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Page A31 JANUARY 2021 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A Free Supplies. FREE Operator Training Video. Settlements can now be used to purchase cremation supplies from our affiliate company, New England Cremation Supply. Customer Loyalty Rewards Program Family Owned and Operated since 1995 Cremation Metal Recycling 800-664-8365 cremation metal recycling - responsible recycling charitable foundation cmr@metrocast.net www.cremationmetalrecycling.com 78 % The projected cremation rate by 2040. Have you considered the NFDA Cremation Certification Program? Now available as an online course at NFDA.org/Education. NFDA by the Numbers Membership has benefits! Explore what NFDA has to offer by going to nfda.org/membership/member-perks. 2021_Membership NOMIS Ad_2.indd 1 12/3/20 12:01 PM Oregon Funeral Directors Association Selects FSI as Trust Administration Partner News Association ContinueD PORTLAND,OR— The Oregon Funeral Directors Association (OFDA) has announced that it has expanded and strengthened its trust program, National Funeral Trust Ser- vice, by selecting Funeral Services, Inc (FSI) as its trust administration partner. Through the trust record- keeping and administration services provided by FSI, members will enjoy enhanced reporting, as well as more efficient and secure processing of pr- eneed contracts. Additionally, Oregon funeral di- rectors participating in OFDA’s Na- tional Funeral Trust Service can im- mediately begin leveraging many of FSI’s digital tools and resources at no cost. These tools include the ability to generate and sign error-free, com- pliant preneed contracts digitally; sell contracts on a firm’s website; and manage an entire trust program and its contracts in one location, 24/7. FSI has been offering and innovating these solutions for the deathcare in- dustry for more than 15 years. “As an organization that serves more than 72 funeral homes across the state, OFDA’s collaboration with FSI is an exciting step forward with providing our members the solutions they require to effectively serve their families, grow and ensure sustainabil- ity into the future,” said Marc Lund, president of the OFDA trust board, and Wally Ordeman, interim execu- tive director of OFDA. “Our mem- bers can now enjoy increased access and transparency into the records of their trust program, along with the opportunity to leverage more re- sources than ever before. We look forward to watching our members thrive with this new partnership.” Firms participating in OFDA’s Na- tional Funeral Trust Service will now receive detailed monthly statements that itemize all earnings and expens- es of the trust and report the firm’s account and contracts at market val- ue. If they choose to do so, members may also log into an online account to view or download any of these statements, current of historic, at any time. FSI, a firm that has served the deathcare industry for more than 40 years, also brings enhanced data se- curity to the trust program. The firm is SSAE-18 Type II compliant – one of the only trust administrators with this certification. To achieve SSAE- 18 Type II certification, which helps ensure the accuracy of financial in- formation, an independent third- party audit and verifies FSI’s report- ing procedures. For OFDA and its members, this certification mitigates the costs, risks and liabilities associ- ated with regulatory compliance for financial reporting. “FSI is a company founded by deathcare professionals with only one goal in mind: empowering fu- neral directors and cemeterians to serve their families to the best of their ability,” said Bill Williams, president and CEO of FSI. “Our partnership with the Oregon Funeral Directors Association enables us to support firms across the state so they can spend less time on admin and more time on what matters most: serving their families and communities.” To learn more about the trust program, contact OFDA at 503-639-1186 or admin@OFDA.org. Funeral Services, Inc (FSI) special- izes in the administration, record- keeping and support of preneed and perpetual care trusts for cemeter- ies, funeral homes, deathcare indus- try associations and financial insti- tutions. With more than 300 years of combined industry experience, FSI ensures trust and sales programs are operating at maximum efficiency through unmatched security, conve- nience, speed, compliance and cut- ting-edge technology. Over the course of more than 40 years, FSI has grown to serve over 1,200 individual firms located in 20 plus states and admin- isters more than 200 deathcare trusts across the nation for publicly and pri- vately-owned entities. For more infor- mation, visit www.FSITrust.com. Send Us Your News! FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 Fax 1-800-321-9040 info@nomispublications.com ATTENTION: C lass O fficers & A dministrators