When a loved one dies, the family and friends of the deceased are left planning a funeral service in a time of grief and confusion. This article is here to help, and guide you through the steps needed during this difficult time.
Family Members – Spouse, parents, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends should be notified first. *tip* It might be easiest to appoint certain people to do the calling to help lessen the load.
Insurance Companies – auto, home and life insurance companies, as well as any others the deceased might be associated with.
Employers – If your loved one was working, you’ll need to call his or her employer immediately. You will also want to ask about:
- Deceased benefits and any pay due, including: vacation, sick time, disability income, etc.
- If you or other dependents are still eligible for benefit coverage through the company.
- Whether there is a life insurance policy through the employer, who the beneficiary is and how to file a claim.