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The Second Vesting Period for New York’s Health Care Workers (HBW) Bonus Program Has Begun

The first Vesting Period (September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022) for health care worker bonus submissions has closed, but providers should be reminded that they may still submit claims for Vesting Period 1 during Vesting Period 2. Vesting Period 2 began on October 1, 2022 and ends on October 31, 2022. Comprehensive details on the program including covered employers and employees are available in our prior post, entitled, “New York State Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program.” Employers may access this post by clicking here.

Next Steps for Employers

Qualified employers are required to claim the bonus on behalf of their employees. An employee is not able to claim bonuses independently. Both the employer and employee are required to complete attestation forms.

The state’s HWB Program Portal provides assistance with the completing the attestation forms and submissions for non-Medicaid employees. Employers may also get additional assistance regarding the program by visiting the New York State Department of Health’s HWB Program webpage or by calling 1-866 682-0077.

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