Education Center

Our Education Center can assist you with the preplanning process. Learn the differences between Preneed Funeral and Final Expense insurance, find grief support, and understand life insurance terms to help you make the best preplanning decisions for your situation.

Life Insurance 101

4 Steps to Preplanning a Funeral

If preplanning your funeral seems intimidating, you’re not alone. The reality is most people find preplanning easier and more beneficial than they’d imagined, especially once they understand what’s involved.

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Differences Among Types of Life Insurance

Your situation determines which life insurance plan will work best to secure your financial future. To help you decide which plan is best for you, we'll walk through definitions and compare Term, Whole Life, Preneed, and Final Expense.

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Preneed Insurance: What to Ask at Your Preplanning Conference

If you’d like to pay your funeral expenses in advance with a Preneed Funeral insurance plan, you’ll need to spell out your wishes in a preplanning conference. Here's what to ask your preneed agent.

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What Makes the Best Final Expense Insurance Plan

As you get older, the ways in which you take care of our loved ones will change. You’ll look for solutions to eliminate placing a financial burden on them in your final days and beyond, like Final Expense insurance.

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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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Grief Support

How to Apply 5 Stages of Grief to your Grieving Process

A new look at the stages of grief model can make the pathway to healing less rocky when you're mourning a loved one. 

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13 Signs You Should Seek Grief Counseling

Feeling sad after the death of a loved one is normal, but when symptoms of grief persist, you may need grief counseling to help you progress.

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Checklist: What to Do When Someone Dies

You've just lost a loved one. You're consumed by grief and can't think what to do next. Use this outline to walk through what to do when someone dies, step-by-step.

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How to Avoid Bereavement Scams after a Loved One Dies

Many families face bereavement scams after the loss of a loved one. But if you know what to look for, you can avoid being scammed and focus on finding grief support.

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Request a Planning Guide

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

Glossary Term

Green Funeral: A funeral service that incorporates environment-friendly alternatives to a typical U.S. funeral, such as not embalming or embalming with formaldehyde-free products, using recycled paper for programs, selecting locally grown organic flowers, or choosing a natural or green burial.

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