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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.

Bill review specialist gives back through writing, speaking and even testifying — December 30, 2015

SFM Bill Review Technical Specialist Mike Strong has grown to appreciate how his chosen career provides opportunities to serve healthcare and insurance providers, patients, the medical coding community and even the justice system.

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.


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