Healthcare worker Bonus (HWB) Program - Extension of 10/31 Submission Deadline

The Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program has updated the Frequently Asked Questions page on the New York State Department of Health website. Updated questions are highlighted for convenience. Qualified employers are encouraged to routinely review these resources for the latest information.

As announced yesterday, in order to allow appropriate time for all Employers to submit claims for Vesting Period 1 and 2, the Department will keep the HWB Program Portal open to claims submissions until November 30, 2022.  Qualified Employers can continue to submit claims for eligible employees during this time.

Please be advised that, in accordance with SOS § 367-w(4)(f), claims submitted after October 31, 2022 for Vesting Period 1 and 2 are technically late for filing purposes. The Department 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. All Employers should document and retain information regarding the reason for any late submission for audits and investigation purposes relating to the submission of claims for the HWB Program

Additionally, the Department is committed to updating the HWB Program information it has provided as new questions come in and are answered. To this end, the Department has established an email address dedicated to the HWB Program. Please direct your inquiry to to make sure your question(s) are received and processed. The Department has also established the HWB Call Center dedicated to answering questions about the online claims portal and assisting qualified employers with submitting their claims. The HWB Call Center can be reached at 1 (866) 682-0077.

Updated NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program Vesting Schedule

Vesting Period

Vesting Period Start Date

Vesting Period End Date

Employer Submission Start Date

Employer Submission Close Date


October 1, 2021

March 31, 2022

August 3, 2022

November 30, 2022


April 1, 2022

September 30, 2022

Oct 1, 2022

November 30, 2022


October 1, 2022

March 31, 2023

April 1, 2023

May 1, 2023


April 1, 2023

September 30, 2023

Oct 1, 2023

October 31, 2023


October 1, 2023

March 31, 2024

April 1, 2024

May 1, 2024


For more information on the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program, please visit the NYSDOH HWB Program webpage