Division of Workers' Compensation
- The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation submitted a Notice of Proposed Rule for Rule 69L-3, F.A.C. Workers' Compensation Claims. The notice provides that, if requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a rule hearing will be held on Monday, March 03, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., eastern daylight time (EDT) at 2012 Capital Circle, SE, Room 102, Hartman Building.
The official Notice of Rule Development appeared in the Volume 40, Number 23 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, published on February 4, 2014. If you have questions about the contents of this notice, please contact Pam Macon, Chief, Bureau of Monitoring and Audit, Division of Workers' Compensation at (850) 413-1708 or Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com.
A copy of the notice may be found here: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/View_Notice.asp?id=14131559
- The Florida Division of Worker' Compensation has submitted a Notice of Proposed Rule Development Rule for the Self-Insurers Rules 69L-5.209, 5.215, 5.219 and 5.225, F.A.C. The proposed rulemaking amends Rule 69L-5.209, F.A.C., deleting references to a Current or Former Self-Insurer's Net Worth requirements, with regards to Financial Statements Reporting requirements; the proposed rule is renumbered, accordingly. Proposed Rule 69L-5.225, F.A.C., is amended to provide guidance to Current and Former Self-Insured entities regarding purpose-specific distinctions in methodologies used when determining a self-insured's Net Worth. Proposed Rule 69L-5.219, F.A.C., is amended to increase a self-insurer’s maximum per occurrence retention from the greater of $500,000 or 1% of the self-insurer’s net worth to the greater of $600,000 or 1.5% of the self-insurer’s Net Worth, and to clarify factors that the Department must consider when reviewing a Current Self-Insurer’s request for a higher self-insured retention. The aforementioned changes are made to reflect inflation in the costs of claims and to provide self-insurers with a measure of control over premium costs for excess insurance. Proposed Rule 69L-5.215, F.A.C., is amended to delete erroneous references to Rule 69L-5.209, F.A.C., and to make certain technical changes.
The Rule Development Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Room 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida. The official Notice of Proposed Rule Development appears in the Volume 39, Number 245, of the Florida Administrative Weekly, which was published on December 19, 2013. If you have questions about the contents of this notice, please contact Dwayne Manning, Insurance Administrator, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Bureau of Financial Accountability, Self-Insurance Unit, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4221, (850) 413-1784 or Dwanye.Manning@MyFloridaCFO.com
- The Florida Division of Workers'
Compensation has submitted a Notice of
Proposed Rule 69L-6.031, F.A.C., Stop-Work
Orders in Effect Against Successor
Corporations or Business Entities. The
notice provides that, if requested in
writing within 21 days of the publication of
the official notice, a rule hearing will be
held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ 10:00
a.m. in Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012
Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, Florida. The
official Notice of Proposed Rule appeared in
Volume 39, Number 219, of the Florida
Administrative Register published on
November 8, 2013.
The proposed rule implements applicable
sections of HB 553 passed by the 2013
Legislature. HB 553 amended s.
440.107(7)(b), F.S., revising the law to
include a limited liability company as a
successor entity for purposes of
effectuating a stop-work order. The proposed
rule is updated to include limited liability
companies as successor entities for purposes
of effectuating a stop-work order.
If you have questions about this
communication please contact Robin Delaney,
Chief, Bureau of Compliance, Division of
Workers' Compensation, Department of
Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4232, (850)
- Notice of workers' compensation
law change [Read
more 19K PDF] - The Florida Legislature passed,
and the Governor signed into law, CS/HB 941,
which amends sections 440.02(9) and 440.05,
Florida Statutes. These amendments will
streamline the filing and processing of
exemption applications. Effective July 1,
2012, the Division will release the Notice
of Election to be Exempt web-based system.
This easy to use system will allow
applicants to electronically submit
applications for, or renewal of their
Certificate of Election to be Exempt.
- The Division of Workers' Compensation recognizes the importance of providing stakeholders with more information to assist them in fulfilling their rights and responsibilities under the Workers' Compensation Law. As a result, the Division is pleased to announce three new enhancements that have been added to the
Proof of Coverage Database. These enhancements will provide information relating to the number of employees reported for each employer; the governing classification code reported for each employer; and the scope of business or trade(s) listed on Certificates of Exemption. A detailed description of each enhancement is listed below:
- Total Number of Employees – Represents the total number of employees for each employer as reported by the insurance carrier. The total number of employees is displayed for each location reported on the policy. Insurance carriers are required to report the total number of employees for all policies that are issued with an effective date of October 1, 2009 or after.
- Governing Classification Code – Represents the workers' compensation classification code which best describes the business operation and which includes the most payroll generated by the business as reported by the insurance carrier.
- Scope of Business or Trade – Refers to the trade or business activity that best describes the business as reported by the corporate officer. The scope of business or trades are displayed for each Certificate of Exemption. The Certificate of Exemption only applies to the scope of business or trade listed on the certificate.
- The Special Disability Trust Fund, Estimation of
Liabilities as of June 30, 2011
[357K PDF] has
been produced, as required by Florida
- The Three-Member Panel has finalized its 2011 Biennial Report. The Report contains the Panel’s recommendations on methods to improve the workers’ compensation health care delivery system and has been submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate as required by subsection 440.13(12)(e)(4), Florida Statutes. The 2011 Three-Member Panel Report is hosted on this site under
Publications and Reimbursement Manuals.
If you have questions about this communication, please contact: Eric Lloyd, Program Administrator, Office of Medical Services, Division of Workers' Compensation, Department of Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4228, Phone (850) 413-1944 or
- The Division of Workers’ Compensation has implemented an online
Penalty Payment Service for employers that have been issued a Stop-Work Order or Order of Penalty Assessment. This free service allows you to pay your entire penalty in full or to pay the monthly installments that are required in your periodic payment plan. The Penalty Payment Service is convenient, simple to set up, and easy to use. See the
[2.8MB PDF] for general information about the online service and step-by-step instructions for setting up an online payment account. To make an online penalty payment, access the following links: