There are a number of options available to the public today when seeking to preplan and prepay their final wishes. We offer funeral trust accounts. Other options could be a life insurance policy (not available until the beneficiary(s) files a claim form with the insurance company after the death) or a Payable On Death (POD) Certificate of Deposit with a bank.
A funeral trust account is an interest earning savings account. 100% of your money is placed in an escrow account administered by a State of Connecticut registered investment agency. They are obligated by State of Connecticut regulations to invest the money in federal government-guaranteed securities, such as certificate of deposits (CD's) or US Treasuries. The intent is to have a safe investment where principal will not be lost and interest will be earned. Because of the large pooled amount of funds that the investment company is able to use, interest earned is usually more that what an individual's bank savings account would earn. A trust account can be fully funded from the start, or periodic payments can be made, it is the individual's choice.
(Title XIX Medicaid funeral trust accounts have specific rules and regulations required by the State of Connecticut, please call us for details.)
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