Archive December 2022
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News You Can Use: December 28, 2022
This week we let you know about enhancements made to the RVRS Pronouncement System. We also share news about: An investor pushing for changes at Casket Maker Matthews; Our campaign to share stories of your community impact; How low birth rates are exacerbating workforce issues; A state inspector who received an award; and Recent Mass. data for FEMA's funeral Reimbursement Program.
News You Can Use: December 21, 2022
This week we let you know the Federal Trade Commission extended the deadline to submit comments on the proposed Funeral Rule. We also let you know: ICFSEB has announced changes to the National Board Exam effective Jan. 1, 2023; We want to feature your volunteer activities in your communities; Batesville Casket was sold for $761 million; and the deadline for funeral service students to apply for the SCI scholarship is Dec. 31.
News You Can Use: December 14, 2022
This week we give you a heads-up that the Annual Preneed Report submission process is changing. We also let you know: It's time to update PFML workplace posters; A panel of doctors and lawyers may recommend a new definition of 'death'; Climate change may affect Massachusetts' population; The National Cemetery had updated its phone menu, and A study says more 'years of life' were lost in year 2 of the pandemic.
News You Can Use: November 30, 2022
This week we let you know that Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mindy Hull has been re-appointed to another 5-year term. Other articles include: Notification that the VIP system will be down; A reminder that your input is need for our response to the FTC Funeral Rule review; The reappointment of Richard Gormley to the state board; Findings from the NFDA's latest 'Value of a Funeral' Survey; and 'Deadnaming' -- what it is and why it matters.