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Summer, 2021 upcoming workshops

Why Your Database Matters When: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 2 to 3 pm Eastern (11 am to 12 pm Pacific)
Where: Zoom Your organization’s database is the list of people for whom you have contact information that are in support of your mission. Whether that list contains 50 people or a few thousand, and whether it’s on paper or in a digital format, your organization will benefit from creating a system to manage that list.  Read more
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2021---FCA and CFA release study on state funeral ...

Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America have released a report on the websites of state funeral regulatory boards. The report found that 33 states offered little or no helpful consumer information about consumer rights, price disclosures, or the terms of prepaid funeral contracts. Read more
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FEMA money to pay for Covid deaths---last updated ...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it will begin applications for reimbursement for funeral expenses of deaths due to Covid.   Here are some questions and answers. Please know that the details below are all the details we have. Read more
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Support online funeral pricing in Georgia

Hats off to Georgia legislator Marvin Lim, and to the Memorial Society of Georgia and the FCA of Georgia. Rep. Lim has introduced House Bill 525, which would require funeral homes with websites to post their General Price List prominently on that site. Read more
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5 Tips for controlling funeral costs

—Special thanks to the Consumer Federation of America for making this brochure possible. Making funeral arrangements at the last minute can be stressful, expensive, and disappointing in terms  of services received. Planning ahead can provide the following benefits: —Significant cost savings, quite possibly cutting funeral costs by half. Read more
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2021-Virginia Bill favors embalmers, limits compet...

Senate Bill 1424 would require any funeral home manager to be a licensed embalmer. This restriction serves no consumer protection purpose. Instead, it protects and favors embalmers (as compared to non-embalmer funeral directors) who do not want job competition from non-embalmers. Read more
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Videos—For FCA Affiliates

VIDEO LIBRARY—For FCA Affiliates Our video library features a variety of topics on the nuts and bolts of running a funeral consumers organization. Some are free, others are available to buy. Free videos show a player screen you can click on. Paid videos show a password screen (there’s a purchase link under these videos). Read more
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