Class Code: 9178
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 9178 is applied to professional and semiprofessional athletes, athletic teams and sports clubs engaged in non-contact sports including, but not limited to, baseball, basketball, jai-alai, soccer, and volleyball. Noncontact sports refers to a sport where the player is penalized for contact with another player, while contact sports refers to a sport where the player is not penalized for making contact with another player. Code 9178 applies to players, coaches, managers, trainers, or sports officials and includes all players on the salary list of the insured whether they actually play or not.
Equipment and Materials:
Additional Applications and Information:
The purpose of the footnote for Code 9178 is not to compute payroll for professional athletes on a weekly basis; it is to subject the total payroll of such employees to an annual limitation using the maximum weekly amount indicated in the state rate pages multiplied by the total weeks in the year. NCCI has always taken the position that a player is under contract to the team for the entire year of his or her contract regardless of whether payments are made periodically throughout the year or only during the months of the active season. It should be noted that this procedure applies only in instances where a continuity of the employer-employee relationship exists. Payroll should not be included for those weeks during the policy term when there was no continuity of an employer-employee relationship. This may occur when an employee is unconditionally released mid-season and is free to sign up with another team, even though the employee continues to receive money owed them pursuant to their old contract.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 9178: