Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT), our associated health plan, welcomes Jim Leimkuhler, president of Progressive Produce LLC, and John Wilkinson, president of BlazerWilkinson, as the two newest inductees to its Board of Trustees.
This is an important reminder that the deadline to mail the IRS form 1095 to covered employees is fast approaching. WGAT will mail a copy of the 1095-B to employees on behalf of employers with less than 50 full-time employees by the IRS deadline of March 31, 2016. In order to act, we need your company’s legal name, employer tax ID number, and employer size no later than March 25, 2016.
The insurance services team at Western Growers is enhancing its property casualty programs and offerings for its members. In an effort to create tailored insurance programs that meet the needs of each member, WG will analyze member operations, assess potential risk financing products and recommend solutions based on their findings.
A preliminary release of a recent ruling by the California Department of Insurance could affect some of Western Growers’ membership. More than a handful of WG members are insured through a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary company with a program known as the Applied Underwriters EquityComp Program.