Additional benefits

Additional benefits of pre-planning funerals or memorial servicesUnlike typical life insurance purchases, everyone is entitled to coverage and is accepted up to age 85. Regardless of your age and health, you can pre-fund your arrangements on a flexible instalment basis. You pay the same price as everyone else.

In addition to your coverage, the funeral expenses for one child or grandchild under age 19 are also covered at no extra cost, should they die from accidental death.

Your pre-arrangement can be used at any Alternatives location. If you move to an area without an Alternatives nearby, your pre-funded plan is payable to any funeral home in North America, or to a beneficiary named by you.

When making your pre-arrangements, you may wish to opt in to the Alternatives™ Worldwide Travel Assistance Plan, which takes care of all the details and expenses, should a death occur anywhere in the world (100 kilometres or more away from your primary residence). The process of returning a loved one back home is as simple as calling a toll-free phone number. 

Alternatives will provide you with a complimentary Advanced Planning Form, plus a Wishes and Memories Guide to help you record and organize your pre-arrangement instructions. A copy of your instructions is retained on file with Alternatives, and you will receive a laminated wallet card indicating your final wishes are on file with Alternatives.

Pre-paying for your arrangements is a smart financial choice, as you avoid inflation. And selecting Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for your arrangements means you’re saving even more. Since 1992, we have been providing families with a comfortable, affordable, and common-sense alternative to the escalating costs found in many funeral homes.

We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss the variety of options and services we offer, and provide you with detailed information and prices with no cost or obligation.