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Advance Directives

Advance Directives ( 10 Files )

Various state forms for advance directives for health care and body disposition.
Affiliate Resources

Affiliate Resources ( 48 Files )

Funeral Consumers Alliance consists of affiliate groups representing regions throughout the country. These groups exist to serve their communities through education, advocacy, and by acting as a watchdog over the funeral and cemetery industries. 

This section offers practical information and guidance on forming and running a local affiliate group.

FCA Governance Documents

FCA Governance Documents ( 5 Files )

Bylaws, minutes, and similar documents.

FAQ Pamphlets

FAQ Pamphlets ( 25 Files )

Here you can download our pamphlets on funeral planning, cost-saving tips, and your consumer rights, in a printable format.
Legislative, Legal, and Lobbying Documents

Legislative, Legal, and Lobbying Documents ( 26 Files )

Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits. 


Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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FCA events

  • FCA Executive Director Josh Slocum will be a guest on wrcr.com's live show 10:10 a.m. Eastern, July 24. Go here to stream.

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