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A seniors funeral plan is meant to provide some form of payment that will be used to cater for funeral expenses when the policyholder dies. While it is similar to a life cover, the plan is specifically meant to cover funeral expenses, while the former can be used to cover any expenses the beneficiaries may have after the policyholder has passed away.
Some of the things that the payout from a seniors funeral plan can be used to cover include cost of purchasing a coffin, cost of arranging for a memorial, transport, purchasing a burial plot and flowers. Funeral costs vary depending on the type of funeral a person would wish for. Cremation may cost up to about AUD 4,000. Burial can cost about AUD 7,000, while a more elaborate ceremony can cost up to AUD 20,000. These are some of the costs that a seniors funeral plan will cover.
Like other insurance policies, a funeral plan is paid in monthly installments. The premiums vary depending on the age and health of the policy holder. For example, those that are much older typically pay higher than those that are younger. Also, if you have a chronic health condition, for example diabetes, you may have to pay higher premiums.
A seniors funeral plan is important because it will cover the funeral cost of the policyholder when they pass away. Thus, those who are left behind will not have a huge financial burden of organising for a memorial or purchasing a coffin.