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Archive February 2024

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News You Can Use: February 28, 2024

This week we looked at Scenario #3: Partial Payment with Additional Funds, as we continue to review possible scenarios for setting up a preneed funeral contract using an insurance policy assignment. We also reviewed the FTC Rule on providing pricing information and continued presenting information on MAVRIC, the new electronic death reporting system set to go live in April.

 

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News You Can Use: February 21, 2024

This week we looked at Scenario #2: Partial Payment as we continue to review possible scenarios for setting up a preneed funeral contract using an insurance policy assignment. We also continued presenting information on MAVRIC, the new electronic death reporting system set to go live in April. 

 

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News You Can Use: February 14, 2024

This week we shared advice on artificial intelligence and obituaries. Also in this issue, we reported on the Harvard body parts theft case, announced that the Funeral Service Foundation awarded three academic scholarships, shared information on the Department of Labor’s rules regarding independent contractors, shared information on Doulas and end-of-life care, and continued presenting information on MAVRIC, the new electronic death reporting system that is set to go live in April.

 

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News You Can Use: February 7, 2024

This week we reported on The Wall Street Journal Funeral Rule article. Also in this issue, we announced that the Worcester Diocese is raising the cost of the Funeral Mass offering, shared that Boston Mutual will send updated insurance dividend statements, shared that a Pew Research Report found an uptick in people with no religious affiliation, and continued presenting information on MAVRIC, the electronic death reporting system set to go live in April.

 

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News You Can Use: January 31, 2024

This week we reported on a new procedure for Massachusetts State Police detail services. Also in this issue, we announced increased OSHA penalties in 2024, shared guidelines for deaths of sheltered migrants, announced two Comfort Zone Camps for bereaved children, reminded members of the first OSHA training seminar for 2024 and that Preneed Reports were due Jan. 31, reported on the Federal Trade Commission phone sweep, and continued presenting information on MAVRIC, going live in April.

 

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