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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
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Employers

Bureau of Compliance

The Bureau of Compliance is responsible for ensuring that employers comply with Chapter 440, F.S., requirements to obtain appropriate workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees.

Need assistance? Call (850)413-1609, email or visit us.

Coverage Requirements & Proof of Coverage

  • Who Needs Coverage
  • How to Obtain Coverage
  • Databases: Proof of Coverage, Construction Policy Tracking, WC Policy Search
  • Posting Notices - Broken Arm Poster

 

Exemption Information

  • Exemption Forms
  • Key Exemption Requirements
  • Exemption Search

Fatality Reporting

  • 24 Hour Reporting

Non-Compliance Violations (Stop-Work Orders & Penalty Assessments)

  • Employer Compliance and Penalties for Failure to Secure Coverage
  • Online Penalty Payment Service & Instructions
  • Stop-Work Order Database
  • Report Non-Compliance

Education Outreach/ Resources

  • Free Workers' Comp and Workplace Safety Classes
  • New Law Affecting Non-Construction LLCs Webinars
  • USF Safety Florida safety consultations
  • Compliance Statistics
  • Workers' Compensation Resources
Proof of Coverage Database
DWC 250 Exemption Application [PDF]
Online Penalty Payment Service
Key Coverage and Exemption Eligibility Requirements
Construction Policy Tracking Database
Compliance Stop-Work Order Database
Can My Employee's Records Be Protected?
Educational Information About Coverage for Sole Proprietors and Partners in the Non-Construction Industry

Employer Updates

Notice of Workers' Compensation Exemption law change »

The Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law CS/HB 941, which amended Sections 440.02(9) and 440.05, Florida Statutes. These amendments will streamline the filing and processing of exemption applications. Highlights of CS/HB 941 include:

  • Provides applicant the ability to electronically file their applications via a web-based system.
  • Eliminates the requirement for the application to be notarized; and
  • Eliminates the need to submit a copy of the stock certificate or documentation of ownership evidencing 10% ownership in a company.

Additionally, the legislative changes provide that all Certificates of Elections to be Exempt issued on or after January 1, 2013, are valid for 2 years after the effective date and, beginning July 1, 2013, non-construction limited liability members will be treated as corporate officers, and will be eligible to apply for an exemption.
On July 1, 2012, a new DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt web-based system will be available for applicants to electronically apply for or renew their Certificate of Election to be Exempt. This system will be convenient and easy to use.
To access the DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt system, applicants will go to the Division of Workers' Compensation's website at www.myfloridacfo.com/wc and select the "Apply for an Exemption" icon.

The University of South Florida’s SafetyFlorida provides Florida's small business owners with complimentary, confidential, and on-site safety consultation »

The least costly accident is the one that never occurs. The USF SafetyFlorida consultants are highly skilled and trained in OSHA regulations, yet cannot assess financial penalties. They can assist your small business with hazard identification, record keeping, education and training, and more. The courses may include:
• Accident and hazard prevention information
• Safety videos
• Safety management wizards that complete DWC-1 and OSHA 300 forms
• Safety and health training and education, including USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center information
To request your consultation, call 1-866-273-1105 or visit www.safetyflorida.usf.edu.

Free Education Classes for Employers With Regard to Workers' Compensation Coverage Requirements »
Report an Employer for Non-Compliance »