Class Code: 8800
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 8800 is applied to businesses that prepare mailing lists and arrange for or engage in addressing and mailing material with respect to such lists. Such businesses have employees who accumulate names and assign them to specific mailing lists in addition to actually addressing and mailing material such as, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, letters and circulars.
Code 8800 additionally includes envelope stuffing operations performed by addressing companies.
Some mailing and addressing companies have sales or promotion departments that solicit accounts and prepare advertising copy. Such businesses conceive, design and produce advertising campaigns. This may involve preparing mailing lists, addressing envelopes, reproducing letters, and extensive mailing services involving folding, inserting, sealing, stamping and mailing. Specialized automated machines can bind, tab, sort, polywrap, and affix specialty items to a mail piece. Smaller operations may have more manual processes.
Addressing or mailing companies may also conduct polls, contests and consumer surveys for their clients. Occasionally, this will also involve mailing small samples of the client’s product along with advertising brochures, catalogs, etc.
With the exception of employees who solicit accounts in the field or perform certain other field activities such as conducting interviews or delivering merchandise, firms engaged in the activities described above are included in Code 8800.
Code 8800 includes letter service shops and employers that receive outgoing mail from their customers and sort it by zip code. Once sorted, the mail is delivered by the insured to the post office. These operations may have large computer data centers where the mailing list is manipulated to eliminate duplicate records, append change of address information, standardize the address to meet postal requirements, add information to aid in delivery (bar code or zip + 4), and finally sort the records in postal sequence. Once manipulated, the mailing list may also be used to print personalized letters and envelopes on high-speed laser printers.
Code 8800 must not be assigned to a risk engaged in operations described by another classification unless those operations subject to Code 8800 are conducted as a separate and distinct business.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 8800:
Mailing or addressing company clerical staff are classified to Code 8799.
Refer to Code 7380 and Code 8742 to determine which of these codes may be applicable to an insured in addition to Code 8800.