Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 3188

Plumbers' Supplies Manufacturing NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 3188 is used for employees that work within a facility that manufactures products that are used by the plumbing trade, not otherwise classified. These may include such things as expansion joints, couplings, unions, elbows, tees, crosses, returns, lock nuts, flanges, plugs, faucets, and other related products. Operations will vary, depending on the product that is being produced, by may include machining, sheet metal forming, welding, heat-treating, pipe cutting or bending, threading, reaming and incidental ferrous or non-ferrous foundry operations as well. In addition, there is typically some form of plating, polishing, assembling, inspecting and packaging done on a large scale.

Examples of things that may be related to the plumbing trade, but that would be excluded from class code 3188 would include blacksmithing, forging work, and the manufacturing of pipes or tubes (iron or steel), drivers, tools, brass or copper goods, and valve or water meters.

Florida Rates for Class Code 3188

2014 Rate: $2.63
2013 Rate: $2.52

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 3188, this rate change resulted in a 4.4% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 2.63 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2014 rate is still 66.4% below the 2003 rate of 7.50 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

  • 3111 for blacksmithing
  • 3315 for brass or copper goods manufacturing
  • 3110 for forging work
  • 3028 for iron or steel pipe or tube manufacturing
  • 3113 for tool manufacturing
  • 3634 for valve or water meter manufacturing

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