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Insurance and Disability Benefits: New York

Insurance and Disability Benefits requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju


  • New York employers are not required to provide life insurance benefits. If life insurance benefits are provided, certain requirements must be met. See Group Life Insurance.
  • If a New York employer offers group life insurance, premiums for the policies may be paid from different sources. See Employer Contribution and Coverage Requirements.
  • Group life insurance policies may be converted to individual policies under some circumstances. See Conversion Rights.
  • New York's temporary disability benefits law provides up to 26 weeks of partial wage replacement to eligible employees who cannot work due to a nonwork-related injury or illness or a pregnancy-related disability. See Temporary Disability Benefits.