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Planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one can be both emotionally and financially difficult. It can also be one of the most important ways to honor the life of a loved one and to help bring closure for those who mourn.

Pre-planning your funeral or memorial service

Pre-planning the details of your funeral or memorial service gives you peace of mind and eases the emotional and financial strain for loved ones left behind.

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Planning a loved one's funeral or memorial service

While planning a final service is difficult when a family is grieving, knowing what is important will help you make better decisions.

Honor their legacy
Paying for a funeral or memorial service

Funeral prices can vary greatly depending on the type of provider you choose. Learn more about variations in costs and review financial considerations of final arrangements.

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Filing an insurance claim

If your loved one had an insurance policy and you're a beneficiary, you will want to begin the claim process as soon as possible; the benefit payout will help you manage immediate financial needs.

Tips for filing claims
What to do if your loved one dies far away from home

Losing a loved one is hard enough. It’s even more difficult if he/she passes away far from home. Survivors are often uncertain what to do next.

Dealing with distance
Survivor assistance

Beyond planning your loved one's funeral or final service, there are other important issues survivors need to address.

Considerations for survivors