Use this menu to find other Eldercare Services in your area
Arizona Funeral and Burial Pre-Planning

 

Casa Grande , AZ    J Warren Funeral Services , Pinal County Click to request assistance
Flagstaff, AZ    Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary, Coconino County      Click to request assistance
Gilbert, AZ    Falconer Funeral Home, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Glendale, AZ    Arrowhead Funeral Center At Joy, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Bunker Family Funeral Homes, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Chapel Of Prayer, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Chapel Of Prayer Funeral Home, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Hansen Mortuary, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park & Funeral Care, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Meldrum Mortuary & Crematory, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Oro, AZ    Adair Funeral Homes Avalon Chapel, Pinal County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    All Care Cremations & Burial Services, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hansen Mortuaries, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hansen Mortuary, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Harper Funeral Home , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Mercer Mortuary , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Preston Funeral Home , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Rude Family Northwest Mortuary , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Samaritan Funeral Home , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Sinai Mortuary , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Sahuarita, AZ    Green Valley Mortuary And Cemetery Inc , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Hansen Mortuaries, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Paradise Memorial Crematory , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Sun, AZ    Menke Funeral Home , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Tempe Mortuary , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Abbey Funeral Chapel , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Adair Douglas Funeral Chapel , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Adair Funeral Homes Dodge Chapel , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary Inc , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Desert Sunset Cremation & Funeral Services , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Desert Sunset Funeral Home , Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery Mortuary, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Yuma, AZ    Johnson Mortuary, Yuma County      Click to request assistance

 

Contact Arizona Funeral and Burial Pre-Planning

For the convenience of the public, care providers are listed on this page to show services available in a particular area. We cannot verify the business practice or the background of providers listed on this page. As a result, we do not provide contact information. Members of the Arizona Care Planning Council, listed on this site, have agreed to abide by a code of ethics. If you wish to contact a member of the Arizona Care Planning Council regarding any of the eldercare services listed on this page, please fill out the form below and a council member will contact you. Please be aware that your information may be shared with other members of the Care Planning Council who might be able to help you as well. Read Our Disclaimer.

 

About Funeral and Burial Pre-Planning

One way to plan a funeral in advance is to sign a formal contract called a "preneed funeral plan", where money is held in a trust, in an escrow account or paid through an insurance policy. Parts of or all of the funeral service and burial are designed in advance and prefunded in advance and the family has little to do but show up.

This type of planning has become very popular in recent years. A survey conducted by the AARP in 1999, found that two out of five people over age 50 had been approached to pre-purchase funerals and burial goods and services. An AARP survey in 1998 indicates that 32% of all Americans over age 50, roughly 21 million people, have prepaid some or all of their funeral and or burial expenses (but not necessarily through a formal preneed plan).

Breaking that down, about 25% of the over age 50 population have prepaid for their burials (cemetery plot, mausoleum or niche), 18% have prepaid for headstones, urns, caskets , grave liners or vaults, opening and closing of graves and so on and 13% have prepaid for goods or services from a funeral home or funeral director. The same article indicates that over $25 billion is being held in pre-need trust funds. Roughly another $25 billion is waiting to be paid out in life insurance benefits. Prepaid or preneed funerals and burials are big business.

Most states allow for using life insurance for funeral plans and a large number of states allow it for burial plans. In those states that allow insurance, three or four insurance companies have designed policies specifically to fund preneed contracts.

A standard contract is used with all funeral providers in each state that may or may not guarantee the cost of goods and services and does not require irrevocable assignment of the death benefit to the funeral provider. Where allowed, the contract will include burial services as well.

 
    Request Assistance by filling out this Form
  This form will go directly to the National Care Planning Council and not to a specific person or company. The Council will reply with any information they have available to help with your request.
Name*:  
Mailing Address:
City*:     
State:
Zip:
Email*:
Phone*:
    Requests
Please enter your questions, requests or comments:

Please do not submit financial, legal, or sensitive medical information to us. Thank you.


  We strive to prevent spam. Please answer the question below to show that this is a legitimate request.
What is 2 + 2?*:
Required = * 
 
  We respect your privacy. Your information will not be given / sold to any other entity.