At Royal Neighbors, our highest priority is always the health and well-being of our members, employees, and communities. Amid escalating concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we wanted to assure you that we are taking steps to maintain our high levels of service during these times of uncertainty.
Over the last 125 years, our Society has faced crisis on many occasions – natural disasters, disease, world wars, the Depression and recessions. During these times, our strength and unity, rooted in the values of our Founders, have seen us through to better times. Today is no different.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide additional updates as needed. (For the latest reporting on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control, visit cdc.gov or your local health department website.)
Please be safe and stay healthy,
Royal Neighbors of America
(As of 2/19/2021)
If you have been affected by the current pandemic and need to make premium payment arrangements, please contact Customer Support at (800) 627-4762.
Please note: automated bank drafts for premium payments will continue unless you make alternative arrangements.
Chapter Activities & Meetings
For the safety of our members, volunteers, and other participants, we recommend that all Royal Neighbors Chapters suspend in-person community activities and gatherings until further notice. You can still make a difference in your community through a variety of at home activities. Learn more about how other chapters have adapted. Chapters are still required to hold at least one meeting per quarter and these can be conducted virtually or by phone. If you need assistance, please contact the Philanthropy Team.
We Are Financially Strong and Thriving
We are a financially strong organization and are well-positioned to fulfill our obligations to our members, even in these times of crisis.
We remain committed and responsible to our membership and will make decisions that will impact the organization, both short-term and long-term, accordingly.
COVID‐19 Funeral Assistance, a program of FEMA*
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Applications are limited to $9,000 per deceased individual and $35,500 per application.
Any death that occurred on or after January 20, 2020, and that lists COVID as a cause of death on the Death Certificate, should qualify for FEMA assistance. Expenses can include the cost of a burial plot or cremation niche, a marker or headstone, or officiant services.
Currently, there is no deadline to apply for this assistance.