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.
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."
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.
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
Supplemental Security Income
Data, Studies and Research
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.
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
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 Online, at