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 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
- MT Tech Environmental Health and Safety
- MT Employee Notice of Work Comp
- Non-MT Employee Notices of Work Comp
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.
- DLI Workers’ Compensation Benefits Summary - 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 certification.
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
- 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.
- Kids’ Chance of Montana Scholarship