The New York Department of Health (DOH) announced on October 31st it was extending the deadline for claim submissions on the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Portal until November 30. While DOH notes claims submitted after October 31, 2022 for Vesting Period 1 and 2 are “technically late for filing purposes,” DOH “is aware of several technical issues during the initial submission periods for Vesting Periods 1 and 2 that impeded the ability of certain Qualified Employers to submit claims.” 

The Department advises all Qualified Employers should document and retain information regarding the reason for any late submission for audits and investigation purposes related to HWB claim submissions. The HWB website was updated to reflect the extension. 

The HWB Program Portal can be accessed at this link:
HWB Program Portal

More information and FAQs on the Healthcare Worker Bonus Program can be accessed at these two links:
NYSDOH HWB Program webpage
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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