Houston Funeral Planner Offers Workplace Benefit Product

April 3, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A Houston company is now offering a funeral planning service that can be included as part of an employer benefit package.

A news release from Everest said its advance planning tools afford personalized assistance so users can create a plan specifying their individual end of life needs and desires.

This includes a planning guide, phone-based assistance from a planning adviser to guide creation of a “My Wishes” plan and ongoing storage and maintenance of the plan until it is needed, the news release said. 

Employees and retirees will also have access to Everest’s newest product, the Everest PriceFinder Report, which empowers consumers with the ability to quickly and easily compare costs for funeral services within their community.

During times of greatest need, Everest’s concierge services will review the “My Wishes” plan with the family, conduct price surveys, help the family negotiate terms and pricing with the funeral home of choice, communicate the plan to the funeral home and provide around-the-clock assistance for the family throughout the process. 

“In the past, companies could provide little assistance to valued employees charged with handling complex funeral issues for themselves and those they love,” said Mark Duffey, President and CEO of Everest, in the news release. “While decisions such as these are never easy, Everest takes much of that burden off of the employees and places it squarely on the shoulders of experts who provide the highest level of assistance every step of the way.”

More information is at  http://www.everestfuneral.com/home.html .