Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8380

Auto Service/Repair Center

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8380 is used for employees that work within an automobile service or repair center, including drivers. This may include service station locations and gasoline stations that perform repair or service work on automobiles, motorcycles, vans, and trucks. While not an extensive list, some common operations that may be performed include engine tune-ups, tire mounting, balancing, and aligning, oil changes, glass installation, installation of batteries, gasoline dispensing, and car washing. Major mechanical work, such as engine or transmission overhauls, electrical system repair, paint and body work, and valve work and specialized automobile repair shops are also included within this classification. In addition, the scope of class code 8380 extends to businesses that provide sales and services of new and/or used automobiles. This would be inclusive of drivers, service writers or greeters, parts department employees, workers that drive vehicles (purchased from factories) to their employer’s location, anyone who deals exclusively in repossessing activities, and salespeople who engage in selling and repossessing activities.

Other operations that can be included within class code 8380 are mobile home sales and service dealers, boat and outboard engine sales and service shops that perform marine repair not associated with a marina, boat dock, or boat yard, retail rubber tire dealers that offer installation and services, all car wash facilities at a fixed location, specialty glass installation businesses, and window tinting operations for automobiles. Exclusions to this class code would be anyone working exclusively as an automobile salesperson, any operation whose primary business is automobile storage, race car drivers, wholesale rubber tire dealers that do not install, machine shop employees, mobile car washes, and garage employees of bus companies.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8380

2014 Rate: $3.59
2013 Rate: $4.09

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 8380, this rate change resulted in a 13.9% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 3.59 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 51% below the 2003 rate of 8.34 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

  • 9180 for race car drivers
  • 8748 for automobile salespeople
  • 8393 for automobile body repair
  • 8385 for bus company garage employees
  • 3632 for automobile machine shops
  • 9505 for automobile or carriage body painting
  • 8392 for automobile storage garages

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