Mortascreen (MS) Bereavement Suppression
The Mortascreen File, owned by Smee & Ford and managed by Millennium ADMP, is the most established, respected and reliable source of deceased information in the UK.
With circa 8.5 million verifiable and non-verifiable names, the Mortascreen File is the most comprehensive and up-to-date register of its kind.
Information is obtained from both Probate information and voluntary registration cards held at Registrars offices, funeral parlours etc.
On average, 50,000 new records are added per month, accounting for roughly 85% of all deaths in the UK. Nearly half a million records are collected and added each year.
Why Screen against the Mortascreen File?
- Under the Data Protection Act you have a legal duty to ensure that information you hold is accurate and up-to-date. Not only does Mortascreen provide a means of preventing unnecessary distress to bereaved families, it can also save your company considerable amounts of money and the possibility of expensive, but negative PR.
- Using Mortascreen will enable you to identify individuals who have died by either eliminating them from your mailing files or flagging them on your databases, saving you money and allowing more accurately targeted mailing campaigns.
- Mortascreen is the choice of data managers in both large and small organizations.
The Bereavement Register - Mortality Suppression
The Bereavement Register, sometimes called The TBR, from the REaD Group, is a file containing details of deceased individuals in the UK. Unlike Mortascreen, which is predominately (but not totally) populated from probate information, details of any deceased individual can be placed on the TBR regardless of their financial status.
Relatives and Next of Kin are invited to place names and addresses of deceased individuals on the register by completing a simple form and sending it, postage paid, to the Read Group. The forms are available in hospitals, hospices, funeral parlours and increasingly in registry offices.
Because the information is collected at the time of the death, names and addresses can be placed on the register very shortly after the event, and if suppression is performed regularly unsolicited letters can be stopped immediately.
The Bereavement File is issued every month to ensure that names of deceased individuals can be suppressed from mailing files at the earliest opportunity, thus removing any distress to relatives and protecting your company's reputation.
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