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A. M. Best – Recommended Insurance Adjusters

Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® once again appears in the A. M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters directory for 2018. We are proud to continue our association with A. M. Best.  We are also very proud that, despite much industry consolidation, we remain an independent business serving only in the state […]

Business Days In Helena and Workers’ Compensation

Michael was invited to serve on a panel at the 2018 Montana Chamber of Commerce event, Business Days at the Capital held January 10 and 11, 2018 in Helena, MT. On the panel to address the business climate of Montana, and workers’ compensation issues, were Bill Dahlgren, Sun Mountain Sports and a member of the […]

Congratulations To Newly Certified

The entire staff of Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® is excited to wish CONGRATULATIONS to Valerie Betts and Kimberley Clark!  Both Val and Kim passed the Montana Department of Labor and Industry / Employment Relations Division certification test, and are now the state’s newest Certified Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiners. Great work Val […]

Marsh Speaks To National Council of Self-Insurers

Mr. Michael Marsh – Speaker at the 2017 National Council of Self-Insurers Annual Meeting Mr. Michael Marsh, President, Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® was recently a featured speaker at the 2017 annual meeting of the National Council of Self-Insurers. The meeting was held at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA.  […]

Kids’ Chance – Montana

We are in a complicated, eye opening, sometimes stressful, always filled with new and different situations kind of business.  MCSi / IIC administrate workers’ compensation claims in Montana. There have been situations that would challenge even the strongest of tummies. Some of the things we have seen, to quote a friend, can’t be unseen (forgotten). […]

Medicare Advantage Plans Impact Upon Liability and WC Claims

Medicare Beneficiaries Show Significant Increase in Participation in Medicare Advantage Programs For payers (insurance companies, self-insured organizations and TPAs) handling liability and workers’ compensation claims, it has become more important than ever to include in the claim handling process the investigation of the injured person’s Medicare beneficiary status. Cases have held that in addition to […]

Honoring Workplace Safety

It is such a blessing and honor to work with fine organizations such as SCL Health. In the 2016 article linked below, SCL is highlighted for their serious efforts to improve the safety of the workplace for their associates. Workplace safety is in our opinion of course very important, that is why we have donated […]

Cost Per Service Is Not Effective

Total agreement with this blog post by Joe Paduda from the perspective of a workers’ compensation Third Party Administrator. Motivating and providing incentives for excellent outcomes is far less expensive overall than negotiating individual encounter rates. Individual encounter price per service encourages additional volume of services by lowering each cost. There is usually little actual savings […]

Disenfranchisement of the Workers’ Compensation Recovering Worker

What causes a worker recovering from a workplace injury to become disenfranchised? We observe that it is a system that rewards removal of the direct, human interaction between the adjuster / examiner and the worker. While we have for over 16 years pushed our agenda out to insurance companies and self-insured organizations, the push from […]

Independent Adjusters Handle Billions of Dollars In Claims

A recent article from Property Casualty 360 talks about a recent study which identifies that independent adjusting companies and staff handle billions of dollars in claims annually.  Generally, independents have a wide range and many years of experience as they serve myriad clients from all walks of the insurance landscape. Further, particularly the smaller local […]