Legislative Update: SB 654

Governor Brown Vetoes Senate Bill 654 – Baby Bonding Leave California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required more employers in California to provide baby-bonding leave to new parents. The New Parent Leave Bill, Senate Bill 654, would have...

New 2017 Limits Announced

HSA Limits: For 2017, the maximum annual HSA contribution for individuals with self-only coverage will increase from $3,350 to $3,400, but the limit will remain $6,750 for individuals with family coverage. The minimum annual deductible and maximum annual out-of-pocket...
El Camino Hospital Rejoins Anthem Blue Cross Network

El Camino Hospital Rejoins Anthem Blue Cross Network

Anthem Blue Cross has reached a new multi-year contract with El Camino Hospital, effective June 1, 2016. El Camino Hospital, which includes campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, had terminated its contract with Anthem Blue Cross earlier in the year, but both sides...
Mandatory OSHA Reporting Deadline Approaches

Mandatory OSHA Reporting Deadline Approaches

Each year from February 1 to April 30, Employers Must Post the OSHA Form 300A Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A...
California Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

California Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

California has enacted legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest state minimum in the country. It provides for gradual increases to the state wage rate until it hits $15 an hour in 2022 or 2023.  Minimum Wage Increases For...
Kaiser Permanente Coming to Santa Cruz County  in 2017!

Kaiser Permanente Coming to Santa Cruz County in 2017!

We are excited to announce that residents of Santa Cruz County will soon have access to Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser intends to enter the Santa Cruz commercial market in January of 2017. They plan to open three medical office buildings located at Crossroads Center in...