Funeral Cover - six things you may not be aware of

With funerals in South Africa costing between R20 000 and R80 000 on average, funeral cover has become a necessity if you want to ensure the dignified last rights of your loved ones while alleviating the financial burden at a time of mourning. With an array of policies on offer in the market, it is important to understand your needs as well as what each policy will and will not provide.

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That’s Not Right – 5 Misconceptions about Funeral Cover

In the information age in which we live, we are often bombarded with offers to take on Funeral and other financial cover. While many of these financial instruments should be considered essential, many people shy away from taking them on simply because they have preconceptions about what is being offered and how they work.

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Mistakes that could invalidate your funeral cover

When it comes to choosing the right funeral cover for your family’s needs, it is vital to look at the T’s & C’s when comparing quotes. By doing so, you will reduce the risk of making a mistake that could potentially invalidate your policy. In South Africa, between 50% and 60% of complaints relating to funeral plans put before the Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman are about unpaid claims due to the conditions of the policy not being met.

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Green Burials and Eco Funerals are becoming popular!

The landscape of funerals in South Africa has shifted immensely since the beginning of the pandemic. Not only has there been a reduction in how many people can attend funerals and memorial services (a restriction prominent due to the pandemic), but now more often people are considering ‘green burials’ otherwise known as ‘eco funerals’ to best fit their farewells. 

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Key things you may not know about funeral cover

With a broad market in funeral policies in South Africa, it is often difficult to gauge what you are banking for your buck. What is the policy really giving you compared to the next? Where does the added value come into play? It’s truly not easy to compare policies to make sure that you’re getting the fair deal that you deserve!

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Dealing with loss, some insights into the journey.

It’s arguably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to deal with in your life, the loss of a loved one. But it is a completely natural experience and many people have gone through loss and determined ways to make it that little bit easier.

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