June 1 - 3, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
FCA\'s Biennial Conference was hosted this year by the Austin Memorial and Burial Information Society. AMBIS volunteers were top-notch, and we couldn\'t have done it without them. Dozens of our participants said this was the best FCA conference ever put on! Topics included:
Where possible, speaker presentations and handouts are available for download.
"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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