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This episode discuss pre-need arrangements, cremation, organ donation. Funeral homes are obligated to provide accurate public information regarding their services. If you request prices for funerals, embalming, cremation, burial, and other related information, they are required by law to either that information over the phone or in person in the funeral home or mortuary establishment. They cannot ask why you need it. If they don't provide the "General Price List", "Casket Price List", "Outer Burial Container Price List", you have the right to file a complaint with the regulating funeral board in your state about not receiving the requested information.
In Texas, Pre-Needs are regulated by the Texas Department of Banking but may differ by name in your state. In other words, your pre-need money is monitored through that agency. Check with the agency in your state by simply asking a funeral home in your area.
If you have questions regarding pre-needs, cremation, organ donation, or other funeral related items, please reach out to your local funeral home and funeral director for answers. Always, price shop between funeral homes for the best fit for your needs.
Last, never show a funeral director your insurance policy prior to selecting a service. You know what you can afford and what you want to spend, not the funeral home or funeral director. I've been practicing funeral business for 41 years (as per the recording of this podcast; June 26, 2022). There are great funeral directors that won't take advantage of you during your time of grief. However, there are some who will. Armed with the information provided, you have the ammunition to defend yourself from any deceptive practice.