2020 IFDA Fall Webinar Series
2 EMB CE/3 FD CE
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Illinois Funeral Directors Association
Though COVID-19 has changed much during 2020, it does not change the license education requirements for May 31, 2021! Join us during the 2020 IFDA Fall Webinar Series to earn some more interactive education: 2 EMB CE and 3 FD CE.
IFDA Members will be able to take all 5 hours for $125, and non-member pricing will be $275. In an effort to ensure that all hours are considered interactive, IFDA has added "attendance polling" during our webinars. An automated question will appear during the course of the webinar to ask if you are still there to ensure that attendance is required.
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Programs Included in this Bundle
Substance Use in the Workplace
Date Published: October 6, 2020
What is addiction? What is the impact of addiction on the productivity and safety of your employees? We will address how to approach, address, and resolve substance us in the workplace.Expand summary
Can your family pay for their funeral?
Date Published: October 27, 2020
Families are increasingly having more difficulty paying for their funerals. We will uncover how families are finding ways to pay for funeral services and how it is affecting funeral homes.
Course Outline and Objectives:
- Discuss national average funeral cost, industry changes, preferences and statistics
- Cremation and percentage of Americans who do not have cash reserves over $500
- Discuss how these challenges are affecting funeral arrangements and what methods families are using to pay for services
- Discuss an example of life insurance payment, procedures and scenarios
- Review industry statistics
- Offer solutions, review opportunities and ways to eliminate risks
- Solutions provided will not only be for funeral homes but also for families. Examples including how families can better maintain updates on their policies/beneficiaries, and questions families should be asking their insurance company to stay informed on their loved one’s polices, (any lapse in payment, payment holder information, premiums due etc.)
Prion Disease: An Overview for Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Date Published: November 4, 2020
The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. NPDPSC was established in 1997 at the Division of Neuropathology of Case Western Reserve University to monitor the occurrence of prion diseases or spongiform encephalopathies, in response to the epidemic of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as "mad cow disease," which occurred in the United Kingdom during the 1980s. The Center acquires tissue samples and clinical information from as many cases of human prion disease occurring in the United States as possible in order to help monitor the possible occurrence of variant CJD (vCJD) in the USA. Once the precise type of prion disease (sporadic, familial, or acquired) has been established, the findings are reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State Departments of Health along with patients physician(s). The Center also serves as a brain repository for members of the scientific community to aid in the advancement of testing and research.Expand summary
The Finances Talk: Why and How Funeral Professionals Should Talk to Families About Payment
Date Published: November 10, 2020
Join the IFDA in conversation with Elaine Valdez, a Funeral Engagement Manager at LendingUSA to discuss how funeral homes talk about finances with families. Learn why it’s important to be open about finances and how you can approach this topic with compassion when you speak with families about payment. Plus, understand how you can offer the best payment options for families, including financing solutions that work for both families and funeral homes.Expand summary
COVID-19: Yesterday and Today
Date Published: November 17, 2020
COVID-19 is a novel virus that has apparently crossed species to become the cause of an international pandemic resulting in a death rate that has far surpassed the deaths resulting from several of our wars. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be a challenge to individuals, families, businesses, healthcare, and the country. It has challenged our preparation and our ability to respond to such an event. I will present issues from an infection prevention perspective both initially and to the date of this presentation.Expand summary