Author Archives: Chris Scaramastra

Additional Sources Combat Changes in Size of DMF

March 31, 2016 When the Limited Death Master File was unveiled back in 2011, LifeStatus360 quickly stepped up to the plate and secured the necessary certification to be able to access the Limited DMF. The Limited DMF no longer contains the protected state death records that the Social Security Administration receives through the various contracts […]

Q&A with David Wiley and Chris Scaramastra

February 29, 2016 Old and outdated “default standards” drove David Wiley and Chris Scaramastra to look hard at the data compliance and death audit industry. Recognizing the need for better, more innovative technology, Wiley and Scaramastra recently re-branded Small World Solutions into Life Status 360 and are bringing new technology to the market that can […]

LifeStatus360 unveils exclusive Obit360 service

January 29, 2016 Obit360 is the latest development from LifeStatus360. The new Obit360 service is available to all LifeStatus360 customers at no additional charge – without the need to purchase “credits” – and allows for unlimited obituary searches and results. Unlike other available tools, Obit360 is updated and results are presented daily. The rapid search […]

Life Status 360 named NAPHSIS Silver Partner

December 18, 2015 We are pleased to announce that NAPHSIS has named LifeStatus360, LLC a Silver Partner in their corporate partner program. NAPHSIS, the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, is the national nonprofit organization that represents the state vital records and public health statistics offices in the U.S. As a corporate […]

Why We Chose Alpha Anywhere

November 24, 2015 Information security is a top priority across many industries. It seems a new data breach or unauthorized use of data is in the news more often than not. Given that data security is part of the mainstream, we understand our customers’ growing pressures to secure and protect their personally identifiable information. As […]

Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

October 30, 2015 According to, there are at least $1 billion in benefits in life insurance policies still waiting to be claimed. The average unclaimed benefit is about $2,000. In addition to other state unclaimed property, unclaimed life insurance benefits have typically fallen under the same guidelines – The Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. The […]

Preventing Fraud with Limited Death Master File Access

September 30, 2015 As we have previously discussed, we continually revisit the ongoing conversation around the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. The Death Master File is one of the data sources that LifeStatus360 uses to verify and report deaths. However, as the status of the Death Master File and the temporary access provided by […]

The Death Master File Debate — Where Is It Headed?

July 8, 2015 The Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (DMF) and its data have provided hours and hours of conversation and debate within the U.S. Government. With more than 90 million records, the DMF is vital to many industries’ ability to determine whether a person is still eligible to receive benefits or apply and […]