Independent advice on private healthcare
Who are funeral plans for?
- 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 a funeral plan?
- What is not covered?
- Which plan is right for me?
- Who can buy a plan?
- Who can sell funeral plans?
Although funeral plans tend to be mostly bought by those over fifty, at a younger age, planning your funeral is not likely to be high on your agenda.
But funeral plans are for people of any age, so it is possible to start planning at any time. Planning at a young age does have its disadvantages; most young people will not die for many decades, and it is important to consider that your funeral company may no longer be in business when you die. You, or your family, may also be concerned that aspects of your plan, such as your coffin, will be discontinued or old-fashioned over time, or your tastes may change.