Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Funeral pre-planning is a pathway that guides you to true remembrance; it allows you to share with your loved ones how you want your life remembered. Take the time to think about your end-of-life desires. Write them down, share them with your family and friends and formalize your wishes into a well thought out funeral plan with our Pre-Planning Agent. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are complete and in the hands of trusted family or friends.

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 easy. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely everyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.
  • Lets your family clearly know your wishes.
  • Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
  • Can protect your family from the ravages 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 simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.

Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. 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 put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. 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.

Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Yates Funeral Home & Crematory, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Why Pre-Plan with Yates Funeral Home & Crematory?

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. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That's guaranteed.

Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that's right for you.

Be Assured...

We know there are many questions and opinions regarding the process of pre-planning and especially pre-funding funeral arrangements.  With this in mind, Yates Funeral Home and Crematory wants you to know, The State of Florida's Department of Financial Services in unison with the Board of Funeral and Cemeteries oversees the regulation of prepaid funeral accounts with continuous monitoring through audit of funeral home records.

All funeral providers are required to place all funds from pre-funded funeral arrangements in trusts, annuities, or insurance accounts which are approved by and closely regulated by the State of Florida.

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Request a personal appointment with a Yates Funeral Home & Crematory pre-planning advisor. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.

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Record your personal information to be kept on file at Yates Funeral Home & Crematory. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (772) 878-2300 for our Port St. Lucie location or (772) 461-7000 for our Fort Pierce location or toll free (800) 762-9095.

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