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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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FTC Casket Advisory Opinion April 2010 FTC Casket Advisory Opinion April 2010

Date added: 04/20/2010
Date modified: 04/20/2010
Filesize: 66.9 kB
Downloads: 5535

FTC letter states funeral homes may not:

  • Refuse to accept a third-party casket if it's delivered in more than or fewer than any certain number of days before the funeral
  • Require third-party caskets to be delivered by appointment only during normal business hours
  • Refuse to accept a third-party casket at a specified time, during normal business hours, unless funeral home staff are occupied with a funeral at that time
  • Refuse to allow a third-party casket retailer to use the funeral home's ordinary, standard equipment (such as rolling carts) to bring the casket into the funeral home

Gast Monuments Support for HR3655 Gast Monuments Support for HR3655

Date added: 01/08/2010
Date modified: 01/08/2010
Filesize: 83.95 kB
Downloads: 6128
A compelling letter from a monument company detailing abuse of consumers by cemeteries and urging passage of HR3655, the Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act of 2009.

HR 3655 - A 2009 Bill to Expand the Funeral Rule by Congressman Bobby Rush HR 3655 - A 2009 Bill to Expand the Funeral Rule by Congressman Bobby Rush

Date added: 09/25/2009
Date modified: 09/25/2009
Filesize: 48.58 kB
Downloads: 6620
HR 3655, introduced September 25, 2009, by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL). The bill expands the FTC Funeral Rule to cover cemeteries, monument dealers, and casket retailers.

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: 12344

FTC 2008 Advisory Opinion - Crematories and the Funeral Rule FTC 2008 Advisory Opinion - Crematories and the Funeral Rule

Date added: 10/06/2008
Date modified: 10/06/2008
Filesize: 59.68 kB
Downloads: 6710
The Federal Trade Commission ruled that independent crematories - those not affiliated with a full-service funeral home - that do business directly with the public have to abide by the Funeral Rule.

Iowa Body Disposition Agent Form Iowa Body Disposition Agent Form

Date added: 08/02/2008
Date modified: 08/02/2008
Filesize: 69.15 kB
Downloads: 10723
Iowa Body Disposition Agent Form

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: 10514

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: 6429

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: 6811

Joint Letter on Missouri Preneed Laws 2008 Joint Letter on Missouri Preneed Laws 2008

Date added: 05/04/2008
Date modified: 05/04/2008
Filesize: 106.88 kB
Downloads: 6428

WIDesignatedAgent WIDesignatedAgent

Date added: 03/06/2008
Date modified: 03/06/2008
Filesize: 23.79 kB
Downloads: 10944
Designated Agent Form For Wisconsin

Retail Casket Sales Whitepaper Retail Casket Sales Whitepaper

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 11/26/2007
Filesize: 58.5 kB
Downloads: 26962

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: 9849
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