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Class Code 0008

Gardening - Market or Truck

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Martin Summers

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Class code 0008 is used for employees that work at facilities that cultivate, harvest, and pack perishable vegetables. Perishable vegetables refer to crops that involve successive plantings and continuous harvesting in order to reach the market over the growing season. Code 0008 typically refers to crops requiring more hand cultivation, picking, and preparation, such as tomatoes. However, there is no distinction made between using equipment to grow and harvest the vegetables or doing so by hand.

The following is a list of specific crops associated with Code 0008: asparagus, beans (green), beets (table), broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, horseradish, kale, lettuce, onions (green), parsnips, peppers, radishes, rhubarb, rutabagas, spinach, sweet corn, taro, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini. Exclusions to code 0008 include potato crops and transport drivers.

Florida Rates for Class Code 0008

2014 Rate: $4.73
2013 Rate: $4.95

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 2014 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

For class code 0008, this rate change resulted in a 4.7% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 4.73 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 40.5% below the 2003 rate of 8.32 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.

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