Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8209

Vegetable Packing

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8209 is used for employees that work for a vegetable packing operation, including drivers. Businesses that meet the qualification of this class code will generally employ buyers that purchase in bulk from farmers or growers, as well as crews that will sort, grade, pack, and prepare vegetables once they have been delivered to a central location. Additionally, those who are contracted to perform vacuum tube processing of vegetables are also allowed under this classification. In some cases, employees may engage in activities that are related to vegetable packing as well as fruit packing, and in these instances may be classified to both codes as long as the requirements of the Basic Manual are met. Operations that are similar in nature but that should be classified separately include fruit or vegetable wholesalers, canneries, and fruit packing outfits.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8209

2014 Rate: $6.52
2013 Rate: $6.84

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 8209, this rate change resulted in a 4.9% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 6.52 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 31.4% below the 2003 rate of 9.97 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

  • 8018 for store – fruit or vegetable wholesale
  • 2105 for fruit packing

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