Advance Funeral Planning
Three generations of the Green family have dedicated themselves to serving the Jewish community, honoring the customs, traditions, and expectations of a Jewish funeral in our diverse Jewish community. Our funeral home is honored to care for our community's Jewish and Interfaith families and all levels of observance.
Whether you are seeking a traditional funeral service, cremation service, or green funeral options, many of the selections and arrangement options remain exactly the same. Our staff will help you plan according to Jewish customs, your personal wishes, and any applicable laws or regulations.
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Can I Plan My Funeral Ahead Of Time?
Advance funeral planning allows you to make all the necessary decisions in a relaxed non-stressful atmosphere. It eliminates any guesswork when left to family and friends who may not be completely aware of your preferences.
A pre-arranged funeral allows you to plan ahead by making informed personal choices and ensures that your wishes will be carried out. You also have the opportunity to make these final decisions together with your family and loved ones.
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Is There A Financial Advantage To Planning A Funeral In Advance?
Yes, in addition to ensuring that your expressed wishes are fulfilled, a pre-planned, pre-paid funeral contract has the added benefits of:
- protecting against rising costs
- compound interest on your principal and accrued interest amounts
- reducing assets for Medicaid-Title 19 with Irrevocable funeral contracts
Funds are protected by Connecticut law, which mandates that the escrow account be insured by a federal banking institution. Abraham L Green and Son Funeral Home escrows 100% of all funds received for a pre-planned, pre-paid funeral. Documentation provided for your records include:
- receipt of your account opening from the trustee
- annual K-1 tax form for interest earned
- confirmation documentation for federal and state agencies (i.e. SSI, Title-19, social services)
Is Florida Different Than Connecticut? How Do You Know What Is Right?
Yes, Florida is different than Connecticut as each state has its own set of governing laws, but all states must abide by certain federal laws. In 2006, Samuel Green obtained his Florida funeral director’s license after studying and preparing to take their licensure exam. Sam is well versed in the Florida Funeral Industry and the strategies used to sell a contract.
What About The Florida Advance Funeral Planning Pre-Need Luncheons?
Anyone living in Florida, whether full time or visiting as a snowbird, is faced with the inevitable – the free advance funeral planning luncheon. For some, the sell is too good to resist. It is only afterwards that the surviving family members are left with regrets that their mother or father decided not to be buried back home.
Our funeral home receives numerous phone calls inquiring about making the necessary arrangements to move one's parents back home. Being completely informed is vital to making the appropriate decision. Our directors are available to answer your questions for those faced with this dilemma. Speaking to one of our directors prior to signing a contract with a sales representative in Florida is vital in making an informed decision.
Florida vital records will produce two versions of the certified death certificate. A long form containing the cause of death medical statement, and a short form without the cause of death medical statement.
In Florida, the Clerk of Circuit Court or Probate (including motor vehicle, real estate, etc) will not accept a Death Certificate with the cause of death. Insurance and some pensions require a Death Certificate with the cause of death. Other agencies (i.e. social security, banks, stocks & bonds) will accept either Death Certificate but the one with the cause is typically used.