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HELENA — Montana’s improving safety culture was recognized on Friday when the Montana State Fund Board of Directors declared a $30 million dividend to policyholders that exhibit workplace safety to the highest standard.

The 2019 dividend follows back-to-back $40 million dividend declarations in 2017 and 2018, and brings the total paid to policyholders since 1999 to $286 million. Dividends are the result of two factors: better than expected investment returns and fewer than expected accidents.

“Improving safety culture among all Montana businesses is essential to achieve well-being in the workplace and it reduces the cost of doing business,” said Bridger Mahlum, government relations director of the Montana Chamber. “This premium dividend is a reflection of businesses prioritizing a safe work environment.”

Envision 2026, the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s ten-year strategic plan, focuses on creating a business climate that reduces costs and encourages growth and investment.


Since it’s formation in 1931, the Montana Chamber of Commerce has been the state’s leading business advocate, representing members from the state’s largest businesses, to Main Street “mom-and-pop’s.”

As the leading business advocate, the Montana Chamber of Commerce envisions a business climate that is optimal for Montana business prosperity.

To create and sustain an optimal business climate, business prosperity, and a strong Montana economy, the Montana Chamber of Commerce, through advocacy, education, and collaboration works to provide an empowered and educated workforce, reduce business growth obstacles, and advance positions that promote success for Montana businesses.

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2019
Media Contact: Communications Director Alexandria Klapmeier
(C) 406-437-4634 or [email protected]

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