Burial Insurance for Seniors over 70 Ultimate Guide

The first thing to understand is that there is no one best company or policy for burial insurance for seniors over 70. It all depends on your specific needs.

If you are looking for a parent or are ages 60 or 80 you can read more in those guides.

For a fully comprehensive guide on what is a burial insurance policy, you can check out our other article here: What is a Burial Insurance Policy?

It is final expense life insurance in short, this type of insurance is meant to cover the funeral cost. The insurance is designed specifically to cover end of life expenses for a funeral and burial.

Your unique needs for how these policies will be used when you or your loved one passes away will affect the monthly premiums to the death benefit. The end goal is typically the same to pay for your funeral.

This all factors into the life insurance rates you would see. A $20,000 policy will be a much different price than a $10,000 policy, good health also will play a factor.

The other important goal is to secure a whole life policy not a term life insurance policy or even a universal life insurance policy.

Whole life insurance is designed for end-of-life final expenses. The whole life can be used for anything from burial, cremation, paying off debts, or leaving your family with extra money.

It’s that final way for you to show your loved ones how much you cared! Now there are in this guide we are going to go over the key factors of picking the right life insurance company for you and your unique situation.

If you are over 70 and looking for burial insurance stay away from these companies Colonial, Opencare, Globe, AARP, AAA, Trustage, ASB, National Family.

Burial’s range from $8,000 to $12,000 Where as Cremations range from $3,000 to $5,000!

For a more in-depth look into funeral expenses, you can see average rates here.

Quick Tip: for quick life insurance quotes fill out the form to your right.

You can speak with one of our agents, you will see burial insurance quote’s in Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Texas and any other state nationwide. We do business in all 50 states. We can help you get insurance in Indiana, California, Nevada or anywhere in the US.

It is not just about the lowest burial insurance quote it is also about the best rate for your specific health class. We help 90% of our clients get approved for immediate benefits for this type of life insurance regardless of some moderate medical conditions..

You see many people think just because they have some sort of health condition like diabetes, High blood pressure, or even some medication for depression that they cannot get coverage or even worse they think they cannot get day one level coverage.

So their idea of having a great insurance plan in place for their family goes out the window.

Were here to tell you that it is possible to get great life insurance for seniors even with preexisting health conditions. Getting approved is quick and easy and will give your family the peace of mind they deserve.

How to Find the Best Burial Insurance for Seniors over 70

Burial insurance is simple it does not have to be complicated when it comes to permanent life insurance as with any product or service to find the very best you need to work with the experts like our insurance agents. This is lifelong coverage that will protect your family.

Over 70 life insurance is what the term burial insurance for seniors over 70 actually means.

That is the bottom line to finding the best life insurance coverage. Now the reason for this is the fact that our expert-level training enables us to find you day-one coverage depending on your health conditions because the best burial insurance comes down to a few specific things.

  1. Is there a waiting period?
  2. Is the premium the lowest monthly rate possible?
  3. Is the company A-rated and been in business for a long time?
  4. Do the premiums ever Increase?
  5. Does the coverage ever decrease?

Those are the key questions to ask about this specific product. Again since this insurance is a type of permanent coverage all of the above should be answered with a “no” except for the waiting period because if your health conditions are too severe a waiting period may be your only option in some cases.

This type of coverage is guaranteed issue whole life insurance. Now when it comes to burial insurance for seniors over 70 you are either going to qualify for a waiting period or non waiting period. It depends on the life insurance offerings from the carrier.

That being said the terms and conditions of the policy contract should reflect the questions above. The policy would also state if the death benefit is tax free and if there is any additional accidental death coverage.

Keep in mind you can also get this funeral cover for parents over 70 if you have an insurable interest in them.

You can see real-time burial insurance quotes for seniors over 70 by filling out the form to your right and we will provide some in this article.

We have covered burial insurance for seniors over 70 at each individual age. Click any of the links below to read more.

Is this Insurance the Best option for Seniors?

In short yes it is, the best reason being is that carriers like ours have an A rating or better. Now obtaining a rating like that does not happen overnight it is obtained over doing great business with happy customers over a long period of time.

Burial insurance for seniors over 70 will pay for everything related to expenses from a loved ones death. It will cover the burial plot and any left over debts like credit cards or medical bills.

Also, our carriers have a long-standing track record of paying a death benefit within 24 – 48 hours of receiving a death certificate. So your family will receive this payout quickly and be able to make the funeral arrangements.

No owing the funeral home money or trying to find a loan!

Some people believe they could set aside money in a separate account for when that inevitable day comes. The truth is:

  1. That Day is unexpected!
  2. Even if you build the account to that level it can take 2-4 weeks for it to payout!

Funeral homes are not known for waiting on money. That is why a policy with a quick payout is always the best option especially for seniors on a fixed income.

So when it comes to funeral insurance for seniors and especially funeral insurance for seniors over 70, this program is perfect.

Burial Insurance to Avoid

What to AvoidReason
Term life InsurancePremiums increase after 5 years. Coverage ends after 80. Term Terminates
Pre-paid funeral plansExpensive & Do not Travel with you if Death Occurs outside of State
Universal life insuranceTied with stocks used more for Inevstments
No health questions Asked policiesWith 2-year waiting period & more Expensive
Plans offering "gimmick rates"$9.95 per unit plans or $1 buys $100,000 coverage
Over priced plansInsurance from TV and Spam mail with false advertising
Plans that accept mail-in paymentsHigh Risk of Payment Failure & Policy Lapse
Plans that accept Direct ExpressHigh Chance of Lapse due to missed Payment
Plans that accept Credit CardsHigh Chance of Lapse due to missed Payment

Burial Insurance that is Best

PARAMOUNTQUOTE PLAN BENEFITSINCLUDES
Day One CoverageYES
Rates NEVER Go upYES
Policy Coverage NEVER DecreasesYES
Easy Underwriting & ApprovalYES
No Medical Exams RequiredYES
Same Day Instant ApprovalYES
Death Claims Pay QuicklyYES
Builds cash value over timeYES
Coverage Up To Age 85YES

Does this insurance have a waiting period?

In short, no unless your health is extremely poor. We pride ourselves on our high level of training, our agents are trained to know all the in’s and out’s of these companies to get someone with what may not be the greatest of health day one level coverage and if not a graded or modified benefit, the bottom line is ACCEPTANCE IS GUARANTEED!

For Example:

Our training tells us that John age 70 COPD diagnosed over 2 years ago that just has a prescribed nebulizer and no other health issues can be approved for day one level coverage. Not all companies will approve this but certain companies that we work with a will and that would be exactly where our agents would place you or your loved one.

Now our training also tells us Susan age 70 with COPD and an amputated leg from diabetes from 2 years ago with a few more health issues would be accepted just into a guaranteed issue policy with a 2-year limited benefits period. In the 1st year typically if death occurs the beneficiary will receive the premiums paid into the policy plus 10% depending on the company which is still an excellent benefit!

Again acceptance is guaranteed.

Does this insurance require a medical exam?

No there is no exam required just a few health questions either on a health interview over the phone with the carrier or just on the application with a voice signature. These are simplified issue plans which makes applying fast and approval within minutes!

We see clients all the time asking about life insurance for seniors over 70 no medical exam because in the past they have taken one for past policies most notably term policies.

American Amicable Best Burial Insurance Rates

American Amicable Burial Insurance Rates   
Age$10,000 Coverage Male Non Tobacco Monthly Rate$10,000 Coverage Male Tobacco Monthly Rate$10,000 Female Non Tobacco Monthly Rate$10,000 Female Tobacco Monthly Rate
50$31.64$40.59$26.6631.28
55$40.03$50.00$33.69$38.62
60$47.05$60.56$38.26$45.77
65$59.74$76.06$47.05$57.70
70$78.79$98.31$60.38$72.18
75$108.01$132.48$81.73$94.42
80$155.82181.75$113.68$135.19
85$221.31$257.57$166.02$210.43

Can an agency help me with purchasing life insurance for myself or a family member?

Absolutely! The family member you are purchasing the policy for would have to be present with you for a voice signature at the time of applying. If you are purchasing for just yourself it would just be a quick voice signature.

Here’s how the process works:

Fill out the form to your right and you will receive a call from one of our agents and they would confirm some basic information as well as confirm the health conditions for you or your loved one. Then our agent would do a 3-way call with you and the carrier for voice signature or depending on the carrier just do a quick voice signature and receive confirmation and approval in minutes.

The form to your right will show you how much life insurance for a 70 year old would be with top A-rated carriers.

Quick Q/A

“How much does life insurance cost for a 70 year old?”

It would depend on age, health, and geographical location to get an exact price but a ballpark figure would be for $10,000 – $20,000 around $70 – $100 monthly.

“Is cremation cheaper than burial?”

Yes in most cases across the board cremation is more affordable.

“Who is burial insurance for?”

Burial Insurance is largely for seniors on a low or fixed income but is available for everyone.

Final Expense Insurance for Seniors over 70 Coverage Amounts & Additional Benefits

Picking your coverage amount depends on what your ultimate goal is for protecting your family. If you just want to make sure a burial is covered you would want to get a $15,000 death benefit policy.

Now if you want to make sure a burial is covered and leave behind an extra cushion for your family we recommend getting the maximum senior benefits of $30,000 – $40,000. This is why this type of funeral insurance for over 70 is so beneficial.

It fills different needs instead of a “one size fits all” approach.

In addition to this many burial life insurance for seniors over 70 policies have extra policy riders that can be included as well. These can add additional accidental coverage or living benefits to your policy. Policy riders are great for burial insurance for seniors over 70.

A highlight of this is the Automatic Premium Loan Provision.

The automatic premium loan provision is designed to pay your premiums for you with the cash value of your policy if you become disabled or terminally ill.

Best Final Expense Insurance Companies for Seniors over 70

The best burial insurance companies are always going to have 2 very important factors.

  • An A-Rating
  • A Perfect Track Record

If a company does not have these 2 factors we highly recommend staying away from any funeral policy over 70 they offer. The reason being is getting an A rating means the carrier is highly rated and if an insurance company cannot get an A rating they are not worth your time.

This is how you separate the fakers from the makers for burial insurance for seniors over 70.

The best carriers that can offer you the best funeral plan for over 70 are as follows:

We work with all of these carriers. To see pricing for their policies and to speak with one of our agents fill out the form to your right.

Life Insurance for Parents Over 70 Pricing

We get clients on a daily basis wanting to help their parents get coverage. This is why we specialize in burial insurance for seniors over 70 and have helped many young adults get their parents covered.

When it comes to life insurance over 70 pricing it can vary depending on your parent’s health, lifestyle, and gender. In most cases, a female’s rates would be cheaper than a male’s rates because females are known to live longer.

Pretty tough break if you are a male huh? Now your health is also a factor if you have moderate health conditions that may increase your rate. This is something one of our agents would go over with you about your parents at the time of their application. Again the 2 most notable factors are age and health.

This is why it is crucial to work with an independant agency that specializes in burial insurance for seniors over 70. This guarantees you will be protected from your parent’s final expenses and get the best life insurance rates available for them.

For example’s sake life insurance for 70 year old man in perfect health for $10,000 with Greek Catholic Union would be $70.88 a month.

That would be the price for one of our top rated carriers if they can qualify for life insurance for 70 year old male.

We have a few more example rates below.

For a more accurate quote and to see what they qualify for fill out the form to your right.