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Up to $500 credit for PPE in your Workers Comp Premium

Get the Credit You Deserve! As you continue to get back to business, the NYSIF is here to help you do it safely – and save you money along the way. Their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Premium Credit Program rewards customers like you with a one-time credit up to 5% of your annual premium (capped

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NYSIF Resumes Billing & Cancellations

New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) will be resuming routine billing and cancellation procedures with your September bill.  NYSIF’s COVID-19 Financial Relief Program provided policyholders assistance amid historically difficult business conditions. They went well beyond the industry standard of 60 days suppression of cancellations. Their relief program included the following:  Suppressing policy cancellations from mid-March through August Adjusting

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NYSIF AutoPay Available for Policyholders

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) has introduced AutoPay, which allows Workers’ Comp and disability benefits policyholders to sign up for automatic, recurring, monthly payments at nysif.com. AutoPay is simply the easiest and most convenient way to pay your NYSIF premium. They heard from customers who asked for an automatic payment option and we are

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Cyber Liability: Cyber Security for Small Businesses

High-profile cyber attacks on large companies have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security. The statistics of these studies are grim;

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Covid-19 Updates

Due to the continuous changes in the new regulations and policies issued by government agencies on both the state and federal level related to the  COVID-19 pandemic, Keevily has made a compilation with information, links, and webinars organized by topics that we consider an essential resource for your company. These official links will be updated

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NYSIF: A message to our policyholders

Dear Policyholder,Extraordinary times call for extraordinary solutions. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) takes its toll on New York businesses, NYSIF stands ready to help by lowering your premium to reflect current business conditions and extending payment terms to those who need them.  We realize that some of our policyholders may be experiencing financial difficulties at this

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Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

IR-2020-57, March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to

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New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave

As part of sweeping legislation signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, two laws were enacted that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the new leave provisions, the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act,” allows 12 weeks of partially compensated FMLA leave

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Commitment to our customers through COVID-19

Dear Valued Keevily Client: As the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) expands in Metro New York and across the country, Keevily is taking critical steps to protect the health of our employees and their families, as well as to protect business continuity. We will continue to monitor local government and CDC bulletins for updated guidance. Effective

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Virtual Hearings are now available statewide

Governor Cuomo has temporarily closed some Workers Compensation Boardhearing points, ho wever hearings will continue to be held remotely by using the Board’s Virtual Hearing service.   To learn more please visit  www.wcb.ny.gov/virtual-hearings  If you have an upcoming testimony and need assistance setting up your virtual hearing please contact you Keevily Claim’s team Virtual Hearings allow you and

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OSHA Injury and Illness Record Keeping

Who falls under this regulation? Employers with 11 or more employees at any time during the prior calendar year unless industry code is listed on the Partial Exempt List. When? Work related injury and illness should be logged on the OSHA 300 within 7 days of knowledge Deadlines: Feb 1, 2020 You will be required

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OSHA 30-HOUR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Nov 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd This course meets the training requirements of New York State Labor Law 220-h. This regulation requires all laborers, workers, and mechanics, working on construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or repair of public work, where the total cost of all work to be performed under the contract is at least two hundred

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NYSIF Safety Group Electronic OSHA Filing

Electronic Reporting Link: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html EMPLOYERS WITH 20 OR MORE EMPLOYEES in certain industries employers must also annually file the OSHA 300a through www.OSHA.gov Injury Tracking Application. Employers with 20 or more employees per establishment (see definitions below for establishment) and are in OSHA’s list of high risk industries are required to electronically file their OSHA

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HOUSEKEEPING PRACTICES TO CONTROL SILICA DUST

Dust created when working with crystalline silica contains harmful particles. And, while respirable crystalline silica looks like dust, it’s much more harmful to workers’ lungs. In fact, silica dust is a carcinogen, and breathing it in causes the formation of scar tissue, reducing the lungs’ ability to take in oxygen. Together, these facts outline the

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Common Exposures: HVAC Businesses

Most homes and businesses are outfitted with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems—systems that require the care of specialized technicians for service. As an HVAC contractor, you are tasked with managing a variety of risks every time you perform maintenance or an installation on behalf of your clients. Just one incident involving the use

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OSHA Releases New Resources to Help Businesses Comply With Silica Rule

OSHA’s new silica rule for the general industry recently went into effect, which lowered the permissible exposure limit for the substance to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air (50 µg/m3) and requires employers to take other steps to protect employees. Now, the agency has released new tools to help employers comply with the new

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Try These Convenient NYSIF Services

Have you tried our Premium Audit Secure Document Upload yet? The system allows you to upload audit-related documents to NYSIF in lieu of an on-site audit visit. Our short video shows how easy it is to upload your documents. When it’s time for an audit, don’t forget about our Premium Audit Scheduling System, which allows

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OSHA 30-HOUR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

May 16, 17, 20, & 21st This course meets the training requirements of New York State Labor Law 220-h. This regulation requires all laborers, workers, and mechanics, working on construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or repair of public work, where the total cost of all work to be performed under the contract is at least two hundred

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Top 10 ways to Control your mod

Your experience modification factor, or mod, is an important component used in calculating your workers’ compensation premium. If you can control your mod, you can lower your price — so we’ve gathered top tips to help you impact your bottom line. Investigate accidents immediately and thoroughly; take corrective action to eliminate hazards, and be aware

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COLD WEATHER HAZARDS: Carbon Monoxide

During winter, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is more prevalent than at any other time of the year. CO is found in many businesses, and workers can be exposed to it by industrial and chemical processes that lack proper ventilation. Symptoms of exposure include headache, fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. High concentrations cause

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COLD WEATHER HAZARDS: Overexertion

When workers perform strenuous tasks in cold weather, such as shoveling snow, overexertion can lead to sore muscles, back strain and possible heart attacks. Consider the physical condition of anyone doing stressful outdoor work before assigning them. Diabetics, heart patients and persons with vascular and thyroid problems are more susceptible to cold-weather stress. ● Use

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COLD WEATHER HAZARDS: Winter Driving

Driving is a task that requires constant attention to changing conditions. Many factors lead to vehicular accidents, including road conditions, weather, distractions (cell phones) and failure to follow basic safe driving rules. Winter drivers also can including treacherous “black ice” that cannot easily be detected until it’s too late. Especially watch for icy patches on

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COLD WEATHER HAZARDS: Slips and Falls

These accidents are among the most frequent causes of injury. They occur frequently in wet weather, and especially during winter when residual snow and ice keep floor surfaces wet. Keep floors dry and paths clear. Avoid slipping on wet, icy and slippery walking surfaces. Consider these questions….. ● Has the snow, ice or rainwater removed?

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COLD WEATHER HAZARDS: Cold Exposure

Frostbite and hypothermia are serious risks in weather like today. In frostbite, freezing occurs in the deep layers of skin and tissue. Skin becomes pale, and waxy-white, hard and numb. Frostbite normally affects the fingers, hands, toes, feet, ears and nose. Hypothermia is more serious and is a medical emergency. You can spot signs of

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