Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 9521

House Furnishings Installation NOC & Upholstering

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 9521 is used for employees that work for a company who provides residential or commercial home furnishing installation as well as incidental upholstering services, not otherwise classified. Examples of products that may be installed include slipcovers, curtains, draperies, window shades, Venetian blinds, and wooden window shutters. Additionally, class code 9521 also includes the installation, maintenance, repair, removal, and replacement of interior and exterior signs such as exit signs, wall directories, restroom signs, and directional signs. All work, including upholstering operations and sign functions, will be performed away from the shop and must be done from the floor or a stepladder to be included. The use of equipment such as scaffolding, cranes, hoists, forklifts, etc. is not allowed.

Similar operations that should not be included in this classification include those who install carpet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt, or rubber tile flooring, interior decorators employed by stores, interior decorators who offer advice only and who do not install anything, sign installation on roofs, streets, roadways, walkways, or other places requiring mechanical devices to install, those who erect or maintain outdoor advertising or billboards, as well as retail furniture stores.

Florida Rates for Class Code 9521

2014 Rate: $7.12
2013 Rate: $7.82

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 9521, this rate change resulted in a 9.8% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 7.12 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 38.4% below the 2003 rate of 12.70 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

  • 5478 for carpet, linoleum, vinyl, asphalt, or rubber floor tile installation
  • 8044 for store – furniture
  • 9522 for upholstering
  • 9554 for sign installation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement, NOC – away from shop & drivers

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