Beneficiaries (101 - 110 of 134 items)
Railroad Retirement: Size, Nature, and Funding Sources
HRD-86-73FS: Published: Mar 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's financial involvement in the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance programs.GAO found that: (1) the federal government provides half of the programs' annual revenues, which help pay for social-security-equivalent benefits; (2) windfall benefits to retirees who are entitled to railroad retirement and social security...
Retirement Benefits: Discrepancies in Benefits Paid by the Railroad Retirement Board for SSA
HRD-86-3: Published: Feb 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1986.
GAO surveyed 17 different types of data exchanges between the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), focusing on the benefit payments that RRB made on behalf of SSA.GAO found that, although RRB and SSA developed a monitoring system (CSAUDIT) to verify the accuracy of payments RRB made on behalf of SSA to beneficiaries entitled to both railroad retirement and...
Effects of the 1980 Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act on Plan Participants' Benefits
HRD-85-58: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act, GAO studied the effects of plan terminations and benefits changes on plan participants.GAO found that: (1) while plan terminations increased from 27 in the 6 years before the act to 66 in the 4 years after, such terminations affected less than 1 percent of total plan participants nationwide; (2) the act was cited as a r...
South Florida HMO Demonstration Projects
126757: Apr 24, 1985
Testimony was given concerning the results of an ongoing review of Medicare's health maintenance organization (HMO) demonstration projects in Florida. GAO noted that delayed recording of beneficiary enrollment dates led to: (1) Medicare paying non-HMO providers for services that had already been paid for; (2) doctors not being paid or being paid more than once for services provided; (3) the HMO no...
GAO's Views on H.R. 825, a Bill To Make the Social Security Administration an Independent Agency
126772: Apr 23, 1985
GAO presented views on a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, focusing on whether the management and operation of SSA would be improved by making it an independent agency. GAO found that the bill's provisions would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs from the Department of Health and H...
Need To Strengthen Social Security's Beneficiary Reporting Requirements and Enforcement Authority
HRD-85-12: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO reported on federal retirement overpayments to determine what portion of overpayments are caused by beneficiaries and how effectively the Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes its sanctions to prevent and minimize improper reporting.GAO found that, as of September 1984, retired and disabled beneficiaries and their dependents or survivors owed SSA about $2 billion, which represented abo...
Use of a Separate Carrier To Process Medicare Claims for Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
HRD-84-54: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated the findings and conclusions of a previous report which recommended that the Medicare claims for physicians' and other medical services applicable to beneficiaries of the Railroad Retirement Board be processed by the same contractors that process such claims for most other Medicare beneficiaries.GAO noted that, although its recommendation concerning...
Railroad Retirement Board Disability Determinations
HRD-84-11: Published: Jul 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Social Security Could Improve Its Management and Detection of Postentitlement Changes by Using Postadjudicative Appraisal Data
HRD-84-27: Published: Jan 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1984.
GAO analyzed the timeliness with which people report to the Social Security Administration (SSA) events such as marriage, death, and cessation of school attendance, which could affect their social security benefits.GAO found that most such events are reported promptly. However, it estimated that for 1981 about 7 percent of such events were not reported within 2 months of the event and that about $...
Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Programs of the Railroad Retirement Board
121261: May 3, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would improve the financial condition of the railroad retirement and unemployment programs. GAO also described how the system operates and how it is tied to social security and discussed past GAO proposals to improve the railroad retirement program's financial condition. The railroad retirement program involves benefits similar to those avai...