Health Care Security Ordinance
Updated October 24, 2014
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 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
O. HCSO and the Affordable Care Act
P. Expenditures and Enforcement Guidance for 2014
- Q: Is it unlawful to fire someone who refuses to sign an Employee Voluntary Waiver Form, even if that person is already receiving health insurance somewhere else?
- Q: Is it illegal to refuse to hire someone who does not have health insurance?
1. Q: Is it unlawful to fire someone who refuses to sign an Employee Voluntary Waiver Form, even if that person is already receiving health insurance somewhere else?
A: Yes, it is unlawful for an employer to discipline, discharge, demote, suspend, or take any other adverse action against an employee for exercising his/her rights under this law. One employer’s obligation to make a Health Care Expenditure for its Covered Employee is not affected by any other employer’s obligations; thus, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee who does not wish to waive his or her right to the mandatory Health Care Expenditures, even if that employee is already receiving health insurance coverage from another employer.
2. Q: Is it illegal to refuse to hire someone who does not have health insurance?
A: Yes, it is unlawful for any employer to refuse to hire, to fire, or to discriminate against a person based on whether s/he possesses health insurance coverage.
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Last updated: 10/27/2014 5:14:33 PM