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Benefit Termination Notice Requirement, Firefighter Coverage Bills Pending Introduction

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 141 | 0 | 8 min read

Drafts of bills awaiting introduction for the 2019 legislative session in Montana would require carriers to notify workers when medical benefits are about to end, and would create a mechanism to pay for workers’ compensation coverage of volunteer firefighters. Legislative Concept 279 would require carriers to give notice to injured workers who are approaching the five-year automatic termination of medical benefits lawmakers created with the reforms of 2011. The draft bill, which currently does not have a sponsor, would require that injured workers be notified with 90 to 120 days that me...

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