New York State's largest workers' compensation carrier - the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) - introduced a new COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Premium Credit Program that will make it more affordable for its policyholders to get back to business. Under the new initiative, current workers' comp policyholders can earn a 5% credit of their annual premium on the purchase of PPE, with a maximum reimbursement of $500. The program is designed to help offset the cost of vital PPE and safety-related items needed to help protect workers from the COVID-19 virus. Eligible equipment includes masks, goggles, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizer and other COVID-19 safety related items. NYSIF is requiring that policyholders apply for the PPE Credit online through their website. Login to your existing account here or create a new online account here. In order to create your online login, you will need information that can be found on your most recent policy information pages. Once your account is created, you will be able to go to the PPE Credit page and submit your receipts through the system. NYSIF will review the documents and apply a credit based on the findings. The credit is up to 5% of the manual premium, with a maximum credit of $500. For more information, click here. ECA is pleased to partner with Lovell Safety Management to provide our member employers with an alternative solution to combat the rising cost of workers' compensation insurance. Safety Group #469 is a coalition of construction industry employers seeking to secure their state-mandated workers' compensation insurance at the lowest rate and the highest level of quality service. Group #469 has paid an average dividend of 24.25% over the past 10 years. The group is healthy and secure, and well-positioned to continue its consistent decades-long track record of savings. Lovell Safety Groups in the State Insurance Fund are fully insured, non-profit entities that return any underwriting profit to group members. Any extra premium dollars collected-not used to pay losses or expenses-can be returned to members in the form of a dividend. Lovell Safety Groups provide businesses with the benefits of a guaranteed cost premium with additional savings earned through dividends. For more information about Safety Group #469, please contact: Dave Natter at (518) 753-7646 or email@example.com.