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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 $43,000 (2016)
    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 $44,200 (2016)
    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 $44,200 (2016)
    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 $43,000 (2016)
    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 $20,800 (2016)
    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 $20,800 (2016)
    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)0042Landscape Gardening and Drivers
(b)0050Farm Machinery Operation By Contractor and Drivers
(c)1322Oil or Gas – Well – Cleaning or Swabbing of Wells – By Specialist Contractor – No Drilling & Drivers
(d)2799Manufactured, Modular or Prefabricated Home Setup, Hookup, or Installation at Building Site
(e)3365Welding or Cutting NOC and Drivers
(f)3719Oil Still Erection or Repair
(g)3724Machinery or Equipment Erection or Repair NOC and Drivers
(h)3726Boiler Installation or Repair – Steam
(i)5020Ceiling Installation Suspended Acoustical Grid Type
(j)5022Masonry NOC
(k)5037Painting: Metal Structures Over Two Stories in Height and Drivers
(l)5040Iron or Steel: Erection – Frame Structures
(m)5057Iron or Steel: Erection NOC
(n)5059Iron or Steel: Erection – Frame Structures Not Over Two Stories in Height
(o)5069Iron or Steel: Erection Construction of Dwellings Not Over Two Stories in Height
(p)5102Door and Window Installation – All Types – Residential and Commercial
(q)5146Furniture or Fixtures Installation – Portable – NOC
(r)5160Elevator Erection or Repair
(s)5183Plumbing NOC and Drivers
(t)5188Automatic Sprinkler Installation and Drivers
(u)5190Electrical Wiring Within Buildings and Drivers
(v)5213Concrete Construction NOC
(w)5215Concrete Work Incidental to the Construction of Private Residence
(x)5221Concrete or Cement Work – Floors, Driveways, Yards or Sidewalks and Drivers (N/A MA)
(y)5222Concrete Construction in Connection with Bridges or Culverts
(z)5223Swimming Pool Construction, Installation, or Repair -Not Iron or Steel & Drivers
(aa)5348Ceramic Tile, Indoor Stone, Marble, or Mosaic Work
(bb)5402Hothouse Erection All Operations
(cc)5403Carpentry – NOC
(dd)5437Carpentry – Installation of Cabinet Work or Interior Trim
(ee)5443Lathing and Drivers
(ff)5445Wallboard Installation Within Buildings and Drivers
(gg)5462Glazier Away From Shop and Drivers
(hh)5472Asbestos Removal Operations: Contractor – Pipe and Boiler Work Exclusively & Drivers
(ii)5473Asbestos Removal Operations: Contractor – NOC and Drivers
(jj)5474Painting NOC & Shop Operations, Drivers
(kk)5478Floor Covering Installation – Resilient Flooring – Carpet and Laminate Flooring
(ll)5479Insulation Work NOC and Drivers
(mm)5480Plastering NOC and Drivers
(nn)5491Paperhanging and Drivers
(oo)5506Street or Road Construction: Paving or Repaving and Drivers
(pp)5507Street or Road Construction: Subsurface Work and Drivers

 

 

(qq)5508Street or Road Construction: Rock Excavation and Drivers
(rr)5509Street or Road Maintenance or Beautification & Drivers
(ss)5535Sheet Metal Work – Installation & Drivers
(tt)5537Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems Installation, Service and Repair,
Shop, Yard & Drivers
(uu)5551Roofing – All Kinds and Drivers
(vv)5606Contractor – Project Manager, Construction Executive, Construction Manager or Construction
Superintendent
(ww)5610Cleaner – Debris Removal – Construction Contractor
(xx)5613Cleaner – Debris Removal – Temporary Labor Service
(yy)5645Carpentry – Detached One or Two Family Dwellings
(zz)5651Carpentry – Dwellings – Three Stories or Less
(aaa)5703Building Raising or Moving
(bbb)5705Salvage Operation – No Wrecking or Any Structural Operations
(ccc)6004Land Pile Driving
(ddd)6006FMarine Pile Driving, Dock & Seawall, Jetty or Breakwater, Dike or Revetment Construction –
All Operations to Completion & Drivers
(eee)6017Dam or Lock Construction: Concrete Work – All Operations
(fff)6018Dam or Lock Construction: Earth Moving or Placing – All Operations and Drivers
(ggg)6045Levee Construction – All Operations to Completion and Drivers
(hhh)6204Drilling NOC and Drivers
(iii)6206Oil or Gas Well: Cementing and Drivers
(jjj)6213Oil or Gas – Well – Specialty Tool & Equipment Leasing NOC – All Employees & Drivers
(kkk)6214Oil or Gas Well: Perforating of Casing – All Employees and Drivers
(lll)6216Oil or Gas – Lease Work NOC – By Specialist Contractor & Drivers
(mmm)6217Excavation and Drivers NOC
(nnn)6229Irrigation or Draining System Construction & Drivers
(ooo)6233Oil or Gas Pipeline Construction & Drivers
(ppp)6235Oil or Gas Well: Drilling or Redrilling & Drivers
(qqq)6236Oil or Gas Well: Installation or Recovery of Casing & Drivers
(rrr)6237Oil or Gas Well: Instrument Logging or Survey Work and Drivers
(sss)6251Tunneling Not Pneumatic – All Operations
(ttt)6252Shaft Sinking – All Operations
(uuu)6260Tunneling – Pneumatic – All Operations
(vvv)6306Sewer Construction – All Operations and Drivers
(www)6319Gas Main or Connection – Construction and Drivers
(xxx)6325Conduit Construction – For Cable or Wires – & Drivers
(yyy)6400Fence Installation and Repair-Metal, Vinyl, Wood or Prefabricated Concrete Panel Fence Installed By
Hand
(zzz)7538Electric Light or Power Line Construction & Drivers
(aaaa)7605Burglar and Fire Alarm Installation or Repair & Drivers
(bbbb)7855Railroad Construction: Laying or Relaying of Tracks or Maintenance of Way by Contractor – No Work
on Elevated Railroads – & Drivers
(cccc)8227Construction or Erection Permanent Yard
(dddd)9534Mobile Crane and Hoisting Service Contractors – NOC – All Operations – Including Yard Employees
and Drivers
(eeee)9554Sign Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Removal, or Replacement NOC & Drivers

 

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