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June 30, 2020 | Listos California

Merit Helps Listos California Reach 11 Million with Life-Saving COVID-19 Information & Foster a Culture of Disaster Readiness

Through a partnership with Merit to build a new digital-badging and engagement tracking tool, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services tracks results in real-time.

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June 29, 2020 | Govtech Fund

It’s Time For Gov 3.0: Resiliency

Govtech Fund's Ron Bouganim writes that it now is the perfect time for the public and private sectors to come together and build the next generation of government infrastructure.

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June 29, 2020 | Press Release

Widespread Adoption of Digital Credentialing Would Lead to $437.6 Billion in Annual Economic Benefits

The economic research firm founded by renowned economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer issued a report detailing the vast economic benefits of digital solutions that can dramatically shorten periods of worker unemployment.

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June 15, 2020 | CNBC Power Lunch

How Do You Know that Someone is Qualified?

Friend of Merit Vivek Ranadive recently went on CNBC's Power Lunch and explained how Merit is building critical infrastructure.

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June 8, 2020 | Working Nation

Building an Inclusive Workforce, Creating Opportunity For All

How do you help people in underserved communities, regardless of race, find a path back to employment? Merit's WorkNow Webinar Series seeks to answer that question and more.

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June 2, 2020 | Press Release

Merit’s WorkNow Webinar Series to Examine Strategies for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, state department directors & business leaders will lead discussions on workforce recovery.

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May 28, 2020 | Press Release

Merit Unveils WorkNow Program to Assist State Governments, Employers, and Job Seekers With Economic Recovery

Merit WorkNow will allow state agencies to track the real-time outcomes of unemployment insurance recipients and help businesses grow by hiring workers with verified credentials.

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May 14, 2020 | Business Insider

10 Companies Boosting Benefits for Employees in the Middle of the Coronavirus Crisis

Merit is offering employees and their spouses free access to 24/7 mental wellness coaching.

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May 12, 2020 | Press Release

Merit and Credential Engine Partner to Expand Nationwide Credential Ecosystem

Integrating verified identity and credential registry platforms facilitates a transparent nationwide credential marketplace.

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April 21, 2020 | StateScoop

The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Crush States' Digital Transformation – But Merit Sees Things the Other Way Around

“This is a sign government can no longer wait,” said Tomer Kagan, the chief executive of software company Merit, which is encouraging states to use its platform to digitize medical licenses so physicians can respond to coronavirus outbreaks in different states. “I think the demand on government to digitally transform is going to go up 100 times.”

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April 16, 2020 | GCN

Getting Certified Health Workers to Virus Hotspots

To expedite the medical license verification process, Merit is offering its unified verification platform for free to states, health care workers and others who need to confirm professional credentials.

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April 2, 2020 | HR Technologist

Why Verified Identity Is Critical to Workforce Infrastructure

Digital identity might be convenient, but is it always adequately verified?  Merit CEO Tomer Kagan provides his insights on the value of verified identity in the workforce.

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March 26, 2020 | EMS1

COVID-19: Public Safety Companies are Assisting the Frontline Pandemic Response

Merit is one of several businesses that is equipping and serving first-responders and the national emergency response with new products, free services and donations.

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March 24, 2020 | StateScoop

Digital Medical Licenses Could Help Doctors Practice Across State Lines

Merit is offering state governments free access to its platform following a federal order allowing doctors and other health professionals to practice across state lines as the spread of the novel coronavirus worsens.

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March 18, 2020 | GovTech

A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders

Merit is among the resources connecting federal, state, and local government leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts. 

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March 17, 2020 | TechRepublic

8 Ways Tech Pros are Helping Healthcare Providers Cope with Coronavirus

Merit is speeding up the hiring process for healthcare workers.

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March 16, 2020 | Press Release

Merit Launches ‘ReadyNow’ Medical License Reciprocity Program to Aid Nationwide COVID-19 Response

Merit ReadyNow is offered to all 50 states at no cost to states, medical professionals, or anyone that needs to verify credentials, and partners can be onboarded within days.

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March 6, 2020 | GovTech

Online CERT Courses Allow Digital Certification for Volunteers

The online program was created by the University of Utah Health in partnership with the National CERT Association, using the Merit verified identify platform.

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March 6, 2020 | Homeland Security Today

University of Utah Health Launches Digital Credentials for Online Volunteer Emergency Response Training Program

University of Utah Health, the National CERT Association, and verified identity platform Merit have introduced digital credentials for U of U Health’s hybrid online/in-person CERT training program called OnlineCERT.

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January 22, 2020 | Press Release

Merit Launches Career Skills Program for Veterans

New initiative seeks to help veterans navigate the job search and connect to opportunities commensurate with their skills and experience.

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January 16, 2020 | Fortune

Merit: One of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area

Fortune and Great Place to Work have identified the top 35 Bay Area companies that promote growth, transparency, and diversity in the workplace.

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September 13, 2019 | Government Technology

Virginia Initiative Provides Digital Occupational Licenses

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has launched a vendor solution supplied by Merit to allow professionally licensed residents to access credentials via a desktop, mobile webpage or app.

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September 13, 2019 | Government Technology

Virginia Initiative Provides Digital Occupational Licenses

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has launched a vendor solution supplied by Merit to allow professionally licensed residents to access credentials via a desktop, mobile webpage or app.

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September 3, 2019 | State Scoop

Virginia launches state’s first digital professional licensing system

More than 300,000 licensed professionals across Virginia will benefit from a new electronic licensing program that Gov. Ralph Northam kicked off on Tuesday, designed to be faster and more efficient than the paper-based program the commonwealth currently uses.

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September 3, 2019 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Digital licenses now available for many occupations in Virginia

Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation said Tuesday it has partnered with Merit, a California-based digital credentialing firm, to provide digital licenses for occupational license holders in the state.
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September 3, 2019 | CBS19

Partnership takes occupational licenses digital

Governor Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation is streamlining individual professional licensing through a partnership with the digital credentialing service, Merit.

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September 3, 2019 | Bloomberg

Virginia First State to Adopt Digital Licensing Through Partnership with Merit

Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) is streamlining individual professional licensing by partnering with digital credentialing service Merit.

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August 9, 2019 | Medium

Bulk uploads with Merit: Issue thousands of merits in minutes!

If you issue certificates, credentials, and licenses in bulk, then you know how difficult it is to send credentials one-by-one, even if you do it digitally. That’s why Merit created a tool for this very case — spreadsheet upload, our bulk upload tool. And hey, we’ve just made some powerful improvements to make the whole process even easier!

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July 18, 2019 | Medium

Check-in with Merits: Spend Less Time on Paperwork and More Time on Important Work.

Now there’s a better solution. It’s an easy-to-use app that helps you to automate the check-in process and drastically reduce the time needed to track participant hours. That is precisely what Check-in with Merits does for you.

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May 31, 2019 | CERT National Conference

Merit signs MOU to empower Governor Newsom’s California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign

To support Governor Newsom's California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign, Merit will make available new technology to help California-based CERT members count and track their engagements to prepare Californians for disaster. 

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May 2, 2019 | Medium

California Volunteers, Office of the Governor Teams With Merit

Merit helps power California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign to deploy a network of volunteers and transform how Californians get ready for the next disaster.

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April 18, 2019 | Dropzone.com

Streamlining Ratings: UPT Adopts Merit (formerly Sigma)

Dropzone.com spoke with the director of UPT’s Tandem Program, Tom Noonan, to get details on the exciting partnership between UPT and Merit.

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March 4, 2019 | Dropzone.com

How Merit & Burble’s Tech Are Changing Skydiving

After the Merit / Burble integration, drop zones can have instant access to verified information without having to waste time or manpower on multiple sources. 

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March 1, 2019 | Parachutist.com

Burble and Merit to Integrate

Merit, the company USPA uses to provide digital credentials (such as the USPA membership card), is in the process of integrating with Burble, a manifest program used by 130 drop zones worldwide. The integration will allow skydivers to grant access to DZs that use Burble to view their merits on Merit (including USPA credentials). 

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February 7. 2019 | Skydive TV

Merit & Burble Software Partnership

At the PIA Symposium, Skydive TV interviews Dylan Avatar from Merit, the company USPA uses to provide digital credentials (such as the USPA membership card), which is in the process of integrating with Burble, a manifest program used by dropzones.

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January 20, 2017 | TechCrunch

Quixey alums launch Sigma (now Merit), a platform to bring merits and certifications online

A new company named Sigma, founded by alumni of mobile app search engine Quixey, aims to take records and certifications currently trapped in the analog world and bring them online.

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