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

One way to reduce the effect of the Assets Test Changes coming on 1 January 2017

The Government has announced changes to the Assets Test that will apply to pension entitlements from 1 January 2017. There will be an increase in the Asset test free thresholds which will allow for an estimated 50,000 more Australians to qualify for a full pension (“SuperGuide” – June 2016).However, the rate at which a pension … Read more

Taking Control

Baby Boomers Taking Control Funeral directors are reporting that there is a trend with Baby Boomers to preplan their funeral arrangements and, unlike previous generations, customise the arrangements to reflect their personality and lifestyle. Examples of this include having the coffin draped in their favourite footy team’s colours, the playing of their favourite songs and … Read more

Missing a Payment

Missing a payment with your funeral insurance plan can have dire consequences With some funeral insurance plans the missing of a monthly payment, and then subsequently falling into arrears by 60 days, can result in the policy being cancelled.  When a policy is cancelled, or lapsed as it is known, the policy holder normally receives … Read more