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Seattle’s KOMO News Radio – Interview with our Executive Director, Josh Slocum, on Price Disclosures and Cremation Study

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. Facebook AccessDeniedAccess DeniedF67R8QS578KGNKZBe0dULr12bvDDVG9n0RlnhoJiWVTw9LpgKV2PW2Cr1T0UOx4n7xugHIJdAVLLlzpnnMoaAJk64uU= AccessDeniedAccess DeniedF67HSY28QMNEBGHYRw7dxwkqWe4R9a23DQNkkcH5swX6mic3ldLYvYtsJ/McJWcJSFPE2ZEHCFfYxgGJyoFZHJmfNvs=Google Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Read more

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, 2014
Craig Tregillus
Funeral Rule Coordinator
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20580 Dear Mr. 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. 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 it possible for you to select the funeral arrangements you want at the home you use. Read more

FCA Board member Harriet Bartnick–AARP Letter

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. Facebook AccessDeniedAccess DeniedF67R8QS578KGNKZBe0dULr12bvDDVG9n0RlnhoJiWVTw9LpgKV2PW2Cr1T0UOx4n7xugHIJdAVLLlzpnnMoaAJk64uU= AccessDeniedAccess DeniedF67HSY28QMNEBGHYRw7dxwkqWe4R9a23DQNkkcH5swX6mic3ldLYvYtsJ/McJWcJSFPE2ZEHCFfYxgGJyoFZHJmfNvs=Google Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Read more