SF HCSO Required Employer Reporting

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Employer Annual Reporting Due April 30, 2019

All employers subject to San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) are required to submit their 2018 Employer Annual Reporting Form by April 30, 2019. The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OSLE) enforces the ordinance, and failure to submit the form may result in penalties of $500 per quarter. (The form will remain available through June 1, 2019).

How do I know if the HCSO applies to my organization?

To find out whether you need to complete the form, start by answering these four determining questions. The Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) applies to an employer even if only one employee performs work in San Francisco. Employers are bound by the HCSO based on the total number of employees in all locations throughout the world, not only in San Francisco:

  • For-profit employers: 20+ persons performing work per quarter
  • Nonprofit employers: 50+ persons performing work per quarter

The ordinance sets forth an Employer Spending Requirement, which is a dollar/hour amount to be spent towards health care benefits, for “covered employees”—generally, those employees who have been employed over 90 days and work 8 or more hours per week within the HCSO jurisdiction.

HCSO On-demand webinar

The San Francisco Office of Standards and Labor Enforcement (OSLE) hosts monthly webinars. The first segment of the webinar outlines HCSO compliance options for employers.

The webinar covers “how to” topics such as:

  • How to determine whether a business is covered by the Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO)
  • How to determine the number of employees covered by the ordinance
  • How to calculate your Health Care Expenditures for reporting purposes
  • How to remain in compliance with the ordinance
  • How to submit the Employer Annual Reporting Form

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