CareCap Launches Simplified Payment Plan for Funeral Industry, New Partnership Provides Access to 22,000 Funeral Service Providers Across U.S.
Under terms of the deal, CareCap has designed and powered the industry’s first Simple Funeral Payment Plan (SFPP) that goes live beginning today on the AtNeedCredit.com website. “This is a tremendous opportunity for both companies to help consumers through an already difficult period,” said CareCap CEO Nevil Hermer. “Setting money aside for funeral services is something that a lot of people never get around to doing. So, when a death occurs, many people are not prepared for the cost.
2016 is here. And with a new year comes a new wealth of new possibilities, change, and insight for the funeral profession. Whether you’re ready for them or not, there are a lot of new trends popping up in our profession. Check them out and let us know which ones you think will prevail… or fail.
According to a survey conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association in 2002, the most common reasons people gave for choosing a funeral home were location (78 % of respondents), reputation (71 %) and that it previously served the family (70 %). Only 36 % cited price. Perhaps you could change your location and/or add more funeral homes to your network but, excluding those options, you have the most control over your reputation and over the prices you charge. In order to draw consumers to your funeral home, you must maintain and promote your good reputation as a quality deathcare provider who charges reasonable prices.
Passages International, Inc., announces the availability of their new, one-of-a-kind Six Point Bamboo Coffin. It’s priced perfectly for cremation, where it can easily be positioned between a cloth covered casket and an entry level wood unit. It fills a common void at the $895 – $995 retail price point. The unique, non-traditional appearance, competitive pricing and Fair Trade certification make it an all-round winner for both cremation and burial families.
Nathan Yau, writing for FlowingData, has come up with a way to predict answers to these questions, based on your race, age, and sex. Yau’s simulation is based on the CDC’s Underlying Cause of Death database, which shows data for how people in the US died between 1999 and 2014. The CDC bases its records on death certificates, which show a single cause of death.
Unlike other professionals, Funeral Directors cannot take a break simply because of inclement weather. During snow storms, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, our clients have proven their commitment time and time again by going out into inclement weather to help families in need or working with churches and even competitors to coordinate services. At ASD, we are continually inspired by the dedication of funeral directors. We know that our clients rely on us more than ever during major weather events which is why we take every precaution to provide your firm with seamless telephone protection through any storm.
Legacy.com was named a Finalist today in the Customer Service Department of the Year category of the 10th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award by the program. More than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes rely on Legacy to host their online obituaries and provide customer support to the 38 million people who visit each month to mourn deceased loved ones and celebrate life stories.
In alignment with its mission to fund projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community, the Funeral Service Foundation is now accepting applications for its Professional Women’s Conference Scholarship. The application deadline is February 26, 2016.
In this episode I discuss the top 5 factors Facebook uses to determine what content appears in a users newsfeeed. Understanding these factors will allow you to focus your content efforts on achieving specific engagement metrics, leading to better organic reach.
The families of 114 fallen first responders were served in 2015 by Commemorating First Responders®, a philanthropic program of Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. (WFSI) and its Licensees. Through the program Wilbert and its Licensees throughout the United States and Canada were honored to donate burial vaults, urns, and a graveside service to first responders who died in the line of duty.