It's confusing to learn that the cremation fee isn't included in your cremation services when you prepay for your Eirene package.
Due to funeral regulation in Ontario, disbursements to a crematorium must remain separate from the cremation services package. Once you complete your checkout with Assurant, a funeral director will follow-up by email to confirm your cremation fee is set up through a local crematorium. And then you're all set.
Many funeral providers forego this step altogether, which results in families being surprised at the time of death when their loved one had a cremation package setup without an (expensive) cremation fee.
At Eirene, we're focused on transparency and education. We are upfront with all costs, so there are no surprises to the family when the arrangement comes.