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Alaska Funeral Insurance – Alaska Burial Insurance Guide

‘Preneed’ or ‘prearrangement’ are terms coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. If you wish the funerals to be in your own way, you should plan in advance of your or a beloved’s death. To prefinance the funerals, you may get one of Alaska funeral […]

Alaska Funerals Checklist

Prior to engaging with a funeral home in Alaska, check with several funeral homes. Compare their costs along this Alaska funeral checklist.   ‘Simple’ Disposition of the Remains in Alaska:   – Immediate burial – Immediate cremation – If the cremation process is extra, how much is it? – Donation of the body to a […]

Alaska Flower Wreaths – Alaska Flower Funeral Wreaths Guide

When a death occurs in Alaska, knowing how to comfort those left behind is not easy and sending funeral flowers can be sometimes even more difficult. What is appropriate as funeral wreaths to memorialize relatives, or people to whom you are not related or those you’ve not personally met, such as the wife or husband […]

Alaska Caskets – Alaska Coffins Guide

A casket often is the single most expensive item you’ll buy if you plan a ‘traditional,’ full-service funeral. Alaska caskets vary widely in style and price and are sold primarily for their visual appeal. Typically, they’re constructed of metal, wood, fiberboard, fiberglass or plastic. Although an average casket costs slightly more than $2,000 in Alaska, […]

Alaska Cremation Services – Alaska Cremation Guide

As more people are choosing cremation in Alaska, funeral service professionals are striving to give consumers a true sense of what their many options are for Alaska cremation services. Often funeral directors find that people in Alaska have a preconception that they have fewer choices for a ceremony when selecting cremation for themselves or a […]

Alaska Funeral Cost – Alaska Funeral Costs Guide

Funeral homes, cemeteries and other service providers in Alaska expect to receive payment in full at the time of the funeral. With the average cost of a funeral around $8,000 in the United States for example, it can be a hardship if you have not planned ahead for this expenditure. There are several ways to […]

Alaska Urns – Alaska Funeral Urns for Ashes Guide

One of the main things to keep in mind when choosing a cremation urn in Alaska is that rushing to make a choice is usually not necessary. Many people assume that an urn will be available immediately after the cremation is completed, but that is not the case. Crematories in Alaska typically will package remains […]

Alaska Funeral Services – Alaska Funeral Services Professionals

Alaska Funeral Services: Embalming   Many funeral homes in Alaska require embalming if you’re planning a viewing or visitation. But embalming generally is not necessary or legally required if the body is buried or cremated shortly after death. Eliminating this service can save you hundreds of dollars. Under the Funeral Rule, a Alaska funeral provider: […]

Alaska Burial Arrangements – Alaska Burial Arrangement Guide

Every Alaska family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Alaska burial arrangements practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held in Alaska. […]

Alaska Funeral Homes – Alaska Funeral Home Guide

Many people in Alaska don’t realize that they are not legally required to use a funeral home to plan and conduct a funeral. However, because they have little experience with the many details and legal requirements involved and may be emotionally distraught when it’s time to make the plans, many people find the services of […]