Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner

The Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) is looking for a Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner.

If you have strong case management and decision-making skills, knowledge of Workers' Compensation regulations (or the motivation to learn these skills), and the ability to offer exceptional service in a busy work environment, then consider joining Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA) as the next Workers' Compensation Examiner.

The majority of MMIA staff started temporarily working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This position may be required to spend time in the office with limited staff during training and may be required to work remotely depending on the pandemic situation.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contacting witnesses as needed for interviews or recorded statements.
  • Adjusting claims and ensuring the files are updated and maintained in accordance with the established Claims Handling Processes and Adjusting Guidelines by maintaining electronic data files.
  • Establishing liability for member communities and accepting or denying claims.
  • Calculating wage loss benefits and establishing claims reserves.
  • Request and follow-up on recovery status with medical providers and claimants.
  • Monitoring claims which includes periodically contacting the claimant, ensuring receipt of required written medical documentation, checking closely for medical release to return-to-work in full or modified capacity, and verifying return-to-work status with employer.
  • Consults with and oversees medical case management or rehabilitation providers as necessary ensuring the comprehensive report which documents services provided expeditiously.
  • Negotiating settlements provided within the guidelines and spending authority established by the MMIA Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

WC Claims Examiners new to MMIA typically have a starting wage of $55,702 to $62,255 per year depending on experience plus a very generous leave and benefit package. Applicants with extensive WC claims experience may be hired as a Claims Examiner II with a starting wage that typically ranges from $62,363 to $69,700 per year.

For further information and to apply, please visit Careers – Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority .  You can complete the online application or email your resumé and cover letter to Derrek Shepherd at the contact information below.

Short application submitted via indeed or other sites will not be accepted.

This recruitment will close on October 1, 2021.

Questions? Contact Derrek Shepherd, HR Consultant at or 406-495-7017.