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Private Pensions: Revised Electronic Disclosure Rules Could Clarify Use and Better Protect Participant Choice
GAO-13-594: Published: Sep 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2013.
Federal statutes and regulations under the purview of the Department of Labor (Labor) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) allow employers who sponsor private pension plans to furnish all pension disclosures to participants electronically:as the default delivery method if participants meet specific criteria regarding access, orif affirmative consent is obtained.When neither of these condi...
Social Security Statements: Observations on SSA's Plans for the Social Security Statement
GAO-11-787T: Published: Jul 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2011.
The Social Security Statement (the statement) is the federal government's main document for communicating with more than 150 million workers about their Social Security benefits. Provided annually, it serves as a key financial literacy tool that can educate the public about Social Security Administration (SSA) program benefits, aid in financial planning, and ensure that workers' earnings records a...
Social Security Numbers: SSNs Are Widely Used by Government and Could Be Better Protected
GAO-02-691T: Published: Apr 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2002.
The Social Security numbers (SSN), originally created in 1936 to track workers' earnings and eligibility for Social Security benefits is now used for many other purposes by both government and private sectors. The growth in electronic record keeping and the availability of information over the Internet, combined with the rise in identity theft, have heightened public concern about how their SSNs a...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Payment of Premiums
OGC-99-24: Published: Dec 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) new rule on payment of premiums. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would extend the time for final premium filings for calendar year plans and for non-calendar year plans that begin on the first day of the month by 1 month; (2) plans with plan years beginning on a day other than the first day of the mo...
Social Security Administration: Internet Access to Personal Earnings and Benefits Information
T-AIMD/HEHS-97-123: Published: May 6, 1997. Publicly Released: May 6, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) recent experiences in providing personal benefits estimates to individuals via the Internet, focusing on general privacy and security considerations that federal agencies should address to safeguard any sensitive information made available as a public service via the Internet.GAO noted that: (1) SSA has recently tried to educate the public a...