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We’re excited to give the gift of organization for life and home to more people with our new free version of Everplans. This complimentary version includes key sections of our vault including IDs, Home, Vehicle, and more!


It’s our mission to help as many people as possible get and stay organized. That’s why we’re excited to announce the complimentary version of Everplans, with access to key sections of our vault, including IDs, Home, Vehicle, and more. There is no limit to the number of Deputies or data you can add to your free Everplan. This is a good option if you’re just getting started, or if you need to organize only a few areas of your home and life.

Everplans Premium

Everplans Premium gives you access to manage all sections of the app. It offers you the ability to import financial data, and it provides personalized guidance to obtain documents such as a Will and Advance Directive. We recommend this option if you're ready to organize more areas of your life and home.

What This Means To You

  • If you currently have an active subscription to Everplans, you’ll continue to have access to all sections and features of the product.
  • If you’re currently in a trial, you’ll have the option to continue the subscription for Everplans Premium. If you wish to end the trial, you’ll still have access to the free version of Everplans. Please note, any data added to Premium sections will become read-only when your trial expires.
  • If you previously had a subscription but no longer do, you’ll now be able to log in and access your Everplan. Data in complimentary sections will be editable while data in Premium sections will be read-only.
  • If your Everplan is sponsored by a professional or if you received Everplans as part of an employee benefit, you will continue to have the experience you have now.
  • If you are a Deputy for someone but do not have an Everplan of your own your experience will not change.

The changes will take effect on both our web application and our latest iOS app.

Let Us Know What You Think

We’re continuously working to make our app better. If you come across any issues or have suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

Log in today to see the latest changes, and don’t forget to download our iOS app if you have an iPhone. 

The Everplans app brings our stellar organizing and planning capabilities, along with our bank-level security and privacy, to your phone.

Why We Built This App

As users of Everplans ourselves, we saw an opportunity to make the experience more integrated, convenient, and accessible on a daily basis. With the new Everplans app, we can now truly have all our critical information at our fingertips, without sacrificing security or privacy.

Things like insurance cards, emergency contacts, and critical health information are items we might need at any moment, and the Everplans app could make the difference between being prepared for unexpected moments versus scrambling to gather information.

Here’s what else you’ll see in the app: 

  • Use smart image scan to quickly capture and record key fields (like from your driver's license and passport)
  • Use FaceID and TouchID to log in
  • Import contacts from your phone
  • Add, view, and manage Deputy permissions
  • Access all existing vault information

In short, this app gives you secure and fast access to all of your important information wherever and whenever you need it most.

Who Can Use The App

We’re making the app available on a rolling basis. If you signed up for Everplans independently through our site and have an active Everplans account, you can start using the app right away. If you don’t have an account yet, please create one on our website first. You can also use the app now if you received an Everplans account through your employee benefits program.

If you received an Everplans account from a financial advisor, attorney, insurance agent, or through your employee benefits program, we’ll email you once the app is ready for you.
The app is currently only available for iOS users via the App Store. For more information about who can access the app, please refer to this article.

Let Us Know What You Think

We’re continuously working to make our app better. If you come across any issues or have suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

This is an exciting way to end the year, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2022. Thank you for using Everplans!  We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful New Year.

Download the app today!

Everplans staffers talked a lot of turkey during this Thanksgiving inspired cooking competition without using any actual turkey. (But they could use duck...or Doritos.)

Ten crafty cuisiniers on the Everplans team positioned their laptops dangerously close to the edges of their kitchen counters while attempting to cook Thanksgiving meals without using any traditional Thanksgiving ingredients. This is the second cooking challenge Everplans has undertaken after the first “Chopped-Inspired Competition” resulted in a massive success. Here were the festive ground rules:

All participants could make as many Thanksgiving-inspired dishes as they desired BUT MUST INCLUDE at least 5 of the following ingredients:

  • Anchovies
  • Fig jam
  • Goat cheese
  • Harissa
  • Hot honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Mint
  • Orange rind
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Turmeric

5 points were awarded for each of the following bonus ingredients:

  • Chorizo/Duck/Tofu
  • Doritos
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Ramen noodles
  • Saffron

Once the clock struck 11AM EST, which we can all agree is the perfect time to prepare a massive pre-Holiday feast (especially for our West Coast team members), the chefs had one goal in mind: Delicious dominance!

Each contestant was scored on a scale from 1-5 in a number of categories, with a chance to win bonus points for going above and beyond. The votes have been tallied and we now present the crantastic (mostly cranberry-free) results.

Most Creative Dish

The Winner: Angela (Hot honey chicken crusted w Doritos; Saffron & Turmeric risotto)

First Runner-Up: Bernie

Second Runners-Up: Abby, Yariv

Best Presentation

The Winner: Bernie (Salad on a stick with a turmeric gin sour; Maple lacquered duck breast with a maple old fashioned)

First Runner-Up: Casey & Yoko

Second Runners-Up: Harris

The Best Use Of Color

The Winner: Eloise (Turkey Tenderloin with Maple Fig Glaze; Side: Green Beans with Orange, Goat Cheese, and Pomegranate Seeds)

First Runner-Up: Casey & Yoko

Second Runners-Up: Angela

Biggest Smack Talker Who Also Brought His/Her/Their A-Game

The Winner: Yariv

Best Use Of Ingredients

The Winner: Angela (Ramen cups w goat cheese, orange, Pom seed and cranberry compote)

First Runner-Up: Yariv

Second Runner-Up: Eloise

Most Difficult To Make

The Winner: Harris (Rosemary, goat cheese, chorizo focaccia with a chili honey dipping sauce on side; Seared Hudson valley duck over a pomegranate balsamic maple syrup reduction)

First Runner-Up: Angela

Second Runner-Up: Abby

The Seemingly Healthiest

The Winner: Casey & Yoko (A vegan delight: stuffed portabella mushroom caps with pine nuts and vegan chorizo; Mashed sweet potatoes with maple vegan butter, corn bread with jalapenos and hot honey: vegan pumpkin mousse)

First Runner- Yariv

Second Runner-Up: Abby

Game Changer Award

The Winner: Casey & Yoko Teaming Up For the first time in Everplans cooking challenge history, these two trailblazers shocked everyone by combining forces. Now that the solo seal has been broken we can totally expect more teams in future competitions.

Likelihood Of This Meal Becoming A Thanksgiving Tradition

The Winner: Adam (Chicken fried Turkey with turmeric breading and a cranberry maple compote. Chorizo stuffing waffles; Roasted green beans with orange zest infused goat cheese and orange pomegranate vinaigrette)

Ten fearless culinary challengers stepped up to the plate and filled it with delectable delights.

On a warm Thursday in May, the Everplans team positioned their laptops precariously in their kitchen and embarked on the first ever Everplans Chopped Competition. Here were the ground rules:

All participants were required to make at least 1 dish (but they can also make more) -- could be sweet, could be savory, could be both. Participants could use anything they desired BUT MUST INCLUDE at least 5 of the following ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Scallions/Chives/or Shallots
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Tahini
  • Yogurt
  • Blackberries
  • Chipotle
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Tofu/Chicken/Red Meat
  • Chickpeas
  • Canned Tuna
  • Eggplant
  • Rhubarb
  • Pepperoni

Once the clock struck 10:30AM EST, which we can all agree is the perfect time to prepare a massive feast, the chefs were off and cooking. There was laughter and there was trash talking, but in the end it was a no-holds barred kitchen cage match with each determined to prove their succulent superiority.

Each contestant was scored on a scale from 1-5 in a number of categories, with a chance to win bonus points for going above and beyond.

Everplans full team once the cooking time had expired

The votes have been counted and here are the flavor blasted results.

Most Creative Dish(es)

casey full course

The Winner: Casey (Curry pumpkin soup with grilled shrimp; pumpkin ravioli; grilled eggplant with honey, yogurt, tahini, and roasted chickpeas)

First Runner-Up: Harris

Second Runners-Up: Yariv and Zeina

Best Presentation

zeina kebab

The Winner: Zeina (Kebab with blackberry sauce)

First Runner-Up: Casey

Second Runners-Up: Bernie and Yariv

The Best Use Of Color

harris entree

The Winner: Harris (Coffee and chipotle rubbed grass fed steak with a blackberry and balsamic glaze; Roasted pumpkin and tahini puree; Chiptole rubbed potato on the side; Blackberry margarita)

First Runner-Up: Casey

Second Runners-Up: Adam and Yariv

Fanciest Dish

harris ice cream

The Winner: Harris (freshly made tahini matcha ice cream)

First Runner-Up: Yariv

Second Runner-Up: Zeina

Best Use Of Ingredients

casey soup with shrimp

The Winner: Casey

First Runner-Up: Harris

Second Runner-Up: Yariv

Most Difficult To Make

bernie roasted dish

The Winner: Bernie (Roasted Eggplant; Tahini and honey chicken; Noodle dish)

First Runner-Up: Harris

Second Runner-Up: Yariv

Most Hard To Find Additional Ingredient

yariv yogurt parfait with candied rose petal

The Winner: Yariv (Caponatina appetizer; honey glazed chicken; parfait featuring candied rose petals for desert)

First Runners-Up: Warren and Zeina

Second Runner-Up: Harris

The Seemingly Healthiest

warren full meal

The Winner: Warren (Hummus; Baba Ganoush; Blackberries in homemade yogurt with honey and cinnamon)

First Runner-Up: Adam

Second Runner-Up: Abby

Likelihood Of This Meal Becoming A Regular Thing You’d Make

abby pasta entree

The Winner: Abby (Pasta with tuna and olive oil basil lemon garlic chives; Roasted eggplants with hot honey infused with chipotle peppers and chili)

First Runner-Up: Kay

Second Runner-Up: Warren

Most Likely To Find On A Restaurant Menu 

harris full entree with beverage

The Winner: Harris (sensing a trend here?)

First Runners-Up: Warren and Zeina

Second Runner-Up: Abby and Bernie

Most Interesting Surprise Or Mishap While Cooking

adam full course

The Winner: Adam, who almost forgot to put the eggplant in his eggplant dish (Eggplant/chickpea tagine/ratatouille; Pan fried tofu with tahini/chipotle/honey sauce; Ginger/garlic couscous)

First Runner-Up: Sarah

Second Runner-Up: Bernie

Our Co-founder/Co-CEO Abby Schedneiderman appeared on Good Day New York speaking with Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes about our book In Case You Get Hit By A Bus and how Everplans can help everyone prepare for the unexpected. Watch the segment below or click here to watch it on the Fox5 NY website.

Click here to watch it on Wistia.

We have big and exciting news to share.

We are thrilled to announce today that we have been acquired by the National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL). Everplans is joining the NGL group of companies as a standalone business. We, along with our incredible team, couldn't be more excited. You can read the full press release here.

This has been quite the 10-year journey. Since the beginning, we have been fueled by a single mission: to get as many families as possible prepared for the unexpected -- and to fundamentally change the way people think about this topic. We are proud of what we have accomplished over the years. We have published thousands of articles and resources that more than 20 million people have read, covering such helpful topics as “How to Name a Power of Attorney;” “What is an Ethical Will;” and “Creating a Digital Estate Plan.”  Our planning platform has had over 2 million pieces of important information shared between loved ones, and we’ve been fortunate to work with some of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, where thousands of financial professionals and employers now offer Everplans to their clients and employees.

And yet, there’s so much more to do. Our dream is big. Really big. And now with NGL this dream becomes even more possible.

This partnership with NGL was meant to be. From the minute we met NGL’s CEO, Knut Olson, we left feeling inspired and excited about the possibilities. The synergies were clear, our missions were aligned. Knut and the incredible team at NGL, and in particular Tim Schaefer, NGLs newly appointed Chief Digital Officer immediately understood the potential of what we were building - and how together we could provide more people with accessible, and affordable ways to protect their families in a fundamentally new way.

It’s important to note that the Everplans product and service offering you know and love will remain - and only stands to become even better. Our leadership team remains in place, our headquarters will remain in New York City, and there are no changes to our data and information privacy procedures and protocols. NGL shares our commitment to securing personal user information, and will not use any personal user data for sales or marketing purposes. The biggest benefits of us joining NGL are that now we’ll be able to develop and innovate our platform even faster, as well as help more people and their families by expanding our footprint with consumers, insurance providers, financial professionals, and employers.

There have been so many people who have supported us along the way. And we could not have gotten to this point without each and every one of you. Thank you so much for being part of our quest. A huge thank you to our Everplans team -- both present and past -- and to our families. We look forward to continuing to develop Everplans and serving all our clients, partners, and customers.

Here’s to a wonderful 2021, and the road that lies ahead.

All our best,

Abby Schneiderman and Adam Seifer

Co-Founders, Co-CEOs Everplans

We’re elevating Everplans Professional Dashboard to bring you the most important and relevant information.

Client Activity Feed

The Client Activity Feed is designed to give you an at-a-glance view of what your clients have been up to on Everplans. You’ll be able to see a range of activities including when  invites are accepted, clients add or edit information and even when they’ve added a new Deputy--all without having to go to the client detail page. This functionality allows you to quickly gather Everplan insights so you can act on them in real time, elevating your client engagement and bringing more value to your business.  

Activity Feed

Featured Resources

As you already know, our Resource Center provides a wealth of articles and materials to easily share with your clients and prospects. Whether it’s our Essential Planning Checklist or our new Ethical Will Worksheet, our resources are there to offer added value to your clients. In the newly-upgraded Pro Dashboard, we will highlight a few articles that are timely and relevant. These will be updated with topical materials on a regular basis to help you meet the moment. Of course, you can still access all of our resources from the navigation bar as always. 

Clickable Client Summary

In order to make your Dashboard easier to use, we have added the ability for you to click on any category in the client summary and immediately be able to see a corresponding list of clients. You may also notice a new field, “Draft Clients.”

With these enhancements, you’ll be able to easily see which clients are currently Active on the platform or, which clients may need a prompt to fully engage with Everplans so you can both get the most out of what we offer.

Client List--Filters and Pagination

cliest list with filters

We made a number of updates to the Client List. You’ll now be able to filter your clients by status and assigned advisor. Sorting and search features remain intact. Your client list will be paginated if you have more than 20 clients. In addition, we made infrastructure updates so the list will display faster. We hope these new features allow for easier navigation and a better user experience.

New Look, New Feel

And last but not least, you'll notice that we have updated the header color throughout Everplans Professional. This is part of an overall update we started last year. It now matches the color scheme we use on client platform as well as system emails we send to your clients on your behalf.

Ready to try it out?

Log in to your Professional account today.

If you have feedback or want to try Everplans Professional, please send us a message.

The Everplans team regularly pushes out new product features, improvements and bug fixes.

We made several core updates to our platform we hope you find useful. Take a look at what we've been working on in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Enhancements and Upgrades

  • You can now search for an Everplans section or items you’ve added to your Everplan including contacts and uploaded files.
  • We now support files ending with .heic (think all the photos on your iPhone) and .qdf (data format used by Quicken personal finance software for Windows).
  • If you are a Deputy for someone, you can now give a thumbs up and send a comment to the person you’re a Deputy for when you receive an update on their Everplan.

Thank You

As always, a big thank you to the Everplanners, Deputies, and Advisors out there who gave us feedback and reported bugs. 

You can report issues and ask for new features here.

The Everplans team regularly pushes out new product features, improvements and bug fixes.

We have been a little quiet here but it doesn't mean we haven't been busy making updates. Take a look at the changes we made in the summer of 2020.

Enhancements and Upgrades

  • Firefox and Edge are now fully supported.
  • You can now rearrange how your data appears via a drag and drop feature (the changes will be reflected for your Deputies as well).
  • We now support you uploading files and adding notes to most of our sections.
  • You can now explore funeral costs using our Final Celebration Assessment in the After I’m Gone section.
  • We added a light version of Everplans – a Just-In-Case List that is available to non-Everplanners free of charge.

Bugs Fixed​

  • Fixed: Advance Directive Guide did not show for some users.
  • Fixed: Some Deputies could not see an Everplan they were a Deputy for.

Thank You

As always, a big thank you to the Everplanners, Deputies, and Advisors out there who gave us feedback and reported bugs. 

Report issues and ask for new features here.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Americans’ sense of personal readiness, and has motivated many to take-on activities that boost preparedness and readiness.

The Everplans COVID-19 Readiness Sentiment Survey, which surveyed 1,000 Americans on April 27-28, 2020 and was conducted with Quest Research Group (QRG), and found that a strong majority of Americans (65%) say that the Coronavirus pandemic has made them realize the importance of sharing important info with family, and that planning for the future is more important than ever (64%). Half (50%) said that COVID-19 has made them realize how unprepared they were for a serious emergency. These sentiments are especially strong among Millennials and GenX, those with children, men more so than women, and Northeasterners and Southerners (corresponding to regions with COVID hot spots).

COVID-19 has also motivated Americans to act and get better prepared for emergencies, and many have gravitated toward planning activities that are more doable independently - 40% have written down account logins/passwords; 36% have written down account details, and 36% have talked to their children about death. Those most likely to act have been Millennials and GenX, higher income households, and those with children at home.

Almost everyone agrees that it is important for parents and adult children to talk about long-term life planning, but this is true especially for more tangible tasks – such as sharing “important household information” and the “location of important documents.”

Click here for the infographic

Click here for a PDF of the full results

Read the press release