SECURITY ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
Get the latest Social Security
news at the click of the mouse. Beginning March 1, 2000, the Social
Security Administration (SSA) will send Social Security news as
it happens to individuals and organizations across America who request
it. SSA's new service, Social Security e-news,
is an electronic newsletter available free to subscribers through
the Agency's Internet site Social Security Online. Subscribers can
sign-up for Social Security e-news, by providing only their e-mail
address, beginning February 15.
"Social Security e-news will
provide the latest Social Security information to subscribers the
minute it is made public," said William Halter, Deputy Commissioner
of Social Security. "We hope that beneficiaries, workers, employers
and professionals who handle Social Security issues will all find
Social Security e-news very useful and timely."
Subscribers to Social Security
e-news will have several options available to them. Just by subscribing
they will receive a monthly newsletter containing general Social
Security news. The stories will relate to current program developments
and related events and be geared to the information needs of both
current workers and beneficiaries.
In addition to the monthly
general newsletter, subscribers can also elect to receive timely
news updates on specific topics. Subscribers will be able to select
specialized news in the areas of:
|| Law and Regulations
|| Press Office
|| Wage Reporting
| Supplemental Security
| Data, Studies
Each brief story contained in
Social Security e-news will be hyperlinked to the location on SSA's
website where more information on the subject is available. Social
Security e-news will provide subscribers with quick access to the
vast volume of information generated on Social Security Online without
the need to surf the 'net.' It will put information at their fingertips
and help create a fuller awareness of the Social Security information
available on SSA's Internet site.
"This free voluntary electronic
newsletter is the latest in a series of Social Security initiatives
to increase the public's understanding of the Social Security program
and its benefits to them," Deputy Commissioner Halter said.
Interested groups, organizations
or individuals will be able to subscribe to Social Security e-news
through the link on SSA's website Social Security Online at www.ssa.gov
or they can go directly to the e-news subscription form at www.ssa.gov/enews.
Subscribers will also be able to forward e-news to others that may
be interested. Recipients will then have the ability to quickly
subscribe to the service with a click of a mouse.
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Copies of most SSA press releases, as well as other Social Security
information and statistics,
are available at SSAs Internet site, Social Security
Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.
Also look there for information on subscribing to SSAs
free electronic newsletter, Social Security eNews.
SSA Press Office 449
Altmeyer Bldg. 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235
410-965-8904 FAX 410-966-9973