As more families have experiences with Branch Funeral Homes, families have been asking if an existing pre-need policy for your funeral that was written somewhere else can be transferred to us. The answer is yes, absolutely. Funeral insurance policies belong to the individual, not the funeral home that wrote the policy. The other funeral home does NOT need to be contacted to transfer your arrangements to us.
Here is how it works:
If a death has just occurred, contact us immediately, and we’ll accept the policy and follow it in its entirety. That’s the peace of mind we offer you.
If you’d like to visit with us about transfering your existing policy, please call or come by our funeral home.
We encourage pre-planning questions and discussions, whether or not you’re ready to make final decisions. The more you know about your choices now brings you peace of mind and time to think about what you’d really like to have when your family and friends gather to remember you.
For families choosing burial:
Existing policy holders will just need to change the assignee to Branch Funeral Homes. Our office can help you complete this change in minutes. Once this is accomplished, we fulfill everything that was stated in your policy. We have caskets for your choosing that are just like the ones specified in your contract (color, decoration, etc.). If military honors are requested in your plan all we need is their DD-214 form and we will take care of contacting the veterans group for military honors at the service.
For families choosing cremation:
If cremation is your preference, we have a large selection of cremation urns that you’ll find meet the one chosen when you made your original arrangements.