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Category: National Issues

We ask the FTC to rule on misleading language

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 Oversaturated Market 2014

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 FTC Funeral Rule

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 >