With few exceptions, almost all states, including California and Arizona, adhere to the default rule of at-will employment. The at-will nature of employment; the ability to terminate the employment relationship with or without notice for any reason, so long as it’s not a wrongful reason, is an important legal protection, and can help in challenging allegations of wrongful termination.

Teresa McQueen

Western Growers Assurance Trust is pleased to announce that Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”) and Dignity Health (“Dignity”) have reached a new contract agreement that returns Dignity facilities to the Anthem network.

The agreement is retroactive to July 15, 2021, and any care provided and received through Dignity Health will be considered part of the Anthem Blue Cross network. Claims received for dates of service from July 15 will be reviewed to make sure the appropriate Anthem discount is applied. There is no need to resubmit these claims.

David Zanze

Based on recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released updated guidance to protect workers from the coronavirus.

While reiterating the vaccination is the best step to protect the workforce, the new guidance recommends:

*Fully vaccinated workers in areas of substantial or high community transmission wear masks in order to protect unvaccinated workers

Sonia Salas

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