The Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus (HWB) Program is aimed at rewarding and retaining front-line health care and mental hygiene workers.
The program requires health care providers that are Qualified Employers to pay up to $3,000 in bonuses to health care and mental hygiene practitioners, technicians, assistants, support staff and aides.
Bonuses must be paid to employees within 30 days of the employer’s receipt of the bonus payment from the state.
The first deadline for employers’ submissions is on September 2, 2022.
Guidance and definition of Qualified Employers can be found at the State Department of Health website (https://health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/providers/hwb_program/)