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SFM earns top ratings for data quality — April 26, 2017

SFM once again earned top grades in carrier data quality reports from both the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA). The high ratings (all 'A's) indicate that SFM meets or exceeds the standards set by the data collection organizations in several categories.

College class visits Barrier Free Access for training in safe patient handling — March 15, 2017

Sixteen students from the University of Minnesota-Duluth had a unique opportunity to try out safe patient handling equipment at Barrier Free Access' design and training center on Feb. 15.

SFM gives support to numerous charities in 2016 — February 2, 2017

SFM supports a variety of community organizations through its corporate giving and employee matching gift programs.

SFM again tops the list for prompt first action on claims — January 24, 2017

For the 18th consecutive year, SFM ranked first among large insurers in Minnesota for prompt first action on lost-time claims, according to a list from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Support the SFM Foundation when you shop on Amazon — November 23, 2016

With the holiday shopping season upon us, consider participating in the AmazonSmile program to support the SFM Foundation every time you make a purchase. It's easy to set up and there's no cost to you.

Ladies' Night Out raises nearly $30,000 for scholarships — November 17, 2016

The SFM Foundation's Ladies' Night Out fundraiser on Friday, November 4, brought in more than $28,000 for scholarships, nearly a 22 percent increase from last year's event.

Buy your Ladies' Night Out tickets now — October 26, 2016

SFM Foundation's Ladies' Night Out fundraiser is a just over a week away! Purchase your ticket in advance to save $5 and have the opportunity to pre-register for the silent auction, which will be conducted electronically this year.

SFM employees hear from expert on opioid epidemic — October 17, 2016

A Minnesota physician who is helping to lead the charge against the epidemic of opioid addiction both locally and nationally spoke at SFM's all-employee meeting on Wednesday, October 12 about the rise and extent of the crisis, and how insurers can work together with medical providers and government officials to turn it around.

Save the date for the fifth annual Ladies' Night Out; sponsorships available — September 21, 2016

The SFM Foundation is holding its fifth annual Ladies' Night Out — Shopping for Scholarships fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 4, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington — Minneapolis South. Buy tickets now or become a sponsor.

Register now for CompOnline® webinar — September 8, 2016

The CompOnline Risk Management System — a free service for all SFM policyholders — helps employers more efficiently and effectively manage and analyze their workers’ compensation claims.

SFM's Bloomington offices are closed today (Tuesday) — August 9, 2016

SFM's Bloomington offices are closed today (Tuesday, August 9) due to a water leak. Maintenance is working on the issue and facilities are expected to be open again Wednesday morning.

SFM Foundation golf events reach new fundraising heights — July 11, 2016

Following a record-breaking year in 2015, the SFM Foundation's golfing for scholarships events raised the bar even higher in 2016. This years' golf events generated $171,000 in revenue, showing an increase of 43% over last year's total.

SFM acquires Byron-based Barrier Free Access — June 30, 2016

SFM has acquired Barrier Free Access, a Byron, Minnesota-based provider of safe patient handling products, design consultation and training to medical facilities throughout the Upper Midwest.

Zorn to lead north/metro team — June 29, 2016

SFM recently chose Deb Zorn to be the new leader of the North/Metro Accounts business unit.

Gebhard named SFM's vice president of communications — June 28, 2016

SFM’s Board of Directors approved the promotion of Andy Gebhard to vice president, communications earlier this month.

Baker elected secretary/treasurer of the ACOEM Board of Directors — June 27, 2016

SFM Medical Consultant Beth Baker, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, was elected secretary/treasurer for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and started in the new role in April.

Aponte chosen to head new analytics department — May 31, 2016

SFM has chosen Amanda Aponte, FCAS, MAAA, to lead the company’s new Analytics Department.

Bent elected chair of MWCIA board — April 27, 2016

SFM Vice President and Director of Underwriting Brian Bent was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association Board of Directors earlier this month.

SFM board names Miller executive vice president and chief operating officer — April 18, 2016

The SFM Mutual Insurance Co. Board of Directors has named Terry Miller executive vice president and chief operating officer.

SFM Foundation golf events scheduled in Minnesota, Iowa — April 14, 2016

The SFM Foundation's annual Golfing for Scholarships event takes place Monday, June 20, at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minn., and Thursday, June 23, at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, Iowa.

SFM ranks first in Minnesota for prompt action on claims — February 19, 2016

For the 17th consecutive year, SFM ranked first among large insurers in Minnesota for prompt action on lost time claims, according to a list from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

SFM Foundation becomes a Kids’ Chance affiliate — January 27, 2016

The SFM Foundation is now an affiliate in Minnesota and Iowa of Kids' Chance of America, a national nonprofit organization that shares the Foundation's mission of making college attainable for the children of injured workers.


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