Coronavirus (COVID-19) News and Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webcasts
Subscribe to Free Daily Newsletters
Post a Job

Featured Jobs

Defined Contribution Account Manager
Nova 401(k) Associates logo
Nova 401(k) Associates
(Houston TX / Dallas TX / Scottsdale AZ / Telecommute)
Retirement Plan Processor
T Bank NA logo
T Bank NA
(Dallas TX)

Free Daily News and Jobs

“BenefitsLink continues to be the most valuable resource we have at the firm.”

-- An attorney subscriber

Get the BenefitsLink app LinkedIn

<< Previous news item   |   Next news item >>

Text of Letter from American Benefits Council to Secretary of Commerce on Continued Access to Social Security Death Master File (PDF)
American Benefits Council Link to more items from this source
Jan. 29, 2014
4 pages. "Use of the [death master file (DMF)] information is critical to the efficient functioning of all types of retirement plans ... [M]ny plan benefits are paid in the form of life or joint life annuities. Without DMF information, plans would not have the information needed to make payments to the correct recipients in the correct amounts ... Other plans need DMF information for other purposes, such as determining when a plan beneficiary becomes eligible for benefits.... In this regard, we would like to thank you for issuing a notice clarifying that pending establishment of a certification program, user access to the DMF will continue uninterrupted under the current process."

Please click here to report this link if it is broken (for example, if you see a "404 File Not Found" error message after you click on the link above).
An important word about authorship: BenefitsLink® is providing a hypertext link to the item shown above, but is not the author of the item (unless otherwise specified).
© 2020, Inc.