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  • Simplified funeral cover
  • 100% online process
  • No medical exam

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About Simply

Founded in 2015, Simply is an insurer that entered the market with a desire to shake things up a bit and help South Africans get the life, disability, and funeral cover that they need to set themselves and their families up for life.

Mission to help South Africans win at life

Simply believes that by simplifying their products and making them more affordable they can help change the financial futures of millions of people and they’ve certainly got off on a good foot. Their mission is simply to achieve great change one policy at a time.

They’ve managed to achieve this by focusing on simplifying and streamlining their products and services to reduce the cost of insurance overall and translate this into real, tangible benefits to customers.

Policies are underwritten by Old Mutual

As new players in the term insurance market, Simply is backed up by Old Mutual Alternative Risk Transfer Limited (OMART). This not only means that you can rest assured that your finances are in good hands but that you’re dealing with a company that has a lot of support and knows what it’s doing.

Innovation that has led to change

With Simply you can get a complete insurance quote using their chatbot, and apply for cover 100% online without having to speak to anyone. If you’re looking for life or funeral cover from a provider that wants to do things in a new, modern way that will save you time and money, Simply is just the right partner for you.

Enjoy the Simply blog

Whether it’s an informative piece about saving big by taking out group cover or an informative discussion about various labour law and related matters, you can enjoy an informative blog that’s packed with real, practical advice that you can lean on in your time of need.

Simply Services

Simply Offers you and your family an affordable and flexible funeral policy with cover of up to R50,000 for you and your spouse.

Children between 14 and 21 also get 100% cover while newborns and children up to 14 get 50% cover with newborns to children aged 6 having cover capped at R10,000.

What a Funeral plan offers

A funeral policy will pay out a lump sum to the listed beneficiaries in the event that the main policy holder or any other family member (or your domestic worker) who was added to the policy passes away.

This lump sum will generally be paid out within 24 hours which means family members will have access to cash immediately to cover the generally expensive costs of a funeral. Funeral costs include things such as a burial plot, casket or coffin, a tombstone, grave services, funeral home services, catering, and venue hire.

Repatriation benefit explained

Simply will pay for the remains of a loved one to be repatriated to South Africa and cover the cost of things such as locating the deceased, accommodation for the next of kin who will have to travel to identify the body, repatriation, referral to an undertaker and help with all the documents. These documents will be required to allow the body to be transported across the border.

Family Life cover that offers three benefits

Simply also offer a life insurance policy that includes life cover of up to R2 million, disability cover of up to R2 million, and funeral cover with a maximum payout of R50,000. The added funeral plan simply ensures that should anything happen to you or any covered family members, cash is quickly made available to ensure the costs of a funeral can be covered. You can also add extended family members to your funeral policy.

Simply – Funeral Cover

  • Product Funeral Cover
  • Who can be covered
    You can cover yourself and your family, your domestic worker and your staff
  • Calculator
    Use the calculator on the website to help you budget and see how much cover you can afford

Benefits of Simply

  • All inclusive cover - Cover from Simply is more than just funeral cover. You can get cover from just R89 a month for life cover, work related disability and family funeral cover 
  • No paperwork - you can receive your quote and buy your cover completely online
  • No medicals - You do not need to get a medical to qualify for cover 

Choose your ideal cover and apply online

Whether you want to take out a funeral policy only or you’d like to combine your life, disability, and funeral cover in one package, you can quickly and easily apply on Simply’s website. They’ve made it quick and easy to get a quote online and then also purchase the desired policy in just three simple steps.

Apply for Life cover with a funeral benefit 

The first step is to get an insurance quote to find out how much you’ll have to pay for your life cover. The next step is to answer three health-related questions, and finally, you will need to provide your banking details. This is all you have to do to secure life cover with Simply!

Get Funeral cover for your domestic worker 

You can also add your domestic worker to your policy and ensure that they’re covered should they pass away. This will not only ensure that they can enjoy a dignified funeral but that their family isn’t left to worry about how they will come up with the money for the funeral.

Group Life and Funeral cover

Simply also offer group cover for employees of a large organization. This product offers cover for either or any combination of funeral, disability, and life cover and amounts can be adjusted as per the needs of your organization and employees.

A little more information

While Simply pride themselves in being able to help people secure life, disability, and funeral cover online with no paperwork and no delays, you can also request a callback or contact them telephonically for a little more personalized help.

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

February 2021

Packages so cheap I even added my domestic worker to my list.

Piet K
— Mthatha —

October 2021

Simply is really one of the most simplest ways to get funeral cover fast.

Dylan P
— Randburg —

Simply Contact

Physical Address

  • 3rd Floor, Grove Exchange 9 Grove Ave, Claremont Cape Town Western Cape 7708 South Africa
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday – Closed
  • Sunday – Closed