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Class Code 9220

Cemetery Operations

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Class code 9220 is used for employees that work for a cemetery operation (either human or pet), including drivers. Work performed within this classification is generally physical in nature and often related to maintenance. Examples of work that is commonly required may include things like cutting the grass, attending to or planting shrubbery, digging holes in the ground in preparation for a burial, backfilling holes once caskets have been placed, cemetery or grave moving, reopening of graves if required, as well as general care and maintenance of each grave or incidental maintenance of a mausoleum. This class code is all inclusive in its scope and would even include salespersons who may work in an office location as well as show customers gravesites or cemetery property.

Florida Rates for Class Code 9220

2014 Rate: $9.25
2013 Rate: $8.83

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 9220, this rate change resulted in a 4.8% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 9.25 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2014 rate is still 34.1% below the 2003 rate of 13.39 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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