The Department of Labor has just announced a change to their normal process for injury and illness data. Beginning in July of 2017, all companies with 250 or more employees will be required to report their injury and illness data directly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency will then post this information online for access to anyone from the public.
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.