MUS SELF-FUNDED WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Workers' Compensation Links
MUS Self-Funded Workers’ Compensation Program
- First Report of Injury (FROI)– This document is completed by the employee and supervisor to document the injury/illness incident and serves as a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
- MUS Work Comp Pharmacy Card - Rx Locations
- Employee Notice of Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage
- MUS Workers' Compensation By-Laws
- MUS Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Assistance Policy
Montana University System Links
- MUS Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
- Montana State University Safety and Risk Management
- University of Montana Environmental Health and Risk Management
- University of Montana – MT Tech Environmental Health and Safety
Board of Regents Workers' Compensation Policies
Montana Department of Labor (DLI)
- Montana DLI – Safety and Health Bureau– Strives to raise the awareness of Montana employers and employees about workplace
safety and health through inspection, consultation, technical assistance and training.
- Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau - MT DLI offers claim assistance to any employee in the state. The MT DLI is an excellent
outside resource for answers to questions regarding workers’ compensation.
- Explanation of Workers Compensation Benefits - Summary of most commonly requested information on workers' compensation benefits
prepared annually by DLI.
- MT Utilization and Treatment Guides - Establishes evidence-based utilization and treatment (U&T) guidelines for medical
services under workers' compensation. DLI has adopted the MT Work Comp Drug Formulary as part of its U&T Guidelines. A drug formulary is a list of prescription drugs,
both generic and brand name, that offer the greatest overall value.
- Reopening Closed Medical Benefits - For claims filed after June 30, 2011, workers’ compensation medical benefits automatically
close 60 months (5 years) from the date of injury (DOI) or from the date of diagnoses
(DOD). Injured workers may petition DLI to reopen medical benefits. Reopening of medical
benefits does not apply when those benefits have been closed by settlement, court
order or permanent disability.
- Subsequent Injury Fund (SIF) The Legislature established the SIF to assist persons with permanent work
restrictions in becoming employed. SIF-certified workers' are entitled to all the
same workers’ compensation benefits as non-certified workers'; however, the employer’s
insurance liability is capped at the first 104 weeks. Contact the SIF to apply for
Workers' Compensation Rules and Regulations
- Montana Workers' Compensation Act – Found in Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 39-71. This chapter contains most of the
state statutes related to workers’ compensation.
- Compensation Plan Number 1 (Self-Insured) – Montana University System self-funds workers’ compensation under the Plan 1 and
is subject to the statutes in this section.
- Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM), Dept. of Labor - Administrative rules are agency regulations, standards or statements that implement,
interpret, or set law or policy. Agencies are given rulemaking authority through
the legislative process.
Work Place Safety Links
- WorksafeMT – A public/private partnership dedicated to reducing workplace injuries/illnesses
and assisting Montana employers and employees in returning workers safely back to
- City College at Montana State University – Billings OSHA Training Institute Region
VIII Education Center - The Workforce Training Center offers a cost-effective and time-effective way to
meet your OSHA and general training requirements. Customized training is available
for on-campus or on-site.
- U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Comprehensive workplace safety information including regulations and training materials.