When it comes to securing the financial well-being of your loved ones, few things are more important than choosing the best funeral cover in South Africa. Funeral cover provides the necessary support to ease the burden of funeral costs when you or a family member passes away.
We at 1Life Insurance understand the pressures of choosing the best funeral cover. In this comprehensive guide, we will equip you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision and ensure that you have selected the best funeral cover policy to protect your loved ones during their time of need.
Funeral costs vary significantly, depending on expenses such as burial or cremation, caskets, headstones, transportation, catering, and more. These costs quickly add up! With 1Life’s funeral cover, you can rest assured that you have access to the best funeral cover plan to protect your family against the impact of funeral expenses.
The cover amount is the cornerstone of any funeral cover policy, as that determines the type of funeral you’re able to give in the event of a death.
1Life Funeral Cover offers a maximum pay-out of up to R50 000 per member, accommodating the main/principal member, spouse or partner, parents, parents-in-law and children aged between 14 and 21 years.
Top tip: 1Life Insurance recognises the importance of covering your extended family members. That's why our funeral cover allows you to insure up to 16 family members on a single policy, ensuring that everyone you care about is protected.
Affordability is an important consideration when selecting the best funeral cover for your family’s needs. If your premium is unpaid, your policy will lapse and you might lose cover.
Top tip: With 1Life Insurance you can change your cover amount at any time. Simply talk to our call centre agents about tailoring your cover to suit both your needs and what you are able to afford in monthly premiums.
1Life’s funeral cover offers an array of additional features and benefits designed to provide much-needed support if you or a loved one dies:
Top tip: A 24 -month premium waiver applies to 1Life Funeral Cover policies. This means that if the main/principal member passes away, policy premiums will not be payable during this period. After expiry of the premium waiver period, the main/principal member’s first spouse - or eldest additional member - can take over the policy and pay the policy premiums again with no new waiting periods applied.
Talk to providers about the claims process, for example what documents are required to submit a claim and how long it takes to approve a claim.
Top tip: Our streamlined claims process ensures hassle-free approval of qualifying claims in under 3 minutes and payment of approved claims within 24 hours, allowing you to focus on what truly matters during difficult times.
Transparency and clarity are at the core of our commitment to our policyholders. That’s why 1Life Insurance takes pride in providing easily understood policy documents, and ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of your funeral cover policy. Read the policy book and the policy schedule to familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of your cover, including any restrictions, waiting periods, and exclusions. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions that give you complete peace of mind knowing that you’ve chosen the best funeral cover policy for your needs.
Top tip: Waiting periods play a crucial role in your funeral cover policy. While you are covered immediately for accidental death, there is a waiting period of 6 months and 6 premiums paid for natural death.
By carefully evaluating your funeral cover needs, considering affordability, reviewing waiting periods, and assessing policy features and benefits, you can make an informed decision that safeguards your loved ones' future with the best funeral cover in South Africa.
Trust 1Life Insurance to be your partner in securing the best funeral cover in SA, providing you with the comfort and assurance you seek during life's most challenging moments. Together, we will ensure that your loved ones are protected and supported every step of the way.
Did you know that you can buy your funeral cover online and save 40% on monthly premiums! And while you are there, get a quote for life cover. You could save up to 13% on monthly premiums.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of 1Life Insurance or its employees.