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Four quick tips for safe snow shoveling this winter

Follow these four tips to reduce the risk of injuries while shoveling snow, so you can get back inside safely.

One easy way to avoid winter falls: Step down, not out.

Using the “Step down, not out” method when getting out of a vehicle or stepping off a curb forces you to stand up or step flat footed, eliminating the chances of slipping.

SFM Foundation scholarship applications accepted until March 31

SFM Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year until March 31, 2021.

From the President: Hanging tough in tough times

While the COVID-19 pandemic definitely put us all on the defensive, continued support from our agent partners has helped SFM remain strong. Throughout 2020, we’ve sustained a steady flow of new business and a remarkably high renewal rate (almost 97% of our policies).

Agent Agenda goes fully digital

After years of delivering agents a quarterly newsletter in both print and digital versions, SFM is moving to a digital-only format for the publication. The decision comes as a response to a strong preference expressed by readers of the Agent Agenda.

SFM is open for business in 34 states

Having completed a multi-year push to expand its territory of coverage, SFM now offers agents the ability to write business throughout 34 states.

MN Supreme Court addresses workers’ compensation case

The Minnesota Supreme Court addressed the rights of intervenors in workers’ compensation proceedings in the August 12, 2020, decision of Koehnen v. Flagship Marine Company and Auto Owners Insurance Company.

Iowa commissioner deems rotator cuff a ‘shoulder’ injury

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese determined that an injury to a muscle in the rotator cuff is considered a shoulder injury for the purpose of determining permanent partial disability benefits.

Wisconsin pool initiative sees success

In less than a year, SFM has already written more than 175 Wisconsin worker’s compensation pool accounts totaling more than $1 million in premium.

Kansas initiative off to a good start

SFM began issuing policies for small businesses located in Kansas on September 1, 2020, and our presence in the state has already exceeded expectations.

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