Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8601

Architect Or Engineer - Sales

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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8601 is used for employees that work in or for an architectural or engineering firm, including salespeople and drivers. This classification includes (but is not limited to) mechanical, civil, chemical, marine, industrial, electrical, mining, and metallurgical engineering firms. Also included would be employees that conduct energy audits while working for energy conservation firms. Depending on the employee, duties may include site inspections, research, consultations with clients, and the compiling of information for recommendations. In addition, most employees within this classification will engage in work related to either written or electronic media, such as maps, charts, plans or specs.

Mechanical engineers working for vehicle manufacturers, chemical engineers employed by chemical manufacturers, and electrical engineers that are employees of a power and light company would not meet the qualifications of this class code and would be excluded. Basically, any engineer or architect, licensed or otherwise, employed by a company whose primary business is not architecture or engineering would need to be separately classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8601

2014 Rate: $0.62
2013 Rate: $0.70

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 8601, this rate change resulted in a 12.9% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 0.62 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 69.8% below the 2003 rate of 2.32 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.

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