Archive for January 2011

Workers’ compensation and market conditions

Montana State Fund does not have to deal with cyclical market conditions, where there is no competition there is no insurance cycle…read this interesting story about California State Fund

WorkSafeMT becomes non-profit foundation

WorkSafeMT votes to ‘decouple’ from its ties with the Montana Department of Labor. The public / private partnership was truly a great way to begin getting the message of safety and SAW/RTW out in Montana, now distinguished as the most expensive WC premium cost in the United States. However, with economic times as they are, […]

Commentary on Montana’s high WC rates

Ironic post on the web. A posting that quotes a legislator about Montana having the highest WC rates in the United States…with attorneys threatening litigation over extending or declining workers’ compensation benefits for illegal aliens.