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Out-of-State Companies Working in New York State


Effective September 9, 2007, all out-of-state employers with employees or subcontractors working in New York State are required to carry a full, statutory New York State workers' compensation insurance policy.

An employer has a full, statutory New York State workers' compensation insurance policy when New York is listed in Item "3A" on the Information Page of the employer's workers' compensation insurance policy. Please contact the Board's Bureau of Compliance at 1-866-298-7830 if you have any questions regarding these requirements.

Workers' Compensation Restriction on Issuance of Government Issued Permits, Licenses and Contracts

To assist state and municipal entities in enforcing WCL §57, businesses requesting permits, licenses or seeking to enter into contracts must provide ONE of the following forms to the entity issuing the permit or entering into a contract:

Please note: Form CE-200 may be filed by out-of-state employers for a NYS workers' compensation exemption only if all work for the permit, license or contract is done outside of New York and no employees of the out-of-state business work in the state.

It may be appropriate to contact your insurance broker, carrier or agent, check with your trade association, or conduct other additional research to find the most appropriate insurance coverage for your company. In addition, a workers’ compensation policy may be obtained from the New York State Insurance Fund Link to External Website by calling 1-888-875-5790 and a disability benefits insurance policy be obtained from the New York State Insurance Fund Link to External Website by calling 1-866-697-4332.