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Covid19 and the dead: facts, not fear

For a .pdf version of this post you can share, click here. When a disaster or a pandemic occurs, people are understandably fearful. But humans are prone to amplifying our fears beyond reality, and one of the first places the human mind goes when in a state of fear is to thoughts of death and dead bodies. Read more

Funerals postponed

The Covid19 pandemic is affecting our lives and our deaths. Families are having to make choices about funerals they haven’t faced before. Everyday more state and federal officials suggest (or mandate) that we refrain from gathering in groups of more than 10 (though this advice has probably changed even as you read this). Read more

Time is short—tell the FTC to help grieving consumers!

The Federal Trade Commission wants to hear from Americans—this is your chance to help make a lasting difference for grieving people. The FTC’s “Funeral Rule” may be amended, and we need your help to convince the FTC to update this important consumer regulation. Read more

Advance Directive for Dementia

Attorney and past-president of FCA, Lamar Hankins, has drafted an advance medical directive for those diagnosed with dementia who do not want to live through the later stages of the disease. Download it here. FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest Read more

FCA News-November, 2019

November 26, 2019

Dear friends and supporters,             You’ve made the year wonderful for us at Funeral Consumers Alliance with your consistent generosity—thank you! Read more

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. – Read more