2013 Maryland Code
§ 27-218 - Burial insurance benefits
(a) All burial insurance benefits shall be paid in cash to the beneficiary.
(b) A person engaged in the business of burial insurance may not pay or contract to pay wholly or partly burial insurance or its benefits to:
(1) an official mortician, funeral director, or undertaker;
(2) a designated mortician, funeral director, undertaker, or funeral directing or undertaking concern; or
(3) a particular tradesperson or businessperson.
(c) This section does not apply to life insurance or an annuity used to fund a pre-need contract as defined in § 7-101 of the Health Occupations Article or a preneed burial contract as defined in § 5-701 of the Business Regulation Article.
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