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Social Security Update
May 2010
In This Issue:

America’s Top Baby Names

Social Security’s Online Services—Still the Best

Remembering Those Who Served And Those Who Still Do

MyMoney.gov Can Help People With Their Money

Chubby Checker Twists Through Decade’s Top Names; Promotes Extra Help

 

 

America’s Top Baby Names

2009 Baby NamesSocial Security recently announced the top baby names for 2009. Isabella took the top spot from last year’s winner, Emma, as the most popular girl’s name. Jacob continues his remarkable run by holding onto the top boy’s name for the 11th year in a row. 

Baby Jacob and Baby Isabella issued a joint statement thanking Americans for “their support and good taste.” They also urged fans to “check out www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp to learn about a new ‘twist’ in the law that may help an older relative or neighbor get an average of almost $4,000 of extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs.”

For several years, Social Security has linked the popular baby names announcement with information about the extra help program, and the result has been a substantial increase in applications for this valuable assistance.

To see the complete list of top baby names all the way back to 1880, as well as the most popular names by state, check out www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames

 

Social Security’s Online Services—Still the Best

Social Security LogoSocial Security’s online services continue to be the best in government and exceed even the top private sector leaders like Netflix in customer satisfaction.

In the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey, Social Security’s online Retirement Estimator and Benefit Application remain in the top two spots, each with a score of 90, and the Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs Application placed third with a score of 87.

The ACSI notes that this shows “that government sites can satisfy visitors just as well as, or even better than, private-sector sites.”

Learn more about the most satisfying service in America at www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/acsi-survey-pr.htm.

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Remembering Those Who Served And Those Who Still Do

On Memorial Day, we take a moment to remember the brave men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation and the freedoms we enjoy.

As we remember those who have given their lives in service, we also must give thought and thanks to those serving in uniform today. With that in mind, we’d like to remind you of our Wounded Warriors website. This page offers valuable information for military service members and their families. Learn more by visiting  www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.

MyMoney.gov Can Help People With Their Money

mymoney.govThere’s good news for Americans who want help getting a handle on their finances. The official government website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education, www.mymoney.gov, is now loaded with more information and is even easier to use.

The new site has enhanced interactive features and provides additional resources to Americans seeking information that can help with their personal financial decisions. Help your clients make “cents” of their finances by encouraging them to visit www.mymoney.gov.

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Chubby Checker Twists Through Decade’s Top Names; Promotes Extra Help

Chubby Checker Twists Through Decade’s Top NamesWant to know the most popular baby names of this century’s first decade?

Chubby Checker can fill you in.  Check him out in a new online video where he counts down the top baby names given to boys and girls from 2000 to 2009.  He also reminds viewers about the Extra Help Social Security offers to people with Medicare who need help with their prescription drug costs.  It’s a countdown with a twist that only Chubby Checker can deliver.  Look for the checkered box at www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp.

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