The Funeral Consumers Alliance site has information The FTC Funeral Rule. This is something every consumer ought to read. Why? The FCA says it quite well:
"The Funeral Rule, enforced by the FTC, makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. (The Rule does not apply to third-party sellers, such as casket and monument dealers, or to cemeteries that lack an on-site funeral home.)"Funeral Consumers Alliance has chapters in Bloomington and Valparaiso.