Electrical Employers Self Insurance Safety Plan (E.E.S.I.S.P.)

The Electrical Employers Self Insurance Safety Plan (E.E.S.I.S.P.) administers Workers’ Compensation benefits, collectively bargained supplemental benefits and Short-Term Disability benefits for many of the members of IBEW Local Union No. 3.

One of the most important features of E.E.S.I.S.P. is the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. In 1996, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board granted E.E.S.I.S.P. the authority to operate the ADR program for all claims filed after that date. E.E.S.I.S.P. is the largest entity in the state which operates an ADR program. The ADR program has resulted in shorter time periods from injury to claim resolution, reduced attorney fees and claim handling that is sensitive to the particular needs of injured workers and contractors operating in the electrical industry in the New York City environment.

E.E.S.I.S.P. has partnered with Optum to provide prescription benefits for your work related injury. Learn more information about this benefit.

New Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary

On January 1, 2021, New York State is implementing a workers’ compensation drug formulary. The formulary is a list of prescription medications you are eligible to receive under your workers’ compensation medical coverage. The formulary may impact the medications that your provider can prescribe to you.  Please review your medications with your provider before January 1 to make any changes to your medications that are not on the formulary.

“Please be notified, New York State has postponed its effective date for the workers’ compensation drug formulary. The new 2021 implementation date will be announced. The formulary is a list of prescription medications you are eligible to receive under your workers’ compensation medical coverage. The formulary may impact the medications that your provider can prescribe to you.  Please start reviewing your medications with your provider to make any changes to your medications that are not on the formulary.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

New York State law has recently been amended to provide for Paid Family Leave (PFL) and/or Disability leave in certain circumstances due to the COVID-19 infection scenario.  Please find below the two New York State forms that must be completed to process a claim and review the instructions carefully to determine whether or not you may be eligible for benefits. 

Instructions for taking PFL for a Minor Dependent Child due to Covid-19 Quarantine/Isolation

Instructions for taking Disability and/or PFL for yourself due to COVID-19 Quarantine/Isolation

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my first Workers’ Compensation check?

If all forms have been filed correctly, you should receive your first check approximately 12-14 days after your first full day out of work.

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