Funeral Home Warning
Be very careful which funeral home you use when a family member dies. My cousin had a burial insurance policy that was purchased in another town but was guaranteed to be acceptable at any funeral home. Upon her death we had her body transferred from the Hospice Hospital to a nearby funeral home. When we sat down last week to settle the funeral plans, we were told, the funeral home where her body was, did not accept the pre-burial policy prices and in addition to that money, they needed $10,000 more from us … immediately. We asked how much we owed thus far for the transport from the Hospice Hospital to the funeral home and were told $795. I gave them my credit card and we walked out. Then we negotiated with another funeral home for no charges in addition to the burial policy. They actually gave us a refund for services covered in the policy but were unused. Two funeral homes. One attempting to take advantage of grief; the other legit and caring. $10,000 difference in charges. Be careful which funeral home you choose. “He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known” (Proverbs 10:9).