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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule gives consumers certain rights when purchasing funeral goods and services, including caskets. Here are some key points related to buying your own casket under the FTC Funeral Rule:

  1. Freedom to Provide Your Own Casket: The FTC Funeral Rule states that funeral homes cannot refuse to handle a casket that you bought elsewhere, such as from a third-party retailer or online vendor such as Funeral homes must also provide you with a list of their casket prices before showing you any caskets they have for sale.
  2. No Requirement to Purchase Casket from the Funeral Home: Funeral homes cannot require you to purchase a casket or any other funeral goods or services as a condition of using their facilities for a funeral or cremation service. This means you have the right to shop around and purchase a casket from any provider you choose, such as
  3. Disclosure of Casket Prices: Funeral homes must provide you with a price list that includes the cost of each casket they offer for sale. This allows you to compare prices and make an informed decision about which casket to purchase.
  4. No Additional Charges for Using Your Own Casket: If you choose to buy a casket from a third-party vendor, the funeral home cannot charge you any additional fees for using that casket during the funeral or cremation service.
  5. Protection Against Misrepresentation: The FTC Funeral Rule prohibits funeral homes from making misleading statements or engaging in deceptive practices related to the sale of caskets or other funeral goods and services.

It’s important to familiarize yourself with your rights under the FTC Funeral Rule when making funeral arrangements, including the purchase of a casket. By understanding your rights, you can make informed decisions and ensure that you are treated fairly by funeral service providers.

If there are any questions with regards to buying a casket please call us @800 618 4642 and one of our staff of licensed funeral directors can help you.