Author Archives: Meredith Loos

Locating Next-of-Kin and Surviving Spouses – An Easy & Fast Solution

Professionals who have fiduciary responsibility, such as pension plan trustees, plan administrators, and members of a plans’ investment committees, are required to locate next-of-kin, beneficiaries, or surviving spouses when plan participants or policyholders are reported as deceased. Steps to Locate Plan or Missing Participants Fiduciary professionals are required to conduct “diligent search” requirements as required […]

LifeStatus360 Receives SOCs 2 Type 1 Certification Letter of Engagement

We’re proud to announce that LifeStatus360 has recently received the SOCs 2 Type Engagement Letter. LifeStatus360 recently undertook the rigorous process of receiving this certification to show our dedication to data security, as this is a top priority for our business and our customers’ data.    Our Director of IT, David F. Wiley, recently began the process of attaining this […]

COVID-19, Public Pensions & Death Audit Solutions: LifeStatus360 is the Answer

COVID-19 has changed the global landscape, and perhaps not in the way anyone expected or wanted. We’ve seen a mass calling for sheltering in place, causing many businesses to close their doors, send employees home (some to work, and some to the unemployment line), and find alternate ways to do business. Public pensions are no different.   A recent New York Times article discusses what COVID-19 […]

LifeStatus360 Responds to COVID-19

As many are aware, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is dramatically impacting our lives, businesses, supply chains, and more.   At LifeStatus360, we are dedicated to protecting our customers and our team safe during this unprecedented time. We want to assure our customers and the country that though many businesses are experiencing closures, COVID-19 has not impacted […]

How Our Life Audit Solutions Help Locate Your Living Participants

We often hear from our customers that death records are sometimes not found for their deceased participants. While it’s understandable that the perception is every death is recorded by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the reality is different. Although the SSA obtains reports from many sources including family members, funeral homes, financial institutions, postal authorities, […]

Ransomware! Cyber Data Napping! What?

From the Desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT The bad guys seem to be targeting every type of business and government sites these days. They are checking for the soft targets: “and crowded places—a term more recently used—are typically defined as locations or environments that are easily accessible, attract large numbers of people […]

Additional Death Records Hitting the SSADMF this Weekend

Here ye, here ye: big news! This weekend marks another round of death record updates to the Social Security Administration Death Master File (SSADMF). On June 22, 2019, we’ll receive 6,500 historical death records in addition to our normal death record update. Any of these that apply to your population, we’ll be sure to apply […]

What the FWAC?

May 20, 2019 What the FWAC is right! Did you see the recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General that discovered California’s overpayment to the tune of 71 million dollars in Medicaid payments? That’s a lot of money that’s being paid for deceased beneficiaries. And California isn’t […]

Leading the Way in the Death Audit Industry

From the Desk Of IT When LifeStatus360 first started, we looked around at the current competitors and asked our customers, who, in some cases used our competitors’ services, “What do you want? What do you need? What is missing in your current solution?” The overwhelming answers? More Data Sources Increased Delivery Speed Ease of use […]

Death Master File Improvement Project: New Additions

January 21, 2019 In fiscal year 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will add nearly three million (3,000,0000) death records to the publicly available Death Master File (DMF). Following a review by the National Technical Information System (NTIS), the records were determined as necessary to be included in the DMF. Schedule of Death Record Improvements […]