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2015 Online Funeral Pricing National Survey

2015 Online Funeral Pricing National Survey ( 10 Files )

A joint project by Funeral Consumers Alliance and Consumer Federation of America. Survey samples 15 funeral homes each, in 10 cities around the country:Atlanta, Denver, the District of Columbia, Indianapolis, Mercer County New Jersey, Minneapolis, Orange County California, Seattle, Tucson. 

The survey tracks how many funeral homes fully disclose prices on their websites. In addition, it gives the range of costs for three common funeral arrangments (direct cremation, immediate burial, full-service funeral). 

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2010 California State Audit of Preneed Master Trust 2010 California State Audit of Preneed Master Trust

Date added: 07/06/2010
Date modified: 07/06/2010
Filesize: 125.07 kB
Downloads: 5742
2010 regulatory audit showing the state's largest preneed trust institution misused $70 million in consumers' prepaid funeral money.

2010 Virginia Refrigeration and Embalming Law 2010 Virginia Refrigeration and Embalming Law

Date added: 06/18/2010
Date modified: 06/18/2010
Filesize: 9.51 kB
Downloads: 5246
A new law requiring funeral homes to refrigerate or embalm bodies after 48 hours. The law bars embalming without express permission, so families will have the choice of refrigeration.

2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey 2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 470.9 kB
Downloads: 2158

Courtesy nhfuneral.org.

2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey 2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey

Date added: 04/29/2015
Date modified: 04/29/2015
Filesize: 38.25 kB
Downloads: 2158

2015 Minneapolis Internet Price Survey 2015 Minneapolis Internet Price Survey

Date added: 10/19/2015
Date modified: 10/19/2015
Filesize: 115.7 kB
Downloads: 442

2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey 2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 273.44 kB
Downloads: 2253

Courtesy FCA volunteer Michael Whitman. 

Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act 2011 Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 580.63 kB
Downloads: 5831
A bill that would extend the Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule to cover cemeteries, crematories, and third-party merchandise vendors. Introduced by Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush on March 1, 2011.

California SB 658 - introduced 2011 California SB 658 - introduced 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 141.47 kB
Downloads: 5474
A first-in-the-nation bill that would require funeral homes to post their price lists online if they have a website.

Caring For Your Own in South Carolina Caring For Your Own in South Carolina

Date added: 05/27/2008
Date modified: 05/27/2008
Filesize: 121.76 kB
Downloads: 10807

Catholic Cemetery Conference Letter 2010 Catholic Cemetery Conference Letter 2010

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 105.6 kB
Downloads: 5585
Letter from CCC protesting HR3655 and asking for exemption for religious cemeteries.

Colorado Disposition Wishes and Agent Declaration Colorado Disposition Wishes and Agent Declaration

Date added: 10/17/2008
Date modified: 10/17/2008
Filesize: 5.53 kB
Downloads: 12805

Compra de servicios fúnebres Compra de servicios fúnebres

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 505.08 kB
Downloads: 4324

Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009 Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009

Date added: 09/20/2011
Date modified: 09/20/2011
Filesize: 1.11 MB
Downloads: 4321

Legislative testimony from Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Policy and Research at the University of Minnesota. Delivered in 2009, this letter debunks claims from the funeral industry that dead bodies pose a public health risk.

El último adiós El último adiós

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 433.52 kB
Downloads: 4024

FCA Amicus: Case challenging monopolistic state laws FCA Amicus: Case challenging monopolistic state laws

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 11/26/2007
Filesize: 106.67 kB
Downloads: 10064

FCA Comments on MO Board Proposed Bill 2008 FCA Comments on MO Board Proposed Bill 2008

Date added: 05/04/2008
Date modified: 05/04/2008
Filesize: 223.69 kB
Downloads: 6932

FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011 FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 199.38 kB
Downloads: 5441
FCA supports California's bill to require funeral homes to post price lists on their websites.

FCA of Central Ohio Testimony on SB 196; Preneed Reform FCA of Central Ohio Testimony on SB 196; Preneed Reform

Date added: 05/22/2008
Date modified: 05/22/2008
Filesize: 96.61 kB
Downloads: 6543

FCA Supplemental Testimony to House Energy Commerce Committee on Exempting Religious Cemeteries FCA Supplemental Testimony to House Energy Commerce Committee on Exempting Religious Cemeteries

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 224.35 kB
Downloads: 6694

FCA's Response to Catholic Cemetery Conference FCA's Response to Catholic Cemetery Conference

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 159.23 kB
Downloads: 5665
FCA rebuts CCC's letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee asking for religious exemption.
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