When someone calls the funeral home and asks about price information?

When someone calls the funeral home and asks about price information?

You must give the General Price List to anyone who asks, in person, about funeral goods, funeral services, or the prices of such goods or services. The request for information does not have to come from a consumer or someone who wants to make funeral arrangements now or in the future.

Do funeral homes need marketing?

As a funeral home, marketing can play a key role in bringing in new business. For funeral homes, understanding marketing strategies and practices can significantly improve your ability to make your funeral home a preferred place for families during their time of need.

What are 6 items outlined by the Funeral Rule?

These guidelines do not amend or modify the Rule. They explain the requirements of the revised Funeral Rule and discuss how to prepare documents required by the Rule — the General Price List, the Casket Price List, the Outer Burial Container Price List, and the Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected.

How can I promote my funeral home?

Try a few of these ideas.

  1. Marketing through Aftercare. Aftercare is the easiest place to implement a more cost-effective funeral home marketing strategy.
  2. Marketing through Sponsorship.
  3. Marketing through Fundraising.
  4. Marketing through Education.
  5. Marketing through Social Media.

What are the rules for buying funeral arrangements?

The Funeral Rule gives you the right to: Buy only the funeral arrangements you want. Get price information on the telephone. Get a written, itemized price list when you visit a funeral home. See a written casket price list before you see the actual caskets. See a written outer burial container price list.

What do you need to know about funeral prices?

Make copies of the checklist at the end of this article. Use it when you shop with several funeral homes to compare costs. The Funeral Rule allows funeral providers to charge a basic services fee that customers have to pay. The basic services fee includes services that are common to all funerals, regardless of the specific arrangement.

What does the FTC rule on funeral homes mean?

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.)

Can a funeral provider charge a service fee?

Some funeral providers charge you their cost for the items they buy on your behalf. Others add a service fee to the cost. The Funeral Rule requires those who charge an extra fee to disclose that fact in writing, although it doesn’t require them to specify the amount of their markup.