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Jul 20
Work Comp Rating Board Discontinues COVID Telecommuter Classification

pexels-andrew-neel-3954635.jpgThe New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) has announced that it is discontinuing a special Workers' Compensation classification created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The classification will no longer be valid as of July 25, 2021.

The classification, code 8873 - Telecommuter Reassigned Employees, was introduced in May 2020. The board created it to recognize the reduced exposure of "employees who, during New York’s stay-at-home order related to the COVID-19 pandemic (and future stay-at-home orders), are reassigned to either (a) not perform any work duties (idle), or (b) perform clerical work duties at home."​ The loss cost assigned to the classification was equ

​​The revision to the New York Workers' Compensation manual made at the time stated that the classification's use would cease no later than 30 days after the expiration of the state of emergency declared by the governor. That declaration expired in late June.​

You may want to advise your clients who currently have this classification on their policies that the payroll will be reassigned.


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