Benefits Firm Unum to Offer Digital Vaccination Verification Tool

September 17, 2021

Employee benefits firm Unum said it will soon launch a product to help employers determine employees’ COVID-19 vaccination status and manage vaccine exemptions and testing results.

In anticipation of recent federal vaccination and testing mandates, the product promises to ease the burden of vaccine management for human resource departments, protect sensitive documents, and “provide increased peace of mind for everyone.”

This new digital product — Unum Vaccine Verifier— will verify employee vaccination status using a self-service portal for employees to report vaccination status and upload documentation. It will help manage employee vaccine exemptions by handling intake of all medical and non-medical exemption requests and private documents. Third it will manage COVID-19 test result documentation for employees who are not vaccinated, sending weekly reminders and employer notifications.

“The Unum Vaccine Verifier goes beyond a survey, helping human resource teams manage these requirements and allowing them to focus on their employees.” said Polly Nicholas, senior vice president of Unum Solutions.

Last week, President Joe Biden announced the U.S. Department of Labor will issue a rule requiring that businesses with more than 100 employees have their workers vaccinated or tested weekly.

Tennessee-based Unum said it has expertise handling sensitive medical records and navigating regulatory details.

Unum said its subsidiary Colonial Life, will also offer a vaccine verifier option with similar functionality.

Through its Unum US, Unum International, and Colonial Life businesses, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2020, Unum reported revenues of $13.2 billion and paid $7.6 billion in benefits.

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