Class Code: 9101
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 9101 is applied to all employees other than professional employees of academic, trade or vocational institutions of learning. Refer to Code 8868 for professional employees. The term “professional” as used in this context refers to employees such as professors, teachers, guidance counselors and related occupations. Employees who assist these professional employees by performing similar or related duties to those that these professionals engage in are additionally assigned to Code 8868 It is recognized that these assistants may not be considered “professional” to the extent that they may be unlicensed or not have the necessary academic credentials. Nevertheless, we consider these employees to be professional for classification purposes as their exposure is similar to those they are assisting. Examples of this type of employee include, but are not limited to, teacher’s or nurse’s aides or assistant athletic coaches.
Code 9101 includes employees engaged in the care, custody and maintenance of college or school buildings, grounds and equipment. This would include dormitories, mess halls and recreational facilities maintained and operated by these institutions.
Security personnel employed by schools are additionally classified to Code 9101. These employees’ duties generally include, but are not limited to, the patrolling and monitoring of both exterior and interior school areas and the manning of school security check-in points where students may be physically or electronically searched for weapons or other contraband. Businesses that perform these services for schools are assigned to an appropriate security provider classification such as Code 7720—Security Enforcement or Protection—Contract.
Employees (other than professional employees) who work in hospitals or clinics operated by universities primarily for the purpose of training medical students are contemplated within the scope of Code 9101, provided the patients being treated are primarily charity patients, with only a minor number of patients being billed for services rendered. Refer to Codes 8833 and 9040 in the event the school is operating a bona fide fee-for-service hospital. Refer to Code 9040 for a list of occupations that are considered nonprofessional employments in hospitals. This list may also be used as a guide to classify employments of a nonprofessional nature in schools.
A bookstore operated by a school on the school campus is not considered a separate commercial enterprise for purposes of this interpretation. Professionals employed by this operation are classified to Code 8868 and nonprofessionals are classified to Code 9101. Bookstores operated at locations away from the school campus are classified to Code 8072. This interpretation is per Basic Manual rules, which permit stores at separate locations to be classified as independent units.
Nonprofessional employees of agricultural schools that operate farms also are contemplated within this classification provided the farms are not operated as commercial enterprises. The incidental sale of a minor amount of surplus produce would not preclude the assignment of Code 9101 for nonprofessional farm employees. Refer to Code 8868 to determine if Code 9101 is applicable to day nurseries in your jurisdiction.
Nonprofessional employees at day nurseries, seminaries, military schools, veterinary schools and driver training schools are appropriately assigned to Code 9101.
Code 9101 additionally is applied to all employees, other than professional employees, of religious organizations of all sects. Refer to Code 8868 for employees such as the clergy, organists and clerical employees. Code 9101 includes employees of religious organizations who engage in the care, custody and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment. This classification does not contemplate employees such as cooks, maids or housekeepers engaged solely in domestic duties in living quarters of religious organization staff. These employees are assigned to the appropriate per capita classification provided their duties do not extend further than the residences of religious organization staff.
Codes 8868/9101 are additionally assigned to “chapels” of a secular (nonreligious) nature that are engaged in the business of performing marriage ceremonies.
Code 9101 also is applied to all employees, other than professional employees, of public libraries or museums belonging to any municipality, village, town, county, city or state. Professional employees of these insureds, including administrators and librarians, are classified to Code 8810—Clerical. Code 9101 includes employees of these institutions who engage in the care, custody and maintenance of public library or museum buildings, grounds and equipment.
Insureds engaged in the business of fossil recovery from stratified materials using small air engravers, hand-held sand blasters, circular rock saws and related equipment to recover artifacts for archaeologists are classified by analogy to Code 9101.
Florida Refer to Code 7383—College or School—School Bus Drivers for school bus drivers employed by a public school board or a private school.
State Addendum Massachusetts Bookstores operated at locations away from the school campus are classified to Code 8017 (Code 8072 is N/A MA). This interpretation is per MA Manual rules, which permit stores at separate locations to be classified as independent units.
Codes 8861 and 9110 are not available (N/A MA). Additionally, operations conducted by typical social service agencies are not properly assigned to Code 8837. See state special Code 8837 for a representative list of social service agency operations and their classification assignment procedures, which represent classification by analogy.
As noted in the above state special phraseology section, the following specific social service agency operations are also assigned to Codes 8868 and 9101:
Adult Day Habilitation Programs, which are not to be confused with Adult Care Centers, provide training for developmentally disabled adults over the age of 22. The programs offer client training in such areas as occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and behavioral therapy, as well as enrichment groups in movement, communication, and daily living skills. The clients attend these programs on a day-to-day basis, with housing provided elsewhere, and are not ready for any type of employment training. There is no predetermined length of stay in a program, nor is this type of program an outpatient program. Once the clients have progressed to the point where employment training can begin, they leave the program. Staff for the day habilitation programs includes a program director, site manager, day support professional, community coordinator, habilitation assistants, physical therapy assistant, secretary, and a variety of allied health professionals.
Staffed Residential Programs provide housing and assistance to adults (age 22 and older) who have mental health problems, mental retardation or other developmental impairments. As a rule, clients attend day programs during the normal workday. However, some residential homes, due to their client base, provide 24-hour coverage. Night coverage can vary between overnight awake to overnight asleep, depending on the skill level of the specific client base serviced at a particular location. Such programs are staffed with program managers and residential counselors. The program manager is responsible for overall supervision of the program, including staff supervision; oversight of the physical plant; providing direct care to residents; and ensuring quality of care for all clients. The residential counselors’ responsibilities include attending to the daily needs of the residents (e.g., assistance with self-care, housekeeping and cooking) and teaching socialization skills and activities of daily living. Daily living and social skills are taught so that the clients may develop the skills necessary to allow them greater independence. The ultimate goal of any residential program is to advance the individual clients to the point where they can live and function totally independently in their own apartment.