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Western Growers Insurance Company
Estate Trust Officer: Scott Pearce
Email Address: PearceS@caclo.org
Telephone Number: (415) 676-5013
Seizure Date: 01/17/2003
Liquidation Date: 01/17/2003
Closure Date: 02/11/2009
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February 7, 2003 - The Conservation & Liquidation Office (CLO) mailed claim payments on behalf of the California Insurance Guaranty Association (CIGA).

In order to minimize the impact to claimants during the transition of claims files from Western Growers to Intercare, payments have been made in advance of the regularly scheduled period.

Any questions regarding claims should be directed to:

Intercare Insurance Services - WGIC
PO Box 19544
Irvine, CA 92623
Tel: (949) 752-7170

Below is a copy of the letter that was enclosed with the claim payments:


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

JOHN GARAMENDI, Insurance Commissioner

DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CONSERVATION & LIQUIDATION OFFICE

P.O. Box 26894
San Francisco, CA 94126-0894
(800) 866-0201 WGICIL
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LETTER TO APPLICANT REGARDING :
WESTERN GROWERS INSURANCE COMPANY,
IN LIQUIDATION

On January 17, 2003, the Superior Court of the County of Orange entered an Order appointing the California Insurance Commissioner ( Commissioner ) as Liquidator of Western Growers Insurance Company (herein referred to as WGIC or the Company in Liquidation ), and authorizing the Commissioner, as Liquidator, to wind up the business and affairs of WGIC as provided for in Section 1016 of the California Insurance Code. (See, Insurance Commissioner of the State of California v. Western Growers Insurance Company, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Orange, Case No. 03CC01758.)

Your California Workers Compensation Claim will no longer be handled by
Western Growers Insurance Company.

APPLICABILITY OF THE
CALIFORNIA INSURANCE GUARANTEE FUND

PLEASE NOTE that the Company in Liquidation was licensed by the State of California and was an admitted insurer; therefore, it participated in the California Insurance Guarantee Association ( CIGA ). CIGA provides payment for certain types of claims made against certain types of insurance policies. The types of claims and policies for which payment may be made, the extent of the payment, and the persons to whom payment may be made, are specified in Sections 1063, et seq., of the California Insurance Code. Furthermore, an insurance guarantee association in another state, depending on the state in which the insured or claimant resides, the nature of the claim, the type of policy, and other factors might cover claims that might not be covered by CIGA.

If you have a claim that you believe is covered by CIGA, you should contact CIGA s, designated representative INTERCARE. INTERCARE is CIGA s claims administrator for California Workers Compensation Claims relating to WGIC.

You may contact INTERCARE directly at (949) 752-7170.
Their address is : INTERCARE Insurance Services - WGIC, Post Office Box 19544, Irvine, California 92623.

The enclosed PAYMENT represents amounts likely to be payable through February 25, 2003. In an effort to minimize the impact to you during the transition of claims files from WGIC to INTERCARE, payments have been made for TTD, PD, VOC REHAB, Awards, C & R s, etc. in advance of the regularly scheduled period.

If you have any questions regarding medical services, future payments, or the status of your case, please contact INTERCARE directly at the above, highlighted telephone number, or your attorney, if you are personally represented by counsel.

Questions regarding the liquidation process may be answered by checking the Conservation and Liquidation Office Website : http://www.caclo.org