A seam­less fi­nal trip home with Homelink Cover

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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 info@dups­group.com, 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.

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