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San Francisco Releases the 2018 HCSO Annual Reporting Form

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Volume 42 | Issue 32

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San Francisco has released the 2018 Annual Reporting Form for compliance with the San Francisco HCSO. The deadline for submission of the form is April 30, 2019.

Background

The San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) requires covered employers to make minimum healthcare expenditures on behalf of their San Francisco employees. Starting in 2018 significant new requirements applied to self-insured health plans. (See our February 21, 2019 For Your Information.) Employers must report annually on compliance with the HCSO requirements. The form also includes reporting on the City’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

2018 annual reporting form

The 2018 Annual Reporting Form and instructions are now available on the San Francisco HCSO website. The deadline for submission of the form is April 30, 2019. Failure to meet the deadline could subject the employer to a penalty of $500 per quarter. The form is similar to prior years, except for some additional questions and an addendum for reporting on self-insured plans.

In closing

In addition to completing the annual reporting, employers should review their compliance with other HCSO requirements, including the posting of the 2019 HCSO notice. Any payments needed to comply with the minimum expenditure requirements for the first quarter of 2019 are also due by April 30.

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