NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 Rate Increases 28.2%

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NY Workers' Comp class code 8209

NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 Rate Increases 28.2%

NY Workers' Comp class code 8209NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209: Who Does It Apply To?

NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 applies to insureds engaged in vegetable packing, including drivers. The operations associated with NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 are generally seasonal and involve buyers who go to farms and arrange to purchase the farmers’ vegetable crops in bulk. During harvest time, employees collect the vegetables picked by the farmers’ crews and bring the produce to a central location. Additional employees included under NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 sort, grade, pack, or otherwise prepare the vegetables for transportation to market. NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 is also aplpied to insureds that contract to perform vacuum tube processing of packed vegetables. This involves cases or cartons of vegetables that are stacked, moved into a vacuum tube, refrigerated or dehydrated, then removed and conveyed to waiting railroad cars and/or trucks for delivery to buyers.

Wholesale vegetable dealers who do not engage in the collection of vegetables but buy same in wholesale lots for resale to retailers are not covered under NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209. They are instead included under class code 8018 (store: fruit or vegetable wholesale). The packing of fruit is separately rated to class code 2105.

NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 Rate Increases 28.2%

The rate for NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 increased 28.2% in 2013. While it was 5.99 in both 2011 and 2012, the rate increased to 7.68 effective 10/1/13. This means employers whose operations apply to NY Workers’ Comp class code 8209 will see higher premiums in the 2013-2014 policy term.

Enforce Coverage can help you find the most cost effective Workers’ Comp policy that fits your company’s individual needs. While many rates are increasing in New York State, our network of A Rated insurance carriers will provide you with timely options in an ever changing market. Contact us today for a quote.

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