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Changes in Employment Status

If you are notified of a change in your employment status, contact SFHSS to learn about the options available for continuing your healthcare coverage to avoid a disruption in coverage for you and your dependents.

This information offers a general outline and does not include all the information you may need to know. When you receive the notice informing you of your change in employment status there are three steps you should take to learn about your health coverage options:

  • Consult with your Department Personnel Officer to make sure you understand your new personnel status.
  • Confirm with your Personnel Officer that any changes regarding your employment status have been entered into the City’s PeopleSoft system.
  • Call or visit SFHSS Member Services to get information about the coverage options, including rates and payment plans, that are available to you. You can set up payments for your healthcare premiums online 24/7 with the San Francisco Payment Portal. Visit our How to Make a Payment page for more download SF Payment Portal Instructions here.


Employees Changing From Full-Time to Temporary Exempt or Part-Time Status

Employees who change from permanent to temporary exempt status will maintain their medical, dental and vision benefits if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week or
  • Must work 1,040 hours in a rolling 12-month period

SFHSS will continue to deduct employee premium contributions payments from part-time employee paychecks. If a payroll deduction is not sufficient to pay for premium contributions, the employee must contact SFHSS directly and pay premiums to SFHSS on a timely basis, via check, money order, credit or debit card. Missed premium payments will result in termination of coverage.


Employees Placed On Leave

City employees may be able to continue healthcare coverage through SFHSS if placed on leave. Certain conditions apply. Read more about continuing healthcare benefits while on a leave of absence.