Class Code: 8745

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 8745 is intended to apply to news agents or distributors who supply newspapers, magazines or periodicals to retail establishments. The material to be distributed is received in large bundles from the publishers, sorted, orders made up, bundled and delivered by trucks to the customers. This is basically a wholesale store type of operation with related sales, delivery and clerical types of employment. All of these activities are included within the scope of Code 8745 with the exception of any clerical office employees who would qualify for a division of payroll in accordance with the Standard Exceptions rule of the Basic Manual.

The classification is not available to retail operations of newsstands, cigar stands, etc., such operations being properly assigned under the retail store classification, Code 8017.

Code 8745 does not apply to the house-to-house delivery of newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, advertising circulars, promotional material, product samples, etc. These operations are assigned to Code 7380—Drivers, Chauffeurs and Their Helpers, predicated on the assumption that these workers are actually delivering merchandise. In most instances, these individuals, engaged in door-to-door distribution, report to a specified location but are then taken by station wagon, van or truck with the material they are to distribute to the designated areas which they are to work, and the vehicle is used as a mobile, centralized distributing point from which deliveries are made.

Contract hauling of papers is assigned to the appropriate trucking code.

Note:  Refer to Note listed under Code 8001 for underwriting guidelines that are applicable to stores and dealers.

State Addendum
Massachusetts All of these activities are included within the scope of Code 8745 with the exception of any clerical office employees who qualify for assignment to Code 8810—Clerical Office Employees NOC in accordance with the Standard Exceptions rule of the MA Manual.

Note:  Refer to Note listed under Code 8001 for the approved interpretations applicable to stores and dealers.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.94

Construction Exemption Required: No