Grieving the death of a child

Helping Someone Grieve the Death of a Child

Doing and Saying Just the Right Things When Parents Lose a Child of Any Age Parents usually take for granted that their children will outlive them. When a child dies, parents suffer a unique loss. Here are some things you can do to support a parent through this difficult experience. When parents lose a child…


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

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 […]


Funeral Arrangements

Our how-to guide to making funeral arrangements will lead you through the process step-by-step… from the first call to arranging for the funeral services to purchasing funeral products. We also provide guidance on post-funeral matters such as filing death benefit claims and wrapping up the affairs of the deceased.


Four Funerals And No Wedding

By Guest Contributor Barry Slocombe The life of a funeral celebrant is rewarding. It can also be highly challenging. Earlier this year, Celebrant Barry Slocombe found out just how challenging. He decided to share his experience with us so that we could get a peek behind the curtain and see just what life is like […]


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 […]


Sympathy Meals

Among the most thoughtful and popular ways to show sympathy and offer condolences when there is a death is to send the deceased’s loved ones a meal. These meals let the family know they are in your thoughts and it relieves them of the burden of shopping for and preparing food. Having good healthy food […]


WHERE ARE FUNERALS WHEN YOU NEED THEM?

Funerals in the time of COVID Part 2 There’s an old saying about taking things for granted that goes something like, “you don’t miss something until it’s gone.” If nothing else, COVID-19 has put an exclamation point on that. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve discovered a lot of things we’ve taken for granted. […]


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