private or public service.

  • Burial, Entombment, Cremation: Which one you prefer with detailed specifics.
  • Additional Info: Flowers, Clothing, Jewelry, Casket or Urn, and Music.

Once you have personalized your funeral from the look of it, the course of action, and the vibe, you are ready to meet with the funeral home to set a service plan in place that meets all your needs.


What if I Already Have an Existing Plan but Want to Switch Funeral Homes

Things happen and life can shift us around sometimes. Our needs and wants may change at some point, or even our zip codes, for that matter. Just remember that these are your arrangements and they are completely customized to fit not only your desires but also your circumstances.

During the process of setting up your original pre-plan, it was determined what type of account you would have, either revocable or irrevocable. The selection is based on whether or not you are going through Medicaid or not. Medicaid accounts cannot be revoked through the funeral home, instead, you need to contact them directly to make the change on your records. If you have a revocable account, you can go through the funeral home to make these changes.

However, if you have deposited money, it has to say where the original pre-need arrangement and pre-paid account is, until after the death occurs. At that point, the money can be transferred to your new location.

For more information about transferring pre-need, contact Keyser Funeral Service, here.

Leave a comment
Please enter the letters you see in the image below.


Please wait

Previous Posts

Cremation vs. Burial... How to Decide Which Is Best?

Whether to have a cremation or burial funeral service has been a question that many families have had to answer for a long time. Both of these options for a funeral service have been around from th...

Personalizing a Funeral with Unique Song Selections

A funeral service is more than just a proper send off for the deceased, it also is a celebration of life and having unique songs played during the services is the ice on the cake. Keyser Funeral an...

The Importance of Writing a Eulogy

At Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service, we believe that the gift to the deceased does not always need to be in a tangible form. In most cases, it can also be through lovely last words before final...

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service is going to make sure that the funeral service is organised and handled perfectly. However, there is only so much that we can do. There are things that you ne...

What is The Difference Between a Celebration of Life and a Funeral?

Here are Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service, we can help you determine what is best for your loved one as you arrange a service. There are many misconceptions on this topic and sometimes this can...

Tips for Helping a Friend Through the Grieving Process

When a friend loses a loved one, they feel and go through many different emotions and feelings. As a friend, you try and be there for them and show them unconditional support and love, although thi...

The Importance of Saying Gooding

The first few days after a death of a loved one occurs, you experience a sense of numbness and shock. The opportunity to attend a funeral service or a memorial allows you to say your final goodbyes...

Managing Social Media Accounts and Email After a Loved One has Passed

If a loved one has passed you may be wondering what you can do with their active social media accounts and email. There are steps provided for deactivating accounts and on some platforms there is a...

Explaining the Concept of Death to Children

When a death occurs in the family, we tend to exclude children as much as possible in hopes that they don’t have to experience the pain and grief that we, as adults, are going through. Death is a n...

Death Benefits and Burial Programs Available to Veterans

Death benefits and burial programs available to veterans The citizens of the United States owe a debt to the military veterans who make tremendous sacrifices to defend the nation. Our Kingston fun...