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Winter-proof your workplace to stop slips and falls

Follow these steps to get your employees ready for the risks of winter weather and cut down on slips and falls in the workplace.

SFM’s Wisconsin pool business grows steadily

In late 2021, SFM became a servicing carrier for the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Insurance Pool and the first year has been busy. Through the first two quarters of the year, SFM has been writing 60-80 new policies per week, totaling 1,800 policies for $5.3 million in premium. SFM will take on new pool accounts until reaching 20% of the state’s pool policyholders.

Expert claim handling lets agents rest easy

Our unique combination of effort, expertise and empathy allows us to provide the superior service that our customers and their employees rely on.

Get to know an SFM underwriter: Rick Spaulding

Wisconsin-based Marketing Underwriter Specialist Rick Spaulding has worked at SFM for nine years, and in the insurance industry for 16 years. We asked Rick a few questions about his role and his background.

Wisconsin law changes impact part-time workers, PPD benefits

A number of changes to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act were signed into law in April.

Iowa Supreme Court defines ‘shoulder’ in rotator cuff work comp injury case

On April 1, 2022, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a district court’s finding in Chavez v MS Technology LLC/Westfield Insurance Co. that an employee’s injury was a scheduled member injury to her shoulder rather than an unscheduled whole-body injury, agreeing that the definition of “shoulder” should not just be limited to the joint.

MN Supreme Court upholds benefits award in multi-employer work comp hearing loss case

On May 16, 2022, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld an award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee for his hearing loss due to long-term exposure to noise over a 30-year period working for five employers.

Policyholders give premium audit experience high marks

Policyholders continue to give SFM’s premium audit experience high marks in follow-up surveys.

SFM Foundation holds fundraisers, new scholarships awarded

Since its inception in 2008, the Foundation’s scholarship program has helped 216 students, including the 13 new recipients announced this summer.

SFM employees connect with college students

A number of SFM employees took time recently to talk with students about issues in insurance, and careers in the field.

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