Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 5221

Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways & Sidewalks

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 5221 is used for employees that perform ground supported concrete, cement, or paving work, including drivers. Examples of structures that may be constructed by those in this classification include things like ground supported floors, driveways, and sidewalks, concrete curbs and gutters, concrete walls poured in flat forms on ground level, and concrete igloo floors. Other related tasks include paving or repaving of parking lots, the incidental painting of traffic lines in parking lots, terrazzo work, mastic floor mix and laying, and the installation and repair of light prisms in sidewalks, interior wood blocks, and outdoor stone and brick used in paving operations to create paths, patios, driveways, etc. In addition, those employees and drivers who work exclusively in the erection of monuments for a cemetery would also be allowed in this class code.

Exclusions to class code 5221 would include ground supported paving work on streets or roads, airport runways, and warming aprons, as well as ground supported concrete floors of commercial buildings. Additionally, any “self-bearing” or self-supported concrete work and all concrete pumping operations are also excluded and should be separately classified. When classifying workers to this class code, it is also important to follow the extra-territorial classification guidelines for each worker to ensure that they are properly classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5221

2014 Rate: $7.92
2013 Rate: $8.06

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 5221, this rate change resulted in a 1.8% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 7.92 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 53.9% below the 2003 rate of 17.49 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

  • 5474 for painting or paperhanging, NOC
  • 5213 for concrete construction, NOC
  • 5703 for building raising or moving
  • 5222 for concrete constructions for bridges or culverts
  • 5215 for concrete work – construction of private residences

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