Advanced Planning

Taking Control of Your Funeral

Advance funeral planning is referred to as “prearranging,” “preplanning” or “preneed.” It’s a simple process that can take as little as an afternoon.

People who preplan can:

  • Choose a remembrance that reflects their personal wishes,
  • Provide funds to carry out their plan,
  • Better position themselves for Medicaid Eligibility, and
  • Offer guidance to family and friends who will need help with difficult decisions at a stressful time.

Through our Funeral Planning CHOICES program, the NJSFDA offers two prepaid funeral funding options available through participating funeral homes. They are: the New Jersey Prepaid Funeral Trust Fund, and Sure Trust Funeral Insurance Administration Trust