Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 7600

Telecoms – Telephone, Cable TV, or Satellite

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 7600 is used for employees that work for a telecommunications company, not classified by another code. Services that are typically provided by companies in this classification include cable television, satellite, cellular phone services, etc. Job duties that are most commonly found within class code 7600 includes drivers, employees that perform maintenance or extension of lines (both overhead and underground), and those who clear right of ways, erect poles, and lead sheath cables used for multiple circuits. Additionally, workers who make service connections to subscribers and perform installation work are also included. Work may be done to main coaxial cables or trunk cables, distribution lines, and extensions or service connections under the scope of this class code.

While most work performed in regards to telecommunications will be included in class code 7600, there are some exclusions that should be separately classified. These would include operations for conduit construction of cables or wires, dispatch workers, and those employees that strictly work within an office or exchange.

Florida Rates for Class Code 7600

2014 Rate: $5.45
2013 Rate: $5.93

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 7600, this rate change resulted in a 8.8% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 5.45 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 26.3% below the 2003 rate of 8.05 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

  • 6325 for conduit construction of cables or wires
  • 8901 for telecommunications companies – office or exchange employees & clerical
  • 7228 for dispatchers

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