Workers' Compensation Claim Reporting by Insurers

NOTICES:

Effective January 4, 2016, Montana began returning a TR (Transaction Rejected) for FROI’s containing invalid NCCI Class Codes.

This link contains the entire Notice. (Announced 12/24/2015)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) affords insurers and the Employment Relations Division (ERD) a method of exchanging certain information electronically and thereby avoiding multiple entry of data into computer systems. EDI is fast, accurate, reliable and cost effective. Many insurers nationwide use EDI routinely and ERD has worked hard to make this service available for Montana's workers' compensation system.

Insurers who agree to send documents electronically sign a trading partner agreement with ERD. This agreement includes testing the reporting system to determine if the transmission mechanism is acceptable. Insurers must maintain ninety- five percent completeness in the data transmitted and must re-send any data that is incomplete or invalid.

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry's Employment Relations Division offer education on reporting workers' compensation data electronically (EDI).

Workers' Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau
Data Management Unit
Doug Roope
doug.roope@mt.gov