Social Security Advisory Board announces 2019 Technical Panel

WASHINGTON, DC—The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) has appointed an independent, expert panel to review the assumptions and methods used to develop the annual report of the Social Security Trustees on the financial status of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance trust funds. This 2019 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods is the sixth quadrennial panel the board has commissioned since 1999.

Read more news posts at the SSAB site: http://www.ssab.gov/

The Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) is an independent, bipartisan board created by Congress and appointed by the President and the Congress to advise the President, the Congress, and the Commissioner of Social Security on matters related to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.

Regular Prevail Maintenance

It is generally a good idea to perform a Pack & Reindex for your database at least once a month. A Pack & Reindex helps your database run at its optimal speeds. The process involves packing & reindexing the tables by completely removing deleted records out of the database and recreating the indexes of the data within the table(s). This could help free up some physical hard drive space from your server and it may result in an increase of database performance as Prevail will be able to run SQL statements quicker and more efficiently.

To run a Pack & Reindex, ensure that all users are signed out of Prevail then click on the “Control Panel” icon to the left, and login. Once you login, click on the “lock database” option and after a few moments the Pack & Reindex option should become available.

What is a Case Management System?

 Simply put, a case management system is a piece of computer software that allows you to make fewer trips to the filing cabinet by tracking a great deal of client information right on the computer, and then using that information to help you run your practice. Although different systems have different levels of functionality, there are certain functions that are central to virtually all case management systems.

The focal point of any case management system is a shared database of all your client information. This information is stored in a common location so that it is accessible to your entire staff. Aside from basic biographical information (names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) many systems allow you to view and instantly retrieve history entries and documents related to a specific case.

Document handling and document generation capability are very important defining factors of a case management system: The better ones have very powerful document generation capabilities built right in. In just a few mouse-clicks, some case management systems can create complex documents right in your word processor with the pertinent case data merged in automatically. Higher-end systems can also save them for you, log them for historical purposes automatically and make time and cost entries in the appropriate case file. Prevail does all of this.

Having your documents and case data integrated into a single system gives you several significant advantages over doing things the old-fashioned way. The first is shared access – If you’re relying on hardcopy files you must deal with the physical reality of possession. If one person has the file, it means nobody else has it, and thus nobody else can work on that file (copies aside). A case management system eliminates this problem by allowing all users on a network to share the same information at the same time, and information is consistently updated to all staffers.

Another important advantage of a computerized case management system is the ability to work remotely. Once the information you need is centrally stored on your office network or cloud provider server, you can easily access the information from anywhere where you have internet access. This capability is built into most Window’s Servers, using Remote Desktop (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Services). On other operating systems the solution can be as simple as setting up an account with any of the various remoting applications, such as LogMeIn (https://www.logmein.com/), GoToMyPC (https://get.gotomypc.com/), or TeamViewer (https://www.teamviewer.us/). If you have a high-speed internet connection both at home and at the office, you’ll find that the speed of working remotely is very nearly equal to that of being in the office.

Welcome to the new Prevail.net

Welcome to Prevail’s new site and new look. 

On the new site, you can sign up for Webinars, follow our industry blog, get support, download manuals, request reports and dashboards, request quotes and demos, and explore features. 

Prevail’s new logo represents a sail, moving forward, under the guidance of prevailing winds. We aim to move your business that way. Many of the site changes have to do with mobile access. Our new site is mobile-friendly and supports better navigation for people and Web crawlers.

One thing has not changed – our commitment to our clients. For over 25 years, Prevail has been an industry standard, and we’ve stuck by our clients through thick and thin – many for over two decades.

In the near future, the Web site will allow clients even more flexibility. You will be able to view your account status, purchase additional training, buy Prevail User Group tickets, and purchase additional licenses.

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