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 prepaid funeral funding options available through participating funeral homes. Information is available here: the New Jersey Prepaid Funeral Trust Fund. 

For additional information on preplanning, refer to the following NJSFDA links:

  • Preneed Consumer Protections

  • Preplanning Guidelines