There are signifcant variations in the prices charged for funeral goods and services. Find specifics here.
Learn about costs and consumer issues, Michigan cemetery law and veteran's cemetery and burial options.
It's increasingly easier to be green as the options for funeral consumers continue to expand. Find greenspace here.
Whole body donation as well as organ and tissue donation is a possiblity, no matter your age. Find out more here.
Home funerals are quickly moving into the mainstream. It's a little more challenging in Michigan, but it can be done.
Continue your funeral education beyond the information available directly on the website. Archives, pamphlets and brochures.
The American Funeral Industry is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. Review federal and state laws here.
Find out about the emergency relief burial fund in Michigan.
Also, learn about the Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science.
Tips from expert journalists on writing obituaries (a dying art) that are objective, accurate and genuine.
Links to some seriously effective consumer advocacy groups and creative minds who are doing great things.
FUNERAL CONSUMER ALLIANCE
This link will take you off the FCIS site to the parent organization, Funeral Consumers Alliance. Don't be a stranger!
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Funeral Consumers Information Society, also known as FCIS, is a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to helping Michiganians make dignified, meaningful and affordable funeral arrangements since 1961.
In 2006, our mission expanded to advocate for the re-establishment of family rights in after-death care, including family-led home funerals, and to foster sustainable environmental practices, such as green burial, in the state.
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