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PRE-ARRANGEMENT

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More and more people are realizing the thoughtfulness and practicality of planning their funerals in advance. At Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Inc., we have two pre-arrangement options available to make a difficult time easier for your family:

  • For those interested only in advance planning, there is no charge for making funeral arrangements before the need arises, and keeping a copy in our files.
  • We offer an advance planning program which allows for pre-payment of your funeral arrangements.

Arranging a Funeral in Advance

A death occurs, and without warning a family member or friend is left to make all the difficult decisions of arranging a funeral. Most people have little idea of what is involved, what the costs are, and, most importantly, what final arrangements the deceased would have wanted.

When a loved one dies, the anxieties and stress of making funeral plans can be an overwhelming emotional responsibility. In addition, the costs involved can leave a real financial burden on your surviving family members, especially when they are least prepared to deal with additional worries about money. That's why more and more people are thoughtfully planning funeral arrangements in advance.

Pre-planning allows you to protect your family members or friends from the stress of difficult funeral decisions at a time of emotional upheaval. It also eliminates any guesswork about what kind of choices you might have preferred.

Advance funeral planning is a decision only you can make. Our pre-arranged funeral program allows you to plan ahead by making wise personal choices, in writing, knowing that your wishes will be carried out.

  • Affordable Pre-arrangements
    Our Prearrangement Counselor or funeral directors will work with you to arrange the best possible services and guarantees, at today's prices, and we have various payment plans to fit your budget.
  • Inflation Protection
    By purchasing your funeral in advance, you can secure the cost of your funeral based on today's prices. With funeral prices rising an average of 5 percent per year, it is a real benefit for your loved ones, as well as sound financial planning.
  • Transferability
    Whether you decide to move out-of town or across the country, your pre-arrangements are transferable, almost every funeral home will accept a preneed policy from a reputable company like our.
  • Peace of Mind
    You will be secure in knowing that you have spared your love ones added stress, worry, anxiety and expense by pre-arranging your funeral

Why You Should Make Advance-Planning Arrangements

  1. Guaranteed Price
    All funeral home service charges, vehicles and merchandise are price guaranteed as per the terms of the pre-arrangement contract.
  2. Substantial Savings
    You decide now what type of arrangements you want and how much you want to spend, at a time when decisions can be made calmly and intelligently.
  3. Security
    If you wish to pre-pay, Texas State Law requires funding of your arrangements with life insurance, trusts or annuities. We offer specially designed life insurance or annuities for advance funeral planning.
  4. Convenience
    You can make pre-need arrangements in our funeral home, or in the comfort, and privacy of your own home. You can select monthly payments if you wish, for up to ten years.
  5. No Health or Age Restrictions
    You can participate in our preneed program regardless of health or age.
  6. Portability
    In the event you move, your pre-arrangement is transferable.
  7. Understanding Staff
    Our licensed and professional counselors and funeral directors are dedicated to serving the needs of pre-need families just as they are for families that have experienced a death. We will explain all of your options and benefits in a relaxed, stress-free environment.
  8. Eliminate Doubts
    Spare your family the emotional stress of making decisions during a difficult time. A pre-need funeral arrangement records your exact wishes consider it the final gift for those you love.
  9. Peace of Mind
    Responsible estate planning requires many considerations. Life insurance proceeds provide supplemental survivor income and may be necessary for unpaid medical and legal expenses. Your Will distributes your estate according to your instructions. A pre-arrangement offers your family inflation protection. Also, you will be secure in knowing that you spared your loved ones added stress, worry, anxiety and expenses by pre-arranging your funeral in writing.
  10. Meets State Requirements for exclusion from Medicaid Benefits
    You can make your plan irrevocable, which means you may exclude the value of the funeral from being counted as part of your estate. This will allow you to receive State benefits should you outlive your assets and need Medicaid benefits. Some life insurance products are required to be surrendered for cash benefits to pay for long term care, thereby losing the protection and a means with which you intended to pay for your funeral.

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NOTE:
Texas law requires sellers of prepaid funeral contracts to hold a permit issued by the Texas Department of Banking. For additional information regarding prepaid funeral contracts, go to the website located at: www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov.