Funeral Arrangements

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What You Need to Know/Do for Government Reimbursement of COVID Funeral Expenses

Updated: August 23, 2021 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided over $1 billion to more than 150,000 people to assist with COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Families that lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for reimbursement for funeral costs through FEMA’s dedicated toll-free phone number: […]

What You Need to Know About Managing Your Loved One’s Estate

Managing a loved one’s personal affairs after they die can be overwhelming. Often there are several tasks that need to be completed after the funeral, and the process can be complex and time-consuming especially for family members coping with grief and loss. Using a checklist is a good way to keep things organized when settling […]

Essential Questions To Ask Funeral Homes During COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Do you have a COVID-19 Policy? If so, can you email me a link to the policy? What is your process for transferring a decedent from a hospital, long term care facility or place of residence? Are you conducting arrangements by phone or video conferencing? How many family members are able to attend the private […]

Three Things You Need to Know About Green Burials

American consumers are showing a growing interest in funerals that are eco-friendly, like green burials. As the idea of a green/natural burial becomes more mainstream, funeral homes and cemeteries are now offering a variety of sustainable products and services for families who choose this option. What Makes Them Green? Green burials differ from traditional burials […]

What to Do When A Loved One Dies

Even if a death is expected, losing a loved one is a tragic experience that’s difficult to cope with. Many people don’t know what to do when someone dies, so we’ve compiled a helpful checklist to guide you through the legal and social obligations when a loved one dies.