BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The IdentoGO® services organization of MorphoTrust USA that serves as the enrollment services agent for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced a new partnership with H&R Block to co-market a range of identity services, including enrollment in the TSA Pre✓® application program. Through this new partnership, H&R Block will market and deliver IdentoGO services to customers throughout 27 states, significantly expanding the number of application centers available for TSA Pre✓® as well as other state and local programs.
“With store-front locations within a five-mile radius of most Americans living in the United States, H&R Block is a well-known and widely respected partner, ideal for IdentoGO services,” said Charles Carroll, senior vice president for identity services at IdentoGO. “This new relationship will allow us to expand access to identity services, like TSA Pre✓®, by making it even more convenient to apply.”
The IdentoGO services organization currently provides enrollment services for TSA Pre✓® through its network of more than 330 application centers. The new relationship with H&R Block will allow IdentoGO to initially expand TSA Pre✓® application centers by more than 20 percent. Additionally, many of these H&R Block locations will also support other programs requiring fingerprinting as part of a criminal background check, currently offered at IdentoGO centers.
“H&R Block serves more than 14 million consumers in our 10,000 company and franchise locations nationwide. This partnership gives us the opportunity to offer new services to our existing customers while simultaneously expanding the company’s reach,” said Kip Knight, president, U.S. Retail Operations, H&R Block.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited security screening program that connects travelers departing from within the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience at more than 150 U.S. airports. TSA Pre✓® travelers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or light jackets. TSA Pre✓® helps take the stress out of travel for more than one million travelers who have enrolled in the TSA Pre✓® program.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world’s largest consumer tax services provider. More than 680 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had annual revenues of nearly $3.1 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom at http://newsroom.hrblock.com/.
About IdentoGO® Centers
IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust is a leading provider of enrollment and other identity-related services through a growing nationwide network of over 1100 convenient locations. Covering all 50 states and U.S. territories, IdentoGO Centers serve over 4.5 million customers each year, offering electronic fingerprinting, photo services, criminal history reports, and enrollment in the TSA Pre✓® program.
About MorphoTrust USA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is “The Identity Company,” providing market-leading solutions and services to commercial businesses and government agencies that enable trusted transactions – in person or online – whenever identity matters. This includes enrollment, with the secure capture and transmission of biometric and biographic data; verifying identity through biometric identification, document authentication and validation of data against trusted sources; and issuing secure credentials or permissions to access a range of benefits and services. MorphoTrust solutions produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the most trusted document for establishing identity. Other government programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 4.5 million customers annually.