Preneed is regulated in North Carolina by:
North Carolina Board of Funeral Service
1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27605
Preneed contract signing checklist, you will need to have these copies in your possession after completing a contract:
*Standard or Inflation Proof Contract (if bank preneed, the lower right portion will have to be completed by the bank when they receive the funds and contract, and a completed copy mailed to the consumer later, but initially, a contract should be provided)
*Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected (the State Board requires this even if the consumer did not make any selections, Funeral Director writes, “No selections made” on the contract.)
*Copies of checks, a copy of the check for payment for the preneed, and a copy of the check made to the State Board for the filing fee should always be included…
*And… in our case a handy dandy copy of PRENEED: understand what you are doing, signing and expecting… which is the copy you have just read…
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, preneeds must, must be done by appointment. We are a small funeral home, and a licensed Funeral Director in the State of North Carolina MUST make the arrangements with you for a preneed. Since I am a one man operation here, I bolt out the door to do errands many times during the week. I may be getting death certificates, retrieving a tent from a cemetery, or indulging in a hot fudge cake somewhere. When we are busy, I don't have time to make many preneed arrangements. So is it imperative that a family call and say, "We wanted to come Thursday night at 7:30pm...", that's okay if the schedule isn't busy here. I don't mind meeting at night or weekends; not a problem - I'll be glad to work with you. I just have to know several days ahead of time that you are coming. It takes a little planning on my part, and a lot of time to draw any contracts up. But I am amazed at the number of people who show up on the doorstep here wanting to talk preneed and they usually say, "We've been thinking about doing this for several weeks..."
I hope you find this information helpful - please feel free to give me a ring if you have more questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
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