Exemptions:  Frequently Asked Questions...

 

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Who can get an exemption in the Construction Industry and how does it work?

Corporation:

  • The corporation must be registered and listed as active with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

  • The applicant must be listed as an officer of the corporation in the records of the Florida Department of State.

  • The applicant must evidence a minimum 10 percent ownership of the corporation.

  • No more than three officers of a corporation or of any group of affiliated corporations (including LLCs) may elect to be exempt.

  • A $50.00 application fee is required.

  • Construction exemptions are valid for a period of 2 years or until a revocation is filed or until revoked by the Division.

  • The effective and expiration dates are listed on the Certificate of Election to be Exempt.

 

Limited Liability Company (LLC):

  • The LLC must be registered and listed as active with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

  • The applicant must evidence a minimum 10 percent ownership of the LLC.

  • No more than three officers of an LLC or of any group of affiliated LLCs (including corporations) may elect to be exempt.

  • A $50.00 application fee is required.

  • Construction exemptions are valid for a period of 2 years or until a revocation is filed or until revoked by the Division.

  • The effective and expiration dates are listed on the Certificate of Election to be Exempt.

Who can get an exemption for a Non-Construction Industry Applicant and how does it work?

Corporation:

  • The corporation must be registered and listed as active with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

  • The applicant must be listed as an officer of the corporation in the records of the Florida Department of State.

  • There is no limit to the number of corporate officers eligible to obtain an exemption.

  • There is no application fee.

  • Non Construction exemptions effective 1-1-13 and after are valid for a period of 2 years or until a revocation is filed or until revoked by the Division.

  • The effective and expiration dates are listed on the Certificate of Election to be Exempt.

 

Limited Liability Company (LLC):

  • The LLC must be registered and listed as active with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

  • The applicant must evidence a minimum 10 percent ownership of the LLC.

  • No more than 10 members of an LLC may elect to be exempt.

  • There is no application fee.

  • Non Construction exemptions are valid for a period of 2 years or until a revocation is filed or until revoked by the Division.

  • The effective and expiration dates are listed on the Certificate of Election to be Exempt.

How can I apply for an exemption and what should I expect?

Please use the Notice of Election to Be Exempt system to electronically submit an exemption application and payment, if required, to the Division of Workers' Compensation.  The link is here:

 

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/wc/exemption.htm

 

Once received, the Division has 30 days to review your application to determine if it meets the eligibility requirements for the issuance of an exemption. The Division will either:

 

  • Issue a Certificate of Election to be Exempt. The Certificate of Election to be Exempt will be mailed to the address shown on the application.

  • Notify you by mail that your application is incomplete and what information is needed to complete the application.

  • Deny the exemption - If the Notice of Election to be Exempt is denied, the applicant must submit a new Notice of Election to be Exempt and, if the applicant is engaged in the construction industry, another $50.00 fee is required.

 

The Division reviews and processes exemption applications in the order they are received. Exemption information will be reflected on the Proof of Coverage Database the day following the issuance of the exemption.

 

Exemptions are effective on the date they are issued by the Division.

 

Certificates of Election to be Exempt shall apply only to the corporate officer named on the Notice of Election to be Exempt and apply only within the scope of the business or trade listed on the Notice of Election to be Exempt.

 

An exemption is subject to revocation if the person named on the certificate no longer meets any of the requirements to be eligible for an exemption. To voluntarily revoke an exemption, complete a Revocation of Election to be Exempt

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