How Funeral Insurance Coverage Works

It is an unfortunate fact of life that lives need to come to an end at some point in time or other. The issue is that whenever a person’s life comes to an end they generally leave loved ones behind. It is our loved ones that we should be thinking of when it comes to contemplating our passing, not how we will feel about it. There are plenty of things that the friends and family will have to deal with and worrying about how to pay for your funeral should not be among them.

That’s where funeral service insurance coverage comes into play. Funeral cover is there to give your friends and relations the financial help that they may need to cover the cost of your funeral service. If you consider what many people wind up having to pay for funerals and memorials this is definitely a good form of insurance to have. This is a look at how it really works. For more information on life and disability go to

The majority of types of funeral insurance are rather inexpensive. You can get a couple of tens of thousands of cover for under a 100 rand a month in premiums. The amount that you pay will normally be based on your age and a few additional risks, however, you will not be assessed in quite the same way as you would if you were trying to get life insurance coverage or critical illness cover. The requirements are a lot looser.

After you have begun to pay your rates there will usually be a few months waiting period. The period will differ from policy to policy and you need to read the fine print of your policy documentation to figure out how long you will have to wait prior to being covered. As soon as that waiting period is done you are able to relax and merely need to make sure that you pay all your premiums.

When you pass away your spouse or family friend will need to present the insurance company with a death certificate. This will prove to the insurance company that you have indeed passed away and that they need to pay out the value of your coverage. They’ll generally do so within a few days of being presented with the actual certificate. This will then allow your loved ones to plan and schedule your funeral without having to worry about the way they are likely to pay for it. You may have to specify who to make the payment to though. It varies from policy to policy.

As you can tell, a funeral policy is a great idea as it can save your family members lots of stress and permit them to get on with the actual grief process without having to be worried about how they are going to pay for your funeral service. Your passing will be heartbreaking enough and you do not want to place additional or financial pressure on those that love you by forcing them to invest in your funeral service too. Rather be ready and have all of your individual insurance coverage sorted out from the beginning.


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