Author Archives: Meredith Loos

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 […]

2018: Year in Review & Looking Forward to 2019

January 15, 2019 Oh, boy, 2018 was a heck a year for data hacks and breaches! Some of the biggest security breaches in 2018 include (Top 5 according to Business Insider): Aadhar: 1.1 billion Marriott-Starwood Hotels: 500 million Exactis: 340 million MyFitness Pal: 150 million Quora: 100 million Others included in the list for the […]

Daily Death Audits: Time is Money

From the desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT: Time Is Money. Now, more than ever before with the changes made by the Social Security Administration and the pressures put on by the DOL, IRS and PGBC – time is money, and time lost is money lost. Money is the primary and most important […]

What Happens When You Don’t Use LifeStatus360?

September 12, 2018 From the desk of David F. Wiley, Director of IT: An audit released on September 6, 2018 by the Massachusetts Office of State Auditor Suzanne Bump found that 1905 driver’s licenses were issued to deceased individuals. Most of these licenses were issued to people who died between 1988 and 2010. Now here’s the […]

The Limited Death Master File (LDMF): More Records Coming Home to Roost

August 20, 2018 From the desk of Director of IT David Wiley: The Death Master File (DMF) is a fundamental record of deaths across the United States that’s compiled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and distributed via the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The DMF is used for pension funds, financial and insurance professionals […]

SSA & NTIS to Increase Reported Deaths for Death Audit Services

April 2, 2018 Good News – Good News – Good News! This weekend’s DMF update was approximately 1 million records! With dates of death ranging from 1919 to 2019, with the majority of death dates ranging from 1938 to 1976. Next weekend,  the SSA/NTIS should release an additional 2 million previously unreported records. The new […]

Data Quality, Data Quality, Data Quality

March 2, 2018 From the desk of Mr. David Wiley, IT Information Services at LifeStatus360: In our industry, data quality is paramount, and your data should be the very best it can be: all missing data elements filled in and correct.  According to a Gartner, the average organization loses 8.2 million dollars annually because of […]

Locate Missing Participants w/ Pinpoint360 & C3™

January 18, 2018 What do a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) audit, missing participants, digital footprints and LifeStatus360 all have in common? Pinpoint360! Pinpoint360 is our exciting, new compliance solution that utilizes our C3™ process to help you locate your plans’ missing participants and maintain your compliance with the new USDOL audit requirements.  Compliance […]

Digital Innovation in a World of Death (Audits!)

December 29, 2017 Change is constant, and digital disruptions are now omnipresent as digital revolution quickly transforms the central nature of many companies and industries. At LifeStatus360, we strive to understand the technology paradigms, process and economics innovating digital-centric businesses and the change it can and will bring. We recently discussed Digital Transformation – when a […]

LifeStatus360 Receives Re-Certification for SSA LADMF from NTIS Final Rule

December 5, 2017 Lifestatus360 is proud to announce that it has met the certification program requirements to access the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) Certification under the new National Technical Information Service (NTIS) DMF Final Rule. As one of the first organizations to have received re-certification under the final rule, we demonstrate that the […]