NYSIF Standardizes Premium Payment Terms for All Policyholders

Effective December 1, 2017, the New York State Insurance Fund will standardize the due dates of policyholder premium payments, impose a late payment fee if premium is not paid when due, and shorten the time frame for placement in nonpayment cancellation.

Important Information

  • Late fees will only be charged on active policies.
  • Payments received after the due date are considered late.
  • Partial payments will not prevent a cancellation notice from being issued. The full past due amount and any new monthly charges must be paid to avoid cancellation.
  • WC policyholders will incur a $30 late payment fee; DB policyholders will incur a $10 late payment fee.

Premium Payment Due Dates

Will now be 20 days from the policy anniversary date. For example, if a policy anniversary date is on the fifth of the month, new charges will be due by the 25th of each month. If payment is not received by the due date, Workers’ Compensation (WC) policyholders will incur a $30 late payment fee; Disability Benefits (DB) policyholders will incur a $10 late payment fee.

Past Due Premium Payment Due Dates

Policyholders who fail to make payment in full by the due date will receive their next installment bill, which will include the past due amount, applicable late fees, and any new charges. Payment in full within 13 days is required. If the amount due remains unpaid, NYSIF will issue a nonpayment cancellation notice. The policy will be cancelled 16 days later if NYSIF does not receive payment in full.

REASON: the purpose of these billing changes is to align NYSIF with industry practices, standardize premium payment due dates and ensure timely payment of premium. Please note that the following changes apply to both Workers’ Compensation (WC) Insurance premium payments and Disability Benefits (DB) Insurance premium.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course

Join us for our OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course. But hurry space is limited. Sign up to join us on December 13th and 14th in our Harrison Office for this course.  

This is a course every business owner, safety manager, supervisor, human resource personnel should take….don’t miss out. A few included topics are the new OSHA’s recordkeeping requirement and various regulations employers are required to follow. 

Create a safer work environment, lower your claim history, reduce insurance costs, prevent OSHA citations and fines, learn from a compliance expert. This is a course every business owner, safety manager, supervisor, human resource personnel should take....don’t miss out.

This is a one and a half day training course, attendees must complete  both days in order to receive a certification card.

Included in the training are topics such as, Fall Protection, Electrical, Ladders and Stairways, Personal Protective, Cranes, Scaffolding, Hazard Communications and much more.

Future Environment Designs

Instructor: Angelo Garcia III

Angelo Garcia, III is founder and President of Future Environment Designs (FED), one of the nation’s leading indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and safety service companies that is based in Syosset, New York.

When

12/13/2017 8:30AM to 5:00PM
12/14/2017 8:30AM to 12:30 PM

(must attend both dates)

Where

Keevily Spero Whitelaw
500 Mamaroneck Ave Suite  404
Harrison NY 10528

Contact

Genevieve Keller 
 
914-412-0563 
claims@keevily.com 

Webinar: NEW Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard

Webinar information:  1 hour

Name: NEW Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard

Date and hour:  9:00 am Thursday Nov 30th

The new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard represents a significant change to how silica containing dust needs to be managed in the workplace.  While previous requirements were limited to a maximum concentration in air that could not be exceeded, the new requirements establish a comprehensive silica standard that focuses on exposure prevention through engineering and administrative controls as well as a reduced allowable air concentration.  The standard includes the following requirements:

  • Companies must assess their operations to identify those tasks that generate silica containing dust (essentially, all concrete related operations)
  • Develop a written Exposure Control Plan (ECP) that establishes how each of these tasks will be conducted to protect workers
  • Identify at least one Competent Person
  • Control access to work areas where silica dust may be generated so workers not involved in the operation are not exposed
  • Provide medical surveillance to those employees who are required to wear respirators more than 30 days per year
  • Eliminate housekeeping activities that tend to generate dust (e.g. dry sweeping and use of compressed air)
  • Train all employee who are exposed to silica on the standard requirements and Company’s ECP
  • Maintain detailed records

The standard is much more comprehensive than previous dust control requirements and different compliance approaches can be taken, from using the Table that OSHA provides for common workplace activities, to conducting your own exposure assessments.  This webinar will provide an over view of all of these topics and discuss the different compliance approaches.

To download the presentation click here