How to Comply with the Funeral Rule

The Funeral Rule establishes some basic requirements that apply to all funeral providers. Who’s considered a funeral provider? Any business that sells funeral goods and funeral services to the public, including funeral directors, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories, among other businesses. 

One key provision requires those covered by the Rule to give potential clients a written price list of the goods and services their business provides. The Rule also spells out some practices that are not allowed. For example, it is not permitted to:

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A basic "tenant" of credit reporting

Funny thing about the Fair Credit Reporting Act:  It’s been around since 1970, it’s broad in scope, and yet a lot of businesses with obligations under the law may not be focusing on compliance.  Warning letters the FTC just sent to six companies in a particular line of work underscore the need to double-check your FCRA responsibilities.

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A robodacious achievement

If this were a video blog, you'd see us doing that “Wayne’s World” gesture of admiration to our two new favorite people, Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss.  And just what did they do to warrant our (and your) appreciation?

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What kids’ apps won’t tell parents (but we will)

Consumers have made it clear: They want to know what their apps are up to.  And when it comes to apps for kids, italicize that, put it in ALL CAPS, and multiply by 10.  That’s why the FTC has released a new way of letting parents know just what their kids’ apps may be doing.  Savvy app developers will want to take a look, too.

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Entertainment ratings: How do retailers rate?

If you want to know which flix’s tix made for major boffola at the box office, you’ll have to consult the entertainment trade press.  But a recent FTC “mystery shopper” survey offers other insights for your clients in the movie, music, or videogame industry.

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