IHSS Care Provider Get Benefits & Coverage


Health & dental insurance

  • Health: You are eligible to apply for Healthy Workers insurance if you are authorized to work for two consecutive months for at least 25 hours a month. This San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) includes doctor visits, hospitalization, pharmacy services, and vision care.
  • Dental: You are eligible to apply for Liberty Dental Plan if you have worked and been paid by IHSS for six consecutive months for at least 25 hours a month.

You will automatically receive insurance enrollment forms by mail when you become eligible. If you enroll by the 12th day of the month, your coverage will start on the first day of the following month.

If you do not have 25 or more authorized hours for three consecutive months, your insurance will be terminated. You will be notified by mail one month before your insurance ends. If your insurance is terminated, you must reapply for coverage when you are eligible.


Workers' Compensation insurance

Workers’ Compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits should you become injured while working for an IHSS Care Recipient.

  • File a Workers’ Compensation claim by calling (415) 355-6700 to request a claim form. 


Union membership

SEIU Local 2015 represents independent providers. IHSS Public Authority is the employer-of-record for collective bargaining for members in wage increases, benefits coverage, working conditions, and grievance procedures.