Securing Your Family's Financial Future

Preneed Funeral Insurance

Secure today’s funeral rates and remove all the guesswork for your family with a Preneed Funeral insurance plan. Loved ones will not need to wonder what your funeral arrangements are or whether they can afford to pay for them. Ease their stress and pocketbook by preplanning with one of our prepaid funeral plans.

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Final Expense Insurance

Final Expense is much more than funeral insurance. Besides funeral costs, it covers a range of expenses — from unpaid debts and medical bills to probate fees and college tuition. With our Guaranteed Assurance and Day 1 coverage, Great Western’s Final Expense plan can help your family pay for more than your funeral.

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Kenn Peterson Joins GWIC to Lead National Preneed Sales Team

Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC) is pleased to announce Kenn Peterson has joined the company as a Vice President, National Sales – Preneed. In this role, Peterson will focus on applying a growth mindset and developing new competencies that help funeral homes and marketing organizations support the families they serve.

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Who We Are

Great Western Insurance Company is committed to easing the stress of planning final arrangements by offering innovative Preneed Funeral insurance and Final Expense plans. We’re in a “people helping people” business, and we want to help you and your family prepare for the difficult moments in your lives. To learn more about GWIC and our AM Best rating of A- (Excellent), visit the About Us page.

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Policyholders

We know you have funeral insurance questions, and we have answers. Learn how our Final Expense insurance and Preneed Funeral insurance plans can help you cover funeral expenses, while also gaining funeral planning, grief support, and funeral etiquette advice.

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Funeral Home Partners

We value our partnerships with funeral homes. Together, we provide financial solutions with our Preneed Funeral insurance plans. We support our partners with product education, customizable marketing materials, tools to help them in the field, and an aftercare program to serve families.

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Final Expense Agents

We know Final Expense agents represent us and our customer service values in the field. To help them be successful, we have a simple underwriting process that makes it easier for their clients to be approved for one of our two Final Expense insurance plans. 

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Find a Preneed Funeral Home Partner

Great Western Insurance Company's preneed regional managers can connect you with a funeral home partner who offers our Preneed Funeral insurance in your state.

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Our Funeral Expenses Calculator can help estimate your burial and end-of-life expenses and show how those costs could be affected by inflation over time. The data can help you determine whether Final Expense or Preneed Funeral insurance will meet your needs.


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Free My Careletter Program Helps Families Cope with Loss

Great Western Insurance Company created the My Careletter® program to help families cope with bereavement. It features 12 free, monthly newsletters about grief support that are sent following a loved one's funeral. Sign up to receive the newsletters in the mail or through email.

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Request a FREE Funeral Planning Guide

Do you need help preplanning your final wishes? Request a free copy of our Planning Guide.

Find a Final Expense Agent

Our Final Expense agents are here to help. Search below to find one near you.

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Call (866) 636-3286 or click the button below to have an agent contact
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Grief Support

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Search for grief support resources, such as in-person groups, online forums, and phone hotlines, available in your area.

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