What FCACO Does
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio provides information about end-of-life issues to individuals through consumer education outreach, including group presentations, printed materials, personal consultations, local price surveys and membership benefits. To do this we monitor the meetings of the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and routinely survey the costs and activities of central Ohio funeral homes to provide the public with cost comparisons and to determine compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations.
In addition, FCACO is able to negotiate favorable terms with select funeral establishments (due to our large membership). FCACO members choose the arrangements they desire in advance.
NO FEES OR PREPAYMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE MADE TO THE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT WHEN JOINING, ALTHOUGH PREPAYMENT OF ANY PLAN IS POSSIBLE.
We Offer You
OBJECTIVITY - You get advice from a group of knowledgeable volunteers who are not in the business of selling funeral services
DIGNITY - You learn about dignified alternatives to excessive funeral displays
CONFIDENCE - You are able to shop for services with full knowledge of your rights
SECURITY - You enjoy the convenience of pre-planning without the risks of prepayment
PEACE OF MIND - You are given the opportunity to discuss an important topic with family or friends while you are still healthy
CARING - You leave behind a final gift, sparing your family the stress of making difficult decisions during a time of grief
KNOWLEDGE & SAVINGS - You become an educated consumer, receiving more for your funeral dollar and avoiding unnecessary expenses by taking advantage of member-only pricing at select mortuaries & cemeteries.