Anthem Blue Cross has alerted Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) that St. Agnes Medical Center in the Fresno region has terminated its contract. As of May 31, 2018, St. Agnes Medical Center was no longer considered “in-network.”

Please note that WGAT participants who receive care at St. Agnes Medical Center may be subject to greater financial liability as this facility will be considered an out-of-network provider. 

The following is a list of alternate participating general acute care hospitals within the same vicinity as St. Agnes Medical Center:

Leah Freeman

California Governor Jerry Brown, Legislative leadership and a bipartisan group of legislators last week dropped the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund as part of this year’s budget bill, but indicated that they will continue work on it through the summer. According to the Governor’s Department of Finance spokesperson H.D. Palmer, “The Legislature has indicated a commitment to continue discussions this summer. They recognize that this is a very important issue that will take some more time to work through.”

Dave Puglia

Nomination ballots to elect Western Growers Board of Directors to a two-year term encompassing 2019 and 2020 will be emailed to all regular members on June 11, 2018. This is a new electronic balloting process and members are encouraged to complete their electronic ballot promptly on or before June 22, 2018. 

Kim Sherman


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