TFDA Endorsed Providers

 

Business insurance, marketing tools, discounts on products and services, and legislative and regulatory advocacy are only a few examples of what your get as a member of TFDA.

 

 

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Answering Service

ASD — Answering Service for Directors was the first answering service devoted solely to serving the needs of funeral directors and has been family-owned and operated since 1972. Many funeral directors began using this service at its inception and continue using it today. ASD maintains the highest degree of professionalism with extensive training, cutting edge technology and an unmatched level of service. Contact Craig Meehan at (800) 868-9950 or [email protected].

 

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Phone “On Hold” Systems

Hear Here “On Hold” Systems offers customized music and message “on hold” service to TFDA and its members. They can help you project your professional image each time you find it necessary to place a caller “on hold” by creating custom productions especially for your business. They are proud to offer their services without any equipment to buy or contracts to sign. You can hear a sample of their service by calling the TFDA office. For more information about this great image enhancing marketing tool, call Vince at (800) 613-3197 or visit them online at

www.hearhere.net.

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 Banking

Live Oak Bank provides financing solutions to funeral home and cemetery owners nationwide. Beginning with funeral home lending and later expanding to funeral and cemetery trust services, we are dedicated to helping funeral professionals succeed. Our team works solely with funeral home and cemetery owners allowing us to truly understand the unique needs each client faces. To learn about Live Oak Bank, visitliveoakbank.com/funeral or contact Tim Bridgers, General Manager of Funeral Home Lending at [email protected] or 910-685-7446.

 

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New Client Marketing Programs

SeniorShield is a marketing system designed to educate Seniors, Veterans and their children on the legal and asset protection services available with SeniorShield® The Protection Plan for Seniors (www.TheEPN.com). Estate Preservation Network (EPN), creators of the SeniorFortress™ workshops, will work with your funeral home and help pay for your Community Awareness Workshops for Seniors to increase your Preneed Funeral Planning sales as a key portion of their Senior financial and legal planning and protection services. Call Toll-Free for Bob Pender, CEO and President, at (877) 249-6047 or [email protected]to visit about all of the details.

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Business Insurance

Federated Insurance Cos. is the endorsed TFDA Services, Inc., property/casualty, liability and workers’ compensation insurance provider. Federated is recognized as the national leader in partnering with trade association and buying groups and has been endorsed by 29 state funeral directors associations. The company has more than 100 years’ experience providing insurance and risk management services to business owners. They currently have 29 representatives in Texas to serve you. Federated offers very competitive rates.

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 AT&T Discounted Cell Phone Service

TFDA members are eligible for a 10 percent discount. This is for personal accounts under users’ social security numbers. Business accounts are not eligible. They offer some great specials not available anywhere else. You may also take your membership card to any AT&T store to verify eligibility.

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Continuing Education

APEX Continuing Education Solutions is now partnering with TFDA to help you meet your continuing education needs TFSC has approved all the continuing education modules. It is possible to get all 16 hours, including the required hours, through this program. You may study the modules and take the tests online, or order the modules through the website and have them mailed to you. The cost is reasonable and the process user-friendly.

 

TFDA Job Bank

assists funeral homes, commercial embalming establishments and crematories looking for personnel. Information is posted to the TFDA website for 90 days unless otherwise stated. Using the TFDA job bank significantly increases your applicants and shortens your search time. Licensed funeral directors and embalmers are encouraged to email their resumes to [email protected] so that potential employers can contact them. Contact the TFDA office at (512) 442-2304 for more information.

 

 

Credit & Debit Processing

Authorized Credit Card Systems has no start up fees, no monthly fees, no contracts and no cancellation fees. Their credit card processing rates are very competitive and may be lower than the rates you are paying now. For a quick comparison of rates, or to add a new location or for questions regarding your existing service, please contact Anthony Truitt at (512)659-5592 or [email protected]

  Verizon Wireless Service

TFDA members (all existing and new customer Verizon accounts) will receive an 8 percent discount off their monthly bill along with discounts of up to 25 percent off all accessories. This discount applies to business accounts and personal accounts. All activation fees will be waived for new services provided, along with early termination fees up to $350. All agreements will be for a duration of two years. Apple products will not receive discounts. To initiate your account, contact Will Godfrey (832) 349-5106, [email protected].

Final Assistance

Full Circle Care is a unique service will provide your families with the assistance they need to finalize matters such as credit cards, bank accounts, credit bureaus, pensions, social security and much more. They make calls with the family on a three-way conference call. For more information, please call Matt Van Drimmelen, (888) 713-4625, [email protected]

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Fleet Purchases

El Dorado Motor Group offers TFDA members and their employees the ability to purchase GM vehicles at fleet pricing. El Dorado Motors will sell all eligible vehicles at GM Supplier Pricing as detailed on the manufacturer’s invoice. This is truly a “no hassles/no haggle” process. For each vehicle purchased, they will donate $50 to the Colin Owens Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contact Tom Bresnahan in McKinney, Texas, at (972) 569-0101.

 

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Group Health – Retirement (401k)

Advanced Benefit Solutions offers TFDA members a free confidential evaluation of their employee benefit program. ABS can offer proven cost-saving alternatives and increased benefits. Products include employee retirement programs, group life insurance, long-term disability, dental and group medical insurance. Call Ron Seibel at (800) 291-2009 or fax (512) 582-9493. Customer service and satisfaction is guaranteed.

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Funeral Service Credit Union

located in Springfield, Illinois, is a state-chartered credit union established in 1983 that provides financial services to funeral service professionals, their employees and immediate families. This credit union is endorsed by NFDA, many other national funeral service organizations and state funeral directors associations. They offer many services and very competitive rates. For more information, visit http://www.fscunet.org or call toll-free (866) 701-3728 or (217) 546-5480.

Odor Neutralizer

Since its introduction in 2012, NeutrOlene has become a mainstay for use in the rolling stock, prep rooms and common areas of funeral homes across North America, the U.K., Europe and Australia. An earth-friendly chemical neutralizer that eliminates all organic odors, the NeutrOlene family of affordable products are excellent for use in first call removal and transport vehicles, body bags, in refrigeration units and preparation rooms. Neutrolene also is used effectively in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, the sick room, personal vehicles, homes, laundry, gym bags, athletic shoes and more. For information, go to www.neutrolene.com. To order, call 816-589-8729.

 

 

Music Licensing

TFDA members are eligible for the same low rate for music licensing as is available to NFDA members. NFDA allows members of the state associations to receive a discounted music license. The 2019 music license is $250. This is a considerable discount over the price you would pay to become licensed directly with each agency (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC). For a copy of the 2019 NFDA music license renewal form, go to www.tfda.com and click on “Helpful Forms.” Failure to obtain an annual license may result in substantial fines.

 

 Online Newsletters

MultiView produces and provides a weekly email newsletter, Funeral Trends, to the TFDA membership. The information in the newsletter is industry related covering a variety of news stories from across the country. They also sell advertising on the TFDA website. Members have the opportunity to purchase advertisements in the newsletter or on the website. For information on advertising rates, please contact Geoffrey Forneret at (469) 420-2629 or [email protected].

 

At-Need Funding

LendingUSA has pioneered an automated financing portal specifically created to help businesses grow. Our unique approach has created a true one-stop solution for your customers' financing needs, offering an affordable financing option that allows them to quickly purchase the goods and services they want.