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Agent Agenda

Letter from the President: SFM poised to build on past success in 2020

SFM's President and CEO shares where he sees the industry headed in 2020, where SFM fits in, and what that means for agents and policyholders.

SFM continues to expand territory of coverage

Since 2018, we’ve added nine new jurisdictions to our overall licensed territory. This brings the total number of states in which we operate to 27.

Avoid winter slips and falls: Watch for changing conditions

Slips and falls caused by snow and ice continue to happen during changes in season. Remind your clients to watch for changing conditions.

Rates continue downward trend

Workers’ comp premium rates continue to decline, on the heels of historic reductions in loss costs nationwide.

Certificates of insurance a significant cause of E&O claims

Mistakes in handling certificates of insurance are a significant cause of errors and omissions claims against insurance agents.

Superior Point awarded 75 percent of MN ARP

The Minnesota Department of Commerce and AON Risk Services has selected Superior Point to service 75 percent of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan for the next two years, with the option to renew for the following three years.

Agent marketing materials page updated

SFM updated our agent marketing materials webpage to prominently feature top agent and client resources, including educational materials on workers’ compensation topics.

South Dakota statute addresses multiple jobs

The newest version of the South Dakota law book addresses how wages from multiple employers are considered when calculating average weekly wage for the purpose of wage loss benefits.

National Safety Council offers opioid toolkit

The National Safety Council now offers a toolkit to help combat the rising opioid crisis affecting the U.S. workforce.

Kaiser co-authors book on creating business change

President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Kaiser co-authored a book with writer and IT consultant Bob Lewis titled, There’s No Such Thing as an IT Project: A Handbook for Intentional Business Change. The book was released last fall.

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