Life Insurance and Final Expenses

Posted on March 22, 2009 and updated June 22, 2010 in Life Insurance Canada News 3 min read

Life Insurance can be an ideal way for Canadians to create peace of mind when searching for alternatives to cover final expenses.

For the purpose of this article let’s exclude big ticket items like paying off a mortgage or line of credit. For a full analysis of your insurance needs you can visit the attached link How Much Life Insurance Do You Need

Final expense costs – consist primarily of burial expenses.  The Canadian Press reported the average funeral in Canada cost about $7500 but that does not include the cost of a cemetery plot and monument, according to figures compiled by the board of Funeral Services.

Most Permanent life insurance policies have a minimum face amount of $10,000 to $25,000.  Premiums are generally level for life and many policies can be paid up in a limited number of years. Best of all the money is paid out tax free.

When is the best time to take out a life insurance policy? As soon as possible. 

The reason being the cost of obtaining life insurance increases as you get older and depending on your health you may be placed in a different risk classification due to certain illnesses as you age. Sample pricing is below:

Male 40 Non-Smoker

  1. $25,000 Term 100 – $20.99 a month

  2. $25,000 20 Pay – $28.71 a month

Male 65 Non-Smoker

  1. $25,000 Term 100 – $75.25 a month

  2. $25,000 20 Pay – $89.82 a month

Term 100

  • Fixed Premiums

  • Lifetime Protection

20 Pay

  • Fixed premiums and policy is fully paid up after 20 years

  • Lifetime Protection

If you would like me to design a plan for your particular situation please contact me at  1.866.899.4849 or visit our instant quote page Life Insurance Quote

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Pao Vang
Pao Vang

I am interested in how final expense insurance works, I am license in Health and Life, and was wondering how the your companies compensates its agents,

Mary Ann ragozzino
Mary Ann ragozzino

I want a quote for both term and whole for 200,000.i am a non smoker always have been born ….. ,.no cancer,diabtetes etc.please advise

Helen
Helen

I have life insurance coverage for $100,000. If I increase it by $20,000 how much would be the monthly premium? Thanks

Maher
Maher

I am 73 years old. male. non-smoker. non=dronher. I would like to have insurance for final expenses.
$20,000. How much will be my monthly premiumÉ Please advise. Thanks

sue
sue

Exactly what does a final expense policy cover? Isn’t it safer to pay a funeral home?

Alex
Alex

53 year old male smoker….final expenses 15,000$. Please give a quote for the monthly premium.
Thank you