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Hearing Set on Death Master File

(AP Photo/Naashon Zalk)
(AP Photo/Naashon Zalk)

A House panel will hold a hearing Thursday on the accuracy and uses of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Death Master File (DMF).   

The issue is of growing importance to the life insurance industry out of concern of incorrect use of the DMF. 

Insurers have complained that the death master file contains inaccuracies and Johnson, in convening the hearing, appears to acknowledge that.

He cited newspaper reports that incorrect reporting of death “have created severe personal and financial hardship for those who are erroneously listed as deceased, including the termination of benefits and the public disclosure of information that the SSA normally keeps confidential.”

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