Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Claims for Benefits

Payments Within 30 Days By Insurer Without Admission Of Liability Or Waiver Of Defense Authorized -- Notice -- Limitations On Payments Over 90 Days

39-71-608. Payments within 30 days by insurer without admission of liability or waiver of defense authorized -- notice -- limitations on payments over 90 days. (1) An insurer may, after written notice to the claimant and the department, make payment of compensation benefits within 30 days of receipt of a claim for compensation without the payments being construed as an admission of liability or a waiver of any right of defense.

(2) An insurer may not make payments pursuant to this section for more than 90 days without:

(a) written consent of the claimant; or

(b) approval of the department.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 477, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 173, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 92-615(part); amd. Sec. 64, Ch. 613, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 103, L. 2005.