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HE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO DIE TODAY...
Around 10 in the morning, the phone rang. A woman inquired about how to make a claim on her husband's life insurance. After expressing condolences, I asked "when did he die?"
'Oh, around six this morning!' she replied. 'But he wasn't supposed to die today!'
I asked which mortuary was handling arrangements, and she had none chosen. I asked whether she was planning in-ground burial or cremation. She didn't know. He had been in and out of the hospital for months... but they never discussed plans in more than 30 years of marriage.
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ONE WOMAN LOST $320,000
When partners don't talk about end of life and final plans, the results can be life-changing for the one left behind.
Waiting too long to make a claim after death - because she didn't know where to locate the policy - cost one spouse a small fortune.
Digital document storage from AfterVault could have helped her get their documents organized so she could have access information when needed.
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"I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS INVOLVED..."
After attending my class "A Loved One Has Died, Now What?" this person wrote that she was '...now motivated to get organized and have final plans in place...', so that her children would not have to deal with uncertainty after her death.