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San Francisco boosts employer health care spending mandate for 2016

Posted On: Aug. 14, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Employers with workers in San Francisco will have to pay more next year to comply with the city’s health care spending law.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, employers with 100 or more employees in San Francisco will be required to spend $2.53 per hour per covered employee on health care, up from $2.48 in 2015, city officials announced earlier this week.

Employers with between 20 and 99 employees will have to spend at least $1.68 per hour, up from $1.65 per hour. Employers with fewer than 20 employees are exempt from the requirement.

The spending requirement can be satisfied in various ways, including payment of employees’ health insurance premiums and contributions to a city fund.

The spending requirement applies to employees who work at least eight hours per week and who have been employed for more than 90 days.