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Category: Social Security


Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

With GOP Back at Helm, Montana Renews Push to Sniff Out Welfare Fraud

February 25, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Montana is considering becoming the latest state to intensify its hunt for welfare overpayments and fraud, a move expected to remove more than 1,500 enrollees from low-income health coverage at a time when the pandemic has left more people needing […]


Social Security, Social Services

After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

January 21, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem with her jaw. Then her speech became slurred. She managed to keep her company, which offers financing […]


Social Security, Social Services

House bill looks to boost COLA for Social Security recipients, federal retires

October 21, 2020

Via: FCW

A bill introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) seeks to increase the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment to 3%, up from the 1.3% announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month. The Social Security adjustment also applies […]


Social Security, Social Services

US cybersecurity agency urges utilities to increase protections, warns of potential attacks from China

October 5, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

According to CISA, China “has a history of using national military and economic resources to leverage offensive cyber tactics in pursuing its national interests.” The agency warned that attacks could target industries considered critical to U.S. national and economic interests, […]


Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Here’s what your Medicare costs could look like in retirement

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

You may already know that your payroll taxes help fund Medicare, which you’re generally eligible for at age 65. That doesn’t let you off the hook for further outlays once you sign up, however. Depending on the particulars of your […]


Basic Services, Social Security, Social Services

New ID policy looks to leverage government credentials

May 24, 2019

Via: FCW

An updated credentialing policy from the White House aims to make PIV cards interoperable across agencies and tap federal identifiers like Social Security numbers to secure digital transactions. Read More on FCW


Social Security, Social Services

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

April 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Seattle’s Innovation Advisory Council, created by Mayor Jenny Durkan last August as a way to leverage the region’s technical talent against local issues, has announced seven technology projects it plans to implement. The projects, announced last week, include: An earthquake […]


Public Utilities, Social Security, Social Services, Waste Management

How the Industry is Working to Keep Landfill Workers Safe

March 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

Very serious injuries and toxic exposures at landfills are not common, but the industry remains vigilant, especially with the occurrence of tragedies like last year’s fatality at a Clearfield County, Penn., site where a cell collapsed. It was one of […]


Social Security, Social Services

Exclusive: Cyber-criminals are selling victim’s selfies on the dark web

March 12, 2018

Via: TNW

You can buy almost anything on the dark web. The shrouded underbelly of the Internet is most known for its clandestine markets that make a brisk trade in the sale of drugs, weapons, and the details and identities of millions […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works, Social Security, Social Services

Break down silos to build better security and resilience for utilities

March 2, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

At the end of January, I attended the DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, Texas. As always, it was a great event—and a fantastic opportunity to spend two days talking to utilities executives about their front-of-mind issues around resiliency and cybersecurity. […]