Aspen Cremation Service Offers Complete Pre-planning Packages.
"We guarantee a no pressure approach."
Pre-planning Advantages Pre-planning protects your loved ones from the stress and anxiety of funeral arranging in their time of need. You can compare cremation services provided by other mortuaries, enabling you to make knowledgeable decisions. We provide a savings up to 50% or more than traditional funeral homes on most cremation services.
Choice In the State of Nebraska, cremation is considered final disposition. Burial, scattering, storing and placement in mausoleum niches are common options. Our funeral home works with all cemeteries, coordinating any type of burial or cremation service. Being a fully licensed funeral home allows us to work with the top manufacturers of caskets, burial vaults and cremation urns including Aurora Casket Company, Batesville Casket Company and the Wilbert Vault Company.
Pre-paying Advantages By paying in advance, you insure that funds are available for your funeral service. The cost of cremation services are continually increasing. You can freeze today's prices by pre-planning final arrangements. All costs for goods and services provided by Aspen Cremation Service are guaranteed to never increase from the time your pre-planning funeral arrangement contract is signed and payment made.
Aspen also coordinates other needs and services for the family. These include honorariums for clergy, organists and soloists, death certificates and obituaries. They are called "accommodation items". Since we cannot control these prices, they are not usually included in funeral pre-planning. Accommodation items chosen should be paid for at the time of need. Sometimes a sum of money will be designated and put away for accommodation items. We will assist you with the current costs of such items so you will understand the "TOTAL" cost of a funeral or services needed.
Making Comparisons It is important when making pre-arrangements to compare prices. Not all funeral homes are the same when it comes to price, service or promises given. The costs of services and merchandise can vary dramatically from mortuary to mortuary. When asking questions, make sure you get complete prices. Some funeral homes have been known to advertise low prices but add on costs such as "cremation fees", cremation container or urn.
Pre-arranging allows a family to make wiser choices than at the time of need. You are entitled by law to be provided with a General Price List upon request.
Finances Your monies are placed into an irrevocable trust fund at a local bank and held there until the time of death. The person whose name is on the trust pays taxes on the interest earned. They will recieve a statement from the bank in January of each year. At the time of need, Aspen will keep the interest earned to help off set the cost of inflation through the years.
Insurance If wanting to use insurance to fund a funeral, consider the following. The first way is to change the beneficiary as Aspen thus avoiding the $350 insurance assignment fee to your family at the time of need. Today's cost of cremation will be set and your family will not have to pay anymore for the cremation at the time of need. Secondly, you can instruct your family to bring in the policy at the time of need and we will then help them do an assignment on the policy thus securing our payment. There will be a $350 charge for the insurance assignment fee. The third way is to consider having your family pay Aspen directly at the time of need with their own funds and then file the insurance themselves thus avoiding the insurance fee. Generally this can be done a week or so after the death when they receive a death certificate. Contact your insurance agency for more ideas.