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SFM employees team up with high school students to prevent winter slips and falls — November 24, 2015

SFM's Iowa/Nebraska team had the chance to mentor some aspiring insurance professionals as they helped make their school district safer for winter.

Ladies' Night Out raises more than $23,000 for scholarships — November 19, 2015

The SFM Foundation's Ladies' Night Out at the Mall of America Thursday, November 5, brought in more than $23,000 for scholarships.

SFM produces music video to get employees moving — October 29, 2015

The newly-released video is part of a new Web campaign, "Get Up and Move," providing free stretching guides, instructional videos, and other resources.

Ladies' Night Out is less than a month away — October 6, 2015

The SFM Foundation's fourth annual Ladies' Night Out — Shopping for Scholarships is right around the corner. The fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Proceeds provide post-secondary scholarships to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents.

Save the date for the fourth annual Ladies' Night Out; sponsorships available — September 3, 2015

The SFM Foundation is holding its fourth annual Ladies' Night Out — Shopping for Scholarships fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, to benefit local students. All proceeds provide post-secondary scholarships to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents.

Medical providers switch to ICD-10 coding — July 16, 2015

An important change is in the works for medical providers, as healthcare coding switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

SFM wins two AASCIF communications awards — July 16, 2015

SFM took first place in two categories in the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds' communications awards for 2015.

SFM Foundation golf event brings in record amount for scholarships — July 16, 2015

The SFM Foundation topped $100,000 in net proceeds from its golf fundraiser June 15, the highest amount ever.

SFM is granted wellness award by Hennepin County — July 1, 2015

SFM was named a Gold winner of Hennepin County's 2014-2015 Wellness by Design Award, which recognizes employers with exceptional programs for creating healthy work environments and encouraging healthy employee lifestyles. SFM was also awarded the +Green Award which is new this year and recognizes organizations for their sustainability efforts.

Eighteen students awarded SFM Foundation scholarships in 2015 — June 17, 2015

The SFM Foundation has selected 18 students from Minnesota and Wisconsin to receive college scholarships this year, committing a total of $249,000 for this year's recipients.

Star Tribune names SFM a Top Workplace for 2015 — June 15, 2015

SFM ranked among the best medium-sized employers in the Star Tribune's Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota for 2015.

Two new members elected to SFM board — June 12, 2015

Loren L. Butterfield and Jill M. Lowder were elected to the SFM Board of Directors at the annual board meeting Monday, June 8.

Longtime SFM board member Truman Jeffers steps down — May 28, 2015

Truman Jeffers stepped down from the SFM Board of Directors this month after 20 years, which included a 10-year stint as chair.

SFM employees assemble 'Roadside Kindness Packets' for Small Sums and The Dignity Center — May 18, 2015

SFM employees partnered with Small Sums and The Dignity Center by assembling 1,800 packets that individuals can carry in their cars to be handed out to homeless individuals on the roadside asking for money.

SFM research on school employee injuries presented at symposium — May 7, 2015

SFM Risk Consultant Katie Schofield, Ph.D., and Large Accounts Business Manager Craig Stroinski presented the results of research into work injuries among school employees at the National Occupational Research Agenda Symposium Wednesday, May 6, at the University of Minnesota.

SFM announces 2014 year-end results — April 29, 2015

SFM Mutual Insurance Company announced its 2014 financial results today in its annual review.

CompRehab surpasses state averages in first quarter — April 21, 2015

CompRehab, Inc., beat statewide averages for the percentage of injured employees working at the closure of their rehabilitation cases, and the percentage earning at or above their pre-injury wage.

SFM Foundation golf events scheduled in Minnesota, Iowa — April 8, 2015

The SFM Foundation's seventh annual Golfing for Scholarships event takes place Monday, June 15, at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minn. For the first time this year, the Foundation will also hold a golf event in Iowa.

New address for SFM medical bills — March 18, 2015

Starting April 13, medical providers should send all SFM work-injury-related medical bills and records directly to SFM. SFM will begin processing workers' compensation medical bills internally in April and will no longer outsource this service.

Claimant ordered to pay nearly $100,000 in fraud case — March 5, 2015

An SFM claimant who submitted forged timecards to receive temporary partial disability payments was ordered to pay SFM $96,579 in restitution to cover the fraudulently received benefits, as well as legal and surveillance expenses at his criminal sentencing hearing on Monday, February 23.

SFM Foundation seeking scholarship applicants — February 11, 2015

If you know any high school or college students with parents who've experienced work injuries, please let them know that they may be eligible for SFM Foundation scholarships.

Iowa governor names new workers' compensation commissioner — February 5, 2015

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad named attorney Joe Cortese to serve as the state's workers' compensation commissioner effective Feb. 16, subject to Iowa Senate confirmation.

Sign up for alerts to be notified of new claims — January 21, 2015

You can receive an email whenever someone in your organization reports an injury to SFM by setting up alerts in CompOnline®. Learn how.

SFM to move medical bill processing in house — January 14, 2015

In late April 2015, SFM will begin processing workers' compensation medical bills internally. The process is currently handled by CorVel Corporation.



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