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 >
NPR reports on a two part investigation into the funeral industry, which includes interviews with our executive director Josh Slocum, funeral directors, consumers and regulators. NPR says, “We collected price information from around the country and visited providers. We found a confusing, unhelpful system that seems designed to be impenetrable by average consumers, who must make… Read More >
By Marcy Klein What do you expect to be doing at age 98? Shuffling around in a nursing home or staring at a television set? Maybe not. Take a peek at the life of FCA “volunteer extraordinaire” Art Trimble, of Rochester, New York. At time of his death last year at age 98, Art… 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.
The New York Times has launched a new online section called Open Topics – a “micro-blog” on topics such as health, finances, cooking, and a lot more. Check out the Funeral Arrangements page. It’s got a great overview article on funeral planning, and FCA’s executive director Josh Slocum is posting funeral-related news stories and features… Read More >
We’ve overhauled our site to make it easier for you to find the practical information you need to make informed funeral choices and get answers to the most common questions about funeral choices and costs. Take a look around. If you don’t find what you need, use our search box in the upper right corner…. Read More >