Many people wish to take out a funeral plan, they can give you financial security for those you leave behind, give you piece of mind, knowing that your wishes are known and understood, save your loved ones from the financial burdens associated with an often sudden an unexpected cost. A funeral plan made today can reduce the stress of planning a funeral during one of the most emotionally difficult time.
A pre-payment funeral plan is a sensible option and can be cost effective and easy to budget for. It secures a funeral for today’s prices.
Barker Family Funeral Services can provide a no obligation chat over a cup of tea to talk about all your pre-payment options.
Discussing funeral plans can be a sensitive topic, however, we at Barker Family Funeral Services can help make the process as smooth as possible
What is a funeral plan?
A pre-paid funeral plan is an ideal way of paying for your own funeral or that of a loved one, securing today’s prices, it can help reduce the financial burden to your loved ones.
A pre-paid plan or funeral plan can be paid as a lump sum or in regular installments over a fixed period of time.
Anyone over the age of 18 can take out a funeral plan for themselves or a loved one and there is no upper age limit.
A funeral plan can allow you to plan the type of funeral you want, the things included in your plan can vary from providers and type of plan. Typically they include :
- Funeral director fees
- Type of coffin
- Transport arrangements
- Burial or cremation
- What you’d like to happen at your funeral
How to choose a funeral plan
Planning and paying for your funeral in advance frees your loved ones from the financial pressure and emotional stress involved in arranging and planning your funeral. Talk with your family and friends before taking out a plan, so that they are aware of your wishes and who to contact in the event of your death, you may find that they too have considered a funeral plan, or they didn’t know how to start the conversation.
After you have considered what type of funeral you would like, you can start to look at what type of funeral plan you need. Plan coverage can vary from just the funeral directors fees, to all the disbursements or third party fees to including bespoke items such as alternative hearses.
To find the best funeral plan for you, you should compare funeral plan providers and funeral plans, always read the terms and conditions to ensure you know what is covered and that it meets your needs.