Category Archives: News

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 2018, 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 […]

Digital Transformation: Lifestatus360’s Strategic View

November 8, 2017 We view Digital Transformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of our business. That will result in essential and fundamental changes to how Lifestatus360 operates and how we will deliver value to our customers and our industry. For us, Digital Transformation is a cultural change that requires Lifestatus360 to […]

Opportunities Between the SSA Limited Death Master File (LMDF), Additional Sources for Unreported Deaths & Locating Missing Participants

October 27, 2017 Recently at the 14th Annual Public Pension Financial Forum Conference, there was a discussion group on the topic of “The dilemma between the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (DMF) and unreported deaths and missing participants”. As a leader in our industry, we would also like to provide our perspective, as we […]

Cybersecurity & Data Breaches: How We are Working to Stay Secure

October 13, 2017 We’ve all heard about the recent data breaches at Equifax, Deloitte and Yahoo!, but some of you may not have heard about the lesser-known or publicized data breaches at Deloitte and Adobe and social media sites like FriendFinder Networks, Ashley Madison and Myspace. Take a look at this graph and check out […]