Funeral insurance is a necessity for all funeral homes and cemeteries. One thing to be aware of is the amount of coverage available to you, depending on what your policy contains. If you do not have the proper coverage then you may be paying thousands of dollars out of pocket.
Most funeral homes and cemeteries will cover a variety of types of accidents as long as they happen during normal business hours. However, this does not include accidents which occur during the funeral service itself. There are also a few states that do not allow funeral insurance but there are laws that protect against the death of a family member or loved one and it is important to protect your clients, in case they sue your company.
The amount of coverage you can get will depend on several factors, including the type of business you run, how many employees you have, the time period you have been in business, the location of your funeral home and the type of funeral service you offer. The cost of your funeral insurance is something to consider when deciding if it is a necessity for your business.
There are different kinds of policies available, such as: Group Term Life and Whole Life. Some of these policies offer unlimited coverage while others offer limited coverage with a yearly maximum amount of coverage. Many policy holders choose the higher limit policy as it offers more coverage and protection.
When you make a policy choice, you are making a commitment, a promise that you will use the insurance policy as required by law. Choosing a wrong policy may mean that you are voiding your contract with the insurance provider. You should only use the company that gives you the most coverage at the lowest price.
The services you provide are considered part of the work of an insurance provider. To be able to do your job properly, you must be insured. It is very important that you understand all of the policies that are available to you before making your decision.
The provider can be the client, a family member or friend or a non-insurance company. All of these groups are protected by the same insurance so, as long as they are following the terms of the policy, the loss of coverage will be the same. Another thing to consider is whether you are providing insurance for a funeral or the body itself. The right choice would be between an insured funeral or un-insured one.
Public liability insurance is another form of insurance which is required by law for funeral homes and cemeteries. This protects you, the provider from lawsuits or insurance claims because of negligence or injury which occurs within the funeral service itself.
Other forms of insurance coverage offered by funeral providers include, life insurance and disability insurance. A life insurance policy provides your family with protection and is required by law for any funeral provider.
Disability insurance provides coverage if you become unable to work due to illness or injury in the workplace. Again, this policy protects you from lawsuits and is required by law for any funeral home. These policies are an example of indemnity insurance and are also commonly known as PIP insurance.
When deciding on a funeral insurance policy, it is important to understand the difference between what is optional and what is mandatory. Some of the mandatory coverage areas include indemnity insurance, tax indemnity insurance, health care indemnity insurance, professional indemnity insurance, the policy which covers you if you are sued for damages and other covered areas.
If you work for a funeral home, whether in the casket or the viewing room, it is imperative that you are insured. This is especially true if you provide services that involve the loss of life, as this can be financially devastating.