Frequently Asked Questions

Mortality is another term for death, and national-level mortality data (sometimes called survival data or vital statistics) allows you to determine whether a person has died, and if so, the date they died.

Veritas collects first and last name, date of birth, date of death, gender, city, state, and ZIP from its sources, and can deliver these fields in an identifiable format dependent on use case and compliance review.

Veritas indexes from 40,000+ public sources, including national and regional sources, and  annual subscribers are given access to view contributing sources for each record on the Veritas customer portal.

Veritas aims to be the most affordable option and our pricing is flexible and dependent on use-case.

Please reach out to us via e-mail or send us a message via our website for a quote based on your needs or if you have any additional questions.

CDC death totals are the official count of mortality events in the United States but individual-level records are unavailable for commercial use cases.

For comparison, Veritas’ Index includes more than 90% of CDC’s reported deaths making it one of the more reliable commercial providers in the market and updates to the Index are made available to customers weekly/monthly.

Companies and organizations have always relied on data to identify disease progression patterns, understand health outcomes, and manage patient or membership populations.

Mortality data can help provide a more complete analysis for treatment plans and approaches, fraud prevention, risk and benefit management, appropriate communication/engagement, and much more.

90% of Veritas’ records are captured within 30 days of an individual’s death, making it one of the timeliest mortality data sources available.

For comparison, the CDC’s NDI can lag up to 12 months behind the actual date of death and internal analysis shows that the Social Security Administration (SSA) death reports lag behind over a year and can take as long as three years.

No, the cause of death is reported on the death certificate, which is not sourced by Veritas at this time. Cause of death is typically available for large population-level analytics through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Death Index (CDC NDI), which is not available for commercial use and is much less timely.

Veritas delivers either a tab or pipe delimited file and supports several file distribution mechanisms:

  • Delivery via SFTP to your server
  • Delivery to a third-parity site such as AWS S3 bucket or Snowflake location
  • Placement on our own server where you can retrieve the file at your own convenience

Annual subscribers will receive the full 10-year historical file at first delivery with updates delivered at their chosen frequency thereafter.

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With a Fact of Death subscription, customers get access to a file with over 35 million records from 2010 to the present and portal access for searches and further research.