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Minimum Wage Increase effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018 the minimum wage in California will increase from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour for employers with 26 of more employees and from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. Regional center service providers that are currently paying a wage below these amounts  may be entitled to an increase. Please review the information below to determine the steps necessary to apply for a rate adjustment.  Any questions can be sent to the minwage@altaregional.org mailbox.    

Service Providers with a rate set by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

Community Based Day programs (CBDP), In-Home Respite Agencies and Work Activity Programs need to submit information to DDS as indicated on DDS web site shown in the link below titled “CBDP , In- Home Respite and WAP Providers. Please note that there is a separate Excel worksheets for CBDP and Work Activity Programs and a separate one of In-Home Respite Agencies.  

Service Providers with rates set through negotiation by regional centers

Providers with rates set by the regional Centers through a negotiation process can click the link below titled ”Worksheet for Negotiated Rate Providers” to download the Excel spreadsheet.  Please follow the instruction on the spreadsheet.  There is an email address where the spreadsheet can be submitted. This spreadsheet must be submitted to ACRC no later then March 1, 2018.

Alternative Residential Model (ARM) rates for residential and out-of-home respite facilities

Alternative Residential Model (ARM) rates for residential and out-of-home respite facilities will change effective January 1, 2018. These rates also affect out-of-home respite facilities (service code 869). These rates will be automatically adjusted by the regional center.  No action is required by residential care homes for the ARM rate increases.  

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