Sun Life Direct

Health insurance company

Funeral Plan: Funeral plans plan from Sun Life Direct

  • You pay a fixed monthly premium into a life insurance policy. Then on your death as long as you've had the plan for at least two years the cash sum will be paid to the Co-operative Funeralcare and the funeral services will be provided.


50 to 80 wanting a cremation – not a burial   


  • Guarantee acceptance  
  • No medical and no health questions
  • Premiums that never change
  • Transfer of deceased within mainland to a resting place within a 50-mile radius
  • Care of the deceased, including embalming
  • Confidential advice on the registration of the death
  • Preparation and distribution of all necessary documentation
  • Liaison with third parties such as doctors, crematorium and minister or officiant to make the funeral arrangements
  • Provision of helpful, appropriate literature and bereavement advice (via professional organisations)
  • 24 / 7 helpline
  • Coffin (lined and fitted) - wood effect with matt finish with flat lid and sides, with nameplate
  • Visiting the chapel of rest at any time (by prior appointment)
  • Hearse and necessary attendants at the funeral
  • Choice of route for funeral procession to/from local crematorium
  • Fees for cremation and service at a local crematorium
  • Doctor's medical certificate fees
  • Minister or officiant’s fee 

Not covered

  • Burial
  • Transportation of the deceased from outside of mainland, including ferry or airfares if necessary
  • Transportation outside the 50-mile
  • Limousine(s) or transport for the family
  • Floral tributes
  • Newspaper notice
  • Refreshments after the funeral
  • Church service
  • A memorial

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Funeral plans