The Florida Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, HB 959 amending the requirements for exemption holders. Effective January 1, 2023, exemption applicants are required to certify that the officer electing an exemption has completed an online workers’ compensation coverage and compliance tutorial prior to completing the exemption application. In addition, applicants filling out the application must provide their VALID driver’s license number; no change to the Florida Identification number. Beginning January 1, 2023, scopes of business will no longer be required; therefore, Certificates of Election to be Exempt from Workers’ Compensation Law (exemptions) effective on or after January 1, 2023, will not reflect scopes of business. The industry type will continue to reflect on the exemption certificate.
NOTE: If an applicant submits an exemption application prior to January 1, 2023, for a renewal effective date on or after January 1, 2023, then the exemption application will request the entry of scopes but the scopes will not reflect on the exemption certificate.
Here is a link to the Division of Worker’s Compensation Training Module: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/WC/Videos/Exemption-Eligibility-module.mp4
We encourage everyone to view the video and get up to date with the regulations!