Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

If you had to make funeral arrangements, would you know how to make them dignified, meaningful, and affordable?

Did you know:

  • A typical funeral in the US costs $7,300 — before you get to the cemetery
  • That the cost of funerals, cremation, and burials varies widely
  • Neither embalming nor a fancy casket is required for cremation or burial
  • Although planning for after-death care is strongly recommended, prepaying for a funeral may not be a good idea

More about funerals.

2015 Price Survey of the local funeral industry

Help us gather information for our 2018 Price Survey.

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Summer 2017 Plain Talk – the FCAME Newsletter.

One article discusses problems with using online services to find a funeral home or crematory, and includes steps FCAME recommends people take in planning for a funeral.  Another article discusses funeral and cemetery-related legislation that was considered at the last Maryland General Assembly. See past newsletters.

Do you want the consumer’s voice to be heard in regulating the funeral industry in Maryland?

FCAME volunteers attend meetings of the regulatory agencies in Maryland that oversee funerals, cremations, and cemeteries, and also testify on proposed legislation at the Maryland legislature involving the death-care industry to ensure consumer rights (and wallets) are protected.
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