The economy has preneed regulators concerned about depository accounts used for preneed funding.  A story reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution underscores the reason for this worry.  When a funeral home fails, consumers have little chance of defending the depository account from creditors’ claims.  Insurance and trusts offer the consumer better protection when the creditors come knocking. 

A few years ago, a past president of the NFDA wrote in The Director that funeral directors should begin blowing the whistle on industry cheaters. This blog raised a concern over whether funeral directors understood applicable preneed laws well enough to become whistleblowers. A recent news article in the Morris Daily Herald contains facts to