May 6, 2016
The New York State Insurance Fund today announced the addition of a new feature to NYSIF certificates of insurance. All NYSIF workers’ compensation certificates now include a dynamic QR (quick response) code, which can be scanned to instantly validate a certificate and prove coverage.
Government agencies, as well as contractors and other businesses, rely on certificates of insurance to prove that active worker’s compensation coverage is in place.
Certificate holders in the field or on a worksite can verify a NYSIF certificate immediately using a QR code reader on a mobile device. Open your QR reader and point the camera at the square barcode in the upper right corner of the certificate. The QR reader will use the camera to scan the code and return the certificate’s status: a green check mark for valid certificates and a red ‘no symbol’ for invalid or voided certificates. Images of the screens can be seen below.
This enhancement is the latest step in NYSIF’s continuing effort to provide excellent customer service by making it easier for our policyholders to do business with us.