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WC for 5951 and 4512

Post by antagent » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:34 pm

My client is a manufacture of mdeical diagnostic kits. It currently has California State Fund's WC policy which covers codes 5951 and 4512. The policy going to be renewal soon. Quoted through several brokers, both codes are in prohibited list of some carriers. My client believe those two codes are not appropriate. But he doesn't know which right code for those jobs. He plan to change code to 3572 (Medical Instrument manufacturing) and 4611 (Drug, Medicine or pharmacy preparation ), but not sure either.

Who has market for those codes? And how can we help client to determine right WC codes?

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Re: WC for 5951 and 4512

Post by gregcw » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:26 pm

Go to the NCCI website, look up the risk and they will show the controlling class codes. I also only found code 5951,Anti-toxin, Serum or virus mfg. and didn't find 4512 Are you sure that it wasn't 4511, Analytical Chemist?

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Re: WC for 5951 and 4512

Post by WorkComp&Sense » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:48 pm


Don't spend too much time on the NCCI website as California has their own classification manual. Based on the classifications you have provided (5951 and 4512), the risk's operations would be similar to an anti-venom facility or a anti-virus manufacturuer. The codes you have provided are very specific to a facility that would go out into the field to collect fluids to make an anti-venom or an anti-virus serum. Both codes are California classifications with 4512 being State specific.

What type of mediacl diagnostic kits are they making? Based on your alternate class selctions, it appears as if the risk is more of a durable medical goods manufacturer - not a serum maker. A little more detail would be helpful.


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Re: WC for 5951 and 4512

Post by Shagster12 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:59 am

Agree with Comp&Sense, more information necessary for a practical determination.
I would also suggest contacting the WCIRB for classification assistance, they may be able to steer you in the proper direction over the phone or you might want to request an inspection for classification. Again you will need to provide more detail about the products and operations of the insured.

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Re: WC for 5951 and 4512

Post by Mikesmith5656 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:37 pm

You can also get a lot of that information on class codes at https://classcodes.com/lookup/workers-c ... code-5951/.

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