Pre-arranging a funeral at Becker Funeral Homes has several advantages. First, it is done without the pressure of time and grief of an at-need situation. A “pre-need” can be scheduled at your preference and can be changed at will, even after it has been completed. Changes can be made at any time (Except for irrevocable pre-needs made for exempting funeral funds for Medicaid purposes.)
Pre-arrangements can be as basic as gathering information and thoughts and outlining them for future reference. This can be done to any level you prefer. It can be as complete as accomplishing every detail and paying or not paying as you wish.
Second, you are making decisions for yourself, with your own preferences with or without the input of family members, again as you wish.
A very important factor is saving money. The cost of a funeral pre-arranged and paid for at today’s prices is frozen. There will be no additional charge at the time of need for our service, casket, vault or other merchandise. (“Cash Advance” expenses from sources other than our funeral home such as cemetery, crematory, flowers, church, tax, certificates, etc. cannot be guaranteed or frozen and increases would be added at time of need.)
Safety is another factor. Ohio law protects your investment. At Becker Funeral Homes, the funds are placed in an insurance policy or a trust fund. It can either be transferred to another funeral home should the unforeseen happen to our firm or if you move to a distant location.
There are various plans for payment of pre-arrangements.