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Loophole Closed on Health Care Ordinance
San Francisco Chronicle

After months of passionate debate, three proposals and Mayor Ed Lee’s first veto, the Board of Supervisors approved a veto-proof initiative last week to close a loophole in the city’s health care ordinance.

The plan, proposed by District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, calls for every employer to provide written materials for employees that detail their rights to the health care accounts; it also requires that the money contributed to the reimbursement accounts accrue for two years and be available 24 months after it’s contributed, and for 90 days after the employee is terminated.