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