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  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sincere appreciation to the Education Sponsors who have stepped up to support CFDA's first Meet the Mentors program.
    • Terry School, The Davis-Whitehall Co., Colorado Springs
    • Raeann Brown, Donor Alliance, Denver
    • Mike Russell, Federated Insurance
    • Shelley MacGill, Precoa
    Through their generous contributions, CFDA will be able to offer this program at no charge to 15 lucky applicants. 
  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Colorado Funeral Service Board is pleased to offer attractive lapel pins to  recognize CFSB Certified Professionals. 

    Show pride in your accomplishment as a CFSB Certified Professional and your dedication to the funeral service profession. These pins will only be available for sale to individuals who are certified by the Colorado Funeral Service Board for 2014. 

    Details and order information coming in April 2014.

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You are eligible for the $239 “Music License Only” fee if you are a member of at least one of the following associations: NFDA, NFD&MA, OGR, SIFH, CANA or the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (an NFDA federated state association).

    The three licensing organizations, BMI, SESAC and ASCAP, have your funeral home on file as previously having a music license. The 1984 U.S. Copyright Law requires a music license for all establishments. With NFDA, you pay only $239 to avoid penalties of up to $30,000. 

    Don’t take that risk. You’ll have peace of mind through Dec. 31, 2014 in knowing you’re not violating the law.

    Click here for the order form: NFDA-2014-Music-License.pdf
  • Friday, January 31, 2014 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every employer, no matter what size, is required to manage human resource issues, government regulations, and employment law changes. Any size business can be vulnerable to employment-related litigation. Employee termination, harassment, or discrimination; improper documentation processes; and a multitude of other situations can expose your organization to potential risk of a lawsuit. 


    Now, Federated Insurance has enhanced resources available for clients to help them address just these types of situations. Federated is pleased to introduce the new Federated Employment Practices NetworkSM(FEPN).


    Through FEPN, all clients can access:

    • ·        an employee handbook builder tool
    • ·        online supervisor and employee training
    • ·        sample forms and policies
    • ·        labor posters
    • ·        monthly HR updates on frequently asked questions


    Clients who carry Employment-Related Practices Liability (ERPL) coverage through Federated also receive:

    ·        Unlimited access to independent employment law attorneys


    For more information, watch this brief video, or go to Federated’s website, Your Federated Marketing Representative is also well prepared to discuss these new resources with you.


    Federated Insurance understands and supports organizations like yours across the country through value-added risk management services. We are pleased that your association recommends us for your insurance needs. We encourage you to explore everything Federated has available to members.

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Effective December 26, 2013, the United States Postal Service (USPS) revised its policy pertaining to the shipment of cremated remains.

    Cremated remains may no longer be sent domestically or internationally via Registered Mail Service. Priority Mail Express is the only option for sending cremated remains via the USPS. 

    NFDA is working with the USPS to obtain additional details about this change in policy. 

    According to the USPS Postal Explorer: Effective December 26, 2013, the Postal Service™ is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 601.12 to require mailers to use only Priority Mail Express™ service when shipping cremated remains. The Postal Service will no longer authorize cremated remains to be sent using Registered Mail™ service. Although these revisions will not be published in the DMM until January 26, 2014, these standards are effective immediately.
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A Colorado funeral home owner reported that he was recently contacted via email requesting purchase of a large quantity of urns from the funeral home's inventory. 

    This individual, identified in the email as "Kelly Young", is using stolen credit cards to purchase urns from funeral homes and sell them on eBay. 

    Beware of this scam and similar requests to protect yourself from fraudulent activity.

  • Friday, December 06, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A Director-at-Large position is open on the CFDA Board of Directors. The term expires in 2014.

    CFDA bylaws requires that: "All officers or directors, prior to being elected or appointed, must have been associated with or an employee of an establishment member firm for at least 12 months prior to such election.  An individual may carry such membership tenure from one establishment member firm to another."

    Candidates for the Director-at-Large position should contact the CFDA office no later than Tuesday, December 31st. 
  • Friday, December 06, 2013 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you're a CFSB certified professional, be sure to check your mail box for your 2014 certification renewal notice.

    Certifications must be renewed and paid annually to maintain use of CFSB's certification credential. No CE hours are required to renew at Inactive status; six (6) hours of CE credit is required to maintain Active status.

    Return your signed renewal notice with payment, CE Activity Report and evidence of CE credit before January 31st. A late fee of $35 will apply for renewals postmarked on/after February 1st.

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Annual registrations for funeral establishments and crematories expire on November 30th and must be renewed online through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to continue Active status through November 2014.

    The DORA renewal fee is evaluated each year and set to meet the budgetary needs of the program; however, it is difficult to predict if costs of regulation will decrease or increase in the future. Renewal fees help offset the operational expenses of the program and are an integral part of our commitment to work diligently to provide consumer protection.

    • If renewed on or before November 30, 2013:

      • The Active Crematory (CM)  renewal fee is: $388

      • The Active Funeral Home (FH) renewal fee is: $388

    • If renewed on or after December 1, 2013, a $15 delinquency charge is applied and the totals are:

      • The Active Crematory (CM) renewal fee is: $403

      • The Active Funeral Home (FH) renewal fee is: $403

    • After January 31, 2014, your license will be expired and you must reinstate.

    Click here to renew online with DORA

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Next year Colorado will play host to a full-day seminar for NFDA's new Certified Crematory Operator Program.

    NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program™ seminars provide participants with instruction in the best practices for safe, proper, and ethical crematory operations and for excellence in service to cremation families. Seminars cover all topics required by statutory law in the states mandating certification of crematory operators, and are designed to develop understanding, skills, and a broad working knowledge of the proper operational procedures for crematory operations as well as required and prudent administrative duties. Cremation litigation is on the rise. Protect your firm through cremation due diligence practices and provide your families with the best cremation service possible.

    Dates, location and registration details will be posted soon at

Colorado Funeral Directors Association,  P O Box 631664, Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1664 U.S.A. 

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