Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 5537

Heating, Ventilation, A/C & Refrigeration

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 5537 is used for employees (including those in the shop and yard, as well as drivers) that install, service, and repair heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. This includes both residential and commercial work and is an all-inclusive classification for non-portable systems. In general, insureds will be involved in both indoor and outdoor equipment installation work involving refrigerant lines, supply air outlets and returns, duct runs, control systems, furnace gas piping and vents (if applicable), and the charging of refrigerant systems. The scope of the work that an employee under this class code may do includes any electrical wiring, cleaning, oiling, adjusting, plumbing, or sheet metal work that is required at the site, as long as it is done by a single contractor and is necessary to complete the job.

Similar job operations that should be classified separately and that are not included in class code 5537 include the installation of things such as hydronic systems, solar systems, and household or commercial appliances. In addition, duct cleaning operations, and work related to portable air-conditioning units are also excluded.

Florida Rates for Class Code 5537

2014 Rate: $7.35
2013 Rate: $7.95

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 5537, this rate change resulted in a 8.2% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 7.35 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

  • 5183 for hydronic systems
  • 5551 for solar system installation
  • 9014 for duct cleaning
  • 9519 for portable air-conditioning units and commercial or household appliances

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