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Health care worker and patient safety

Equipment designed to help health care workers lift and move patients safely doesn’t just benefit the workers. It can also improve patients’ quality of life.

Minnesota, Iowa governors proclaim Nov. 7-11 Kids' Chance Awareness Week

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds both proclaimed November 9-13, 2020 Kids' Chance Awareness Week. The SFM Foundation fall fundraising event coincides with Kids' Chance Awareness Week with a silent auction that runs from November 7-10 and an in-person event at the Westin Galleria Edina in Edina, Minnesota from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 10.

SFM adds time-saving features for agents

We know your days are busy, and we continue working to streamline processes and offer time-saving tools to our agency partners.

Changing marijuana laws and the impact on work comp

Given the prevalence of THC-infused products, employers are asking about the impact of these potentially intoxicating substances on the workers’ compensation system.

SFM territory expansion: Sights set on Tennessee

SFM has selected the Volunteer State as our 2023 expansion state, continuing our plans for growth. Our team is already meeting with key industry contacts in the state to develop relationships with regulators, agencies, and agency associations.

SFM and Underwriter Jeff Magee recognized by the IIAN

The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska recognized SFM for outstanding effort and service with two annual awards for 2022.

Agents can update policy effective dates on SAM applications

Users of SFM Agency Manager (SAM) now have the ability to change effective dates on quoted applications, including approved quotes. We added this feature earlier this year in response to feedback from agents.

20% commission promotion for new small business extended through 2023

SFM’s 20% commission program for new small business accounts has been very popular with agents, and it’s set to continue for another year.

Get to know SFM premium auditor Jeremy Brandt

Jeremy Brandt has worked in SFM’s premium audit department for 15 years, starting as an Internal Premium Auditor and now serving as Premium Audit Technical Specialist. We asked him about his background and his role at SFM.

Minnesota rating structure changes in 2023

Starting in 2023, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association will be including trend, tail development, and loss adjustment expense data in pure premium base rates.

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