KB Preneed Partners
Every few months American Funeral Director magazine reaches out to our preneed partners to answer your most pressing questions. Below are the profiles of our current preneed partners and experts.
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Columbian Financial Group – Committed to Preneed, Committed to You
The Columbian Financial Group of companies includes Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Columbian Life Insurance Company, and other affiliated companies within our corporate family. Headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y., Columbian employs over 300 associates to support more than 20,000 independent agents who choose to represent Columbian nationwide. Our strong background and dedication to our customers has helped make us one of the top preneed insurance providers in the country. Our dedicated Preneed Team is committed to serving our Funeral Home clients with the same quality, personal care that you give to your families.
Through our Preneed 360° approach, we look at your business holistically and work with you to create a personalized plan to build a growing and resilient preneed program that drives revenue growth, raises awareness for your firm, and deepens relationships in your community. Our approach includes training proven to increase sales up to 23 percent, a breadth of products to meet the individual needs of your firm, technology solutions to make it easy to do business, a suite of marketing tools to generate leads, a full team dedicated to your success, and financial strength to meet our promises.
Great Western Insurance is an Ogden, Utah-based company writing life insurance and annuities specifically to fund prearranged funeral plans in 46 states. Great Western has been providing funeral home owners and preneed sales organizations with exceptional service and superior marketing support since 1983.
Great Western was founded by John E. Lindquist, owner of Lindquist Mortuaries & Cemeteries, a family business of five generations. This funeral home background provides the insight necessary for the simplest and most effective policy design available. Great Western is part of the American Enterprise Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based insurance holding company.
Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader in providing products and services to promote and support advance funeral planning and funding for end-of-life expenses. Founded in 1906 for the expressed purpose of funding funeral and final expenses, Homesteaders has emerged as the trusted name in the funeral profession because of our company's stability, security and integrity. Recent independent studies have shown Homesteaders is the most often used pre-need funding company in America.* The confidence we have earned from funeral professionals can be credited to our singular commitment to customer success and promoting the value of funeral service.
*According to a 2017 independent brand tracking study commissioned by Homesteaders and performed by McGuire Research
National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) is a successful mutual insurance company specializing in individual and group products. NGL provides a competitive funeral prefunding portfolio, cremation awareness, marketing materials and more. With more than 100+ years in the industry, NGL is rated A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best, demonstrating our financial strength and commitment to over 1.2 million policyholders, agents and partners.
Our expertise allows us to offer you the best options for partnerships, products and services. We are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and integrity. We are not just a Preneed insurance carrier; we are a partner committed to your success.
Ratings current as of 02/15/18. National Guardian Life Insurance Company is not affiliated with the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a.k.a. The Guardian or Guardian Life.
Innovative products, proven solutions: That’s what you’ll get when you join the Physicians Mutual family. Through our collaboration with Precoa, with its comprehensive ProActive Preneed® system, we provide funeral home owners with real results and top-of-the-line products. You can choose the product that works for you, your funeral home and the families you serve from our robust portfolio – and expect transparency and honesty every step of the way. Let us help you grow, maximize and protect your preneed business.
At Security National Life Insurance Company we are dedicated to helping our client funeral homes help the families they serve plan and pay for funeral arrangements. We have been in the funeral insurance industry for over 50 years. Our financial strength and stability are the foundation that enable us to continue to flourish, meeting the challenges of the future. Today that foundation provides a platform for working with a growing network of funeral professionals throughout the nation. We offer a wide assortment of products that are affordable and easy to acquire. It's not just a business…it’s helping you help your family.