COVID-19 Member Resources

COVID-19 Member Resources

The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association is committed to providing our members with all the latest information and resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health response to it.

To that end, we are compiling a list of informative FORUM articles already published and helpful links to source documents and web pages where more details can be found. We will continue to update this compilation as more information becomes available.

IMPORTANT UPDATES

COVID-19—Six Months Later
On March 21, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy shut down all non-essential businesses and effectively closed the state for business. Everything changed. (Published September 15, 2020)

NJ Death Rate May Have Returned to Normal
The monthly number of deaths in New Jersey has shrunk from an all-time high in April to well within historical norms, indicating progress in the state’s battle against the coronavirus that has taken the lives of more than 14,000 residents. (Published September 10, 2020)

Guidance Issued on Social Security Payroll Tax Deferrals
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidelines to accompany an early August Presidential Memorandum issued by President Donald J. Trump that authorized the deferral of Social Security payroll taxes between September 1 and December 31, 2020. (Published September 3, 2020)

The Week in Funeral News, October 20, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, October 20, 2020

What Are Your Obligations with Contact Tracing?

What Are Your Obligations with Contact Tracing?

Working from Home: Protection from Increasing Cyber Threats

Working from Home: Protection from Increasing Cyber Threats

Paterson, NJ, to Name Street after Funeral Director Convicted of Theft

Paterson, NJ, to Name Street after Funeral Director Convicted of Theft

New Webinar CE Series Scheduled to Begin October 28, 2020

New Webinar CE Series Scheduled to Begin October 28, 2020

New Jersey Woman Charged with Creating Fake GoFundMe Funeral Account

New Jersey Woman Charged with Creating Fake GoFundMe Funeral Account

Published October 13, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, October 13, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, October 13, 2020

Published October 13, 2020

Funeral Home Owners Report Some Dip in Compensation

Funeral Home Owners Report Some Dip in Compensation

Published October 12, 2020

2021-2022 Officer Resolutions

2021-2022 Officer Resolutions

Published October 6, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, October 6, 2020

The Week in Funeral News, October 6, 2020

Published October 6, 2020

Five-State Survey Finds Profitability a Top Concern

Five-State Survey Finds Profitability a Top Concern

Published October 6, 2020

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Ask the Manager

The NJSFDA Manager of the Day program provides members with a resource for addressing and resolving problems that arise in the daily operations of their funeral homes. Here are some matters that were brought to the attention of the Manager of the Day in recent months.

Irrevocable Exclusions

I understand that a New Jersey Department of Human Services policy states that individuals entering into irrevocable agreements cannot set aside their assets to cover the costs of particular goods and services that are deemed “for the...
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Disposition of Embryos

I was recently contacted by a woman who wants our funeral home to handle the burial of seven of her and her spouse’s unused embryos. How can our firm honor this request?

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Grave Markers and Irrevocable Arrangements

Can a grave marker be included in an irrevocable prepaid funeral agreement for someone engaged in the SSI/Medicaid spend-down process?

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