Since its creation in 1969, CIGA has successfully taken over the covered claim responsibilities of over one hundred insolvent Member Insurers. Between the years 1969 and 2000, CIGA averaged payments of approximately $51 million per year.
By the year 2004, a number of insolvencies from large Workers' Compensation Member Insurers greatly increased CIGA's payments. For the 2011 fiscal year, CIGA paid in excess of $234 million in claims arising from insolvent Member Insurers. For the most recent five year period from 2007 through 2011, CIGA paid out in excess of $1.4 billion, an average of approximately $280 million per year for each of the past five years. For historical annual paid amounts, click this link Historical Payment Information.
CIGA pays and discharges covered claims through its employees as well as through various service companies called Third Party Administrators. For additional information on covered claims, duties, and priority of claims, please reference California Insurance Code §1063 et. seq.
The CIGA Board of Governors appoints an Executive Director to oversee the CIGA management team of Directors and Managers. For information about the members of the Board of Governors,
For information about the CIGA Management Team, click here.