HANDBOOK HELPER EPISODE 26 HEALTH CARE BENEFITS POLICY « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles


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California employers who offer medical, dental, and/or vision insurance should include a handbook policy listing such company-provided benefits.

Policy Drafting Tips:

  • Describe all available benefits;
  • Define which employees are eligible, such as regular full-time workers;
  • Refer to the official health plan documents for all detailed information regarding insurance eligibility, benefits, and other features;
  • Advise employees to confirm coverage for treatments before incurring expenses;
  • Reserve the right to modify, revise or eliminate currently-provided benefits; and
  • Consider mentioning the date of the open enrollment period.


Implement and regularly review your handbook to include a health care benefits policy if applicable.

We publish this series to educate employers on best practices for a well-written handbook that assists applicants, employees, and management alike. To purchase our 2023 template handbook – which contains the above policy and much more – and accompanying forms or for more information, please contact Office Manager Aimee Rosales at 626.583.6600 or email her at officemgr@tbowleslaw.com.

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Cindy Bamforth
May 18, 2023

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