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Division of Workers' Compensation

Bureau of Operations Support

Core Functions

  • Reimburses employers or their carriers for the additional workers' compensation benefits they have provided to an employee with a pre-existing impairment, who is subsequently injured in a covered workers’ compensation accident.
  • Determines the eligibility of claims for reimbursement.
  • Calculates the assessment rates to fund the administration of the workers' compensation system through the Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund and the Special Disability Trust Fund.
  • Audits and processes reimbursement requests.
  • Disburses Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits to certain injured workers.

Contact Information

Assessments Gene Smith (850) 413-1644, Gene.Smith@myfloridacfo.com
Mailing Address: Assessment Unit
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4221

Mark Reichmuth (850) 413-1753, Mark.Reichmuth@myfloridacfo.com
Mailing Address: 200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4221
Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits Permanent Total Section (850) 413-1608
Mailing Address: 200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4231
Fax: (850) 413-1977
Special Disability Trust Fund Kelly Fitton (850) 413-1805, Kelly.Fitton@myfloridacfo.com
Mailing Address: Special Disability Trust Fund
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4223
Fax: (850) 413-1977

Florida Statutory References

  • Section 119.07, Public Records Release
  • Section 440.15(1)(f), Permanent Total Disability
  • Section 440.185, Notice of Injury or Death; Reports; Penalties for Violations
  • Section 440.20(15)(e), pay lag report
  • Section 440.207, Education of stakeholders
  • Section 440.40, Compensation Notice
  • Section 440.49(1), Legislative intent.
  • Section 440.49(2), Outlines the limitation of liability, definitions, legislative intent and reimbursement provisions of the Special Disability Trust Fund
  • Section 440.49(3) to 440.49(7), Claims and reimbursement
  • Section 440.49(8), Preferred Worker Program
  • Section 440.49(9), Establishes the Fund
  • Section 440.49(9), Assessments (Special Disability Trust Fund)
  • Section 440.49(10), Administration of Trust Fund and Advisory Committee
  • Section 440.51, Expenses of Administration
  • Section 440.59, Reporting Requirements
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