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How you can help improve the FTC Funeral Rule

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

Funeral Consumers Alliance National Public Statement

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

FCA 2022 Conference Canceled

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. FacebookGoogleTwitterLinkedinPinterest Read more

Seven Ponds-5 funeral myths debunked

The death-focused publication Seven Ponds did a great job rounding up common myths people believe about arranging funerals. Don’t miss this one if you want to save stress and money. FacebookGoogleTwitterLinkedinPinterest Read more

LA Times covers the fight for funeral freedom

Donna Peizer and Akhila Murphy are death doulas—people who educate families on old-fashioned, private, undertaker-free care of the dead. Like we used to do. The California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau doesn’t like that, and wants to shut them down for “unlicensed practice of funeral service.” Read more