33-18-301. Prohibited relations with mortuaries. (1) A life insurer and its board of directors, officers, employees, or representatives that sell any life insurance, other than funeral insurance as defined in 33-20-1501(1)(c)(ii), may not own, manage, supervise, operate, or maintain any mortuary, funeral, or undertaking establishment in Montana.
(2) (a) A life insurer may not contract or agree with any funeral director, mortician, or undertaker that the funeral director, mortician, or undertaker shall conduct the funeral or be named beneficiary of any person insured by the insurer.
(b) A life insurer may not sell, solicit, or negotiate life insurance, except stand-alone funeral insurance as provided in 33-20-1501, through a funeral director, mortician, undertaker, or any employee of a mortuary or undertaker.
(c) A life insurer that sells, solicits, or negotiates funeral insurance, as defined in 33-20-1501(1)(c)(ii), through a funeral director, mortician, undertaker, or any employee of a mortuary or undertaker shall comply with the provisions of 33-20-1501 and 33-20-1502.
(3) A funeral insurance policy or certificate and any solicitation material for the policy must comply with 33-20-1501.
(4) An attempt by the insurer or its representative to require the insured to designate a specific beneficiary, including but not limited to a funeral director, mortician, mortuary, or undertaker, constitutes a violation of this section punishable as a misdemeanor pursuant to subsection (5).
(5) A funeral director, mortician, or undertaker or any employee of a mortuary or undertaker who seeks to sell, solicit, or negotiate funeral insurance shall comply with this code, including the requirements of Title 33, chapter 17, and Title 33, chapter 20, part 15.
(6) Each violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.