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Preplanning

NOTE:  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SERVICE IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA in ANY location please call Norfolk 402-644-070 or Stanton 402-439-2109 and Randolph 402-337-0711 we will provide professional, caring

assistance for all services in Norfolk for many years to come.  Johnson Funeral Home would be happy to

serve you in your time of need as we have for OVER 40 years.  We cherish the relationships we have made in

the past and look forward to new relationships as we move forward in years to come.


 

Many people choose to make funeral and burial arrangements for themselves in advance. Preplanning, or pre-arrangement, allows YOU to determine how your final arrangements will be carried out, thus reducing family concerns down the road. When you pre-plan, you have as much time as you need to make well-informed decisions, and to talk about these decisions with your family. In addition, pre-planning can offer valuable financial benefits. It can be used to protect your resources from being counted as an asset when determining eligibility of assets for medicaid.  You can pay for your own funeral with your own money and protect that money in a Irrevocable funding vehicle.  I can explain, just call my number below.

When you pre-arrange for yourself, you’ll personally choose the service options most desirable to you. One of our funeral directors will be happy to visit your home at your request. Or, you can stop by our facilities at anytime. Together, we’ll determine your specific needs, discuss your service and funding options, and handle the necessary paperwork.

At the BOTTOM of this page there is a complete form to fill and it can be printed out or e-mailed directly to the funeral home for you.  Below are a few sites that can record your information privately - please send this information on to us, so we can be an independent holder of your funeral instructions.

Funeral & Memorial Information Online
- Store your Funeral and Memorial Information Online.  A very well done site for information - we recommend it - it is made possible by Homesteader Life (a burial insurance company) there is no obligation to buy anything - it is just an online format specific to your personal funeral instructions.

For more information about making Pre-arrangements at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary-Stanton & Johnson Funeral Home - Randolph;  For ANY LOCATION in Northeast Nebraska.

 

We offer partially funded or fully funded PRE-PLANNING plans.  Plans include Homesteaders Life Plans and Irrevocable and Revocable Funeral Trusts with your bank.  A FREE Consultation on any pre-planning arrangements by contacting me at 402-644-0703 Norfolk; 402-337-0711 Randolph; 402-439-2109 Stanton; OR e-mail brad@johnsonfuneralhomes.net

 

www.funeralplan.com  this website will take you to information about funerals that you always wished to ask.  It is sponsored by Aurora Casket company (one of favored providers), this site discusses information we have compiled to provide information to funeral consumers.  Please read and complete any or all of the information provided.

E-mail me at brad@johnsonfuneralhomes.net if you have questions on ANY of this information.

 

 

 

 



Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits

  • More Time to Consider Your Options - You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.
  • A Sense of Accomplishment - You'll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.
  • Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.


Financial Benefits

  • The Option to Prepay - When you prepay, you can lock in today's prices. Our funeral director will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.
  • Your Family Keeps More - When you prepay, your estate will owe nothing on funeral expenses. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family.
  • Save the Amount You Need - Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs.
  • Fewer Last-minute Expenses - When you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

Consumer Bill of Rights for Funeral Preplanning

Preplanning a funeral can offer family members peace of mind, as well as the opportunity to plan a meaningful funeral that reflects the unique life of the individual. Meeting with a local NFDA funeral director is a good way to ensure you have all of the information you need to make informed decisions, and that your wishes are carried out.

 

Before making any decisions on preplanning or prefunding funeral goods or services, or signing a preneed funeral contract, we urge you to ask any and all questions you may have regarding the planning process.

 

An ethical and reputable NFDA funeral home will ensure the following rights and protections:

·         Provide you with detailed price lists of goods and services before you make your selections.

·         Provide to you, at the conclusion of the funeral arrangement conference, a written statement listing all of the goods and services you have purchased and the price.

·         Give you a written preneed funeral contract explaining, in plain language, your rights and obligations.

·         Guarantee in the contract that if any of the goods or services you have selected are not available at the time of need, goods and services of equal or greater value will be substituted at no extra cost.

·         Explain in the contract the geographical boundaries of the funeral home’s service area and under what circumstances you can transfer the preneed contract to another funeral home if you were to relocate, or if the death were to occur outside of the service area.

·         State in the contract where and how much of the funds you pay will be deposited until the funeral is provided.

·         Explain in the contract who will be responsible for paying taxes on any income or interest generated by the preneed funds that are invested.

·         Inform you in the contract whether, and to what extent, the funeral home will guarantee the price of goods and services you are purchasing. If the prices are not guaranteed, the contract will explain who is responsible for any additional amounts that may be due at the time of the funeral.

·         Explain in the contract whether and under what circumstances you may cancel your preneed contract and how much of the funds you paid will be refunded.

 

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