A Certificate of Attestation of Exemption (CE-200) can only be used to attest to a government entity that an applicant requesting a license, permit or contract is not required to carry workers' compensation and/or disability and Paid Family Leave benefits coverage. It CAN NOT be used to respond to the Board regarding periods of non-compliance or penalties issued for not having insurance coverage. It also CAN NOT be used to show another business or that business's insurance carrier that coverage is not required.
- Certificates are only valid for the specific license, permit or contract. Certificates for building permits are job-specific and a separate certificate will be required for each building permit.
- Certificates are assigned a unique certificate number that can be validated by the government official issuing the license, permit, or contract.
Only two types of entities may apply for a certificate to show they are exempt from the requirement to provide workers' compensation and/or disability and Paid Family Leave benefits coverage when obtaining a license, permit or contact with a government agency:
- New York entities with no employees
- Out-of-state entities obtaining a contract or license where all the work is performed outside of New York State
Help Guides For New York Business Express
If you need additional assistance, contact the New York Business Contact Center at (518) 485-5000.
The link below will take you to New York Business Express, where you may complete a web-based application.