Every day, we face new experiences and challenges in funeral service. Some are specific to the business of providing funeral service to the people in our communities. Still more often we find ourselves in a sea of questions about trusts, taxes, marketing and licensing, or the ever-changing requisites for employees, their insurance, their rights and their responsibilities. These solutions and their resources are the business of CFDA.

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129th CFDA Annual Meeting

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What’s New !

Operation ELFCFDA Invites Public to Help CT National Guard's Operation ELF

Resumption of State-funded Military Honors - Click here for more information.

View the Opiod Discussion Panel - NFDA News: A 50 State View of the Opioid Epidemic
Also see the NFDA Facebook page

Information for Licensed Embalmers/Funeral Directors with Invalidated Conference Exam Scores Click here for more information.

Temporary List of Contacts for Military Honor Guard for Veteran’s Funeral - Click here for more information.

State Supplemental Funeral Honors Funding Update - Potential State Budget Lapse - Click here for more information.

DSS Reimbursement for Indigent Funerals
An explanation from CFDA Attorney John P. McHugh -
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CFDA Announces 2017 Family Support Services Scholarship Recipients
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OCME Offers Death Certification Tips
Tips to Assist in Keeping Connecticut Vital Statistics Accurate -
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Q&A on New White Collar Exemption Rule
by T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA General Counsel

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Funeral Trusts and ContractsFuneral Trusts & Contracts:
Regarding Medicaid & Title 19

   Printed copies available from CFDA
   Click here for brochure in English.
   Click here for brochure in Spanish.
   Brochure Pricing.

   Amendment to Prepaid Irrevocable
   Pre-Need Funeral Contract

The Most Common Financial Mistakes People Can Make When They Lose A Loved One View here

CT State Veterans Cemetery Updated Form
Required for Veterans Burial -
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New Developments in Probate
Connecticut Funeral Directors

by Paul J. Knierim, Probate Court Administrator
Click here for PowerPoint Presentation

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Members Resource Guide
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To Advance the Profession of Funeral Service in Connecticut through Public Awareness, Education, Advocacy and High Ethical Standards.

CFDA 2017 Theme

Courtesy Discounts by Funeral Homes When Funding Irrevocable Funeral Contracts
Recently, our legal counsel contacted the Dept. of Social Services about a problem several funeral homes were encountering with discounted funerals. Click here to view the correspondence from Atty. John McHugh and the response from the DSS. (members only)

Disclaimer of Warranties in CT
CFDA Attorney John McHugh has researched whether Connecticut Funeral Homes are permitted to disclaim warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or to exclude or modify a consumer’s remedies for breach of those warranties in connection with their sale of funeral goods to Connecticut consumers. Click here for more information and a PDF of the statute. (members only)



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