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  What benefits does IFDA offer to its members?  
  The IFDA is committed to serving its members and upholding its mission to provide the resources to support our members in being professionally, ethically, and operationally superior. We think you will find the following benefit programs are designed to help funeral professionals operate more efficiently and increase their profits.

If you are an Associate Member and would like to discuss becoming a Preferred Provider, view more information HERE. If you are NOT a member of IFDA and would like to view more information about Preferred Providers, view more information HERE.


Answering Service for Directors

Answering Service for Directors has created a new class of answering service for funeral professionals by raising the bar with unparalleled levels of advanced training and technology. Family-Owned and -Operated, ASD is the only answering service that exclusively serves the funeral profession with custom-built communication systems and sophisticated mobile tools designed solely to meet the needs of directors. IFDA members receive an extended 8 week free trial period.



Express Funeral Funding

Express Funeral Funding is largest privately owned and FASTEST. EASIEST.® insurance assignment funding company in the nation. We have been providing funeral homes and cemeteries nationwide the ultimate funding experience since 2002. At Express Funeral Funding we provide funeral home/cemetery professionals and the families they serve with the funding of at-need life insurance assignments. We eliminate the challenges of working with insurance companies by limiting administration, providing immediate payment for funeral services and offering the option to advance complete policy funds. Our service can be provided at no cost to funeral/cemetery professionals by including the fee as an insurance processing fee, along with other cash advances on the funeral bill. In addition, we can usually fund your assignments within the same day.



LendingUSA is the largest provider of at-need financing in the country, using an IFDA-endorsed solution that gives families a better way to pay for their loved one’s funeral. Using a fast, online application, families can apply for funeral financing and receive a pre-approval decision in seconds, at no risk to their credit score. Funeral homes are funded directly in just a few days, with no merchant fees on all prime loans. Try a free demo and find out why LendingUSA is the payment solution your funeral home needs.



Live Oak Bank

Live Oak Bank is proud to be a Preferred Provider of IFDA. We see this as an opportunity for funeral home owners like you to grow their firms through Live Oak’s financing options. We specialize in funeral home lending nationwide and provide funding for acquisitions, succession planning, refinances, remodels and expansions. Our dedicated Funeral Home Lending Team understands the challenges you face and capital required for growth. We hope you partner with us as you plan for the future of your funeral home.



NFDA Music License

As an IFDA member, you can purchase your music license from NFDA. You won't find a lower rate anywhere! Your purchase through NFDA, the absolute lowest rate available in funeral service, will get a music license covering all three licensing organizations: BMI, SESAC, and ASCAP.

  As part of your membership, you can take advantage of discounts on services and products. Details on the most current offerings and how to obtain them is listed below. If there is a product or service you would like us to try and acquire, please let us know at

IFDA Private Insurance Exchange

Through your membership with IFDA, your company has access to the Private Insurance Exchange. We’re excited for our members who will be able to be more competitive in attracting high-quality employees while also ensuring businesses comply with all federal laws.

Available to individuals and employer groups alike, you have access to health, dental, vision, disability insurance plans, and more from leading providers. Easily control your business' health insurance expenses and provide personalized coverage options to your employees.  

Interactive decision support tools or live chat can help if you or your staff need assistance deciding which coverage is the best fit. If a more personalized approach is preferred, a licensed benefits counselor is just a phone call away! 


Business Insurance & Compliance Tools

IFDA Members have access to valuable business insurance programs and cyber security compliance tools. Members experience a quick and easy online application process and receive instant coverage for the Business Owners Policy, Professional Liability, Data Breach coverage, and Cyber Liability insurance, as well as other important business insurance products such as an online benefits insurance exchange for heath, life, and dental insurance plans. Programs and discounts are available through IFDA’s partnership with Gallagher Affinity’s 360 Coverage Pros platform. 


Office Depot & Office Max

Office Depot and OfficeMax are now one company! Members can take advantage of discounts on products and services used every day.

IFDA Members can save up to 80% on over 93,000 products, many of which you may already be purchasing every day. This discount is great for printing, cleaning, and office supply needs. Shop online or at any Office Depot or OfficeMax store location. Enjoy FREE next day delivery on online orders of $50 or more for added convenience! Every purchase helps support IFDA.


Private Member Discounts

Corporate Shopping Member Discounts connects members to over 250 top national retailers offering incredibly members-only discounts and private offers. A few popular retailers include: Costco, Lands' End, Ralph Lauren,, J. Crew, 1800Flowers, Avis, Hertz, Budget, HP Employee Purchase Program, Dell Member Purchase Program, and many more! Register now to enjoy incredible savings. It's easy... simply click on the link below and you can access the site from both work and home.


Shell Oil Fleet Card

Member funeral home owners can take advantage of the rebates offered by the Fleet Fuel Card and Fleet Fuel Program. Accepted at Shell and participating Jiffy Lube stations nationwide.

Save $0.10 a gallon for the first 12 months
No card fees, No monthly fees, No fees!
Detailed and customized monthly reports
Restrict purchases to fuel only for control, security and convenience.
No fuel or vehicle expense reports to file.


Brooks Brothers

Members have the opportunity to enroll in Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Program. As a Brooks Brothers Corporate Member, you will receive an everyday 15% Savings on full priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone, and online at

You will have the opportunity to print a temporary shopping pass at the end of the enrollment process. Your personalized membership card will be mailed to you in approximately 5-7 business days. If you have any questions during your enrollment process, please call 1-866-515-4747. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, ET.




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