As an optional extra, Sureplan's Body Transportation Funeral Fund offers protection for you, should you die away from your place of residence.
For a 'once only' premium of $250.00 this funeral fund offers the benefit of paying for the transportation and any other related preparation, containment or documentation costs up to a maximum of $3,000 should you die within Australia outside a 70 km radius from your place of residence. For the first 24 months of membership a benefit will only be paid in the event of accidental death only i.e. not as a result if illness, natural causes or suicide.
The 'once only' premium is not refundable after the expiration of the 30 day 'cooling off' period. Sureplan requires independent evidence of the costs incurred from a third party such as the Funeral Director.
The benefit will be limited to actual expenses incurred in transporting your body in a conventional manner from your place of death to your chosen funeral director, in reasonable proximity to your place of residence.
To be eligible to join this fund, you must be less than 85 years of age, and either a member of the Sureplan Family Fund or Sureplan Gold. In the event that you change your place of residence you must advise Sureplan Friendly society in writing (signed by the member) of your new residential address as soon as possible.
As a member, you pay only the $250.00 joining fee. Stamp duty may apply to your contribution and the rate of stamp duty payable varies from State to State, and if payable, will be paid by the Society.
The Fund's authorised investment strategies are the same as for Sureplan Gold.