Independent advice on private healthcare
What is a funeral plan?
- Advantages and drawbacks
- How much do they cost?
- What do they normally cover?
- Frequently asked questions
- How much does a funeral cost?
- What is the Funeral Planning Authority?
- Can I get any government assistance with funeral costs?
- How do they work?
- Why you may need a funeral plan
- Protecting your money
- Questions to ask the plan provider
- Top tips
- Types of plan
- What is not covered?
- Which plan is right for me?
- Who are funeral plans for?
- Who can buy a plan?
- Who can sell funeral plans?
Funerals can be expensive. If no money has been put aside to cover expenses and the value of the estate left behind is low, finding the money to meet funeral expenses can be a burden.
A funeral plan is a way of paying for a future funeral today. Just like taking out life insurance or making a will, a funeral plan is a straightforward way of planning for the future.
A funeral plan lets you make the arrangements for a funeral and pay towards the costs in advance. It puts you in control.
Funeral plans are designed to enable you to contribute to your funeral both financially and emotionally, and help your family through the difficult time immediately after your death.
A funeral plan is a contract where the plan provider agrees to provide a funeral on the death of the customer.