Work-based Learning (WBL) Program
Workers' Compensation Premium Reimbursement
Section 446.54, F.S., allows employers, including school districts and Florida College System institutions, to apply to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) for reimbursement of the proportionate cost of workers’ compensation premium paid during the fiscal year for students participating in work-based learning opportunities in the previous state fiscal year. DFS has designated the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to review and process applications and reimbursements.
The WBL definition, criteria, and Rule authority may be found s. 446.0915, F.S. The Florida Department of Education (DOE) established 6A-23.0042, F.A.C., to set WBL standards. Any questions regarding WBL Programs should be referred to DOE.
Section 446.54, F.S., outlines the application requirements. DWC has created the application available below to facilitate the application process. The Frequently Asked Questions section below has information regarding WBL workers' compensation premium reimbursement, eligibility, the standard premium calculation methodology, and more.
Application and Other Information
Employer Checklist to help ensure applications are complete and accurate
Memorandum regarding the Reimbursement of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premium