Final Expense Insurance

Final expense insurance is a type of life insurance that helps seniors cover end-of-life bills, such as funeral expenses and healthcare.

If you don’t have a final expense life insurance plan in place for these bills, your loved ones will be responsible for them by default. Funeral costs are expensive, and there are probably more costs than you were aware of.

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the national median cost for a funeral with a burial is $7,181. The national median cost for a funeral with cremation is $6,078.

That doesn’t include other end-of-life costs, such as healthcare and legal expenses. Here’s a list of items you might be responsible for immediately following death:

  • End-of-life healthcare
  • Outstanding mortgage/car loan
  • Credit card debt
  • Household expenses, such as utilities
  • Legal expenses, such as probate
  • Travel and lodging for out-of-state family to attend your funeral
  • Funeral home
  • Removal and transfer of remains
  • Embalming and preparation
  • Hearse and service car
  • Cemetery/burial plot
  • Casket
  • Burial vault/grave liner
  • Cremation
  • Flower arrangements
  • Obituary
  • Grave marker
  • Catering
 

Final Expense Insurance Rates

Final expense insurance plans are meant to be used for end-of-life costs. Because of this, the benefit value is generally lower than other permanent life insurances.

For example, it’s very common to purchase a final expense policy that has about a $15,000 benefit.

Be warned, however, that most companies allow you purchase a policy with a very small benefit. For example, $3,000 is the minimum benefit amount with one of the carriers we represent. Be careful that you don’t underestimate your final expense costs. A $3,000 policy is not nearly enough to cover the most basic of funerals.

While everyone is unique, it can help to see a few final expense insurance rates.

Please view these as examples only. Your own health, age, location, and tobacco-use will determine what you’re eligible for as well as what your final expense rates will be.

 

Example 1

  • 70-year-old female
  • Non-tobacco user
  • Located in Kansas
  • $15,000 benefit

Final expense insurance rates range from $70.82-$127.89 per month.

 

Example 2

  • 67-year-old male
  • Non-tobacco user
  • Located in Utah
  • $15,000 benefit

Final expense insurance rates range from $72.32-$154.82 per month.

 

Example 3

  • 74-year-old female
  • Tobacco user
  • Located in Kansas
  • $15,000 benefit

Final expense insurance rates range from $108.56-$217.08 per month.

 

Example 4

  • 65-year-old male
  • Tobacco user
  • Located in Utah
  • $25,000 benefit

Final expense insurance rates range from $144.65-$340.83 per month.

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