A pre need memorial is exactly that, one that is purchased in advance, completely paid for in advance but not made until the time of need (when the person the memorial is purchased for has passed away). Except for some out of pocket expenses, like a cemetery permit or caretaker’s foundation charge, the memorial cost or inscription is guaranteed in full and the future cost of the memorial work is covered in full. The SCS Memorial Pre Need difference; the most major difference is that memorial dealers, unlike funeral homes, are not mandated or controlled by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
There is no law that stops us from using the funds as regular current operating funds. In order to protect our consumers, we have made the decision to back every pre need purchase with an insurance product. The funds from each pre need purchased are used to buy a dollar for dollar insurance policy (obviously at no additional cost to the consumer). In doing so we guarantee that the funds for the future stone will be available, even if we were to cease business operations. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with you on purchasing a pre need memorial.
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