Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 0917

Residential Cleaning Services

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 0917 is used for employees that perform inside work related to residential cleaning or janitorial services as a contractor. This classification includes job duties such as dusting, mopping or sweeping floors, vacuuming rugs and carpets, and cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms. All work done under class code 0917 is provided on a contract basis and would exclude employees that clean and prepare residential properties for future occupants.

In addition, this classification also includes employees that act in the capacity of a cook, house cleaner, laundry worker, maid, butler, companion, pet sitter or nanny for individuals. Work must be performed on a contract basis and be done in the customer’s home. Duties vary greatly but include preparing meals, basic housekeeping tasks, providing supervision or companionship, and walking and feeding pets.

Operations that are excluded from class code 0917 that should be separately classified include workers who provide physical or medical assistance (such as you would find in a nursing home or assisted living facility) and those who are employed by an animal kennel, pet day care, or doggie day camp program.

Florida Rates for Class Code 0917

2014 Rate: $8.12
2013 Rate: $8.75

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 0917, this rate change resulted in a 7.8% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 8.12 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 35.3% below the 2003 rate of 13.53 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

  • 8831 for kennels, pet daycares or day camps
  • 8835 for home, public, and traveling healthcare employees
  • 9014 for janitorial services who prepare residential properties for new occupants

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