What Is The “Funeral Rule” And How Does It Work? 

What Is The "Funeral Rule" And How Does It Work? 

The Funeral Rule went into effect on April 30, 1984.  Funeral providers are required to give consumers accurate, itemized price information and various disclosures about funeral goods and services.  In addition, the Rule prohibits:  Misrepresenting legal, crematory, and cemetery requirements;  Embalming for a fee without permission; Requiring the purchase of a casket for direct cremation; … [Read more…]

Understanding The Funeral Rule, My Role as a Clergy is More Complex Than You Think…

Understanding The Funeral Rule, My Role as a Clergy is More Complex Than You Think...

Death is shocking to any surviving family member. When I’m called upon to oversee a graveside or memorial service for the departed my part is much more complex than simply “showing up” to officiate the ceremony. Going over key details in burial contracts that laymen or survivors may not understand as “hidden fees” or unnecessary … [Read more…]