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Temporary MN law change: COVID-19 infections presumed work-related for first responders, health care workers

Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law has been temporarily amended to include a presumption of liability for certain workers with a positive COVID-19 laboratory test or clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 when a test is not available.

Top 10 blog posts of all time

SFM's most viewed blog posts cover important safety and workers' compensation claims topics.

The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act and workers’ compensation

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions from employers about the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), federal legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are answers to common questions we’ve been hearing from employers.

Increasing blue light exposure has a dark side

Relatively short exposure to blue light can temporarily stimulate the brain and improve mood. Prolonged exposure, however, is likely to damage retinal cells over time.

Tips to cut down on virtual meeting fatigue

A recent study by global staffing firm Robert Half indicates that workers may be suffering from video call fatigue. Among the 1,000 people surveyed, 76% said they participate in virtual meetings and that they spend about one-third of their workday in front of a camera.

Subrogation: When third parties bear responsibility for work injuries

When one of your employees is injured in the course and scope of employment and a negligent third party bears some responsibility, we can sometimes recover a portion or all of the workers’ compensation claim costs from the responsible party through subrogation.

Work injuries 101: Reporting injuries and supporting workers

On-the-job injuries are unanticipated, urgent and unfortunate for everyone involved, but there are best practices you can follow to make a bad situation better for you and your injured employee.

Letter from the President

Customers who are treated right tend to stick around for more, and we strive every day to make sure our partners have the best possible experience with SFM.

SFM Foundation and Maguire Agency send care packages to scholarship recipients

The SFM Foundation and Maguire Agency recently sent 13 finals week care packages to SFM Foundation scholarship recipients as part of a recent effort to increase student engagement and outreach.

SFM releases 2020 annual review

SFM’s 2020 financial results illustrate a trend of positive outcomes for the company and the policyholders we serve.

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