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State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics will […]

Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Will Decrease in 2018

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved an overall average rate decrease of -9.5% for workers’ compensation policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2018. The -9.5% rate decrease is an average rate change across all class codes in the State of Florida.  The specific rates for the individual class codes […]

Hurricane Irma Resource List

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) DUA provides temporary payments to employers and workers who have lost their jobs or who have suffered a temporary work stoppage as a result of a natural disaster. DUA is now available to individuals in the designated disaster areas who are unable to work during the period September 10, […]

Office of Insurance Regulation Issues Emergency Order Preventing Policy Cancellations/Nonrenewals

Due to the state of emergency created by Hurricane Irma, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued an Emergency Order that prohibits the cancellation or nonrenewal of residential property insurance policies that cover properties damaged by Hurricane Irma for a period of 90 days.  The Emergency Order also temporarily prevents insurers from cancelling or […]

Hurricane Irma Disaster Resources & Information

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services stands ready to assist insurance consumers in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma by offering consumers direct access to their insurance experts who can answer the many insurance-related questions that will follow in the wake of the storm as well as information and resources. Click here […]

New I-9 Form Required Starting January 21, 2017

Employers must complete an I-9 Form for each new employee hired.­ This form is used to verify that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. The United States government has released a new version of the I-9 form that must be used for all new hires after January 21, 2017.­ The new […]

Workers’ Comp Coverage Requirements & Exemption Information

It can be challenging to keep up with the Florida requirements on which businesses are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage and which business owners are eligible to exempt out of these requirements.­ As a service to our members, FUBA has published “Key Coverage Requirements and Exemption Information At-A-Glance.”­ This handy reference guide explains: […]

Revised Exemptions-at-a-Glance Reference Guide

Because it can be challenging to keep up with the Florida law requirements on what businesses are required to have workers’ compensation insurance and who is eligible to exempt out of these requirements, we have expanded our handy “Exemptions At-A-Glance” reference guide.­ This guide now contains coverage requirements as well as exemption information and has […]

State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Work Comp

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics will […]

Ladder and Scaffold Training Materials Now Available

Business owners whose employees use ladders and scaffolding should download these training materials to teach their employees to 1) understand how to choose, inspect, and use ladders correctly and 2) be aware of general safety requirements for scaffold users.­ Available in both English and Spanish. >>Download the Ladder and Scaffold Training Materials in English.<< >>Download […]