Funeral Insurance reduces the burden on your family after you’ve gone by providing money for your funeral.
Please note that our Funeral Insurance was withdrawn from sale in May 2021.
Rest assured if you have a policy with us, nothing changes and you’re in the right place to learn more about how it works.
If you’re looking to take out a new Funeral Cover policy head over to visit New Zealand Seniors, who offer a similar product and is also issued by Pinnacle Life.
The average cost for a funeral is currently around $8,000 - $10,000 but can vary widely.*
Funeral Insurance provides an amount of cash (that you choose when you take out your policy) to pay for your funeral, or anything else your family needs. Once your beneficiary provides us with documentation we’ll pay the funds within 1 working day, so when the time comes your family will have one thing less to worry about.
Even though you can’t take out a new Funeral Cover policy through Pinnacle Life directly, you might want to check out Seniors Funeral Insurance from New Zealand Seniors which is also issued by Pinnacle Life.
Seniors Funeral Insurance means:
Yes, they simply need to apply. Note that it's the person getting insured who must provide the answers to the health questions on the application form and complete the declaration. When the policy is issued, the insured person will also be the policy owner. If they want to change that, they will need to request an update using the 'change of ownership' form included in the policy.
No, you don’t. You can cancel this policy at any time; however, your payments are not refundable. The only exception is where you have paid either for six or 12 months in advance; in this case, we’ll refund the amount you have pre-paid. The same as for your typical car, contents and health insurance policies.
Information about making a claim can be found here.
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