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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Andrew Sabolic


Workers' Compensation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Workers' Compensation Claims
(800) 342-1741
Workers' Compensation Exemption/ Compliance
(850) 413-1609

Rule Changes & Notices

Draft Rules

Note: The Division has scheduled (1) Rule Workshops or Rule Hearings.

Type Rules Date Location
Rule Hearing 69L-31, F.A.C. - Utilization and Reimbursement Dispute Rules Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time 1579 Summit Lake Drive, Room 155, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Summary: Modification of the processes related to resolution of reimbursement disputes by the Florida Department of Financial Services pursuant to section 440.13(7)(e), F.S.

A copy of the notice with full text of the proposed Rule may be found here.

A copy of the Petition Form and Carrier Response Form may be found here.

 

 

 

Past Workshops & Hearings

 

 

 

 

New Rules

Note: This tab reflects Rules adopted within the past 6 months.

Effective Date Rules
June 25, 2019 69L-3.009, F.A.C. Injuries that Qualify as Grievous Bodily Harm of a Nature that Shocks the Conscience. Rule 69L-3.009

 

Notices

Date Subject
November 27, 2019 Maximum Workers' Compensation Rate, Effective January 1, 2020
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined the statewide average weekly wage paid by employers subject to the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program Law to be $970.58 for the four calendar quarters ending June 30, 2019.

Section 440.12(2), Florida Statutes (2019), expressly provides that, for injuries occurring on or after August 1, 1979, the weekly compensation rate shall be equal to 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage, adjusted to the nearest dollar, and that the average weekly wage determined by the Department of Economic Opportunity for the four calendar quarters ending each June 30 shall be used in determining the maximum weekly compensation rate with respect to injuries occurring in the calendar year immediately following.

Accordingly, the maximum weekly compensation rate for work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2020, shall be $971.00.

2020 Max Comp Rate Bulletin
 
Date Subject
August 14, 2019 WCI Conference DWC Breakout Presentation
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation recently participated in the 74th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference with the Workers' Compensation Institute, in Orlando, Florida. The Division's breakout session included the following topics: Legislative and Rule Updates, Opportunities for Industry Improvement, Medical Services Updates, and Performance of the Workers’ Compensation System. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the presentations, click here. Please contact Brittany O'Neil at 850-413-1927 with any questions.