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With Gentreo, you can create your state-specific Will, Power of Attorney, Revocable Living Trust, Health Care Proxy, Pet Trust, and Pet Power of Attorney and store these documents in an easily accessible Family Digital Vault that you can share with your family members.

June 20, 2021 — As a part of my series about the “5 Things Retirees Say They Wish They Were Told Before They Began Retirement”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julie Fry. Julie is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Gentreo -the one- stop solution for everyone’s estate planning needs no matter where they are in life. Recognized as an eldercare expert, Julie often speaks on the evolving marketplace including spearheading the “Our Aging Market” conference at the Harvard Business School Association of Boston.

June 10, 2021 — Think about all of the potential medical services and life-sustaining treatments you may need to have in different scenarios — resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, artificial nutrition and hydration, etc. Do you want them or would you prefer not to have them?

December 7, 2020 — Experts hear stories about couples failing to create an estate plan all the time, even as a deadly pandemic continues to raise awareness about the importance of estate planning. “People often underestimate how much it will cost if they don’t plan,” says Renee Fry, founder of Gentreo, an online estate-planning company.

November 11, 2020 — For a complete estate planning service that is customizable to your exact situation, Gentreo offers a way to create, store and share your estate plan. If you have a blended family, specific gifts or distinct wishes for a pet, the site walks you through the details of sorting out your preferences and making a will that suits your needs. 

August 13, 2020 — Companies that help consumers execute online wills, including big players such as Legal Zoom and Quicken Will Maker as well as smaller startups like Trust & Will and Cake, have seen a surge in customers. One newer online trust and estate company, Gentreo, says business is up 223 percent over the past two months.

August 13, 2020 — Gentreo, a startup founded by three women aiming to automate estate planning, is one of the startups already signed on to work with Qubic. One of the three co-founders is a Quincy resident, and Mary D’Souza, another founder, said O’Keefe and Cain’s connections in the city have already helped make valuable introductions and get the company’s foot in the door. “We’re really fortunate at this stage in the game to have Qubic and the support they’re able to offer,” D’Souza said.

May 12, 2020 — “COVID is a wake up call,” said Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an online-estate planning platform. “People are saying they don’t know what the future holds but they want to be prepared.” Some don’t want to even think about creating or updating a will because it makes them realize that there’s no guarantee on how long anyone has to live.

May 7, 2020 — “People know now they need these documents,” said Renee Fry, founder and CEO of Gentreo, a company that enables people to create and store a number of critical legal documents, including those that appoint health care proxies, delineate advance directives and spell out a last will and testament. She said that amid the pandemic, the platform has recently seen a 223% increase in the past month in users creating paying memberships.

April 20, 2020 — Amid talk of hospitals rationing ventilators, some people are updating their living wills or proxies to say that they do want a ventilator to extend their lives, if necessary. “In the two-and-a-half years we’ve existed, we’ve never answered questions on ventilators, but now they’re pretty common,” said Renee Fry, cofounder of Gentreo, which offers low-cost estate planning.

April 2, 2020 — Renee Fry, the CEO of Gentreo, an online estate-planning platform, told ABC News that they saw a 143% increase week-over-week in people creating wills with them last week, and she predicts it will be an event larger uptick this week, estimating it’s “probably closer 220%.”

March 25, 2020 — Over the last two weeks, online will companies have seen an explosion in users. As of Monday, Boston-based Gentreo has seen a 143% week-over-week increase in people filling out wills, according to the company, while San Diego’s Trust & Will has seen a 50% uptick in users.

February 20, 2020 — Mary Kate D’Souza co-founded an online health and estate planning company called Gentreo and she says more people are planning around their pet. “In America now, not as many people are getting married now and having families and their animals are their families and so they want to take care of them,” D’Souza said.

October 30, 2019 — When writing your online will, look for a site that is easy to navigate and allows you to save your work. “Writing a will takes thought and planning,” says Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an online estate planning company based in Boston. “Choose a site that will help you to do this.”

September 23, 2019 — One big question mark when it comes to having parents move in is that it’s hard to predetermine the real cost, said Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an elder-care estate planning service. “From extra food costs to lost wages due to having to take time off to care for parents, families often do not understand the true costs of care,” Fry said.

October 21st, 2021 at 2pm ET

October is national estate planning month. Join Gentreo as we look to better understand the basics of estate planning and why it is so important to start now. Learn about the various documents that will be important to know about to protect your family and loved ones. 

November 18th, 2021 at 2pm ET

November is Caregiving month. Caring for a loved one, especially a parent or elder relative can be stressful. Older family members with declining health rely on you to take care of them when they can’t speak for themselves. Join Gentreo as we discuss caregiving month and the right ways to go about discussing proper estate planning with your elder family member.

December 16th, 2021 at 2pm ET

Join Gentreo this holiday season and learn how to give your family and loved ones the best gift of all; peace of mind. Protect your family this holiday season with a comprehensive estate plan and secure their future.

January 13th, 2022 at 2pm ET 

In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, employees expect more from their employers. Join us for a FREE HR webinar to discuss what estate planning is, and how you can add this crucial employee benefit to help your workforce save time and money while helping you attract and retain the best talent.

January 20th, 2022 at 2pm ET

Keeping a New Year resolution is hard to do. Why not make creating your estate plan your resolution so you can check it off as soon as January first? Join Gentreo as we discuss the basics of creating an estate plan and show how quick, easy and affordable it can really be.

February 17th, 2022 at 2pm ET

Join Gentreo with special guest Brickson Diamond as we discuss the importance of estate planning within the black community. It’s time for Black America to look to the future and prepare for it with estate planning. 

March 17th, 2022 at 2pm ET

Join Gentreo for National Women’s Day as we discuss women and estate planning and the avenues of estate planning that impact women most.

April 14th, 2022 at 2pm ET 

Your nonprofit relies on ongoing donations to drive your mission forward. By offering your donors and/or members an estate planning solution, you can make it easier for them to include your organization as a beneficiary of their estate when they pass away, increasing your donations and planned giving revenue.

April 21st, 2022 at 2pm ET

How does your financial health and your estate plan truly intersect and what documents do you need to keep the relationship healthy? Join Gentreo as we discuss financial wellness and your estate.

May 19th, 2022 at 2pm ET

Join Gentreo for National pet month and learn about the various documents and tools within your estate plan used to protect your furry friends.

June 16th, 2022 at 2pm ET

Join Gentreo as we discuss LGBTQ+, Pride and how estate planning impacts the LGBTQ+ community.

July 14th, 2022 at 2pm ET 

As employees push for more flexible working options and expanded benefit offerings, your HR team may be in a catch-22 to find the best benefits to attract and retain the best talent. Join us for this FREE HR webinar to learn more about an affordable way to engage your workforce.

July 21st, 2022 at 2pm ET

When you leave this earth, you want to leave a legacy, not a mess for your loved ones to clean up. Join Gentreo as we discuss what to know and the proper steps to take to ensure your legacy is something you can be proud of and not a burden to those you care for.

August 18th, 2022 at 2pm ET

August is National Make a Will Month. Join Gentreo as we focus on this well-known document and the basics of how to create a truly protective will.

September 15th, 2022 at 2pm ET

As kids go back to school, how can you be sure they are protected? What happens to your minor children should something happen to you? How do you know your adult children will be protected now that they are over 18? Join Gentreo as we answer these questions and more about protecting your kids.

October 13th, 2022 at 2pm ET 

It can be a challenge for financial planners and other service professionals in this industry to engage with and develop lifetime relationships with their clients. Estate planning is one way you can differentiate yourself in such a saturated industry, offering something unique and highly important for everyone you work with. Learn more in our FREE webinar!