Plan Ahead

PRE-PAID FUNERALS

We plan for nearly every financial eventuality we may face in life - investing for retirement and having health, house and contents insurance. Yet when it comes to funerals, many of us don’t like to think about them, let alone plan for them in advance.

However, times are changing as more and more people want to prearrange their funeral so that their service reflects who they are in life and relieve their family of some of the stress of organising a funeral service. Also pre-paying a funeral can mean families do not face a financial burden upon their death.

Planning and paying for your funeral in advance may seem a difficult task to face, but like making a will, the ideal time to make these plans is well beforehand, without worry or stress.

 

WHY AN FDANZ FUNERAL TRUST PREPAID FUNERAL PLAN?

Experience has shown the need to be able to plan for funerals in advance. FDANZ Prepaid Funeral Plan is a way of arranging your funeral in advance and pre-paying for it at the same time.

BENEFITS OF THE FDANZ PREPAID FUNERAL PLAN:

  • You are able to choose your own individual funeral service.
  • Your family and friends are relieved of financial and some emotional burden.
  • Peace of mind - knowing your affairs are in order.
  • Flexibility - funeral arrangements can be altered if circumstances change.
  • Should you move away from your current location your plan is portable and an FDANZ funeral director anywhere in New Zealand may access the funds upon death.
  • Your wishes and preferences are carefully documented and you receive a copy for your records.
  • Up to $10,000 of funds held in an FDANZ Funeral Plan are excluded from asset testing (under current government policy) when assessing eligibility for a subsidy for long-term residential care for the elderly.

It should be noted this is not an investment in any way. You are paying for a service in advance, and therefore the expectation is that you will receive the funeral in return. For more information please visit www.fdanz.co.nz.

Pre plan a funeral

PRE-ARRANGED FUNERALS

Pre-arranging your funeral provides peace of mind for you and your family. It allows you to leave clear instructions for your family on how you would like to be remembered and the style of farewell you would like.

Whitestone is happy to meet with you and guide you through pre-arranging your funeral, and then keeping these details on file until required. This is a free service and you can record as much or as little as you would like. All details are recorded by Whitestone Funerals in the strictest confidence.

No obligation enquiries are welcome and advice is given at any time.

Below are the documents that we will work through with you when you organise a pre-paid and/or pre-arranged funeral, please feel free to download, print off and review before you come to see us.

PERSONAL PROFILE RECORD

FUNERAL SERVICE DETAILS