- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Hall County supervisors are set to vote on providing cremation-only services for people who die in the county and are indigent.

The Grand Island Independent (https://bit.ly/1Aickkt ) reports the supervisors will vote on the proposal for cremation-only services, which cost less than a basic burial, on Tuesday.

Hall County has been paying funeral homes over $1,000 per indigent funeral since 1986. The county will also consider raising the 29-year-old reimbursement rate from $1,470 to $1,750

The county also plans to abandon a long-standing practice of burying remains and cremated remains.

According to claims data from the Hall County Clerk’s Office, the county has been averaging about 22 indigent funerals costing about $40,000 a year.


Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com

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