Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 6204

Drilling NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 6204 is used for employees that are considered specialist contractors who engage in drilling work, not otherwise classified. Examples of drilling related operations that may be performed include, but are not limited to, water well drilling, exploratory core drilling (for ground strata characteristics), lag bolt drilling for anchoring, directional drilling, drilling in rock for shot holes, and concrete or masonry drilling. Work may be performed inside or outside, on a variety of surfaces such as floors, walls, rocks, foundations, etc. In addition, class code 6204 is also used to classify those who perform operations involving the vibroflotation process for structuring building foundations. Commonly used equipment and tools of this classification are earth auger drills, jackhammers, drilling rigs and bits.

Exclusions from class code 6204 would be drilling operations that are related to oil or gas well drilling, underground mines, or exploratory holes with the purpose of locating gas or oil. Additionally, trades that are not exclusively drilling related, such as plumbers, electricians, contractors, etc, but that perform incidental drilling as part of their work, should also be excluded and separately classified. Excavation operations, which change the surface of the earth by scooping or shoveling, should not be considered the same as drilling, which creates a hole using a drilling instrument. 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 6204

2014 Rate: $11.54
2013 Rate: $14.83

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 6204, this rate change resulted in a 28.5% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 11.54 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 49.7% below the 2003 rate of 29.47 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

  • 6217 for excavation
  • 6235 for oil or gas well drilling or redrilling
  • 6325 for conduit construction – for cables and wires
  • 8606 for geophysical exploration

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