Official Notice of Home Care Worker Wage Parity Minimum Rate of Total Compensation

  • Notice also available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 1.1 MB)

November 15, 2016

Dear Administrator:

The purpose of this letter is to provide all certified home health agencies (CHHAs), long term home health care programs (LTHHCPs) and managed care organizations (MCOs) in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties with an official notice of the required minimum rate of total compensation for home care aides pursuant to Public Health Law § 3614-c(3)(b)(iv).

This law was amended in April and June of this year to align with recent changes to New York State's minimum wage law. See Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2016 and Chapter 73, Part E of the Laws of 2016. In accordance with the latest amendments, beginning December 31, 2016:

  • the cash portion of the minimum rate shall be $10.00 per hour, and
  • the benefit portion of the minimum rate shall be $3.22 per hour.

Included in this notice is a document that further explains what is included in the rates for the upcoming Home Care Worker Wage Parity compliance period along with changes in the computation of overtime. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email to the following address:


Andrew Segal, Director
Division of Long Term Care
Office of Health Insurance Programs


cc: Jason Helgerson
     Jonathan Bick