San Francisco Annual Employer Report due April 30th (article)
Employers subject to the San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) are required to annually report their health care expenditures to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE). Both the 2017 Employer Annual Reporting Form and related instructions are now available on the OLSE’s website. The deadline for submitting the Annual Reporting Form is April 30, 2018. Employers who fail to submit an annual report on time may be subject to penalties of $500 for each quarter the violation occurs.
As background, a business is subject to the HCSO if it engages in business within the City of San Francisco and employs 20 or more employees per week. Nonprofit employers with fewer than 50 employees, and small employers with fewer than 20 employees, are exempt from the HCSO. For 2018, the applicable health care expenditure rate for large businesses employing 100-plus employees is $2.83 per hour; the rate for businesses with 20-99 employees and nonprofits employing 50-99 employees is $1.89 per hour (see Updates: San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance, Benefit Beat, 10/9/17).