Causes of death in Australia

Recently the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data on the causes of death in Australia for 2017. In total there were 160,909 deaths this year, with 82,858 being males and 78,051 females. The leading cause of death for females in 2017 was Dementia and Alzheimer disease (11%) while for males it was Coronary Heart … Read more

Funeral Insurance News – August 2018

Two funeral insurance companies were called to give evidence in Round 4 of The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, Experiences with financial entities in regional and remote communities. Submissions centred on the appropriateness of products, the non-disclosure that the total premiums of a policy could be more than … Read more

The Sureplan Story

Sureplan is different to other companies that offer funeral insurance in Australia. Believe it or not there are 14 companies offering funeral insurance in Australia according to research company Canstar, including Sureplan   The other 13 are all for-profit life insurance companies whereas Sureplan is a mutual life insurer.  Being a mutual friendly society, Sureplan has … Read more