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Funeral Cover

  • Your premium will decrease by 5% every five years that you have your policy.
  • Funeral cover from $5,000 to $30,000.
  • A payout can be made within 48 hours of a claim being approved.
  • You can apply if you are aged 50-85. If you meet the eligibility criteria, acceptance is guaranteed.

A lot of people are surprised to find out that their family will have to front up with the money to pay for their funeral. That’s because when you die, everything you own may be locked away in your estate, even if you have a will. Therefore, it can take several months before your family receive any money to pay for funeral costs.

When there’s a death in the family, those grieving can often become emotionally fragile. It’s hard enough for everyone to get together and plan a funeral, without the added pressure of working out how the bills will be paid. Particularly when funeral costs can be around $8,000.*

Countdown’s Funeral Cover can make it much easier for your family to cope, allowing them to support each other, celebrate your life, and give you a great send off.

The Funeral Benefit can be paid out within 48 hours of a claim being approved, and it can be spent on whatever is needed. In addition to funeral services, it could be used for any other funeral plans, such as catering or your family’s travel and accommodation.

You can choose funeral cover from $5,000 to $30,000. You can apply if you are aged 50-85. If you meet the eligibility criteria, acceptance is guaranteed. You don't have to answer any medical questions when you apply.

Plus, exclusively with Countdown Insurance, your premiums will reduce by 5% every five years. You can even get a 10% discount on joint applications, which you can take out with a partner, sibling or even a friend. You can even buy a policy covering someone else.

Although the funeral costs might be the last thing you think about when planning your funeral, it might be the most important way to ensure it goes how you’d like it to.

Applying is easy – apply online or call 0800 99 77 00 today.

Reducing premiums

Your premium will drop by 5% every five years that you have your policy.

Payout within 48 hours

A payout can be made within 48 hours of a claim being approved.

Choose cover from $5,000 to $30,000

You can choose the amount of cover that suits your budget, starting from $15 per month.

10% joint policy discount

You can take this policy out with a partner, sibling, or even a friend and save 10% on premiums.

Things you need to know

  • The premium you pay is based on your chosen level of cover, age, gender and smoking status. The minimum cover level and premium available to you will depend on your circumstances.
  • You can apply if you are aged 50-85. If you meet the eligibility criteria, acceptance is guaranteed. You don't have to answer any medical questions when you apply.
  • If you cancel your policy within 30 days, you’ll receive a full refund of premiums paid.
  • Depending on how long you have your policy, you may pay more in premiums than you receive in cover.
  • Before applying we recommend you read the policy wording for full terms and conditions.

 

*Indicative costs, including GST, for a typical burial in New Zealand, according to the Funeral Directors Association. The cost of a funeral varies across New Zealand. For more information about funeral costs in your area, please contact your Funeral Director.

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Policy Wording

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Brochure

Countdown Insurance
is backed by Cigna Life
Insurance New Zealand

Cigna is a leading specialist provider of insurance products and services with over 90 years of insurance experience.