The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on September 7, 2023 at 9:30 AM EST seeking input on proposed changes to the Funeral Rule.
The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C., Read more
Imposters prey on families preparing for the funeral of a loved one
By Alvaro Puig
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
June 15, 2023
We’re hearing about a new scheme that involves imposters preying on people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Read more
Lisa Carlson died peacefully at home June 4, 2023 at the age of 86.
Lisa was born in 1938 in Melrose Massachusetts. During her varied career, Lisa was a schoolteacher in Massachusetts and Vermont, proprietess of her restaurant “The Hungry Pig and I” in Plainfield, Vermont, a saleswoman and installer of home vacuum systems, head of the state hospital in Waterbury, Vermont, and author of the first book dedicated to teaching families how to return to the time-honored practice of caring for their dead privately at home. Read more
South Burlington, VT—The nation’s consumer watchdog protecting grieving families has asked the Federal Trade Commission to beef up protections for those arranging funerals.
Funeral Consumers Alliance has responded to the FTC’s request for comments on the “Funeral Rule” to request that the FTC:
—Require funeral homes to post their complete price lists on their websites
—Require funeral homes to disclose the true and complete cost of their cremation services
—Clarify and rewrite consumer disclosures that let families know they may decline embalming, that they have the right to purchase simple, non-ceremonial services, and more. Read more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on October 20, 2022, that it will be proposing changes to the consumer protection regulations known as the Funeral Rule.
The most important of these potential changes is likely to be a new mandate that all funeral homes with a website must post their complete General Price List on that site, conspicuously. Read more
October 19th 2022
From the President of FCA National: Katherine Ortiz
To Affiliates and Consumers,
The board of FCA National Board of Trustees met on Tuesday Oct 18th and some important decisions were made concerning the Executive Director for FCA National. Read more
Due to unforeseen circumstances, FCA has canceled its online conference for 2022. This conference was scheduled for October 7-9. Please check back for announcements about future events.
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