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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 22A: Burial benefits; restrictions; payment

Section 22A. No society shall by its by-laws or by any contract or policy made or issued by it in this commonwealth restrict the payment of benefits or any part thereof accruing under such by-laws, contract or policy upon the death of a member or of the person insured, as the case may be, to a designated funeral director or group of funeral directors, or in any way deprive the personal representative or family of the deceased of freedom of choice in procuring and purchasing supplies and services in connection with the burial of such deceased.

Such benefits or any part thereof shall be paid to such funeral director as the person or persons entitled to said benefits or the personal representative of the deceased shall direct.