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Since 1883, Modern Woodmen of America has brought people together, supported families and strengthened communities.

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Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, IL

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Grow with Modern Woodmen! As a financial representative, you can make a positive impact for your family and your community.

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We can help you meet your current needs, achieve your future dreams and plan for all stages of life.

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Modern Woodmen maintains a portfolio of high-quality financial products that can help you meet a wide range of life needs.

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When you join Modern Woodmen, you become a member of the organization. You trust us with your financial needs. And you have the opportunity to access member benefits and impact your community.

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Make a payment and access account information, online forms and fraternal benefits from the member website.

File a Death Claim

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Also, please know you have our support during this difficult time, starting with the death claim process.

How to file a claim

Step 1. Notify us of the death

A good first step is to contact your loved one’s Modern Woodmen financial representative … or your own if that’s a different person. He or she can guide you through the claim process, help you fill out necessary forms and offer assistance where needed.

If you need contact information, go to the Find a Representative section of this website and enter the representative’s name. Or enter your loved one's ZIP code or city/state to access a list of representatives. 

 You can also start the claim process by:

  • Calling our home office Service Center at 309-558-3077 or 800-447-9811, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central).
  • Completing this online form.

Step 2. Submit the claim forms

Once you (or your representative) have notified Modern Woodmen’s home office of the death, we will verify if any benefits are owed. If so, then we’ll provide forms for the named beneficiary(ies) to complete.
Please send the completed claim forms and certified death certificate back to the home office.

Modern Woodmen of America
P.O. Box 2005
Rock Island, IL 61204-2005

Step 3. Receive payment

Modern Woodmen will promptly review the claim once we receive all necessary forms and documentation. Then we will make the appropriate payment, if any, to the beneficiary(ies).