My take away is that frankly, what was reported is not “new news.” Guess what? There is inflation in the funeral industry, the FTC makes regulations that are regularly broken by rogues, funeral homes are for profit businesses, funeral home practices have evolved over the years, the advent of the internet and social media are providing more exposure to once limited funeral home information. And, oh yeah; it’s expensive to die.
A.M. Best Company, a global rating agency focused on the insurance industry, announced that it has affirmed Homesteaders Life Company’s financial strength rating of A- (Excellent). “We take very seriously the long-term promises we make to our customers and policy owners every day, and our financial management philosophy is rooted in ensuring we honor those promises,”
It wasn’t until 2012 when blogging made a huge splash in the funeral profession.
But when it did, the most innovative funeral businesses jumped on the bandwagon. And now, nearly three years later, some of these funeral professionals have built their blogging empires up to reach nearly 20,000 funeral professionals around the globe.
Here are our 7 favorite blogs in funeral service:
Last year, Baltimore’s homicide rate hit a four-year high. Yet families such as Vinson’s have few resources to help them heal from the trauma of a relative’s sudden death.
That’s where Annette March-Grier steps in. Her nonprofit in Baltimore helps children and their families cope with grief.
There’s a reason why top funeral home owners, managers and professional staff eager to march up the ladder invest their time and money to come to the Funeral Service Business Plan Conference: They know it pays off – for them and their families. When you come to the Nov. 13-14 conference at the Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla., you’ll discover proven methods to boost market share and outshine competitors.
Kates-Boylston Publications and Funeral Services, Inc., will be hosting a free, hour-long webinar addressing preneed and perpetual care funds. “Understanding Your Preneed and Perpetual Care Programs: What You Need To Know About Investments, Risks And Consumers” will be held June 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has announced the election of new Officers and the appointment of new Board Members to lead the world’s largest and oldest association of independently owned funeral homes. Selected’s Board Member Appointment Committee chose the new Directors who, together with the newly-elected Officers, will be installed later this year at the 96th Annual Meeting, Sept. 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pa..
Like it or not, death is a fact of life. And as such, it’s also the inspiration for a lot of successful (albeit unusual) business ventures.
Here are seven businesses that cater to the uncommon needs of the dead:
For one father, a simple headstone isn’t enough to honor his fallen son, a Navy veteran.
Standing Rock Cemetery contends Fred Molai is breaking the rules with 8-foot high poles bearing large photographs, which are part of an elaborate shrine at the grave of his adult son.
Many communities have turned a blind eye to what goes on inside funeral homes, as many people prefer not to know the ins and out of the business. In addition, grieving customers in need of funeral goods and services may not be in a healthy state of mind to make financial decisions.