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Health Care Security Ordinance

Certified Legal Staff is in full compliance with the City and County of San Francisco Healthcare Ordinance (HCSO) requiring quarterly healthcare spending on behalf of eligible employees (both assignment and service team). After you work 90 days (dated from the first assignment) for Certified, you will become eligible for this benefit.

Certified has selected a Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HRA) as a way to give our employees maximum flexibility in using the benefit. Because it is important that your health matters remain private, we have contracted with an experienced third-party HRA administrator, P&A Group. Links to P&A Group will follow a brief summary about how the HCSO and HRA funding works.


As of January 1, 2020 the health care expenditure rate will be $3.08 per hour.

Funding is retroactively made available to eligible employees by the end of the month following a business quarter. Based upon our size, Certified's quarterly funding is based upon $3.08 for each eligible hour worked in San Francisco as a Certified employee for up to 260 hours per quarter.

Per the HCSO regulations, an eligible employee must average 8 hours a week of San Francisco assignment(s) in any given quarter in order to be eligible for HRA funding. That does not mean you must work 8 hours every week, only that your total hours for a quarter divided by the number of weeks in a quarter (13) must be at least 8 hours.

A sample Claim Form [.pdf] and a Direct Deposit Form [.pdf] are also available. You can also access the Universal Claim Form by login in to your account at P&A Group.

We are proud to be able to provide this benefit to our employees and wish for your wellness and well-being.


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