Personalized Funeral Preplanning

The Wise Protection Plan from Funeralwise At Funeralwise, we recognize the importance of planning ahead. That’s true for all phases of life–whether you are starting to build your family, embarking on a career journey, or getting ready for retirement. Many people don’t realize that planning ahead for death is just as important as planning ahead […]


Funeral Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Our Funeral Insurance Frequently Asked Questions will give you quick answers to the questions we hear the most. If you have a question that doesn’t appear below, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We also encourage you to visit our Funeral Insurance page. This page offers a comprehensive discussion of options and tips on […]


Preneed Funeral & Burial Contracts – What You Need to Know

To obtain a price guarantee, you can enter into a "pre-need contract" with a funeral service provider and/or cemetery. Your funeral plan will be the basis for the pre-need contract which will specify the services and merchandise being purchased. You can contract in advance for some or all of your funeral goods and services. Many people choose to pre-arrange only their cemetery property — a plot or crypt. Others contract in advance for funeral services, burial services and merchandise (e.g., casket, burial vault, or monument).



Funeral Planning: Everything You Need

Get A Quick Start On Funeral Planning Funeral planning doesn’t have to be difficult and time consuming. While it may not be something you are anxious to do, getting the peace of mind that comes with preparing for end-of-life can be surprisingly rewarding. Our Quick Plan is a great way to get started for Free. […]


Are You Taking the Right Approach to Funeral Planning?

RETHINKING FUNERAL PLANNING – Take the same approach you take to planning for retirement. Most of us are accustomed to thinking about retirement planning. Even if retirement is years away, we understand the need to have a firm plan to get to where we want to be and retire comfortably. A good retirement plan includes […]


Focus on Funeral Insurance

May 2021 FUNERAL INSURANCE: PRENEED OR FINAL EXPENSE? What’s right for you? At Funeralwise, we’re all about planning. As we always say, the best time to plan a funeral is BEFORE you need it. Preplanning your funeral doesn’t have to cost you anything (see our Wise Planning System). Still, eventually, you’ll have to think about […]


10 Tips For Having A Cheap Funeral

Lots of people look for ways to have a cheap funeral. It’s not that they don’t care about the funeral, they just can’t afford today’s funeral costs (see how much a funeral costs). Fortunately, with some pre-planning and a little creativity, you can have a nice end-of-life send-off without breaking the bank. In other words, […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program Update

Update: On June 29, 2021, FEMA announced an update to their policy regarding death certificate information to determine reimbursement eligibility. If the death certificate does not attribute the death to COVID-19, you should submit a statement or letter from the medical examiner or coroner that attributes the death to COVID-19. This policy applies to deaths […]


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy

In June 2021, FEMA updated its Funeral Expense Reimbursement Policy. To read about the update click here. You can also visit the FEMA page for the latest information on the policy.  Note: FEMA will begin accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral-related assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021. The application should be made by calling the agency’s […]


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