As ever, we remain dedicated to advocating for our members and for affordable, high quality funeral services. We also believe it is important to consider our contracted providers, many of whom are local small business owners. We are very intentional about who we partner with, which helps us guarantee those businesses share our values and abide by our Code of Ethics as they support you and your loved ones.
The PMA Board of Directors and Contracts Committee has extended to our contracted funeral homes the option to add a $60 premium to the cost of any PMA Plan for cremation or burial. PMA member families may be charged this premium on funeral services provided between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. This premium is in response to rising gas prices, inflation, and labor shortages that both our state and country are experiencing.