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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 […]

Marsh Receives First Ever Governor’s Achievement Award

At the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation, held August 24 – 26, 2016 at the Big Sky Resort, Michael J. Marsh, RPA, CPIA was presented with the Governor’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Professional.  The award was given in recognition of Michael’s “Integrity and Professionalism in the field of Workers’ Compensation”.  Presentation of […]

Marsh Elected As NAIIA Western Region Vice President

Michael Marsh was elected as the Western Regional Vice President of National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (“NAIIA”).  NAIIA is an 80 year old organization that covers the entire United States with its membership who provide claims and risk management services to insurance companies, brokers and self-insured organizations throughout the world. Michael has been actively […]

Back To Basics – Humanizing the Workers’ Compensation System

The following is a presentation to the Montana Governor’s Labor Management Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation, June, 2016. We have previously addressed the LMAC on topics including initial lost time payment period, Plan inconsistencies, subrogation, medical fee schedules and the efficacy of the overall system in Montana.  This presentation was in lieu of participation in […]

Interactive Concussion Testing

Interactive testing for concussions.  A dream of ours for many years.  Having been involved in contact sports as well as motorcycle racing, we are well aware of the dangers and long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”). The possibility of testing on site, with some reliability, for brain trauma has been a long time coming. […]

A Leader in Healthcare and Senior Living Retires – Kent Burgess

Kent Burgess, CEO of St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, has announced his retirement after 25 years.  He has been a leader in healthcare and in developing new, innovative ways to provide for seniors. We have worked with Kent and his staff at St. John’s since late 2001, handling all of their workers’ compensation claims through the […]

Workers’ Compensation in Montana – What Makes Us Different?

As of Dec 31, 2015, we have responsibility for 27,518 Workers’ Compensation Claims in Montana, representing in excess of $122,000,000 in Wage Loss, Impairment and Medical benefits. For the past decade, our combined average cost per claim (for Lost Time / Impairment claims) INCLUDING OUR FEES is nearly $50,000 PER CLAIM LESS than the largest […]