What Ineligible Results Mean

Why am I not eligible?

Based on your responses, you may not qualify for a SF City Option benefit. Listed below are the reasons why you could be seeing this result.

  1. Did you work in San Francisco anytime since 2008?

    If you answered No, then you are not eligible. This is because employers are not required to pay into SF City Option for employees who work outside of San Francisco.

  2. Did you work in San Francisco for at least 90 days (from date of hire)?

    If you answered No, then you are not eligible. The Health Care Security Ordinance does not require employers to provide a health benefit until the employee has been with the company for 90 days.

  3. Did you work at least 8 hours per week, on average?

    If you answered No, then you are not eligible. Per the Health Care Security Ordinance, employers do not have to provide a health benefit for an employee if the employee works less than 8 hours per week.

  4. If your employer provided it, did you enroll in your employer’s health insurance plan?

    If you answered Yes, then you may not be eligible. Unless the health insurance plan was very inexpensive, you probably are not eligible for both SF City Option benefits and health insurance. You can call your employer to find out how they comply with the Health Care Security Ordinance.

  5. Are there more than 20 employees who work for this company anywhere in the world?

    If you answered No, then you are not eligible. Companies with fewer than 20 employees globally are not covered under the Health Care Security Ordinance.

Note: This is not an official determination. If you think you may still be eligible, please fill out a Program Finder Form to learn whether you qualify for a SF City Option benefit.

Need assistance? Please contact us at 1(877) 772-0415 or info@sfcityoption.org