39-71-504, MCA

[1999] UEF and Cousins v. Poynor [05/03/05] 2005 MTWCC 25 An uninsured employer must indemnify the Uninsured Employers’ Fund for workers’ compensation benefits it pays to an injured employee of the employer.

[1997] Colmore v. UEF/Forgey [3/4/04] 2004 MTWCC 22 The Montana Uninsured Employers’ fund is entitled to indemnification for benefits it pays on behalf of an uninsured employer. § 39-71- 504, MCA (1997). (Note: WCC affirmed in part, and reversed in part, on other grounds, in Colmore, et al. v. Uninsured Employers' Fund, 2005 MT 239.)

[1999] Greene v. UEF [4/9/03] 2003 MTWCC 27 The Uninsured Employers' Fund is entitled to reimbursement from the uninsured employer for all benefits reasonably paid or to be paid a claimant. § 39-71-504(1)(b), MCA (1999).
[1991] Hand v. UEF [8/28/02] 2002 MTWCC 43 A claimant's comprehensive general release of his employer bars any claim he may have against the Uninsured Employers' Fund with respect to injuries and conditions existing prior to or at the time of the release. § 39-71-504(2), MCA. [Note: The Workers Compensation Court decision was reversed by the Supreme Court in Hand v. UEF, 2004 MT 336 (No. 03-346).]
[1997] Williams Insulation Co. v. DLI/UEF [6/7/02] 2002 MTWCC 33 Employer engaged in construction industry which fails to procure Montana workers' compensation insurance coverage is subject to the statutory penalty provided in section 39-71-504(1)(a), MCA (1997).