Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pre-Need Funerals - Ohio Senate Passes a Consumer Protection Bill

I cannot help but wonder if legislation like this reported in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette Ohio Senate Passes Pre-Need Funeral Consumer Protection Act is not related to the Nelms/Memory Gardens case here in Indiana:

"Under Senate Bill 196, increased consumer disclosure is required when an individual purchases pre-need funeral services, including: How it is funded; revocation rights; under what circumstances a consumer can transfer pre-need arrangements to another funeral home; that the consumer is entitled to receive price information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Funeral Rule; and that the insurance company or trustee that receives monies pursuant to a pre-need funeral contract is required to notify the consumer in writing when monies are received."