On June 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation issuing health care worker retention payments of up to $1,000. You are eligible for the retention bonus if you: Were employed at least part-time during the qualifying work period of July 30, 2022 through October 28, 2022. Are independent physicians or physicians that are part of Physician Group Entities (PGEs) who provided on-site services during the qualifying work period of July 30, 2022 through October 28, 2022. Continue to be employed by Covered Entities (CEs) or Covered Services Employers (CSEs) or who is a physician who continues to provide on-site services as of the date of record, November 28, 2022. Independent/solo physicians must register prior to applying. Medical groups/other health care facilities must register and apply on behalf of their physicians. The application portal will open November 29, 2022 until December 30, 2022. Payments will be issued in January 2023.