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Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO)

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  • Current Minimum Standards remain in effect for 2014.  The HCAO requires that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) review the Minimum Standards at least once every two years to ensure that they stay current with the state and federal regulations and existing health benefits practices. For more information, see DPH's statement on the schedule for revising the HCAO Minimum Standards and review the current Minimum Standards (PDF).
  • New rate takes effect July 1, 2013! Covered employers who make payments to San Francisco General Hospital to satisfy the requirements of the HCAO will be required to pay $4.00 per hour, capped at $160.00 per work week.
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Overview

Effective July 1, 2001, the Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO) applies to City contractors and certain tenants (such as those at the San Francisco International Airport and the Port of San Francisco). The HCAO requires employers to offer health plan benefits to their covered employees, to make payments to the City for use by the Department of Public Health, or, under limited circumstances, to make payments directly to their covered employees.

Effective July 1, 2013, covered employers who make payments to San Francisco General Hospital to satisfy the requirements of the HCAO must pay $4.00 per hour, capped at $160.00 per work week. This rate is adjusted for inflation annually on July 1.

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Ordinance and Regulations
For Employers
For Employees
For City Departments

The following forms may be found on the City's Intranet:

  • MCO Form P-360 Exemption & Waiver
  • HCAO Form P-365 Exemption & Waiver
Related Web Links

Free and Low Cost City Resources for Uninsured Employees:

Contact us

 To contact us, please email hcao@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-4791.

 

 
Last updated: 12/9/2013 2:48:38 PM