Why Should I Plan Ahead

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you and your family can relax, knowing your wishes have been documented. 

To pre-register, the completed Statistical Information Sheet and Authorization for Cremation documents must be completed and returned to our office with the one time, non-refundable $35.00 fee.  For clients that are not pre-registered with us, the charge is $ 1,095.00, however, for those who pre-register with us, our charge is $ 895.00 .  Our charges include: removal  of the deceased from the place of death, the cremation container the individual is placed in for cremation, the cremation process itself, the return of the cremated remains in a solid container suitable for storage (or burial depending on the requirements of individual cemeteries), generation of and obtaining physician signature on a death certificate, filing the death certificate with the County Clerk in the county in which the death occurs, notification of Social Security, scheduling of burial or entombment at a National Cemetery, assistance with DHS applications, and assistance with paperwork for County Burial Benefits for Honorable Discharged Veterans.  We provide service to clients in all Mid and Northern Michigan counties, however, there is no mileage charge for those within our service area which includes: Arenac, Bay, Midland, Saginaw, Tuscola, Iosco, Gladwin, Genesee & Siawassee Counties.  For other counties a minimal mileage charge will apply.  Additional assistance with obituaries, memorial folders, holy cards, etc. is also available.

 

It’s All About Taking Control

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:

- Is an easy process.  Everyone can pre-plan, making decisions ahead of time relieves stress and pressure on your  family.  Many say it is the best gift their loved one gave them.  Once done, the plans and completed paperwork are put on file in our office.

- Let your family know your wishes.

- Relieve your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.

- Protect your family from the expense of inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.


Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?

The straightforward answer is No. You can plan ahead by recording your wishes with us in your file.  In this situation, the decisions and paperwork are completed, and costs will be taken care of by your family at the time of your death.

Or, you can protect your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan.  Pre-funding can be done in multiple or single payments.  This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is placed in an escrow account  and can be accessed only with a certified death certificate. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for in your contract.

When you pre-plan with Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your death, no matter what service provider you choose to work with, your funds can be transferred anywhere in the United States.


Why Pre-Plan with Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan?

By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions under emotional duress.  By pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be.... Guaranteed.

We offer a variety of payment options to fit everyone. Choose the individualized payment option that's right for you.


Ready to get started?

Phone our office to begin the process of pre-registration or phone us to request a personal appointment with a Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan staff member. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.

Contact Us for an Appointment at 989.892.1772 or 888.273.3553

To record your personal information or become a member - contact us                                                      Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan  989.892.1772                                                                                          For assistance in completing the downloadable forms, please email us or phone us....we'll be pleased to assist you.