Quite suddenly, we were notified by the NJ CRIB office that our classification code would be changed from Code 8810 to Code 8868. This meant very little to me at the time. Fortunately, our Account Executive, Bill Zester, contacted me immediately to explain the repercussions of the change in Code. This change meant a possible increase of $8,000 a year, with a possible retroactive amount to be collected for past years of incorrect code application.
With Bill’s help, he contacted the NJ CRIB office, directed me to also call the office and write a letter requesting a review of the decision. Bill’s experience suggested the redesignation of our Code to a more appropriate code. Representatives of the NJ CRIB met with me and Bill. (He found out about the meeting 2 hours before, but made a heroic effort to support me at this meeting). He was successful in describing our work and the scope of our work to the CRIB workers. They changed the classification, and thus saved our small Non Profit from making the decision to pay higher insurance rates, or reduce our workforce, thus eliminating parts of our program for the poor and special needs population of Camden County.
Please accept my thanks and sincere appreciation for your support through Bill Zester. He is amazing and I feel we are in very good hands.