Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 3220

Can Manufacturing

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 3220 is used for employees that work in a can manufacturing facility, producing light gauge metal cans of various sizes. To be considered light gauge metal, it must have a gauge that is greater than 11. While the manufacturing process may vary slightly from location to location, it will always begin with large coils of metal (received from others) being cut into sheets that will maximize the number of cans to be made. After this, the sheets may be sprayed with coating to protect the can’s interior and then printed with any required information. Cutting to size is done next, and then the metal is placed into a body former that will shape the metal piece into a cylinder or can shape. Finally, the can will be sealed into place along the sides using some sort of cement, solder, or welding process. The cans will then be packaged, along with appropriately sized lids and bottoms, and shipped to customers.

Cans that are manufactured using a heavier gauge (smaller than 11), are excluded and should be assigned to a metal products manufacturing code based on the given gauge.

Florida Rates for Class Code 3220

2014 Rate: $1.85
2013 Rate: $1.80

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 3220, this rate change resulted in a 2.8% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 1.85 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2014 rate is still 68.4% below the 2003 rate of 5.69 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

  • 2111 for cannery, NOC
  • 6504 for food products manufacturing, NOC

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