Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 4149

Optical Goods Manufacturing NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 4149 is used for employees that work in a facility that manufactures optical goods and ground lenses, not otherwise classified. This classification would include any employee who is involved in the process of assembling lenses into frames for eyeglasses, opera glasses, industrial goggles, or field glasses. Materials used in this manufacturing process are generally received from others and include such things as sheet plastic, glass or plastic blanks, steel, silver and gold wire rod or tube, emery, polishing rouge, and metal. In addition to receiving these products, other job duties may include heating blanks, molding, forming, and annealing, grinding using machinery, polishing, trimming, beveling, buffing, washing, inspecting, mounting, or shipping to customers.

Exclusions that are similar in nature but require a separate classification would be glassware manufacturing, optical stores (both retail and wholesale), physicians (including optometrists and ophthalmologists), and instrument manufacturing operations.

Florida Rates for Class Code 4149

2014 Rate: $0.80
2013 Rate: $0.92

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 4149, this rate change resulted in a 15% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 0.80 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.

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

  • 4114 for glassware manufacturing
  • 3685 for instrument manufacturing
  • 8013 for optical stores
  • 8832 for physicians and optometrists

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