WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Employees of Kalispell Public Schools are provided with workers' compensation coverage through the Montana Schools Group Insurance Authority (MSGIA). This coverage is provided at no cost to employees.
Workers' compensation benefits are paid in cases of work-related injuries and diseases that are compensable under the Montana Workers Compensation Act (WCA), generally those that occur accidentally through the course and scope of employment, and that are verified by medically objective facts. Benefits available through the MSGIA Workers’ Compensation Program include related expenses for:
- Approved medical, hospital and related services.
- Wage compensation for those who are temporarily unable to work. Under current rules, replacement wages equal to 2/3 of the employee’s average gross weekly wages, calculated using the previous 4 pay periods, up to a maximum weekly amount established annually by the State Department of Labor.
- Vocational Rehabilitation opportunities and disability compensation in cases of permanent impairment