Free access for companies with 250 or fewer employees
Set up can be done in minutes to respond to OSHA vaccine requirements
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Status—Nametag – the fast, safe, everywhere ID – today launched COVID Proof for Employers to help companies automate COVID vaccine verification. The secure, online system is being offered free to companies with 250 or fewer employees. After the initial 250 verifications, companies are charged just $5 per employee.
COVID Proof for Employers can help ease the vaccine verification process in several ways:
- Increased speed and accuracy: advanced AI is used to match vaccination cards to government-issued IDs
- Simplified reporting: view or download a real-time report of vaccination status, built specifically to meet updated US Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) reporting requirements
- Privacy at its core: employers don’t need to store vaccination card images, but can still have view access if needed; employees have a user-friendly mobile app (IOS or Android) to keep track of their information
Millions of Americans will soon have to show their vaccination status to their employers. Last week, OSHA released its Emergency Testing Standard (ETS), requiring private companies with 100 or more employees to create, implement and enforce a policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination or testing. That goes into effect on January 4, 2022, but many of the aspects of ETS go into effect on December 5, 2021. The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) also issued an interim rule (“CMS rule”) for mandatory vaccination requirements for healthcare workers in facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
“The new COVID vaccination mandates have many companies scrambling to find a way to automate compliance as it will be nearly impossible to manually check every vaccination card,” said Aaron Painter, CEO and Founder of Nametag. “We focus on verifying identity, so creating an automated solution to the problem of vaccine verification was an easy extension for us. Our first priority is protecting people’s information. After that, we wanted to make sure our product is simple for both employers and employees and can be implemented quickly. We feel confident we’ve done that with COVID Proof for Employers and we hope it will reduce some of the stress and uncertainty for those impacted by these new mandates.”
Businesses can set up their dedicated COVID Proof for Employers page in just a few minutes. To get started, go to Nametag’s site to create a custom partner code for your organization. Once this is established, share a unique verification link with your employees so they can begin uploading their information. You can view or download a real-time report as needed.
Some of the features include: vaccine tracking of all FDA-approved vaccines and four WHO-accepted vaccinations, biometric identity verification with government ID, AI validated vaccination card, dedicated employer landing page, real-time analytics, CSV report, OSHA audit readiness, safeguarding of employee information and encryption in transit and at rest.
Earlier this year, Nametag introduced COVID Proof. This free app allows consumers to upload their ID and vaccine information and is the only way to show both proof of vaccination and ID in one place across all 50 states, allowing restaurants and other small businesses to comply with indoor vaccination mandates.
Nametag is the fast, safe, everywhere ID. Our mission is to bring authenticity to the internet and enable people to build more trusted relationships. Through sophisticated, proprietary AI-technology, Nametag verifies people, not passwords, creating the next generation of digital security. The app uses multi-factor authentication, government ID verification, and biometric recognition to ensure only users have access to their own data. Nametag never stores, sells, or mines a user’s data. By putting privacy first, Nametag gives you – the consumer – control over sharing your personal information, and the power to choose when it’s shared, where it’s shared, and for how long.
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