May 21, 2013

Social Security Goes Mobile

Social Security Goes Mobile

Smart phone and tablet users now have access to a revamped Social Security Administration website. They retooled their site to cater to the growing population of internet users using smart phones. According to their study, 6% of their visitors were viewing the Social Security site on a smart phone, and that number is growing fast.

In another study among smart phone users ages 18-44, an astonishing 79% look at their phones within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning.

While we don’t believe the Social Security Administration website will get much traffic from that 79%, we do think the redone site will be a great tool for pre-retirees and retirees. Amongst many other uses, you can login to view your own personal Social Security statements. We have had many clients misplace their Social Security estimate statements from year-to-year, so this will be an easily accessible fallback. Head on over to the new site, and let us know what you think: