Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 8602


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Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 8602 is used for employees that work for an operation that surveys land and includes surveyors, timber cruisers, oil or gas geologists, scouts, and drivers. Survey work performed may be done on land that is developed or undeveloped and on roadways as long as the site is above ground. Geologists scouting for oil or gas fields, and lease buyers acting as scouts within this same industry will typically do work such as reviewing court records, interviewing lease holders, securing data, obtaining samples at drilling locations, visiting the drilling site, attending meetings of legal importance, and keeping the company informed of events within the given territory or operation. In addition, timber buyers and cruisers that exclusively spot and mark infected trees for treatment or destruction are also classified under 8602. Exclusions to this class code would be logging operations, oil or gas pipeline operations, and oil or gas well drilling.

Florida Rates for Class Code 8602

2014 Rate: $1.47
2013 Rate: $1.42

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 8602, this rate change resulted in a 3.5% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 1.47 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.

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

  • 6233 for oil or gas pipeline constructions and drivers
  • 7515 for oil or gas pipeline operation and drivers

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