From the NYS Workers' Compensation Board: COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation Q&A
Need help with your reopening workplace safety plan? First, watch our reopening video. Then, check out our COVID-19 Safety Guide for New York Businesses to learn about the policies and procedures necessary to reopen and address COVID-19 issues in the workplace. NYSIF is here to help. Reach out to our safety professionals at 877.898.5349 or COVID19SafetyAssistance@nysif.com.
Have changes to your payroll? If you’ve experienced a significant decrease in your payroll or are experiencing coronavirus-related financial difficulties, we can adjust your premium payments to help reflect your financial situation. Please contact your Policy Representative to adjust your premium.
Have your employees been assigned new duties? Please let us know if your employees have been reassigned to either: (a) not perform any work duties (idle), or (b) perform clerical work duties at home. Updating your workers' comp policy with this information may reduce your premium. Learn more about reassigning your workers in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Scheduled for an audit? The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) has temporarily suspended onsite physical audits by insurers. For a convenient alternative, workers' compensation policyholders can upload audit documents right on our website, swiftly and securely. Upload your audit documents now.
Need more information? Register for a NYSIF online account; it’s simple and easy. You'll be able to access important, up-to-date policy and claims information and allow NYSIF to quickly and effectively communicate vital information to you. Create an online account now.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements (From the US Department of Labor, this provides more information on this federal legislation.)
Have questions about employee coverage for COVID-19? If you are unable to work due to COVID, you may be eligible for benefits. Our approach is to evaluate each claim on a case-by-case basis and assist our workers through this difficult time. The table below will provide you guidance for your specific situation.
Please note: While the mandatory leave required under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on 12/31/2020, your employer may have elected to continue to provide leave benefits pursuant to the FFCRA. If your employer is voluntarily providing federal benefits and you are also eligible for NYS COVID-19 quarantine leave benefits and your NYS benefit would be more money than your federal benefit, you may be able to receive your federal benefit and the difference between the federal benefit and your NYS maximum benefit. Otherwise, you may receive the federal benefits provided by your employer.
|If your employer is a NYSIF policyholder and you are
unable to work because:
|you contracted COVID-19 at your work||notify your employer immediately and file workers' compensation Form C-3 with the NYS Workers' Compensation Board. NYSIF will investigate all claims and make a determination of liability.|
|you contracted COVID-19 away from work and were/are subject to an order of quarantine or isolation for dates between 4/1/20 and 12/31/20||notify your employer immediately as they may be obligated to provide you with paid sick leave benefits under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Act.|
you contracted COVID-19 away from work and were subject to an order of quarantine or isolation for dates after 1/1/21, OR subject to an order of quarantine or isolation for COVID-19 exposure for dates after 1/1/21
file disability benefits/PFL form SCOVID with NYSIF
|your job was deemed non-essential and you were laid off||apply for Unemployment Insurance from the NYS Department of Labor|
your minor child is under an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation for COVID-19 issued by a governmental entity (e.g. Department of Health)
file disability benefits/PFL form CCOVID with NYSIF
|you are caring for a family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19||file PFL form PFL-CARE with NYSIF|
|your child(ren)'s school was closed and you must care for them||learn more about your eligibility for paid sick leave from your employer under the Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act|
|Not sure if you fit one of the circumstances listed above?||View our Frequently Asked Questions.
Still have questions? Email us.
NYSIF Notices to Customers
|Reopen with the NYSIF COVID-19 Safety Guide||06/18/2020|
|Policyholders: We Are Here to Help||05/02/2020|
|Financial Relief for Our Policyholders||Bengali Haitian-Creole Italian Korean Polish Russian Spanish Traditional Chinese||04/02/2020|
|Help for New York Workers||Bengali Haitian-Creole Italian Korean Polish Russian Spanish Traditional Chinese||03/30/2020|
|Policyholders: NYSIF Launches New COVID-19 Page||03/27/2020|
|Reps: NYSIF Launches New COVID-19 Page||03/27/2020|
|A Message to Our Policyholders||03/20/2020|
|NYSIF Continues Operations Remotely||03/17/2020|
|NYSIF Business Continuity Amid the Coronavirus||03/06/2020|
This page was updated on February 18, 2021