Death Care Law Blog
March 4, 2012
Every funeral home and cemetery feels the pain of this economy, but that pain runs deeper for Missouri and Illinois funeral directors. Per capita, Missouri funeral homes bore the greater brunt of the NPS collapse. In the same year NPS collapsed, the IFDA master trust was forced to divest its key man insurance policies and force substantial losses on preneed accounts. While both states’ funeral directors were angered by the losses, Illinois funeral directors have been faster to accept some of the responsibility for their preneed failure, and to work towards change. Recent comments of MFDEA representatives reflect an association in denial, and on the path of further alienation.
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