Questions about Pre-planning Funeral Contracts?
Question: Can I transfer my Pre-planning funeral contract to another funeral home if I wish?
Yes. Ohio state law requires that money held in all prearranged funeral contracts be placed in escrow by an organization licensed by the state to do so. In Ohio, state law requires these contracts to be held in an insurance contract or trust fund.
Question: Can I transfer my prearranged funeral contract if we decide to move?
Yes. While Routsong Funeral Home is listed as the beneficiary of the prearranged funeral contract, you remain the owner. As owner, the dollar value of the prearranged funeral contract may be applied towards the cost of a funeral of your choice at any funeral home in the country.
Question: How do I transfer my prearranged funeral contract to Routsong Funeral Home?
Simply gather the prearranged contract documents you have in your possession and bring them in with you to any Routsong Funeral Home location to meet with our licensed funeral directors and caregivers, or mail a copy of the documents to us, or complete the free consultation form to arrange a with a Routsong Funeral Home representative. If you simply have questions, please call us at 937-293-4137.
Question: How do I Prearrange a Funeral?
To prearrange a funeral you meet with a Routsong Funeral Home representative that helps you plan the services down to the smallest detail. When your consultation is complete, you will have a "Statement Of Funeral Goods And Services" worksheet showing you exactly what that service costs today. There is no charge for this and you are under no obligation to our funeral home.
Question: How do Prearranging and Prepaying a funeral differ?
Prearranging a funeral is an excellent way to make sure that the type of service you want is permanently recorded and gives you an exact cost for that service. This is an excellent way to make sure your family knows your wishes, therefore relieving them of the burden of making hard decisions when the time of need arises.
Prepaying a funeral allows you to lock in the cost of the funeral today so that your family will have no financial burden in the future.
Question: How do I Prepay a funeral?
There are two methods available to pre-pay for a funeral: a regulated funeral trust or a life insurance policy.
Question: How do I prearrange a funeral if I am receiving Medicaid Assistance?
It may be necessary for the prearranged funeral contract to be termed as "irrevocable" if the funeral recipient is applying to or is currently receiving Medicaid assistance. Making the contract irrevocable does not change what or how the Routsong Funeral Home will provide the services and merchandise at the time of need, but does revoke the right of the contract owner to "cash-in" their funeral prearrangement.