A seamless final trip home with Homelink Cover
This funeral plan enables Swazis living abroad, and foreign nationals residing in Swaziland to be buried in their birth countries. Without a funeral plan in place, bringing the remains of a loved one home can be an absolute nightmare because of the heavy costs involved.
The Homelink Cover Plan is a topic we have discussed a few times before on this platform, but following persistent queries from our customers, we have decided to revisit it.
This funeral plan enables Swazis living abroad, and foreign nationals residing in Swaziland to be buried in their birth countries. Without a funeral plan in place, bringing the remains of a loved one home can be an absolute nightmare because of the heavy costs involved. Money has to be put together to buy a casket, pay for transport for the deceased, food for mourners, and several other expenses that keep leaping from somewhere. The usual scenario is that relatives have to pool resources together to come up with the required sum, and that is not easy on anyone. Many people get into debt as a result of funeral costs, and that is not the best way to celebrate the life of a loved that just passed. Funerals are painful events, but they are also a time to celebrate the life we shared with the departed. That is why a segment of the programme is devoted to eulogies. If it were permissible, some relatives would be brutally honest and say, “My dear, your death has really cost us and left us much poorer. Didn’t you ever hear of funeral policies at all?” However, people will dwell on the positive, even as they feel how light their pocket have become as a result of a loved one who passed on without making arrangements for the inevitable day.
Some people believe a Homelink policy would expensive to service, but premiums start from as little as E55 for a payout of up to E50 000. Having one will guarantee that the casket, transport, and a pay-out is available to cover the other smaller expenses. It ensures that you get a dignified funeral without costing anyone a cent. Your relatives just need to sit and reflect on your life while Dups does all the hard work. We will assist with obtaining a death certificate as well as other related procedures prior to, during, and after the funeral. The remains will be seamlessly transported to a funeral home nearest the burial place, and we take care of all liaisons with the said funeral home. Someone from Zimbabwe was making funeral policy queries after what she said was a very messy trip home of a relative that passed away
without a policy. They hired transport from and paid prior to the trip. Along the way they were requested to pay for fuel, which they had been told would be covered by the sum they had already paid. Other people have been known to make their lifeless relatives sit on public transport as if they are sleeping, in an effort to smuggle the remains to places of burial to avoid the prohibitive cost of transporting them appropriately.
We have improved the Homelink policy to allow those who register for it to get cash back if they faithfully pay their premiums for three consecutive years without ever making a claim. What this means is that you can get half of all the premiums paid back to you, and it is entirely your choice what to do with the money.
Also, you get a choice of whether you want to register for payment of premiums with cash back or premiums without cash back. No medical examination is required for you to be able to register for the policy. Many Swazis have relatives outside the country; please alert them about the availability of this policy by sharing this information with them. Please get in touch with us on 2505 2028 to find out more about the Homelink Cover Plan. You can also send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/dups or on Twitter @dupsinsurance or
pay us a visit at our offices in Manzini, Matata, Matsapha, Simunye, Nhlangano, Mbabane, Piggs Peak and Siteki.