(225 ILCS 45/1a)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73.101a)
For the purposes of this Act, the following terms shall have
the meanings specified, unless the context clearly requires another meaning:
"Beneficiary" means the person specified in the pre-need contract upon
whose death funeral services or merchandise shall be provided or delivered.
"Licensee" means a seller of a pre-need contract who has
been licensed by
the Comptroller under this Act.
"Outer burial container" means any container made of concrete,
steel, wood, fiberglass or similar material, used solely at the interment
site, and designed and used exclusively to surround or enclose a separate
casket and to support the earth above such casket, commonly known as a
burial vault, grave box or grave liner, but not including a lawn
crypt as defined in the Illinois Pre-need Cemetery Sales Act.
"Parent company" means a corporation owning more than 12 cemeteries or
funeral homes in more than one state.
"Person" means any person, partnership, association, corporation, or
"Pre-need contract" means any agreement or contract, or any series or
combination of agreements or contracts, whether funded by trust deposits or
life insurance policies or annuities, which has for a purpose the furnishing
or performance of funeral services or the furnishing or delivery of any
personal property, merchandise, or services of any nature in connection with
the final disposition of a dead human body. Nothing in this Act is intended to
regulate the content of a life insurance policy or a tax-deferred annuity.
"Provider" means a person who is obligated for furnishing or performing
funeral services or the furnishing or delivery of any personal property,
merchandise, or services of any nature in connection with the final disposition
of a dead human body.
"Purchaser" means the person who originally paid the money under or in
connection with a pre-need contract.
"Sales proceeds" means the entire amount paid to a seller, exclusive
of sales taxes paid by the seller, finance charges paid by the purchaser, and
credit life, accident or disability insurance premiums, upon any agreement or
contract, or series or combination of agreements or contracts, for the purpose
of performing funeral services or furnishing personal property, merchandise, or
services of any nature in connection with the final disposition of a dead human
body, including, but not limited to, the retail price paid for such services
and personal property and merchandise.
"Purchase price" means sales proceeds less finance charges on
"Seller" means the person who sells or
offers to sell the pre-need contract
to a purchaser, whether funded by a trust agreement, life insurance policy,
or tax-deferred annuity.
"Trustee" means a person authorized to hold funds under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-419, eff. 1-1-02.)