The San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) requires medium and large-sized employers to spend a minimum amount per hour on healthcare for their employees who work in San Francisco. To ensure compliance, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement annually collects information regarding each employer’s health care expenditures. All employers in San Francisco with 20 or more employees in 2011 (regardless of the employees’ location) must complete the Health Care Security Ordinance Annual Reporting Form by April 30, 2012.
Failure to complete this form will result in a $500 penalty, per quarter.
Employers that are not covered under the HCSO, and that are not required to report, include:
Private employers with fewer than 20 persons
(including those employed outside of San Francisco) in each of the four
calendar quarters of 2011;
Quarterly information regarding health care expenditures for all “covered employees” must be provided. “Covered employees” are those that:
There are several categories of employees that are exempt from the reporting requirements, including, but not limited to, managers, supervisors, and confidential employees that earned at least $81,450.00 in 2011 (or $39.16 hourly).
If you have any questions about whether your business is required to complete the annual HCSO report, or which employees are covered, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.