Frequently-Asked Questions

How can Bayview charge so much less than societies or mortuaries?
How does Bayview operate?
Why do others charge membership fees?
Can I switch to Bayview if I have a plan with another company?
Can I guarantee today's price for future need?
What happens if I move from the area or change my mind?
Why do I need to plan arrangements now?
Will my wishes be carried out if I have no survivors?
Who can answer additional questions I have?

How can Bayview charge so much less than societies or mortuaries?
Bayview Cremation & Burial Services is locally-owned with over eighty years experience in funeral service.  We can offer average savings of 60%, because we do not have the overhead many firms do, and we do not have public stockholders.  Many high-priced profit-motivated companies hide under the cloak of another society or mortuary name.  If you cannot go to the location and meet the owner--then buyer, beware!
 
How does Bayview operate?
First, Bayview gathers information for the specific type of service requested before or at the time of need.  This information is secured in our files and is NOT shared with other businesses.  At the time of need, one call to our trained caring professionals puts our services in motion.  Transfer of the deceased is made to our designated facility whereupon, the physician then signs a death certificate, the disposition permit is secured with the Health Department, and the specific services you have requested are carried out.
 
Why do others charge membership fees?
No one should ever be talked into paying a membership fee.  Unlike burial and cremation societies,  Bayview has no membership fee.  We provide service.  We will file your instructions at no cost.  Look at our low prices to see how much money you can save even if you already paid an unnecessary membership fee to another company.
 
Can I switch to Bayview if I have a plan with another company?
Yes, just one call to our arrangement staff will set this simple process in motion, and we will handle the details for you at no charge!  Many have already switched and saved hundreds of dollars.
 
Can I guarantee today's price for future need?
Yes, Bayview has prepayment plans that guarantee that our services and merchandise will not increase in price.  Only third party charges will, i.e.,  cemetery, state tax, permits, etc.
 
What happens if I move from the area, or change my mind?
The money you prepaid will be placed in an insurance trust in accordance with California law.  You may choose another funeral service company that accepts insurance, or cancel the policy.
 
Why do I need to plan arrangements now?
It makes sense to plan for the inevitable now.  Preplanning can eliminate any confusion about one's wishes.  Only in this way can you be sure your wishes will be followed.  Bayview has no membership fees, and no preplanning charges.  Filing your information with Bayview is free, and you may also pay charges in advance to guarantee our costs.
 
Will my wishes be carried out if I have no survivors?
Yes, by preplanning with Bayview your requests will be honored.
 
Who can answer additional questions that I may have?
Bayview's arrangement staff are trained, caring professionals who will be happy to answer your questions.  You may contact us by telephone, mail or e-mail.



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