Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 9083

Fast Food Restaurant

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 9083 is used for employees that work in a restaurant or food service operation that is considered to be “fast food.” Generally, these locations prepare and serve food and beverages that will be eaten both on and off the premise by customers, but not served by wait staff. Examples of restaurants that fall into this classification would be sandwich shops, pizza parlors, concession stands, drive through or walk up hamburger, taco, or fried chicken restaurants, and mall food court operations. Ways to identify a “fast food” establishment are as follows: customers generally order at a counter or window, food is delivered by a worker, but there is no wait staff employed, customers clean their own tables when finished, patrons do not usually leave gratuity, and operations do much of their business on a “carry out” basis. Some caterers, like those who prepare boxed lunches, would be included in this classification, as well as retail stores whose food receipts total more than 50% of the location’s sales, vending machine operators, and workers in some cyber cafés that meet the fast food requirements.

Exclusions to class code 9083 would include fast food restaurants operated by a hotel or motel, “traditional” eat-in restaurants employing wait staff, bars, taverns, lounges, nightclubs, or discotheques, and certain specialty doughnut, coffee, cookie, or sweet shops. Employees working in these operations should be separately classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 9083

2014 Rate: $2.18
2013 Rate: $2.60

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 9083, this rate change resulted in a 19.3% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 2.18 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 50.9% below the 2003 rate of 5.29 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

  • 9082 for restaurants NOC
  • 9084 for bar, discotheque, lounge, nightclub, or tavern
  • 9058 for fast food restaurants operated by a hotel or motel

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