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Officer Minimum and Exemptions

FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
EXEMPTIONS AT-A-GLANCE

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Non-Construction Companies:

(Required to have workers’ comp coverage if they have 4 or more employees)

 

  1. Sole Proprietorship or Partnership – Payroll Officer Minimum $46,100 (2018)

    1. Sole proprietors and partners are automatically excluded by law; they do not have to file for an exemption.

    2. Cannot be included on a workers’ compensation policy unless they file form DWC 251 Election of Coverage with the state Division of Workers’ Compensation (“DWC”).

    3. Can go back to being excluded by filing form DWC 251-R with the DWC

 

  1. Corporation – Payroll Officer Minimum $46,800 : Maximum $140,400 (2018)

    1. Officers can file for an exemption with the There is no limit to the number of corporate officers who can exempt out of workers’ compensation coverage.

    2. Corporation must be in good standing and applicant must be listed as an officer of the corporation on the Division of Corporations’ database (sunbiz.org).

    3. Non-construction exemptions issued prior to 1/1/13 are free and last until revoked; they do not expir Non-construction exemptions issued on or after 1/1/13 are also free but must be renewed every 2 years to remain valid.

    4. Exemption can be revoked by filing form DWC 250-R with the

    5. Corporate officers without an exemption are considered employees for coverage purposes (and count towards the 4-employee threshold) and are included on their company’s workers’ compensation pol

 

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Payroll Officer Minimum $46,800 : Maximum $140,400 (2018)

    1. Effective July 1, 2013, LLC owners (also called “members” or “managing members”) of non-construction LLC’s can file for an exemption with the

    2. Applicant must own at least 10% of the LLC to be eligible for an exemption.

    3. The exemption is free and must be renewed every 2 years to remain

    4. Exemption can be revoked by filing form DWC 250-R with the

    5. LLC owners without an exemption are considered employees for coverage purposes (and count towards the 4-employee threshold) and will be included on the company’s workers’ compensation pol

Construction Companies:

(Required to have coverage for any employees):

  1. Sole Proprietorship or Partnership – Payroll Officer Minimum $46,100 (2018)

    1. Sole proprietors and partners in the construction industry are automatically included; they are not eligible to exempt out of workers’ com They must have workers’ comp coverage to work legally in the state of Florida.

 

  1. Corporation – Payroll Officer Minimum $23,400  : Maximum $140,400 (2018)

    1. Up to 3 corporate officers can file for an exemption with the

    2. Corporation must be in good standing and applicant must be listed as an officer of the corporation on the Division of Corporations database (sunbiz.org).

    3. Applicant must own at least 10% of the corporation’s stock to apply for an exemption.

    4. Exemption costs $50 and must be renewed every 2 years to remain val

    5. Exemption can be revoked by filing form DWC 250-R with the

    6. Corporate officers without an exemption are considered employees for coverage purposes (and count towards the 1-employee threshold) and will be included on their company’s workers’ compensation pol

 

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Payroll Officer Minimum $23,400 : Maximum $140,400 (2018)

    1. Up to 3 LLC owners (also called “members” or “managing members”) may file for an exemption with the

    2. LLC must be in good standing on the Division of Corporations’ database (sunbiz.org).

    3. Applicant must own at least 10% of the LLC to be eligible for an exemption.

    4. Exemption costs $50 and must be renewed every 2 years to remain val

    5. Exemption can be revoked by filing form DWC 250-R with the

 

All exemptions must be applied for online at the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s website: www.myfloridacfo.com/wc.  Applicants must provide a Florida driver’s license or ID card number.  Out-of-state applicants can apply for an exemption by calling the Division of Workers’ Compensation at (800) 742-2214.

Florida Construction Class Codes

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation considers the following class codes to be in the construction industry.  An employer is engaged in the construction industry when any portion of the employer’s business operations is described in the construction industry classification codes below:

(a)          0042       Landscape Gardening and Drivers

(b)          0050       Farm Machinery Operation By Contractor and Drivers

(c)          1322        Oil or Gas – Well – Cleaning or Swabbing of Wells – By Specialist Contractor – No Drilling & Drivers

(d)          2799       Manufactured, Modular or Prefabricated Home Setup, Hookup, or Installation at Building Site

(e)          3365       Welding or Cutting NOC and Drivers

(f)          3719        Oil Still Erection or Repair

(g)         3724       Machinery or Equipment Erection or Repair NOC and Drivers

(h)         3726       Boiler Installation or Repair – Steam

(i)          5020       Ceiling Installation Suspended Acoustical Grid Type

(j)          5022       Masonry NOC

(k)          5037       Painting: Metal Structures Over Two Stories in Height and Drivers

(l)          5040       Iron or Steel: Erection – Frame Structures

(m)        5057       Iron or Steel: Erection NOC

(n)          5059      Iron or Steel: Erection – Frame Structures Not Over Two Stories in Height

(o)          5069      Iron or Steel: Erection Construction of Dwellings Not Over Two Stories in Height

(p)          5102      Door and Window Installation – All Types – Residential and Commercial

(q)          5146       Furniture or Fixtures Installation – Portable – NOC

(r)          5160       Elevator Erection or Repair

(s)          5183       Plumbing NOC and Drivers

(t)          5188       Automatic Sprinkler Installation and Drivers

(u)          5190      Electrical Wiring Within Buildings and Drivers

(v)          5213      Concrete Construction NOC

(w)          5215     Concrete Work Incidental to the Construction of Private Residence

(x)          5221      Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways, Yards or Sidewalks and Drivers (N/A MA)

(y)          5222     Concrete Construction in Connection with Bridges or Culverts

(z)          5223      Swimming Pool Construction, Installation, or Repair -Not Iron or Steel & Drivers

(aa)       5348      Ceramic Tile, Indoor Stone, Marble, or Mosaic Work

(bb)       5402      Hothouse Erection All Operations

(cc)       5403      Carpentry – NOC

(dd)       5437      Carpentry – Installation of Cabinet Work or Interior Trim

(ee)       5443      Lathing and Drivers

(ff)        5445      Wallboard Installation Within Buildings and Drivers

(gg)      5462      Glazier Away From Shop and Drivers

(hh)      5472      Asbestos Removal Operations: Contractor – Pipe and Boiler Work Exclusively & Drivers

(ii)         5473      Asbestos Removal Operations: Contractor – NOC and Drivers

(jj)         5474      Painting NOC & Shop Operations, Drivers

(kk)       5478      Floor Covering Installation – Resilient Flooring – Carpet and Laminate Flooring

(ll)         5479      Insulation Work NOC and Drivers

(mm)    5480      Plastering NOC and Drivers

(nn)       5491      Paperhanging and Drivers

(oo)       5506     Street or Road Construction: Paving or Repaving and Drivers

(pp)       5507     Street or Road Construction: Subsurface Work and Drivers

 

 

(qq)      5508     Street or Road Construction: Rock Excavation and Drivers

(rr)       5509     Street or Road Maintenance or Beautification & Drivers

(ss)       5535     Sheet Metal Work – Installation & Drivers

(tt)       5537      Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems Installation, Service and Repair,

Shop, Yard & Drivers

(uu)     5551     Roofing – All Kinds and Drivers

(vv)     5606     Contractor – Project Manager, Construction Executive, Construction Manager or Construction

Superintendent

(ww)    5610     Cleaner – Debris Removal – Construction Contractor

(xx)      5613     Cleaner – Debris Removal – Temporary Labor Service

(yy)     5645     Carpentry – Detached One or Two Family Dwellings

(zz)     5651      Carpentry – Dwellings – Three Stories or Less

(aaa)  5703     Building Raising or Moving

(bbb)  5705     Salvage Operation – No Wrecking or Any Structural Operations

(ccc)  6004      Land Pile Driving

(ddd)  6006     FMarine Pile Driving, Dock & Seawall, Jetty or Breakwater, Dike or Revetment Construction –

All Operations to Completion & Drivers

(eee)  6017     Dam or Lock Construction: Concrete Work – All Operations

(fff)    6018     Dam or Lock Construction: Earth Moving or Placing – All Operations and Drivers

(ggg) 6045     Levee Construction – All Operations to Completion and Drivers

(hhh)  6204     Drilling NOC and Drivers

(iii)      6206     Oil or Gas Well: Cementing and Drivers

(jjj)      6213     Oil or Gas – Well – Specialty Tool & Equipment Leasing NOC – All Employees & Drivers

(kkk)   6214     Oil or Gas Well: Perforating of Casing – All Employees and Drivers

(lll)       6216     Oil or Gas – Lease Work NOC – By Specialist Contractor & Drivers

(mmm) 6217    Excavation and Drivers NOC

(nnn)    6229    Irrigation or Draining System Construction & Drivers

(ooo)   6233    Oil or Gas Pipeline Construction & Drivers

(ppp)   6235    Oil or Gas Well: Drilling or Redrilling & Drivers

(qqq)   6236    Oil or Gas Well: Installation or Recovery of Casing & Drivers

(rrr)     6237    Oil or Gas Well: Instrument Logging or Survey Work and Drivers

(sss)    6251    Tunneling Not Pneumatic – All Operations

(ttt)      6252    Shaft Sinking – All Operations

(uuu)   6260    Tunneling – Pneumatic – All Operations

(vvv)    6306    Sewer Construction – All Operations and Drivers

(www)  6319    Gas Main or Connection – Construction and Drivers

(xxx)    6325    Conduit Construction – For Cable or Wires – & Drivers

(yyy)   6400    Fence Installation and Repair-Metal, Vinyl, Wood or Prefabricated Concrete Panel Fence Installed By

Hand

(zzz)   7538     Electric Light or Power Line Construction & Drivers

(aaaa)  7605  Burglar and Fire Alarm Installation or Repair & Drivers

(bbbb)  7855  Railroad Construction: Laying or Relaying of Tracks or Maintenance of Way by Contractor – No Work

on Elevated Railroads – & Drivers

(cccc)   8227  Construction or Erection Permanent Yard

(dddd)  9534  Mobile Crane and Hoisting Service Contractors – NOC – All Operations – Including Yard Employees

and Drivers

(eeee)  9554   Sign Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Removal, or Replacement NOC & Drivers

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