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Change to Posting of Deaths in Newsletter

November 26, 2018

It is with deepest sympathy that COAERS extends condolences to all members who have lost a loved one. Due to security and privacy concerns, COAERS will no longer publish the names of deceased members in its publications. Instances of identity theft have grown exponentially in recent years, with major breaches at Target, Experian, and more. According to the American Association of Retirement Persons (AARP), each year the identities of nearly 2.5 million deceased people are stolen to open fraudulent credit, loan or other accounts. COAERS takes its fiduciary responsibility of both money and member information very seriously. In light of this issue, moving forward, COAERS will not publish the names of deceased members in publications or online. For more information, click here for a link to the AARP article

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