New York State Insurance Fund

Welcome to the New York State Insurance Fund

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York Workers' Compensation Law. The Fund's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers' compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to employers while maintaining a solvent fund, as well as provide timely and appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers. NYSIF is a self-supporting insurance carrier that competes with private insurers in both the workers' compensation and disability benefits markets in New York State.

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NYSIF Workers' Comp Advisor

February 2, 2018

The first quarter 2018 Workers' Comp Advisor newsletter is now available. Read now or click More News for a printable version. 

Cover link to NYSIF first quarter 2018 Workers Comp Advisor flipbook newsletter

NYSIF Customer Survey

March 6, 2018

NYSIF Customers: You may receive an email from KS&R, a professional research firm, inviting you to participate in an online survey asking for your opinion on matters important to NYSIF. Please be assured this is a genuine email looking for your input. The email will come from the domain We encourage you to complete the survey and share your thoughts. Thank you.

NYSIF Paid Family Leave (PFL)

December 13, 2017

ATTN: Self-Employed Individuals with No Employees NYSIF recently sent a letter advising self-employed individuals who wished to voluntarily opt in to DB & PFL that they would need to seek approval from the Workers’ Compensation Board prior to obtaining coverage. WCB recently notified NYSIF that any self-employed individuals with no employees are pre-approved for DB and PFL and no additional approval needs to be sought from the WCB. Self-employed individuals may include sole proprietors, members of limited liability companies or limited liability partnerships or other self-employed persons. If you wish to add coverage, you must contact your underwriter via email.

Are you a NYSIF Disability Benefits/Paid Family Leave policyholder? Be on the lookout for NYSIF's PFL Welcome Packet, being mailed now. Your PFL coverage becomes effective January 1, 2018.

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