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Preferred Partner Benefit Programs
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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 advocate for the advancement of Funeral Service and member success. 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.


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.



State Auto Insurance Company

State Auto Insurance Company offers insurance coverage for property, liability, professional liability, workers compensation, business auto, and commercial umbrella. In addition, they have unique coverage specifically designed for funeral home operations such as exhumation coverage, Errors and Omissions coverage for selling of preneed, physical damage to vehicles in your care, custody and control, and much more.


  Illinois Funeral Directors Association
215 S. Grand Ave. West
Springfield, IL 62704
P: 217-525-2000
F: 217-525-8342 | 

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