Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 9501

Painting: Shop Only

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 9501 is used for employees that work within a painting shop, including drivers. These operations may conduct painting services in the insured’s shop, as well as in the interior of the customer’s premises. Examples of things painted includes sign painting and lettering, component parts made from wood, leather, glass, plastic, or metal, moldings, and interior walls, doors, and windows. Jobs will vary in scope by may include such things as preparing the surface to receive paint (by degreasing, sanding, or wire brushing), applying paint by hand (using a brush, roller, sprayer, or by dipping), drying of the paint in ovens, under infrared lamps, or natural ventilation, and pickup or delivery of goods to be painted. Other jobs that are included within the scope of class code 9501 will include wood grain printing or vinyl plastic coating of moldings, glazing of metal bakery pans, those who strip and refinish furniture (but do not repair it), the coating of objects with nonmetallic substances (such as non stick), and the application of graphic designs onto materials.

Exclusions to class code 9501 include workers that engage in the exterior painting of signs or lettering, shops that paint vehicles, computerized plastic or vinyl sign manufacturing companies, and anyone performing electrostatic painting. These operations should be separately classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 9501

2014 Rate: $4.26
2013 Rate: $4.61

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 9501, this rate change resulted in a 8.2% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 4.26 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 52.4% below the 2003 rate of 9.69 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

  • 4299 for computerized plastic or vinyl sign manufacturing
  • 5474 for electrostatic painting
  • 9505 for shop painting of vehicles
  • 9549 for exterior painting of signs or lettering

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