Kenn Peterson Makes a Big Move: Industry Leader Joins NGL

Kenn Peterson, a board member at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and a leader in the preneed insurance space, having worked at companies such as Forethought, Homesteaders Life Company and Great Western Life Insurance, has made a strategic move that will reverberate throughout the profession. In a news release, National…

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A.M. Best Company Affirms Homesteaders’ Financial Strength With An A- (Excellent) Credit Rating

A.M. Best Company, a global rating agency focused on the insurance industry, has affirmed Homesteaders Life Company’s financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) with a stable outlook. “We’re pleased that A.M. Best Co. continues to recognize Homesteaders’ commitment to financial strength,” said Homesteaders Executive VP-CFO Steve Pick. “Our company’s long-term…

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Laughing at Death: Joseph Thomas Finds Where He Belongs

By Thomas A. Parmalee You might think a fifth-generation funeral director like Joseph Thomas, the general manager of advance planning at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Tennessee, would have grown up knowing he’d always enter funeral service. But you’d be wrong. In fact, as an adolescent, Thomas knew that was exactly…

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