Each of our funeral home partners are able to choose any combination of our Advantage Choices when they contract with Golden Considerations. Our Advantage Choices are:
Casket Freeze: Enhance your bottom line by controlling your greatest outside expense. If you specify a casket on a qualifying prearrangement we will refund the difference between the current cost of that unit and the inflated cost at the time of need.
Shortfall account: In today’s economy maintaining future profitability goals are more challenging than ever. By prudently investing a portion of your commission and/or allocations that traditionally have been credited to your policies, we can seamlessly improve your long-term margins.
Marketing: Whether you consider yourself a passive or aggressive preneed marketer, our proven marketing system has something for you. We not only provide you with the tools to succeed, but we’ll give you the money too! We will double your marketing account in the form of an advance for all approved marketing campaigns.
A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home. About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more. With the population aging, this number can only increase. Golden Considerations has provided me with the products and tools I need to complete my product portfolio offerings, ensuring my clients final expenses will be protected in the event of a Medicaid spend-down.
June Vaccaro, Partner - York, PennsylvaniaTransition Planning Associates-US Benefits Analysts
Our experience with Golden Consideration's has been one of excellence. I certainly would and already have referred people to Golden Considerations. I feel their products are second to none. Their customer service is excellent. Our field representative has done a fabulous job. We are always treated with respect and professional courtesy.
Robert Weil - Cincinnatti, OhioWeil Funeral Home
Before signing with Golden Considerations, we spoke with other preneed providers that simply wanted to talk about their product. With the changes that preneed companies in our industry have been going through, we needed someone that gave us more options for our firm and the families we serve. Creativity, Integrity and Diversity...That has been my experience with Golden Considerations!
Charles Auclair - Fall River, MassachusettsAuclair Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Golden Considerations' at-need tribute programs, compounded by their unique ability to identify and market to niche segments in my community, is just one of the reasons I’ve chosen them for our preneed provider.
Peter Storti - Wakefield, Rhode IslandAveri-Storti Funeral Home & Cremation Service
The customer service has been nothing but stellar. From customer service in the office to the field, the Golden Considerations staff is very knowledgeable of the products they offer and the many services they provide. I would recommend Golden Considerations to any firm looking to expand their preneed program.
William Mullins - Northern KentuckyMiddendorf-Bullock Funeral Homes
For over 15 years, Golden Considerations consultative approach has ensured that I am using the most competitive products in the industry. By utilizing their entire portfolio of preneed products, I've been able to effectively serve every customer that I've had the opportunity to serve.
Anne Rowan - Wilmington, DelawareMcCrery Funeral Homes & Crematory
I’ve saved thousands of dollars by using Golden Considerations casket price freeze program over the last 10 years. With casket inflation at an all time high, I sure am glad to have this kind of program available to me. Best part is, I’m not handcuffed to any one casket company.
Curtis J. Kader - Howard, PAKader-Neff Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Throughout my career in pre-arranged funeral sales, I have worked with a variety of different preneed carriers. All were adequate in certain ways, but I could never find that perfect balance of support, marketing, growth, and commissions that would take our program to the next level. By taking the time to listen to our goals and objectives, Golden Considerations successfully aligned us with products to help us achieve our goals. Golden Considerations has quickly become a valuable resource to our program, ultimately providing us with all of the components that are necessary in order to compete in today's world.
Ed Latkovic, Partner - Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaHenney Family Funeral Homes, Inc.
We spoke with many funeral directors and interviewed other preneed companies before we made our decision to go with Golden Considerations. We were looking for a preneed provider with a solid background, a diversified product offering, the ability to set us apart from our competition, and a responsive customer service team. I believe we got that and a whole lot more.
Ross DeJohn, Jr., Owner - Cleveland, OhioDeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes and Crematory
From 2002 to 2008, my team and I had achieved much success. During four of those years, I was fortunate to hold the title of the highest individual producer with Forethought Financial Services. However, with all the changes within our industry, we decided that we needed more. With the support and innovation of Golden Considerations, we were able to take our business to the next level. We were amazed by the success of their niche marketing programs on both cremation and veterans. I would highly recommend Golden Considerations to any organization looking to enhance their current preneed program.
Ryan R. Helfenbein, Partner - Eastern Shore, MDFellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Homes, PA