Independent advice on private healthcare
Who can buy a 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 a funeral plan?
- What is not covered?
- Which plan is right for me?
- Who are funeral plans for?
- Who can sell funeral plans?
Anyone can buy a pre-paid plan for themselves - or for a partner, child, family member or friend. Few have any age limits below which you cannot buy. But on whole of life insurances, few will sell cover to people under 50.
There are no medicals, no medical questions and no health restrictions.
Some funeral plan providers have developed special plans for younger people, with the option of upgrading or changing them in decades to come.