Class code 9522 is used for employees that work for an upholstering business. This classification may be divided with other classifications as long as all rules of the Basic Manual are followed and proper payroll records are maintained. Work that may be performed under this class code includes upholstery duties that are performed in shop, not classified to another code. Examples may include casket or coffin upholstery and furniture upholstery, as well as the installation of automobile trim molding, striping tape, and door edge guards and the manufacture of furniture made entirely from foam rubber with cloth coverings.
Operations that are closely related to upholstery but that should be classified separately include clothing manufacturing (including burial garments), automobile seat covers and convertible tops, slipcover and drapery manufacturing, and upholstery work that is performed away from the shop in conjunction with home furnishing installations.
Florida Rates for Class Code 9522
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 9522, this rate change resulted in a 4.2% increase from 2012 to 2013. The 2013 rate for this classification is 2.95 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2013 rate is still 66.6% below the 2003 rate of 8.82 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.