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WGAT COVID-19 FAQs

2020 April 03.

WGAT FAQs

Western Growers Assurance Trust (“WGAT”) is responding to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We know you have many questions about how your health benefits and your businesses will be affected by this crisis. Please see these FAQs below to find out what WGAT is doing to improve your access to care and how you can reach us if you have questions or concerns.

President signs $2.2 trillion CARES Act into law

2020 April 02.

Dear Valued Members,

There were a number of federal legislative and regulatory changes last week that address the financial impact of COVID-19 on employers. These changes led to a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) also released guidance to assist employers in implementing certain benefit-related provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). We have compiled all the relevant information for you and will take you through how this can potentially impact your business as well as your employees. Please use this as a resource as needed.

 

WGAT’s COVID-19 Communications Update

2020 March 27.

To Western Growers Assurance Trust members:

Western Growers Assurance Trust (“WGAT”) is responding to the challenges and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 crisis.  We know you have, a lot on your plate, and many questions about how your health benefits and your businesses will be affected by this crisis.  In this letter, you’ll learn what WGAT is doing to improve your access to care, how you may reach us if you have questions or want to learn more, and how WGAT’s sponsor, Western Growers Association (“WGA”), is fighting to get relief for Ag employers.

An Important Coronavirus Update

2020 March 11.

To all WGAT participants,

The California Department of Insurance wants to ensure cost doesn’t create a barrier for consumers receiving medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Please see the following news release from California state health officials regarding free medically necessary COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing.