Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8021

Store: Meat, Fish Or Poultry

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8021 is used for employees that work for a wholesale meat, fish, or poultry dealer. Stores that would be included within this classification are those whose primary business is distributing fresh and cured meat, fish, or poultry in a wholesale capacity. Job duties will vary somewhat, but generally will involve the receiving and cutting of the meat, fish, or poultry into steaks, chops, roasts, fillets, or parts to sell to restaurants, clubs, hospitals, hotels, institutions, and retail stores. Carcasses may be cut into primary and secondary cuts, as required.

Exclusions to class code 8021 would be any employee working in a packing house or performing duties such as slaughtering or processing meat. Retail meat cutting operations that sell directly to the public would also be excluded and should be separately classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8021

2014 Rate: $5.26
2013 Rate: $5.68

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 8021, this rate change resulted in a 8% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 5.26 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 53% below the 2003 rate of 12.09 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

  • 2089 for packing houses
  • 8031 for retail meat stores

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