Did you know that failure to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Funeral Rule may result in civil penalties, which have recently been increased at the direction of Congress, of $40,654 per violation?
To help ensure your funeral home is meeting its obligations under the Rule, the FTC has published a guide entitled “Complying with the Funeral Rule.” The guide, which is intended for anyone selling funeral goods and services, provides detailed information about the Rule’s specific requirements for General Price Lists, Casket Price Lists, and Outer Burial Container Price Lists.
You can find the guide on the FTC’s website; there the guide, which is available in English and Spanish can be downloaded at no cost. From the same page, you can also order free copies of the guide for yourself and each member of your staff.
We encourage you to review the information in the guide as well as your funeral home’s price lists and procedures to ensure that you are complying with the Funeral Rule.
GPL Review Service
To ensure your GPL is compliant with the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule, NFDA offers a comprehensive GPL Review Service.
This thorough analysis of your current GPL is conducted by T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA’s general counsel, who specializes in the legal format and content of funeral service general price lists and the disclosure requirements of the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule.
The cost is just $225 for NFDA members (nonmember price $400). Learn more on the NFDA website.