A year ago, the Dayton JournalNews ran a series of articles about the regulation of the death care industry in Ohio. The reporting was comprehensive, with articles about preneed. Earlier this year, legislation was introduced in Ohio to further restrict who could sell preneed. However, the legislation does not address the trusting issues that rankle consumer advocates. That bill was approved by the Ohio Senate, and will be considered next by the House.
Some of those same issues will be brought front and center in Jefferson City, Missouri when hearings are commenced on the reform of Missouri’s preneed law on July 8th. A full discussion of all the issues would benefit consumer advocates, regulators and the death care industry.