Rest easy knowing you’re all covered.

We don’t like to talk about it but it’s best to take care of funeral cover before it’s too late, and give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. 

The Offering

Our funeral plan includes single member, family and extended family benefit options. New and existing Telkom customers will have access to different cover options, which will determine the premiums.
Our 5 different cover levels start from R10 000 to R70 000:

Who we cover

The minimum entry age for a main member and spouse are 18, and the maximum is 64, and children may enter the cover from birth until 21. Children above the age of 21 can be added to the cover as Extended Family. You may add Extended Family to your cover from birth until the age of 74. 


The funeral plan covers a single member, a spouse and up to 8 children. If, as a main member, you have more than 8 children, you may cover them in the Extended Family option, which covers up to 14 family members. Cover levels for children are capped by the law and cannot exceed the following levels:

Children 6-13: R50 000

Children 0-5 (incl. stillborn): R20 000

Burial Services

In the event of your death, the funeral plan will cover your burial services up to the maximum of your plan’s cover if your claim is taken through one of our funeral parlour partners – which will amount to up to 20% more value for you.

Our preferred service provider will provide the following burial services for each of the available packages: 

Matters of Estate:

In addition to pairing with our preferred burial partners, we can assist with the winding up of the deceased estate, the cost of which is included in your premiums. 

Waiting periods:

In the case of accidental death, there is no waiting period. A six-month waiting period applies in the case of a natural death. 

Accidental death Cover benefit:

Only a main member and their spouse qualify for the additional accidental death cover benefit on the Family Funeral benefit.

A child’s accidental death can only be paid as a the equivalent of amaximum natural death amount. This means there will be no additional benefit paid.

Telkom Funeral Plan, underwritten by Guardrisk Life Limited, a licenced insurer with Registration Number 1999/019322/06 and an authorised Financial Services Provider with FSP No 76.

The Small Print.

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