Preferred Providers

IFDA is committed to serving its members and upholding its mission of advancing the funeral service profession through advocacy and value. The following benefits programs are designed to assist funeral service professionals enhance operational efficiency.

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IFDA Preferred Providers

An IFDA Preferred Provider has established themselves as a reliable supplier of goods and services to funeral homes. As a Preferred Provider, they agree to offer their goods and/or services to our member firms at a discount and/or with other value-added services not available to non-member firms.

Federated Mutual Insurance Company

Federated Mutual Insurance Company

Finding a trustworthy insurance provider can be a challenge. Finding one who understands your business can be even more difficult. That's where Federated excels. What sets them apart is their commitment to helping you keep your business, your employees, and your bottom line safe.

With more than a century of experience, Federated Insurance®specializes in delivering individually tailored products and services to funeral service providers. Their offerings include*:

  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Workers compensation insurance
  • Life and disability income insurance
  • Risk management resources and training
  • Access to a network of independent business succession and estate planning attorneys

*All products and services may not be available in all states.

You don't have to be insured with Federated to benefit from this partnership. Complimentary risk management seminars, access to industry-leading risk management materials, a no­ obligation review of your current insurance program, and more are yours just for being a member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

We encourage you to contact your local Federated Marketing Representative for more information on how they can help you and your business succeed. Visit to locate yours today!

Answering Service for Directors

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.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-868-9950.

Discounts & Special Offers

Discounts provide valuable savings on products and services that funeral homes can use every day.

IFDA Insurance Marketplace

IFDA Insurance Marketplace

The IFDA Insurance Marketplace was designed to help members and their employees find the insurance and benefits they need — from health to term life, and everything in between. To find the coverage that is best for you, visit the Illinois Directors Association Insurance Marketplace.

Funeral Service Credit Union

Funeral Service Credit Union

The credit union was originally chartered as IFDA Credit Union on September 20, 1983. Today, Funeral Service Credit Union is a source for more than just savings and loans. We offer member services for all your financial needs. Funeral Service Credit Union provides service to our 2,300 members all over the United States by phone, fax, or mail. Funeral Service Credit Union membership is available to all members and family members of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. Interested in membership?

The Vernon Company

The Vernon Company

IFDA is partnering with The Vernon Company for all your branding & promotional needs. Visit our new online resource for ideas to promote and support your funeral services.

Use branded merch to:

  • Introduce your services
  • Support community outreach, engagement and sponsorship
  • Establish a positive and trusted connection in your community
  • Show appreciation and build loyalty
  • Add value to your services with promo items that relieve stress, soothe and comfort

Register today and use promo code IFDA10 to get your 10% members-only discount.

Shop online at or call 833-841-1546

NFDA Music License

NFDA Music License

As an IFDA member, you can purchase your music license from NFDA. You won't find a lower rate anywhere! 

The music license that NFDA has offered for over 20 years covers the performance of music (live or recorded) that is played at any funeral service, whether at the funeral home or at another facility as long as it is performed in connection with some type of funeral or memorial service or ceremony.

While the music license covers performance, a different license is required for a funeral home to broadcast musical performances over the internet. Funeral homes that offer funeral webcasting services are violating copyright laws when they broadcast over the internet any funeral services that contain copyrighted music.

NFDA has finalized agreements with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC to offer the only group webcasting license available to funeral homes in the market, enabling you to legally broadcast funeral services that include copyrighted music over the Internet.

Visit NFDA to download the application.