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RATES FOR SAN FRANCISCO EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM TO INCREASE ON JAN. 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, employers subject to the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HSCO) must increase the hourly rates they pay to help provide health insurance to covered employees.  Per a 2014 amendment to the HSCO, the lock-step increase in hourly rates for 2017 is as follows:

# OF COVERED EMPLOYEES              CURRENT RATE            RATE EFFECTIVE 1/1/2017
20-99                                                                      $1.68                                           $1.76

100 OR MORE                                                      $2.53                                           $2.64

Covered employees are defined as those who have been employed for more than 90 days and who regularly work at least 8 hours per week in San Francisco.

Together with the rate increase, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement has released an updated 2017 HCSO Notice, which employers must post in a visible location at their workplace.

Employers who are – or may become – subject to the HSCO are encouraged to speak to their Mitzel Group attorney for additional information.