What is the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance?
The San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) is a local ordinance that established employer health care related obligations. It requires Covered Employers to meet certain obligations including, but not limited to, satisfying the Employer Spending Requirement (ESR) by making requisite health care expenditures on behalf of their Covered Employees. For more information on what constitutes Covered Employers/Covered Employees, please visit the San Francisco HCSO website.
What do I Need to Know?
The health care expenditure rate varies depending on the size of the employer and increases slightly each year. As of 1/1/2016, the health care expenditure rate for large employers with 100+ employees will be $2.53 per hour payable (up from $2.48 per hour payable in 2015). For small employers with 20 to 99 employees, the expenditure rate will increase to $1.68 per hour payable (up from $1.65 per hour payable in 2015).
For additional information on the HCSO in general, please visit the OLSE website.
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