Hurricane Sandy

NYSIF would like to extend its thoughts to all of you who have experienced difficulties due to Hurricane Sandy. It is our goal to provide you with the most up to date information and to ease your burden if you are a policyholder, claimant or a medical provider.
 
Customer Service Call Center: 1-888-875-5790

Policyholders:
Updated February 14, 2013:
Consistent with the Department of Financial Services' extension of their moratorium on insurance policy cancellations, NYSIF has extended payment deadlines to March 1, 2013, for policyholders within certain zip codes affected by Hurricane Sandy (as denoted by DFS). For all other policyholders, bills dated on or after February 2, 2013, must be paid by the billing statement due date in order to avoid a notice of cancellation. If you have any questions please call NYSIF at 212-312-7500.

Updated February 1, 2013: Consistent with the Department of Financial Services' extension of their moratorium on insurance policy cancellations, NYSIF has extended payment deadlines to February 15, 2013, for policyholders within certain zip codes affected by Hurricane Sandy (as denoted by DFS). For all other policyholders, bills dated on or after February 2, 2013, must be paid by the billing statement due date in order to avoid a notice of cancellation. If you have any questions please call NYSIF at 212-312-7500.

Updated January 17, 2013: NYSIF has extended payment deadlines to February 2, 2013 for policyholders affected by Hurricane Sandy. All bills dated on or after February 2 must be paid by the billing statement due date in order to avoid a notice of cancellation. If you have any questions please call NYSIF at 212-312-7500.

Updated  November 28, 2012:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York State Insurance Fund is extending payment deadlines for all policyholders directly affected by Hurricane Sandy. For affected workers' compensation and disability benefits policyholders in 10 New York counties - Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Queens and Westchester - with a premium payment due date between October 26 - December 26, 2012, the payment deadline is extended to January 26, 2013. In effect, all policyholders will receive a minimum 30 day grace period, and some policyholders may receive a grace period up to 90 days. In addition, there will be no penalties or cancellations during this time for affected policyholders.

NYSIF urges its policyholders to contact their underwriter with revised payroll information so that it can adjust their premiums and set up payment plans that will enable them to recover more quickly. NYSIF has also instituted more flexible procedures for assessing coverage and setting premium rates recognizing that affected employers may not have immediate access to payroll reports and other financial records. If you have any questions, please contact your local business office or NYSIF at 212-312-7500.

Pay your bill.

If you are impacted by this disaster and are contracting for construction work, please be sure to validate the contractor's certificate of insurance.

You can also obtain a certificate of insurance for your business by logging in.

Workers' Compensation Claimants:

Disability Benefits Claimants: 

Medical Providers:

    • An online printable Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is available for medical provider payments. The EOB allows you to obtain a detailed itemization of all payments included on a medical provider check.
    • NYSIF also offers a detailed Medical Billing Inquiry System that answers questions about the status of submitted medical bills.    

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