Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8018

Store: Wholesale NOC

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8018 is used for employees that work in a wholesale store, not otherwise classified. Stores within the scope of this classification will be those who sell merchandise in a wholesale or mail order capacity that is not specific to another wholesale store classification in the Basic Manual. Examples of items that are commonly included are cigars and cigarettes, art supplies, musical instruments, computers, candy, greeting cards, hotel supplies, beer and soft drinks, tires (no installation), giftware, cosmetics and toiletry items, small household appliances, lamps and lighting fixtures, paint and related supplies, radios, housewares, stationery, photographic supplies and equipment, pocketbooks, televisions, wines and liquors, toys, and sheet music.

Duties that are generally associated with class code 8018 include maintenance of warehouse inventories, the assembling, sorting, and grading of goods, breaking and repackaging of bulk quantities, and other various aspects of promoting and selling goods to retailers and other buyers. Others covered within this classification include businesses that incubate and ship day-old chicks, sawdust dealers, charcoal in bag dealers, rug and carpet storage facilities, fruit, vegetable, and grocery stores and dealers whose primary business is of a wholesale nature, and those that deal with packaging consolidation and receiving.

While this is a NOC classification and will include a variety of stores, retail locations that sell primarily to the general public will be excluded. Employees working for a business that exclusively buys, sells, and distributes kitchen cabinets or other assembled millwork products should be separately classified as well. Wholesale operations whose products fall into other classifications, such as drugs and medicines, wholesale plywood dealers, newspapers and magazines, beer and ale in bottles, carpet and flooring installers, and certain fireworks wholesalers would also be excluded.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8018

2014 Rate: $3.74
2013 Rate: $4.20

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 8018, this rate change resulted in a 12.3% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 3.74 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 55.4% below the 2003 rate of 9.41 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

  • 8047 for wholesale drugstores
  • 8235 for plywood dealers
  • 8745 for news agents or distributors of magazines
  • 7390 for beer or ale dealers
  • 5478 for carpet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt, or rubber floor tile installation
  • 2105 for fruit packing
  • 8209 for vegetable packing
  • 4777 for fireworks dealers

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