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The Federal Trade Commission has released a new video to help businesses that sell funeral goods and services comply with the Funeral Rule.

The Rule applies to licensed funeral directors and funeral homes, as well as to cemeteries, crematories, and other businesses that sell both funeral goods and services.  It does not apply to third-party sellers, like casket or monument dealers, or cemeteries that do not have a funeral home on-site. The Funeral Rule establishes some basic requirements that help to ensure that people have the information they need to compare prices and buy only the funeral services and goods they want.

If your business is covered by the Funeral Rule, watch the video to learn about the major provisions of the Rule and how you can comply. For more information visit the FTC’s funeral industry web page.

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