TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ivari, a life insurance company that provides Canadian families with quality, affordable insurance options, along with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their protection needs, and Everest Funeral Concierge Service, an independent consumer advocate committed to simplifying the funeral process for grieving families, today announced that Everest’s unique services will be available to some ivari customers.
Starting August 21, 2017, ivari customers will have access to Everest’s ground-breaking service, including access to knowledgeable advisors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, expedited payment, extensive tools and services, on new eligible prosperity Universal Life insurance policies. Customers and their beneficiaries can now get help making decisions about difficult and often costly issues at the end of life.
“We strive every day to provide our customers with a more authentic and personable experience than they would get from a typical life insurance provider,” says Doug Brooks, President and CEO of ivari. “The important service Everest provides is a great example of our commitment to help Canadians have confidence about their futures, and to take the fear out of making important decisions. We want to help foster these important conversations with our customers and their families.”
“Everest exists to advocate for Canadian families, to be their champion and to offer support during one of life’s most challenging times,” says Mark Duffey, President and CEO of Everest Funeral Concierge. “We’re very pleased to partner with ivari. Our relationship is a natural fit. We’re both deeply committed to helping people make informed decisions and their lives easier.”
Services offered through Everest Funeral Concierge, include:
24X7 Advisor Assistanceto help consumers with decisions, including choosing a funeral home, finding a cemetery, purchasing a casket and others.
PriceFinder Research Reportstohelp consumers compare costs at local funeral homes. The PriceFinder database is the only nationwide database of funeral home prices.
Online Decision Making Tools,including the “10 Key Decisions” and “My Wishes” guides. The personal information consumers enter into these tools is stored and maintained in a secure data warehouse.
Quick Pay™ means the proceeds of your life insurance need to cover costs may be paid to your beneficiary in as little as 48 hours.
With a national network of thousands of independent advisors, ivari provides a full range of insurance products designed to help Canadians make the right choice for their protection needs. The people, products and service that make up ivari have stood the test of time and have been around for over 80 years in the Canadian marketplace. Through our commitment to always being approachable and transparent in everything we do, we are dedicated to starting a fresh, new conversation about insurance. And we will stand by our word. Visit ivari.ca to learn more
About Everest Funeral Concierge Service:
Everest is the first nationwide funeral concierge service. An independent consumer advocate, Everest was launched in Canada in 2001 with the goal of creating a continent-wide service to help streamline and simplify the process for grieving families. Its sole purpose is to provide information to consumers when they need to make informed choices about funeral-related issues. Serving as an impartial advocate, Everest is not a funeral home, nor does it sell funeral goods or services and does not receive commissions from funeral homes or other providers in the funeral industry. Today, Everest services are available to more than 25 million people in Canada and the United States. Visit www.EverestFuneral.com for more information.
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