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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.


Frequently Asked Questions

This set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) is intended to provide information to employers applying for reimbursement of workers’ compensation premium for students participating in work-based learning programs.