Take care of rising funeral costs with an Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan.
Arranging your funeral now helps save your family worry and money.
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan helps take care of funeral costs and arrangements in advance and is easy to understand and to arrange. By paying ahead now, you can beat inflation with a pre paid funeral plan, because you are paying for future funeral costs at today's prices.
For the terms of membership for the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan, download here.
"Everyone has been most courteous, charming and helpful. Thank you all. We were dreading 'doing this' but we're now totally delighted and thanks to you all we can now relax."
Funeral costs continue to rise each year, it's a trend that is predicted to continue. Plus, the cost of funerals is rising quicker than the interest on many people's savings. But if you buy an Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan, the funeral costs as outlined in the Plan are guaranteed to be covered, no matter how far in the future that may be.
Age UK Funeral Plan was previously known as Age Concern Funeral Plan
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan is offered by Advance Planning Limited, a company incorporated in England and owned by Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited (a subsidiary of Dignity plc). Registered office: Advance Planning Limited, 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AP. Registered in England, number 3292336. Age UK Enterprises Ltd (part of the Age UK Group) is a commercial services arm of Age UK (charity no. 1128267) which donates its net profits to the charity.
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan exists because our customers told us they were concerned about rising funeral costs. Many people think they have funeral costs covered by savings, a life insurance plan or other means. But, with funeral costs rising so steeply and interest rates so low, there is no guarantee and relatives may have to make up the difference in cost. The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan covers cremation funeral costs and arrangements set out in the pre-paid funeral plan.
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan
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Take out a Funeral Plan today and you can be sure that you are dealing with people who want to help. Age UK will only ever recommend a course of action we believe to be of genuine value to our customers. Buying from the Age UK Group helps us make later life a better life.
"I chose you because I feel I can trust you and know that you care. Now I am going to enjoy the time I have left. Thank you for your help"
You have a choice of three Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plans. Choose from Emerald, Ruby or Sapphire. Remember, you can add your own special requests when you wish.
Transport of the deceased to the nominated funeral director's premises within a 40-mile radius (excluding ferry or air fares if necessary)
Confidential and sympathetic advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging a funeral
Suitable for cremation or burial
Funeral director and staff to attend the service
Vehicles to attend the service:
Confidential telephone advice and bereavement counselling service for your family or friends
For a cremation funeral the Plans fully guarantee to cover the essential costs of standard cremation disbursements:
For a burial, the Funeral Plans cannot guarantee to cover the costs as they vary significantly in different parts of the country. A contribution of £1,310 is included in the plans towards burial costs and minister's fees that increase with the Retail Price Index for the Plan duration.
Additional special requests can be added to the Plan at any time. However, some requests may incur an additional charge and may not be covered by the price guarantee. Any costs incurred from these requests will have to be paid for at the time of the funeral. Alternatively, you can pay a contribution in advance for any additional requests with the amount paid being subject to RPI inflation.
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan is offered by Advance Planning Limited, a company incorporated in England and owned by Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited (a subsidiary of Dignity plc). Registered office: Advance Planning Limited, 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AP. Registered in England, no. 3292336.
Age UK is a registered trademark of Age UK. The use of the name and logo Age UK is done so under a licence agreement between Age UK and Age UK Enterprises Limited. Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798). Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales number 3156159. Age UK Enterprises Limited registered office: Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.
You can pay for your Age UK Funeral Plan in one lump sum, or spread the funeral plan costs with one of our monthly instalment options.
The prices of the Funeral Plans are*:
One-off, single payment
12 monthly instalments(total cost over 1 year)
60 monthly instalments(total cost over 5 years)
*Prices valid until 30 November 2015.
For the Terms of Membership for the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan, download here.
'I had phoned other funeral companies before Age UK, but I found Age UK much easier and so helpful that I am so pleased to have your Plan. I feel much more at ease. thank you all'
It's really easy to buy an Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan online. Simply click the 'Buy Online' button at the top of the page and we'll take you to our secure payment site. Once there, you'll be asked to complete a simple form including the Plan holders details, your choice of Plan and chosen payment method (debit or credit card). It will only take a few minutes. Alternatively, please call 0800 022 3243 to speak to one of our UK advisors who can help you through the payment process over the phone.
We’ll send you a Membership Pack within a week or so.
Your Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan doesn’t leave anything to chance. At every step of the way you’re covered by our cast iron guarantee:
We guarantee that once you've paid for the services set out in your Plan, you'll pay no more. When the time comes, all the arrangements that are included in your funeral plan will be taken care of - including the cremation fee, the minister's fees, doctors' fees and Funeral Director's fees.
With the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan, you'll receive a quality funeral from one of our approved Funeral Directors, many whom have been providing a traditional, caring service to families in their local communities for generations.
We guarantee you a full refund if you change your mind about the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan within the first 28 days. Should you decide to cancel at any time after that, a £95 admin fee will be deducted from any refund due.
Funeral Plan payments will be paid directly into The Trust for Age UK Funeral Plans. The Trust places its funds in safe investments, such as Government Gilts and the most secure Corporate Bonds and not the stock market.The Trust is a legally separate and independent organisation from Age UK. The funeral director is not paid until after the funeral has taken place.
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan.
A. We have a choice of pre paid funeral plans available, with different services, so you can choose how you want your funeral to be. Any special requests, such as a favourite hymn or reading can be added.
A. We have a network of over 1,300 caring, professional and trusted funeral directors that provide services for our funeral plan members. When you take out a Plan we will allocate the nearerst funeral director to you, or you may select one from our approved list.
A. It takes just one telephone call from your executor or appointed person to put your funeral plan into action. Everything they need to know is in the Executor Pack we send you.
A. It's very simple. You can purchase it over the phone, online or by post. To apply by post, simply complete your Personal Arrangements Form and send it with your one-off payment. Or if paying by instalments, with your deposit and preferred method of payment.
A. Acceptance to the Age UK Funeral Plan is guaranteed whatever your state of health, as long as you are aged 50 or over.
A. We offer a 28-Day Money-Back Guarantee. If you change your mind within that time, you’ll get a full refund of the money you have paid in. You can still cancel after 28 days, but there is a £95 cancellation fee.
A. The funds for your funeral are held in the Trust for Age UK Funeral Plans, (managed and run independently by M & G Investment Management Ltd). The money is safely held in the Trust Fund and is not lent to any organisation or any individual.
A. The Funeral Directors services set out in the Plan are guaranteed to be covered. Burial costs vary considerably and are not guaranteed by the Plan. There is an index linked contribution in the Plan towards them of £1,310.
A. No matter what happens to funeral costs in the future, the services in your Plan are covered in full. This includes paying for your Funeral Director services, doctors’, minister's and cremation fee. The costs are frozen and guaranteed never to increase.You will still receive the same high quality service you would expect today.
A. If you or the nominee die before all of the instalments have been paid, we will provide the funeral in accordance with this Agreement. Your Personal Representative or the Personal Representative of the nominee will, however, be responsible for paying the outstanding instalments due.
A. The Terms of Membership are available to download at the right hand side of this page.
A. If you move address in the UK, an alternative Nominated Funeral Director will be appointed to you, if appropriate. However, if you wish to remain with the original Nominated Funeral Director, but they are no longer in your local area, an extra mileage fee may be incurred for the use of Funeral Director’s vehicles.
A. Please call our customer service team on 0800 022 3243 to discuss eco-friendly funeral services available in your area.
A. Either complete two personal arrangements forms and each take out a Plan, or you can pay an extra administration fee of £75 to a single Plan with both your names assigned to it. A joint Plan will hold your individual requests, but will be put into action solely on behalf of one of the plan holders only. Call us for more details.
A. Yes‚ as long as they are aged 50 or more. Just follow the simple instructions on the Application Form.
For the Terms of Membership for the Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan, download here
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