Prepaid Funeral Cover

Prepaid Funeral Cover is a short term funeral plan that ensures you and your family are financially covered at the time of your death. You pay the premium up front, and are covered for 6 or 12 months, depending on the plan you choose.

This funeral plan is perfect if you don’t want to worry about monthly premiums and would like to pay for cover with a single payment.

The Prepaid Funeral Cover could be the right choice if you:

  • Want cover for yourself (as a main member) and your immediate family (wife/husband and up to 5 children)
  • You and your spouse are younger than 60 years old, when you join
  • Have children younger than 18 years old (21, if registered as a full time student)
  • Don’t have a regular income and don’t want to pay a monthly debit order
  • Are an Absa customer with access to an Absa ATM or Cellphone Banking
What you get?
  • A choice of cover for 6 or 12 months
  • Financial cover to the value of R3 000 or R5 000
  • Monthly debit orders are avoided; you can purchase the cover up front when it is convenient for you
  • After purchase, accidental death cover is available to your family (from the next midnight)
  • A short waiting period of 3 months for death resulting from natural causes
How it works
  • Prepaid funeral cover can be purchased from an Absa ATM or via Cellphone Banking
  • Cover is only available for the term you choose, you can renew it at an Absa ATM or through Cellphone Banking by choosing ‘Renew existing policy’
  • You will receive an SMS confirming your policy
  • Within 3 days we will contact you to confirm your family details and to ensure that no underwriting is required
  • All the relevant funeral cover policy documents will be mailed to you for your records
  • When you funeral policy is about to expire, we will send you an SMS to remind you
How to purchase Prepaid Funeral Cover

Cellphone Banking using

  • Log onto Cellphone Banking by entering your access account number and PIN
  • Select the 'Prepaid' option and then the 'Purchase' option from the menu displayed
  • Select the ‘Activate funeral cover’ option from the drop down selection

Cellphone Banking using *120*2272#

  • Dial *120*2272# (ABSA) from your cellphone
  • Select ‘Funeral cover’ from the menu and follow the prompts to complete the purchase

Absa ATM

  • Visit an Absa ATM and insert your card, select your language and enter your PIN
  • Select 'Prepaid' and then ‘Prepaid Funeral Cover’
  • Choose to ‘Activate a new policy’ and choose your cover option
  • Enter your contact details and then select a payment option
How to make a claim
  • Visit your nearest Absa Branch where a consultant will help you
  • Bring along your valid ID, the ID of the deceased person and the original death certificate

Contact Funeral Cover

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