Benefits: Termination of Healthcare Plans

[Note: this post is still in development and information will be added during the course of this day/evening – thanks! H.D.]

Just a heads up that certain states have notification requirements concerning termination of healthcare benefits.

CALIFORNIA

In San Francisco, there is the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance which has various rules.  One of which is:

“The spending requirements depend on employer type and size:

  • Large businesses (those with an average of 100 or more paid workers per week during a quarter) must spend $1.76 per hour for each hour paid for each covered employee.
  • Medium-size covered employers (those with an average of 20 to 99 paid workers per week during a quarter) must spend $1.17 per hour for each hour paid for each covered employee.

Providing uniform health coverage (including coverage under a self-funded plan) to some or all covered employees will comply with the spending requirement as long as the average hourly expenditure per employee meets or exceeds the above expenditure rates. Health care expenditures are required for covered employees who waived the employer’s uniform health coverage but did not sign the voluntary waiver form under the ordinance, as well as for those who are not eligible for the employer’s coverage.”

 

WISCONSIN

The notification if 60 days but only required for businesses with 50 or more employees in Wisconsin.
Section 109.075 Wisconsin Statutes

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