Effective May 8, 2001, the Insurance Commissioner of the State of California was appointed Liquidator of HIH America Compensation & Liability Insurance Company and Great States Insurance Company for the purpose of winding up the business of both companies.
All claim activity effective that date is now handled by the various state guaranty funds, and inquiries about pending claims should be directed to the guaranty association for the state where the claimant resides.
An online directory of state guaranty funds is available at the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds website (http://www.ncigf.org).
The Conservation and Liquidation Office continues to provide loss runs on insolvent, liquidated Workers Compensation insurers for a period of 3 years after the final policies are cancelled. This period is consistent with the requirements of Insurance Code section 679.7. Since that time period has now elapsed for the HIH / Great States estate, we regret that as of 12/15/2004 we shall no longer be able to provide loss runs for policies issued by HIH / Great States.