ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
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.
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."
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
Data, Studies and Research
story contained in Social Security e-news will be hyperlinked to
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.
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.
of most SSA press releases, as well as other Social Security information
and statistics, are available at SSA's Internet site, Social Security