Internet reporting for all surveys EXCEPT the Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons will be unavailable on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., Eastern time.
This section provides information about census coverage and reporting for establishments in the Finance and Insurance sector.
It includes answers to frequently asked questions about this sector and its census forms.
Finance and insurance establishments engage in financial transactions or facilitate financial transactions.
Financial transactions are transactions that involve creating, liquidating, or changing the ownership of financial assets.
NAICS classifies establishments in the Finance and Insurance sector using numbers that start with 52.
Financial services establishments are sub-classified using numbers that start with 521, 522, 523, or 525;
and insurance services establishments are sub-classified using numbers that start with 524.
The Economic Census covers all finance and insurance establishments that operated during all or part of calendar year 2012, except for specialized financial vehicles (such as pension funds, health and welfare funds, and trusts).
Examples of establishments covered in the Finance and Insurance sector are:
Financial services establishments that raise funds from depositors or investors;
lend funds to individual or business borrowers;
or provide related brokerage, clearinghouse, check cashing, or other services.
Insurance services establishments that issue insurance or annuity contracts,
accept contract premiums and fees, manage pooled assets, make contract payments, and
provide related services.
Census Mail Package
Finance and insurance establishments with paid employees will receive a census mail package that may
include several types of materials. The materials are similar in content, but customized to make reporting
easier for different groups of finance and insurance establishments.
Each establishment will receive either an Information Sheet and census form, or a classification form.
Companies with multiple operating establishments will receive the appropriate Information Sheet for every
group of similar forms, and not necessarily one Information Sheet for every form.
Information Sheets provide general information about the census and instructions for reporting selected
items on the census form. Single establishment businesses will receive Information Sheet FI-S_I_12.
Most multi-establishment businesses will receive Information Sheet FI-M_I_12.
Multi-establishment businesses that are consolidated census reporters will receive either
Information Sheet FI-BS-Q_I_12 or Information Sheet FI-IN-Q_I_12.
Census Forms describe each data item for finance and insurance establishments and provide instructions
and formats for reporting them. Census forms for financial and insurance services establishments
are numbered FI-52xxx, and sixteen forms are available for use by different kinds of finance and