The Classification Index and the Classification Code Interpretations are provided in this section.
The Classification Index is a listing of classification codes, associated phraseologies, hazard and industry groups that apply to each specific classification code as used within the New York Workers’ Compensation Classification System.
The Classification Code Interpretations is a guide to aid in understanding and assigning classification codes in New York. It is intended to provide information on the types of operations that are included under a classification code.
The fields represented in the Classification Index and Classification Code Interpretations are defined below.
This is a unique four-digit number shown in the Class Code column representing a specific business operation type.
The letter shown in the Hazard Group column represents the type of hazard group that is applicable to the classification code. Below is a listing of hazard groups based on the level of severity (A being the lowest severity to G being the highest severity). These hazard group indications are utilized for the Retrospective Rating Plan. For further information, and specifically for the associated Hazard Group Differential Factors, refer to the Retrospective Rating Plan Manual.
|NEW YORK HAZARD GROUPS||USL & HW FOR NON-F CLASSIFICATION CODES HAZARD GROUPS|
The number in the Industry Group column represents the type of industry that is applicable to
the classification code. The following is a listing of industry group numbers and the type of
industry it represents.
|1||Food and Beverage Manufacturing|
|3||All Other Manufacturing|
|5||Stores and Dealers|
|6||Professional and Office|
|9||Admiralty, FELA, Federal|
CLASSIFICATION CODE INTERPRETATIONS
Note: This section provides notes that further clarify the scope and limitations of certain classifications.
This section of the interpretation provides detailed information on the types of operations that are included under a classification code.
Assignment By Analogy
This section provides operations that are assigned by analogy to the classification code.
Operations To Be Separately Rated
This section provides general information on types of operations that are not included under a classification code.
The New York Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Manual (“Manual”) includes rules such as Interchange of Labor, Assignment of Additional Basic Classification and other rules which must be referenced and applied when determining the applicable classification code(s) assignment. Refer to Rule IV of this Manual for further information.