FCA Maine celebrated home funerals and funeral choice at Death Your Way: Caring for Our Own Dead, a day of hands-on workshops and lively discussion in November in Brunswick, Maine.
You can listen to volunteers from FCA Maine talking about funeral choice on Maine Public radio’s Maine Calling public affairs program. Read more
On this #GivingTuesday, how about donating to the only nonprofit in the US that stands up for the rights of grieving consumers? Yep, we know that every nonprofit is asking for your dollar today. Funeral Consumers Alliance isn’t every other nonprofit, though. Read more
In 2008, Bibb County, Georgia, enacted the only local municipal restrictions outlawing green burial that we have seen anywhere in the US. Now another county, Newton, is looking to go down the same misguided path. News coverage suggests that anti-Muslim fears are what’s really behind this new opposition to a planned cemetery that would allow natural burials without embalming, caskets, or concrete outer vaults. Read more
Our new study of cremation prices and disclosures at 142 funeral homes around the country shows that nearly a fifth aren’t including the actual cost of the cremation in their advertised prices for direct cremation. Nearly the same number are violating existing Federal Trade Commission Rules that require funeral homes to list a price for a direct cremation when the consumer supplies the container or casket, and a price with the funeral home’s own container and casket. Read more
Listen in on KOMO News Radio Seattle; interview with our Executive Director, Josh Slocum, discussing our recent cremation report, price disclosures and how funeral homes are violating federal rules.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766
September 12, 2016 at 12:00PM Eastern
NEW REPORT ON FUNERAL SERVICES: THE COST OF DYING IS HARD TO DETERMINE AND WIDELY VARING IN PRICE
Press Teleconference to Reveal New Data on Costs, Price Disclosures and Laws Which Fail to Protect Bereaved Consumers
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For Immediate Release Contact: Jack Gillis, CFA, 202-737-0766
July 12, 2016 Josh Slocum, FCA, 802-865-8300
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Consumer Groups Petition FTC to Require Online Funeral Price Disclosure
Petition Reflects the Fact that Many Funeral Homes Fail to Fully Disclose Prices Online
Washington, DC – Today, the Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America petition the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to revise the “Funeral Rule” so consumers can obtain vital price information on the Internet. Read more