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Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.

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Serving Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation with Lacy Robinson

May 29, 2020 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Business

Before the coronavirus pandemic placed restrictions on public gatherings, funeral professionals had a wide array of tools available to create meaningful, personalized funerals and memorials for their client families. While social distancing recommendations have limited the size of many end-of-life gatherings, they do not have to lessen the significance of those events for those who have lost a loved one.

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New Year, New Website

January 04, 2020 by Homesteaders Life Company

This week, you’ll notice a new look at Although we’re continuously improving our website, it’s been several years since our last major design update. We’re excited to welcome 2020 by introducing a redesigned website that will allow us to better communicate and connect with the tens of thousands of people who visit it each year.

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In Case You Missed It: 2019 NFDA Convention Recap

November 08, 2019 by Homesteaders Life Company
Industry Events

The 2019 NFDA International Convention and Expo in Chicago was unforgettable experience, and we're grateful for everyone who joined us in Chicago (or followed along with our social media coverage) for an experience full of learning, networking and sharing resources to help grow your funeral business and better serve families.

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What You Need to Know to Successfully Sell a Funeral Home

May 23, 2019 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Profitability, Funeral Home Business

The NFDA estimates that 86% of the 19,000 funeral homes in the United States are privately owned by families or individuals. The average funeral home will care for 113 decedents this year while supporting four full-time and three part-time employees, and, in many rural areas, these funeral homes will be the sole provider of funeral services in their community. A number of people depend on these privately-owned businesses, yet many funeral home owners don’t have a plan in place to ensure the funeral home will continue to operate when it’s time to retire. 

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How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Long-time Client Families

November 08, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Business

When I was 28, my mom passed away unexpectedly. My five siblings and I gathered at the funeral home in our hometown to make arrangements. At that time, I had never a planned funeral before. None of us knew what to do or what to expect.

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Interview: How Finding Resilience Can Help Funeral Professionals

February 15, 2018 by Homesteaders Life Company
Finding Resilience

Homesteaders recently announced the launch of Finding Resilience, a program designed in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT to help funeral service and allied professionals prevent burnout and support a reduction in career fatigue.

The program consists of a suite of resources to support these professionals in the often stressful, but highly rewarding work they do to serve grieving families.

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Creative Ways to Incorporate Photos into a Celebration of Life Service

December 01, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company
Memorial Service

My grandmother (referred to as Nenny by all eight of her grandchildren) lived a long life, full of love and adventures. She was the wise, generous and sassy glue that held my family together. When she died a year and a half ago, it felt like the foundation of my family had collapsed under me.

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A Guide to Veterans Day Traditions

November 01, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company

With Veterans Day quickly approaching, many of us are making plans to participate in local parades, ceremonies or Veteran’s celebrations to honor the men and women who have served our country. As we prepare to recognize the sacrifices Veterans have made, we thought we would take the opportunity to share some of the rich history of this important day.

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Enhance Your Aftercare with Children’s Grief Support Resources

October 18, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company

My dad died in the winter of 1999 after a long battle with respiratory illness. Among the flurry (and blur) of decisions we were making for his memorial service, I was struggling with whether or not to allow my young children to attend his funeral. At the time, my daughter was eight years old and my son was five. Neither of them had ever attended a funeral before. Questions raced through my mind…

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A Guide to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions for Funeral Service Professionals

October 13, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company

As Halloween approaches, skeletons, witches and zombies seem to be everywhere. Candy is flying off the shelves as people prepare for the hordes of trick-or-treaters that will take to the streets on All Hallows Eve. In the United States, this time of year is full of superstitions, scary movies and elaborate costumes. But, as Americans are getting ready to frighten each other, people in Mexico have been busily preparing all month to honor their departed loved ones. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an annual festival that celebrates deceased friends and family members.

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