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Workers’ Compensation Board

New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Eliot Spitzer

Subject No. 046-198

Change in Workers' Compensation Coverage Requirements for Out-of-State Employers with Employees Working in New York State

Date: July 12, 2007

Workers' Compensation Reform Legislation was passed by the New York State Legislature and signed by Governor Spitzer on March 13, 2007. That legislation included a provision that amended Workers' Compensation Law Section 50 (2). Accordingly, effective September 9, 2007, all out-of-state employers with employees working in New York State will be required to carry a full, statutory New York State workers' compensation insurance policy.

An employer has a full, statutory NYS 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 866-298-7830 if you have any questions regarding these requirements.


Donna Ferrara