Insurers, this is how you end up with corpses at your doorstep

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Insurers, this is how you end up with corpses at your doorstep

Lack of payment for valid claims leaves bereaved families to scramble up money for funerals that cannot wait

Consumer journalist

More funeral policies are sold in SA than any other form of insurance, but in many cases claims are not paid by the time the funerals must be held, meaning the grieving family has to loan money, at huge interest rates, to pay for it.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made things a whole lot worse.

SA has one of the highest Covid-19 death tolls in the world, with “excess deaths” — the difference in the total number of deaths in a crisis compared to those expected under normal conditions — exceeding 220,000...

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