Friday, July 19, 2024

Excess Death and the Future of Deathcare

The results from extensive research on contemporary death rates pre-COVID, the impact of the pandemic, and what this means for the future of deathcare may surprise you.

2021 NFDA General Price List Study Shows Funeral Costs Not Rising as Fast as...

While the prices for many goods and services are increasing rapidly, the cost of a funeral is not growing as fast as the rate of inflation.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program Reaches Over $1.2 Billion

FEMA has provided over $1.2 billion to more than 196,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

What Does the COVID Rebound Look Like?

Returning to “normal” will likely never happen, as the pandemic challenged us to look at our lives more objectively; some of what we considered “normal” is actually abnormal from a logical lifestyle perspective. Frankly, “normal” didn’t make a lot of sense.

FEMA Releases Policy for Financial Assistance for COVID Funerals

By Leader Editor Kara Apel FEMA has announced new details about how the agency will provide financial assistance to...

Halcyon Announces Empathy Funding™ and Web Payment Portal

PRESS RELEASE - Halcyon is excited to announce two new features, Empathy Funding and the Web Payment Portal. Both are companion features...

Counterpoint: Rise of the Discounters

Reading through “How Did We Get Here? Factors Leading to the Rise of Discount Funeral Homes” by Glenn Gould caused me to reflect on funeral services’ journey from dependable businesses to these times of change.

How Did We Get Here? Factors Leading to the Rise of Discount Funeral Homes

By Glenn Gould, CEO of MKJ Marketing Discounting is now firmly in place within the funeral profession; however, it was...

Halcyon Deathcare Management Solutions Partners with First American

Halcyon, one of the top names in the deathcare management profession, recently tapped First American as its payment processor of record.

Schoedinger Partners With Eterneva for Diamond Memorialization

An Austin startup company that turns ashes into diamonds has raised $1.2 million in its first round of funding.