This rule increases the arbitration filing fees associated with the Health Insurers Matching Program (HIMP). Specifically it increases the arbitration filing fee from $75.00 per request to $150.00. From the increased fee, arbitrators will receive $40.00 for desk arbitrations. The Notice of Adoption will be/was published in the December 31, 2008, edition of the State Register. The Board did not receive any comments in response to the Notice of the Proposed Rule Making published in the October 22, 2008, State Register. Anyone seeking information on this rule may make a written request by either emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing it to Cheryl M. Wood, Special Counsel to the Chair, NYS Workers' Compensation Board, 20 Park Street, Room 400, Albany, New York 12207.
The increase in the arbitration filing fee only applies to requests for arbitration filed on and after January 1, 2009.