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Extraterritorial WC Issues – Darnielle Article

Excellent article by Dennis Gamble of Darnielle Insurance about some of the basic issues that any employer should be aware of when operations include employee activity in Montana, and/or North Dakota and/or Wyoming (both monopolistic states). Read the article here:

2014 – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We are so proud of our staff.  At each position, every level, each of the individuals that work at Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® work hard to foster a communicative, collaborative environment in the claims process, diligently bringing the various stakeholders and parties involved in the claims process together with one primary […]

Workers’ Comp Wish List

Excellent, albeit a bit “pie in the sky”, list of issues that would provide additional smoothing of the workers’ compensation system, regardless of jurisdiction. We have worked with our self-insured clients for the past decade on nearly every one of the topics.  Maybe that’s why their loss costs are so far below industry norms for […]

Contentment and Satisfaction – Workers’ Compensation Claims

Over the 60 + years that Midland Claims Service, Inc. has been in operation, there have been myriad changes in our country, people and culture.  As one can imagine, the types of claims made and the expectations of payers and injured individuals have changed significantly.  Cycle time expectations have been reduced from monthly reports by […]

Medicare and Workers’ Compensation Conflict

The Medicare Secondary Payer Act continues to complicate the workers’ compensation process.  Essentially, the Act requires that any treatment for a workers’ compensation injury or disease be provided and paid for by the WC payer, with Medicare serving as a “secondary payer”…hence the name of the Act.  With the status of Medicare’s funding, the Act […]

The “Ideal” Job for a Workers’ Compensation Adjuster

Recently, we read an article that gave us encouragement in the workers’ compensation claims business. The article, “The Ideal Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Job”, was written by Michael B. Stack, CPA, a principal in Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims has been leading the workers’ compensation claims industry for two […]

Marsh to present at CLM Claims College September 2014

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 29, 2014 Mr. Michael Marsh to Speak at the 2014 CLM Claims College Mr. Michael Marsh, President, Midland Claims Sevice, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® will be a speaker at the School of Worker’s Compensation.  The Claims College will be held from September 7-10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Marsh is currently the […]

Montana WC Costs Continue To Rise

Yep, Montana remains one of the most expensive Workers’ Compensation states in the United States…and while safety messaging from Work Safe MT has been helping to further the trend of declining claim frequency, a number of challenges continue to combine to push costs higher. Article published July 21, 2014 from Joe Paduda:

Hail Storm Hits Billings – May 18, 2014

Billings was hit with a moderate hail storm Sunday evening, approximately 5 pm on May 18, 2014.  Hail was pea size to golf ball size.  Moderate damage has been noted all over the city.  Significantly larger hail was noted to the east of Billings, causing significant damage in a widespread area.  Our ladders are ready. […]

Bill Zachry and Internet Explorer in

From Business Insurance, advice from the Feds to not use Microsoft Internet Explorer until security hole is patched. And on the cover, our friend and well-respected collegue William M Zachry (Risk Manager of the Year).