Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8001

Store: Florist

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8001 is used for employees that work for a wholesale or retail florist store, including drivers. General operations that are included within this classification are cutting and arranging fresh flowers, watering and tending to potted shrubs, trees, or plants, delivery and set-up of floral arrangements at customer’s premises or event site, and other related duties necessary for the sale of flowers in this capacity. Also included within class code 8001 are employees that work for plantscaping operations. These employees work to maintain living plants within a customer’s location. Examples of this type of work would be potted plants used to decorate offices, hotels, malls, etc. Duties for plantscaping employees will usually include watering, fertilizing, spraying, and trimming indoor plants of various sizes and varieties.

Operations not covered by class code 8001 include dealers of garden supplies (even if they sell potted plants similar to a florist shop), cultivating or gardening operations, landscape or lawn work, or employees of farm operations or nurseries that raise flowers and plants to sell to florist stores or other retail locations.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8001

2014 Rate: $5.45
2013 Rate: $6.15

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 8001, this rate change resulted in a 12.8% 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 17.7% below the 2003 rate of 7.47 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

  • 0035 for farm florist
  • 0005 for nursery employees
  • 0042 for landscape gardening
  • 8010 for garden supply stores

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