By Nastassia Strackbein The state of Colorado has shut down Heritage Cremation Provider for misleading consumers and acting as a middle-man to generate business for funeral homes. But Heritage Cremation’s website implied to consumers that the business is locally owned and services were provided by the consumer’s “friends and neighbors. Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and… Read More >
Category: National Issues
Death With Dignity? Nation’s Largest Funeral Home Company Charges High Prices and Refuses to Disclose These Prices On Their Websites Read FCA’s full report on how SCI-owned corporate funeral homes charge up to 72 percent higher prices than independently owned funeral homes. Read a summary of this joint project with our partner Consumer Federation of America… 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.
We sent the following to Funeral Rule Coordinator Craig Tregillus at the Federal Trade Commission. June 30, 2014Craig TregillusFuneral Rule CoordinatorFederal Trade Commission600 Pennsylvania Ave. NWWashington, D.C. 20580 Dear Mr. Tregillus, This is a request for an advisory opinion on two issues related to the Funeral Rule: 1. The use of the phrase, “cremation if… Read More >
AN INVITATION TO FUNERAL PRICING ABUSE If we were to die Monday through Friday — with one funeral a day — and two weeks off for the mortician’s vacation, the following chart shows the number of funeral homes that would be needed in each state, compared to the actual number. There are undoubtedly some funeral… Read More >
The Funeral Rule, enforced by the FTC, makes it possible for you to choose only those goods and services you want or need and to pay only for those you select, whether you are making arrangements when a death occurs or in advance. The Rule allows you to compare prices among funeral homes, and makes… Read More >
FCA Board member Harriet Bartnick has sent a letter to AARP asking them to endorse better regulation of donated tissue as part of their national policy. See the attachment below.