New Social Security Administration Resources Become Available to the Public and HR
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has created a new online service, my Social Security, that allows people quick, secure access to their personal Social Security information. Employees can use my Social Security to obtain a Social Security Statement to check their earnings record and to see estimates of future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. You and your employees can try it out now at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.
For those who prefer to receive information in American Sign Language, the SSA has created a new video, “Social Security, SSI and Medicare: What You Absolutely Need to Know About These Vital Programs.” The ASL video presents essential information about Social Security programs and is available at http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/accommodations.html.
For a larger collection of on-demand videos and webinars, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars or Social Security’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/socialsecurityonline.
Another website created specifically for HR professionals is SSA’s “Information for Human Resource Professionals” page. The site provides information geared to human resource professionals regarding various Social Security and Medicare programs and is a valuable resource in helping your employees plan for retirement and other life events. You can find it at www.socialsecurity.gov/hrm.