Class code 8017 is used for employees that work in a retail store, not otherwise classified. Stores within the scope of this classification will be those who sell merchandise to the general public for home use that is not specific to another retail store classification in the Basic Manual. Examples of items that are commonly included are cigars and cigarettes, art supplies, musical instruments, computers, bakery products, greeting cards, floor coverings, beer and soft drinks, confectionery, giftware, cosmetics and toiletry items, small household appliances, lamps and lighting fixtures, paint and related supplies, radios, housewares, stationery, photographic supplies and equipment, pocketbooks, televisions, wines and liquors, toys, and office machines. In addition, employees working as a demonstrator or secret shopper in a retail store, concession operator, door or checkroom attendant, cigarette vendor, or beach chair, umbrella, or ski shop rental agent would also be included.
While this is a NOC classification and will include a variety of stores, wholesale operations, mail order sales centers, and warehouses that do not have retail receipts will be excluded. Employees working for a business that exclusively buys, sells, and distributes kitchen cabinets or other assembled millwork products should be separately classified as well. Retail stores whose products fall into other classifications, such as auto accessories, books and compact discs, software, clothing, drugs, dairy products, coffees and teas, grocery and food, florists, hardware, leather dealers, furniture, jewelry, shoes, and convenience type stores would also be excluded.
Florida Rates for Class Code 8017
Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance were increased in 2013 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
For class code 8017, this rate change resulted in a 12.5% increase from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 rate for this classification is 2.07 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2013 rate is still 46.4% below the 2003 rate of 3.86 dollars.
Despite the manual rates being set by the Florida government for workers comp class codes, there are still ways that employers can lower their overall workers compensation costs and total premium. Our insurance agents would like the opportunity to discuss these premium discounts and other cost savings measures with your business. Contact us today to receive competitive quotes for your business.