Illinois Task Force will Hold IFDA Leaders accountable-yourfuneralguy

16 Jul
The State of Illinois has established a task force to investigate the Illinois Funeral Directors Association

The State of Illinois has established a task force to investigate the Illinois Funeral Directors Association

The Illinois Task Force on the Illinois funeral Directors Association will hold the troubled association’s leadership accountable by the end of 2009.

The Illinois Funeral Directors Association declared a $59 million dollar loss in 2008. 2009 estimates put the IFDA Preneed trust losses in 2009  to be 100 million.

The losses to Funeral Directors in the State of Illinois cannot be measured.

Funeral Directors in the State are covering their losses in the IFDA Preneed Trust. They are quite upset with the IFDA and the regulator, the Comptroller of the State of Illinois.

The IFDA thought they had a gentleman’s agreement with the Comptroller in the State of Illinois. They did not and they have recently  the comptroller’s office. suing the State of Illinois cannot be a wise course.

From the IllinoisIssuesblog

{IL REP.Dan}Brady, who sponsored the resolution that created the task force, said that the group’s goals include holding accountable whoever is responsible for the problems with the trust and creating a comprehensive reform package that addresses problems in all areas of pre-need funeral sales.

With all the negative attention on the trust, Brady said that he hopes reforms could help get it back on solid ground. “When you have a multifaceted problem like that, you have a consumer that is becoming very suspicious and skeptical when all they have been told over the last several years is that the whole idea is piece of mind.”

The task force must submit the report to the governor by the end of the year.

WAITING TO HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO THE END OF THE YEAR IS NOT SWIFT, OR FAIR JUSTICE.

We do not need to wait for the Judgement of the Illinois House Funeral and Burial Prearrangement Task Force to go after the leaders of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association who are responsible for the preneed disaster.

Funeral Industry|Funeral blog by Your Funeral Guy

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