Updated: Apr 6, 2020
NYSIF has launched a new COVID-19 page where you can access the latest information, guidance and tools for your policies during the coronavirus pandemic. The new page serves as a centralized source of help for Safety Group Managers, as well as brokers and agents and highlights the following: Access NYSIF Accounts Remotely As you know, with a NYSIF online account, you can manage your NYSIF policies from the convenience of home. Create certificates, view claims, view billing history and more. There’s even an audit upload feature for workers’ compensation policies that offers a remote alternative to onsite audits. For those policyholders who do not have a NYSIF online account, we strongly encourage you to sign up; it’s simple and easy. Having an online account will allow you to access important, up to date policy information and will allow NYSIF to quickly and effectively communicate vital information to you. Create an online account now at nysif.com. Relief for New York Businesses For businesses that have experienced a significant decrease in payroll or other coronavirus-related financial difficulties, NYSIF can adjust premium payments to reflect their situation. The COVID-19 page provides links to contact NYSIF policy representatives, who can work on their behalf. There are a number of organizations offering coronavirus-related financial assistance. Below are two you may find helpful:
NYC Small Business Services (grants to support your payroll and interest free loans)
Small Business Administration (low interest loans)
Coronavirus-related Coverage NYSIF anticipates there will be many questions about coverage and liability as COVID-19 continues its impact. Due to this, they're evaluating each claim on a case-by-case basis in determining compensability. For workers, NYSIF's COVID-19 page provides a helpful primer on claims eligibility.