MUS SELF-FUNDED WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Claims for workers’ compensation need to be reported on a First Report of Injury (FROI) form.
MUS employees and supervisors may complete the FROI electronically via an encrypted system.
Employees of the Montana University System (MUS) are provided with Workers' Compensation coverage through the MUS Self-Funded Workers’ Compensation Program. This coverage is provided at no cost to employees.
Workers' Compensation benefits are paid in cases of work-related injuries and diseases that are incurred accidentally through the course and scope of employment and that are verified by medically objective facts. Benefits available through the MUS Self-Funded Workers’ Compensation Program include related expenses for:
- Approved medical, hospital and related services;
- Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work assistance;
- Wage compensation for those who are temporarily unable to work. Under current rules, replacement wages equal to 2/3 of the employee’s average weekly wages, calculated using the previous 4 weeks, up to a maximum weekly amount established annually by the State Department of Labor.
- Vocational Rehabilitation opportunities and Disability Compensation in cases of permanent loss of bodily function.
For a comprehensive explanation of benefits available to an injured worker please see the Montana Department of Labor (DLI) Explanation of Workers' Compensation Benefits.
MUS employees who work and reside outside Montana on a more than temporary basissee additional instructions.
Workers’ compensation is regulated state-by-state, MUS purchases a workers’
compensation insurance policy to ensure its non-Montana employees have appropriate
state-specific coverage. This claim process may vary slightly from that described
for Montana employees.