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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-765

NYS 2015-16 Budget Eliminates Several
Workers’ Compensation Fees

Date: June 18, 2015

In an effort to promote small business growth in New York, Governor Cuomo has announced the elimination of a number of fees as a part of the 2015-16 State Budget. This action represents the administration’s commitment to removing some of the bureaucratic and financial burdens of doing business in New York State.

The following Workers’ Compensation Board fees have been eliminated effective April 1, 2015:

Fees Eliminated Effective 4/1/2015

Fee WCL Section How Much/Frequency Forms Notifications
Licensing Compensation Medical Bureaus and Laboratories 13-c $200 per year per office; $50 per lab MR-500.2, C-100.3, C-100.4, C-100.5, C-109, C-110, C-111 and C-112 All licensed Bureaus and Labs
Physician Arbitration Fees 13-g Pre-regulation/per arbitration HP-1 Authorized Medical Providers
Licensed TPAs 50 (3-b) $100 license fee and $500 authorization fee OC-401.1 and OC-401.R Licensed TPAs
Psychologist Arbitration Fees 13-m Pre-regulation/per arbitration HP-1 Authorized Psychologists
Chiropractor Arbitration Fees 13-l Per regulation/per arbitration HP-1 Authorized Chiropractors
Podiatrist Arbitration Fees 13-k Per regulation/per arbitration HP-1 Authorized Podiatrists
Licensed Hearing Representatives fee 24-a Not to exceed $100 per year OC-401.1 and OC-401.R Licensed Hearing Reps

Please note that all forms listed in the table will be revised to reflect the elimination of the pertinent fees. The revised HP-1 form will be available on the Board’s website. All other affected forms are distributed as appropriate by the Medical Director’s Office.

The elimination of these Workers’ Compensation Board fees will save an estimated $95,000 to individuals and businesses in New York. Across all affected agencies, the total annual savings is expected to be $3 million.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair