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What is Final Expense Insurance?

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Final expense insurance, also mentioned in some of the capabilities as funeral insurance, is designed to help cover expenses resulting families of the death of a loved one.

Funeral costs can only be as high as $ 25,000 or more likely, and incidental expenses such as medical expenses not covered by health insurance, as well as federal and state taxes and / or other bills the deceased's name can be added, having a number of families in what is already an extremely difficult and challenging time emotionally.


 By choosing to purchase final expense insurance, you can save your family most of these expenses, and, moreover, this policy also lets you specify the details of funeral and burial, including the type of service and casket you prefer.According to the Funeral Directors Association national consumer interest in pre-planning of funerals has been increasing steadily over the past 30 years, but recently, perhaps as many baby boomers who are near the retirement age, the industry has focused on the pre funding of such ceremonies. Traditionally, funerals were funded trusts, which are especially complicated fix, but not lead to tax liabilities and may be complicated if the purchaser of a trust decides to move out of state.To combat these problems, some consumers create what is called final expense insurance policies of expenditure, ie, complementary policies beyond its basic policies of life insurance with coverage limits of small, sometimes known as the face amounts usually about $ 10,000 to cover funeral expenses.

 The American Association of Retired Persons AARP reports that funerals and burials of high rank among the most expensive purchases that older Americans do. For an adult burial, the average cost of $ 4,000 to $ 5,000, not including overtime or funeral expenses.On land the funeral can cost an additional $ 3,500 or more, depending on the state in which the burial takes place, and other factors.What all this means is that the traditional amount reserved $ 10,000 in trust for funeral and burial expenses is simply not enough, and pay a typical funeral may require funds of the deceased life insurance. Unfortunately, this trend is becoming too frequent.

 Final expense insurance policies are individualized expenses, which usually means that anything can be included in them, unless your policy is subject to a specific dollar amount, the highest of which are typically $ 25,000.The types of services and products that can be selected vary according to the policy, as well as by the state, but generally, you can expect to be able to pre purchase and pre-payment of the following: cremation, casket or urn, tombstone , flowers, fabric, hearses and other funeral vehicles, embalming is not required by law unless a public exhibition, but many people opt for it, in any case or covering burial marker from the grave, and digging and filling the grave.

 

 

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