Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear
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A two-part, months-long investigation finds that the funeral industry can be unhelpful and misleading about the high-cost decisions that families must make during times of personal grief.

From NPR:

Funeral homes often aren't forthcoming about how much things cost, or embed the information in elaborate package deals that can drive up the price of saying goodbye to loved ones.

While most funeral businesses have websites, most omit prices from the sites, making it more difficult for families to compare prices or shop around. NPR reporters also found it difficult to get prices from many funeral homes, and federal regulators routinely find the homes violating a law that requires price disclosures.

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