G. Contributing to the SF City Option

Health Care Security Ordinance
Administrative Guidance

 

A. HCSO Overview
B. Covered Employers
C. Covered Employees
D. Calculating Required Health Care Expenditures
E. Making Required Health Care Expenditures
F. Revocable & Irrevocable Health Care Expenditures
G. Contributing to the SF City Option
H.
Employer Notice-Posting Requirement

I. Employer Recordkeeping Requirements
J. Employer Reporting Requirements
K. Health Surcharges
L. Retaliation Prohibited
M. Filing a Complaint
N. Penalties
O. HCSO and the Affordable Care Act

 

 

 

  1. Q: What do my employees receive if I contribute to the SF City Option program on their behalf? 
  2. Q: Are SF City Option contributions irrevocable? 
  3. Q: Are there any special notice requirements for employers that contribute to the SF City Option? 
  4. Q: How do I obtain more information about the SF City Option? 

 

1. Q: What do my employees receive if I contribute to the SF City Option program on their behalf?

A: The SF City Option program allows you to contribute to the City’s public benefit program on behalf of your employees.

Your employees will be offered a SF Medical Reimbursement Account (SF MRA):

SF Medical Reimbursement Accounts (SF MRA) – The employer’s contribution is deposited in an irrevocable reimbursement account after the employee completes the SF MRA Enrollment Form. Employees can obtain reimbursements from their SF MRAs for a full range of medical, dental, and vision expenses, including reimbursements for the cost of insurance premiums.

Updated July 20, 2021

 

2. Q: Are SF City Option contributions irrevocable?

A: Yes, contributions to the SF City Option never return to the employer and are therefore irrevocable.

Updated July 20, 2021
 

3. Q: Are there any special notice requirements for employers that contribute to the SF City Option?

A: Yes. A Covered Employer that satisfies its obligation to make the Required Health Care Expenditures by making payment to SF City Option must provide its Covered Employees with a Health Care Payment Confirmation notice. It is recommended that a Covered Employer display a SF City Option poster to increase Covered Employee awareness of the benefit. These materials are available in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog on the SF City Option website. 

Updated July 20, 2021

 

4. Q: How do I obtain more information about the SF City Option?

A: Please visit the SF City Option website.

Employers may also contact SF City Option Program Management at employerservices@sfcityoption.org  or (415) 615-4492.

Employees may contact the SF City Option at (415) 615-5720 or info@sfcityoption.org.

 

 

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