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Claims

Why employers should get to know medical providers

Building relationships with the local doctors most likely to treat your injured workers lays the groundwork for teamwork between you, the physician and your insurer.

New studies on opioids show ineffectiveness, high cost

Recent studies have shown that opioids are less effective than common painkillers and delay return to work. SFM has been working since 2014 to reduce long-term use of opioids by injured workers.

How your workers’ compensation e-mod is calculated

Your e-mod is used to calculate your workers’ compensation premium that’s based on your workers’ compensation claims experience.

Does workers’ compensation insurance cover injuries from car accidents?

In some cases, automobile accidents are covered by workers’ compensation. Here’s what to if you’re involved in a work-related car accident.

Workplace safety and claims resources for employees with limited English proficiency

SFM offers a number of resources to help keep employees with limited English proficiency safe, and assist if they are injured.

Can employers pay small medical bills without submitting them to their workers’ compensation insurer?

Choosing to pay a workers' compensation medical bill yourself can create a ripple effect of future problems.

Why watching prescriptions closely is so important
Why watching prescriptions closely is so important

SFM works hard to make sure injured workers’ medications are managed well, and as part of that effort, SFM began partnering with a new pharmacy benefits manager, myMatrixx.

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What you need to know about workers’ compensation fraud

Although workers’ compensation fraud rarely happens, it can cause serious and costly problems for employers when it does.

Avoid common mistakes when reporting work injuries

Fast, accurate injury reporting can reduce frustration for everyone involved. Watch out for these common mistakes.

Do you have a plan for investigating work injuries?

You hope a work injury doesn’t occur, but if one does, use this four-point accident analysis plan to investigate.

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