Multi-State Claims
Employers Guide to Multi-State Claim Program

Montana Workers Comp

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Employment Relations Division

The purpose of the Department of Labor and Industry is to promote the well-being of Montana's workers, employers, and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. 

The mission of the Employment Relations Division is to uphold public policy as it relates to the employment relationship and illegal discrimination.


Third Party Administrator
Pinnacle has contracted Brentwood to adjust MT claims
Brentwood Services Administrators Inc.
900 Strand Avenue, Missoula MT 59802
Phone:  406-543-7195, ext. 12
Fax:  406-721-1844

Report a Claim Online
Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company

Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company (AWCIC) requires a USER ID to report a claim online.  The employer must request this information directly from AWCIC's website. To avoid any delays in online reporting, it is recommended that the employer obtain a USER ID before an injury occurs.

Report a Claim by Fax
Complete  the employer's first  report of injury as required by your state and fax the form directly to AWCIC at 385-743-3043 or 866-345-3289.  Blank forms are available on the AWCIC website, your state website, or the multi-state claims website.

Required Forms
First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease
Form MT ERD-991


First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease
Instructions

Choice of Physician Rules
The employee chooses the treating physician. 


Initial Medical Treatment
When an employee is injured on the job, promptly furnish medical treatment.  In an emergency, the employee must be taken to any physician or medical facility that is able to provide the necessary care.

If your company has an established relationship with a provider or occupational clinic for initial treatment, you can continue to refer your injured workers to this facility.  It is always beneficial to work with a provider that knows about your company and policy regarding post injury drug testing, return to work programs, job descriptions, and any other relevant information specific to your company.

Preferred Provider Networks
First Health Network
Concentra Network


This information is intented to provide employers with a basic overview of the workers' compensation system in Montana.  Laws can change which may affect the content.  You should consult with an attorney for legal advice or opinions concerning your liabilities and obligations under the Workers' Compensation laws of Montana.

Temporary Disability Benefits
Waiting Period:  4 days or 32 hours whichever is less
Retro Period: none

Posting Requirements
The Job Safety and Health Protection poster must be posted in a conspicuious place or places where notices are customarily posted.

Additional Resources
Benefits Summary

Extra Territorial Information
 

Forms & Posters are available on the State Website
Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Employment Relations Division

 

This information is intented to provide employers with a basic overview of the workers' compensation system in Montana.  Laws can change which may affect the content.  You should consult with an attorney for legal advice or opinions concerning your liabilities and obligations under the Workers' Compensation laws of Montana.