In Florida, employers are required by law—with a few exceptions—to purchase workers’ compensation coverage. This insurance is designed to compensate employees in the event that they are injured at work. This coverage helps protect employers against lawsuits by injured employees. If you want to make sure that an employer is complying with state laws, the Florida workers comp database can help you.
Compliance Proof of Coverage Database
The Division of Workers’ Compensation created a search feature on their website to make it easier for you to search for a policy attached to an employer. There are a couple of different ways you can search for employers to make sure they are compliant. Currently, you are able to search by:
- Employer name
- Federal ID number
- Policy number
- Social security number
As found on hilbgroupfl.com, this database can be very helpful when searching for an employer’s carrier information, their dates of coverage, and exemption information. There have even been some recent updates that include additional information on the policy, such as the governing class code, and the total payroll of the employer.
Aside from being able to search for employers, interested parties are also able to track Certificates of Election to be Exempt. These certificates are filed if a member of an LLC or an officer at a corporation wishes to exclude themselves from the laws regarding workers’ compensation. This means that their workers are not considered employees and may not receive workers’ compensation benefits in the case of an injury at work.