Posted: April 30, 2012
Everestfuneral.com is a funeral planning and concierge service that sells funeral pricing reports to consumers based on information obtained from funeral homes. Over the years, Everest has contacted many NFDA-member funeral homes asking the funeral home to provide pricing information.
In recent weeks, NFDA has received numerous reports from funeral homes throughout the country that received letters from Everest accusing them of not complying with the FTC Funeral Rule because they did not respond to the company's attempts to obtain pricing information. Everest has employed this same tactic many times in recent years.
According to advice previously given by NFDA General Counsel Scott Gilligan, if you receive a call from Everest, or anyone else, asking for pricing information, you have certain obligations under the Funeral Rule:
Should you have questions or concerns, NFDA members can contact Gilligan for a free consultation on their obligations to provide pricing information. Gilligan can be reached at 513-871-6332.
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