Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 0106

Tree Trimming

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 0106 is used for employees that do work related to pruning, spraying, repairing, trimming, and fumigating trees. Typical equipment used within this class code includes hand shears, pole pruners, pruning saws, chain saws, spray apparatus, guy wires, and cables. While this work may be done from the ground or using ladders and/or aerial buckets, all work must be performed without the use of heavy machinery, like bulldozers and hydroaxes.

If there is minor tree removal needed to maintain the right of way, this would also be included as long as the tree was cut into small pieces when removing. Employees that work exclusively in tree removal or whose primary job is in the clearing of trees for construction would be excluded from this class code. Those aiding in the removal of broken or damaged limbs that are leaning on buildings, homes, utilities, or other structures resulting from a natural disaster, however, would be included.

Florida Rates for Class Code 0106

2014 Rate: $12.80
2013 Rate: $16.65

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 0106, this rate change resulted in a 30.1% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 12.80 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 59.1% below the 2003 rate of 40.71 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.

Other Related Class Codes

  • 6217 for using tree spades to install and relocate trees
  • 2702 for tree removal
  • 7538 for clearing right-of-ways and powerline construction
  • 0005 for planting, cultivating, and harvesting Christmas trees
  • 9102 for pruning shrubs from ground level

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