NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 Rate Increases 20.3%

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NY Workers' Comp class code 6504

NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 Rate Increases 20.3%

NY Workers' Comp class code 6504Many Workers’ Comp rates in New York State have gone up considerably in the past few years. For example, class code 6504: Foodstuff Manufacturing (NOC) increased 20.3% in 2013, causing higher premiums for employers whose operations apply to NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504.

NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504: Who Does It Apply To?

NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 applies to a variety of foodstuff manufacturing that is not otherwise classified (NOC). The manufacturing of the products includes wet mixing, dry grinding, cooking, and blending operations. Some products that fall under NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 are ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressings, tartar sauce, spaghetti or tomato sauces, and chili con carne. The canning, bottling, or packaging of the products is also included in the classification. The dehydrating of eggs, coffee, or tea; and the manufacturing of gelatin (as a food product), melba toast (no baking of bread), peanut butter, and malted milk (from powdered milk) are all included under NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504. Imitation dairy product manufacturing, including creams, whipped toppings, and sour creams, are classified under 6504.

Similar operations that are not included under NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 include baking powder manufacturing (class code 4828 or 4829), sandwich preparation and packaging (class code 5192), foam peanut manufacturing (class code 4410), and potato chip and popcorn manufacturing (class code 6503).

NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 Rate Increases 20.3%

The rate for NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 increased 20.3% in 2013. While the rate was 5.31 in 2011 and 2012, it is now 6.39 as of October 1, 2013. This means employers whose operations apply to NY Workers’ Comp class code 6504 will see higher premiums in the 2013-2014 policy term.

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