When should I take out a funeral insurance policy?
Insurance is protection against the unexpected. While some insurance policies are designed to prepare for inevitable life events, it is stillnot possible to predict with certainty when those events will occur. This makes taking out a funeral insurance policy a matter of urgency formany people, ensuring that potential beneficiaries will be provided for in the event of an unexpected death.
It may not always be appropriate to take out a funeral insurance policy. Young people with no dependents and no significant debts may notconsider funeral insurance a priority. It is important to bear in mind, however, that funeral insurance is an effective way of ensuring thatthere will be funds available to pay for the cost of a funeral. Should the insured person unexpectedly die, at whatever age, a funeral insurance policy will provide the necessary funds to pay for the burial service.
Spare your family the cost of a funeral
Funeral insurance becomes more imperative if one is materially responsible for others. In such cases, funeral cover will ensure that the insured’s family is not suddenly burdened with the expense of paying for an expensive funeral.
Holding a dignified funeral is most important to those who will ultimately have the shoulder the expense. It is a cruel irony that those whoshould receive the most comfort and support from the funeral service may be the very people for whom the expense of the service is a great source of anxiety and distress.
Adequate burial cover is an effective and affordable way to ensure that should you die your loved ones will not be burdened with funeralexpenses – precisely when the last thing they need to worry about is money.
Funeral insurance for your family
Thinking about one’s own death is never pleasant. Thinking about the loss of a loved one can be even more upsetting. However, it is importantto take a practical and realistic approach in order to properly plan for the future and protect the wellbeing of your family.
If a member of your family dies, the cost of the funeral may be sudden strain on the household budget. For this reason, many people consider it a sensible long-term move to invest in a funeral insurance policy that can be extended to one partner, children, and even parents and parents-in-law. These products provide a cash amount upon the death of any person covered by the policy.
The practical value of funeral insurance is that, simply by paying a modest monthly premium, you can be assured that should any person covered by the policy die, those left behind will be financially compromised by the cost of the burial service, and related expenses.
By choosing a funeral insurance policy from a reputable insurer now, you can take practical steps to ensure that whatever the future may bring, you and your loved ones will not be burdened by the sudden expense of a costly funeral.
Hollard Funeral is a leading provider of funeral insurance in South Africa. To get the most uut of your funeral insurance policy, consider Hollard Funeral’s range of funeral plan benefits.