Nehawu knows that when one is young and healthy, you won’t think of planning for the future. And for many, planning for one’s funeral is an unwelcome obligation toward that inevitable event – death.

However, the plans you make will determine the outcome of events when you or a family member passes away. Nehawu also knows that.

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has a Funeral Benefit scheme; a burial plan which provides its members with affordable, comprehensive burial benefits for the principal member and extended family members. They also offer other benefits such as the repatriation of dead bodies back home.

A Funeral Plan for One is a Funeral Plan for All

NehawuNehawu trade union offers burial plans designed for all members of the union, but they also offer other added benefits such as the repatriation of mortal remains as well as 24/7 access to counselling and antiretroviral therapy.

Nehawu offers its members the Plus Plan, the Max Plan and the Super Max Plan. With Nehawu, any immediate family member who wants to join a scheme can’t be older than 65 years of age.

The policyholder and his spouse need to be below the age of 65 to be eligible for cover. Children up to the age of 21 can be in the policy and up to the age of 25 if the child is still a student. When submitting claims to Nehawu, you submit a claim form along with the relevant supporting documents within six months of the person’s death.

These documents are:

  • a signed claim form
  • police report in the event of unnatural death
  • certified copy of claimants ID document
  • a certified copy of deceased ID document
  • certified copy if the deceased’s death certificate
  • a copy of BI 1663 form
  • proof of banking details
  • recent salary slips
  • an affidavit by the claimant confirming relationship dependency of the deceased.


MHA Management Holdings started in 1996, and they are an authorised Financial Services Provider offering advice and other services in the insurance industry.

They are also the appointed administrator of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union Funeral Benefit Scheme.  They handle some 144 000 policies under the administration of MHA and NHB Administrators and about 400 000 dependents and extended dependents under their Funeral Schemes.

Added Benefits of Nehawu funeral cover

MHA wants to provide products and services which provide solutions for their particular target market. There are added benefits with the Immediate Xtra Cover Policy and these include among others repatriation services where the body is collected and transported from the hospital or mortuary free of charge. Their focus is always to develop new product lines such as better Funeral Schemes for groups and individuals.

MHA also has a Call Centre which utilises top technologies in order to process funeral claims quickly and efficiently. They know too well that accurate data capture and record keeping is critical at a time when people are emotional and distraught.

MHA believe the quality funeral scheme administration and the timeous handling of membership enquiries and claims as well as the payment of claims guarantees confidence in their funeral services. They want their funeral policyholders to get all the help they can get to bury their family members in dignity and peace.

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All info was correct at time of publishing