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. Read more
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 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.
https://www.funerals.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-09.13-Joshua-on-KOMO-Radio.mp3 Read more
We sent the following to Funeral Rule Coordinator Craig Tregillus at the Federal Trade Commission.
June 30, 2014 Craig Tregillus Funeral Rule Coordinator Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20580
Dear Mr. 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. 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 it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. Read more