Summary of Action

In June 2020, TINA.org submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Funeral Rule. The Rule was enacted in 1982 to protect consumers — who are under significant emotional strain and tight time constraints — from unfair and deceptive practices in the sale of funeral products and services.

In its comment, TINA.org urged the FTC to update the Funeral Rule to, among other things, require funeral service providers who advertise online to post their price lists on their websites in order to conform to consumers’ shopping behavior and allow them to meaningfully price-shop before committing to a purchase. It would also allow the FTC to more easily review funeral homes’ sales and business practices without imposing any significant burden on the funeral service providers.

To read TINA.org’s full comment, use the menu.

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