Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 0251

Irrigation Works Operation

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 0251 is used for employees that work in irrigation operations, including drivers. This classification includes both operational and maintenance work for drainage systems and/or canals which are operated in order to supply water to farms or drain excess water from low-lying land areas. Job responsibilities include various tasks, including things such as cleaning of main and lateral flow lines, maintenance of pumps, control gate operations, cleaning of ditches, and spreading or spraying of oils for mosquito control. Operations within class code 0251 may provide services to individuals as well as members of a cooperative.

Exclusions from this classification would be any and all farm workers who are not exclusively engaged in irrigation operations, as well as those employees that perform irrigation system construction.

Florida Rates for Class Code 0251

2014 Rate: $5.15
2013 Rate: $6.10

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 0251, this rate change resulted in a 18.4% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 5.15 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 46.2% below the 2003 rate of 11.33 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

  • 6229 for irrigation system construction

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