Unfortunately, Montana’s results to not appear to be as encouraging as the 2009 national trends announced by NCCI. Self-insured organizations in Montana (at least those that MCSi and IIC are fortunate to work with) seem to be doing far better than the insurance segment, however, with reductions in frequency and severity over the past 5 years.
NCCI’s research brief is available at https://www.ncci.com/nccimain/IndustryInformation/ResearchOutlook/ResearchNewsletters/Pages/WC-Claim-Frequency-Continues-to-Decline-in-2009.aspx.
Carol Gleed, Helena, MT, joins Midland Claims Service, Inc and its workers’ compensation subsidiary Industrial Injury Claims, Billings, MT (“MCSi”). Ms. Gleed, the long-time Manager of the Claims Unit of the Employment Relations Division (of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry) was responsible for supervision of all workers’ compensation claims in the state of Montana, as well as participated in the promulgation of statutes and regulations which persist to this day. “We are so pleased that Carol has joined the company in a full-time capacity,” said Michael Marsh, “not only is she an asset to assist our self-insured clients with their Montana workers’ compensation claim exposures, she brings a wealth of knowledge about the Montana WC system, statutes and regulations”.