The Bureau of Compliance enforces the workers' compensation coverage requirements. Workers' Compensation insurance is mandatory for most employers in Florida. Employers should have knowledge of the workers' compensation coverage requirements to ensure that they are complying with the law. Failure to have workers' compensation insurance puts employees at risk and subjects employers to penalties. Select from the topics below to learn more about the requirements and how they may affect your business.
In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Division of Workers’ Compensation is continuing to postpone the penalty payments for those employers who are in a periodic payment agreement. However, if an employer wants to continue making its scheduled monthly payments, please submit a cashier’s check or money order payable to W.C. Admin Trust Fund, along with Stop-Work Order Number or Invoice Number, if known, and mail the payment to:
Division of Workers’ Compensation
P.O. Box 7900
Tallahassee, FL 32314-7900
If you have any questions, please email WC_FAS@myfloridacfo.com.
NEW COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATIONS PROCESS!
In response to CDC Social Distancing guidelines and to mitigate face-to-face interaction, the Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers' Compensation will begin conducting investigations via scheduled video interviews. Investigators will contact the employer by telephone to schedule the compliance interview. Your cooperation with this new process is appreciated. If an employer fails to respond to the investigator or does not complete a compliance interview, the employer will be subject to an on-site investigation. If an investigator finds that your business is not complying with the workers' compensation law (Section 440.107, F.S.), the Division is required to issue a Stop-Work Order and assess monetary penalties.