Definitions for "NCOA"
ational hange ddress - Process to update addresses where the addressee has notified the Postal Service of a new address. The NCOA database contains 4 years of data and satisfies to USPS move-update rule. See also FASTforward and ACS.
This licensed product gives companies current address change information before mailing to insure the mailing reaches the intended customers. Licensing information is available at 1-800-589-5766.
The National Change of Address (NCOA) database is maintained by the U.S. Postal Service as a resource for mailers to make certain that their name and address files are as current as possible. The database contains the last three years of address change information on record with the Postal Service. Vendors are licensed by the Postal Service to be able to run mailers' databases against the NCOA file for a fee to provide the most up-to-date, deliverable address records possible. Back