End-of-life planning

Recording and sharing your final wishes can be intimidating. Our end-of-life planning articles will walk you through the details of estate planning, advance planning, and funding your wishes with Preneed or Final Expense insurance.

Financial planning beyond 401ks: Don’t forget advance funeral planning

Having your affairs in order is one of the most important steps to financial planning, and one way this can be done is through advance funeral planning.

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Why you should write a will

By writing a will, you can be one step closer to having your affairs in order and ensuring your end-of-life wishes are carried out.

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Avoid probate with estate planning

If done correctly, end-of-life planning — or estate planning — can help relieve the financial and emotional burden left behind after your death, especially if you can avoid probate.

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How advance funeral planning can help you have a ‘good death’

The concept of a good death includes making advance funeral planning a pivotal part of the process.

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The ultimate estate planning guide

Everything you need to know to plan your estate — from selecting a power of attorney to creating a living will.

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What you should know about writing a will

Writing a will is important, but they can't cover all of your assets. Pairing your will with advance funeral planning is an even more foolproof way to ensure your end-of-life plans are carried out. 

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The story of your life: don’t wait another day to tell it

Whether you’re sharing your story or trying to learn your loved one’s history, it's important to document it sooner than later.

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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.

Find a Preneed regional manager

Find a Final Expense agent

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


Estimate your funeral expenses

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.

Calculate Your Funeral Expenses

Request a FREE Funeral Planning Guide

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