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Press notice–Are California funeral home websites following consumer law?

September 27, 2019 PRESS TELE-CONFERENCE ADVISORY 
September 30, 2019 at 1:00PM Eastern
Call-in: 800-247-5110
Passcode: CFACALL Contact: Josh Slocum, FCA, 802-865-8300 NEW REPORT ON FUNERAL SERVICES: ARE CALIFORNIA HOME FOLLOWING THE ONLINE PRICE DISCLOSURE LAWS

Adequate Disclosure of Funeral Home Costs Critical to Fair Prices

Washington, D.C. – At a 1pm EST, press teleconference on Monday, September 30th, Consumer Federation of America, Funeral Consumers Alliance, Funeral Consumers Alliance of California and Consumer Action will release the results of a new report on the adequacy of online price information from funeral homes in California.  The report analyzed this information for more than 200 funeral homes in six large urban areas (Sacramento, Alameda County, City of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego). Read more

October, 2018 FCA News

October, 2018 Dear friends,
For us in New England, fall has arrived. Mercifully, as we’re not used to the Deep-South-like heat and humidity that blanketed our corner of the country this summer. We hope that whatever fall is like where you are, that you’re enjoying its arrival. Read more

On home funerals and community

—by Dani  LaVoire, vice-president National Home Funeral Alliance We all have an ancestor who made fire with friction, who foraged for food, who birthed her babies surrounded by other women. Each of us alive today has a not-too-distant-ancestor who participated in the ritual cleansing and preparation of the bodies of those who have died. Read more

FCA New, August 2018

August, 2018 Dear friends and supporters, It was a treat to see some of you at our recent national conference in Rochester, New York. Thank you for bringing the enthusiasm, the vision, and the knowledge that made it a great success! If you couldn't come, we've put up a post-convention wrap up page with photos of attendees and events, plus free downloadable presentations from our expert speakers. Read more

2018 Cost-comparison survey of Vermont funeral homes

How to use this survey CLICK HERE to download the survey in .pdf format. You’d never walk into the nearest car dealership and buy whatever model and options the salesperson recommended, but that’s exactly how most people buy funerals. Most pick a funeral home that’s nearby—even if they’re not going to use it for a viewing or service—or one they have used in the past—even if they were unhappy. Read more