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SFM Foundation scholarship applications accepted until March 31

SFM Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year until March 31, 2024.

Join us for the 2024 SFM Foundation golf events

Registration is now open for the SFM Foundation 2024 Minnesota and Iowa golf fundraisers. The Minnesota golf event is scheduled for Monday, June 10, at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, and the Iowa event is set for Monday, May 20, at Hyperion Golf Club in Johnston.

Get to know an SFM employee: Meet a member of our in-house legal team

Peter Lindquist has been part of the legal team at SFM since 2018. He has been a practicing attorney for several years. We asked Lindquist to share a little bit about his background and role.

SFM Foundation board chair Dave Kaiser steps down after 15 years

Fifteen years after co-founding the SFM Foundation, Dave Kaiser stepped down as board chair on Dec. 6, 2023.

New CompOnline administrator guide available

SFM has released a new version of CompOnline. The improvements enhance security, provide more permissions to the administrator and streamline our behind-the-scenes processes allowing us to serve you even better.

SFM Foundation to host two fall fundraising events

This fall brings two opportunities to support the SFM Foundation with events in Minnesota and Iowa with the Minnesota Fall Fundraising Event on November 9 and new Iowa Bowling for Scholarships event on November 2.

MN work comp law change regarding notice of non-emergency surgery

Minnesota workers’ compensation law changed recently to allow an employee to notify their employer directly of a request for non-emergency surgery. Once notice has been given, the employer or insurer has seven days to give a response to the request.

Get to know an SFM employee: Meet a member of our in-house bill review team

Kirsten Peterson has been a Medical Support Representative at SFM for two years, and in the workers’ compensation industry for 15 years. Kirsten is part of SFM’s in-house bill review team. We asked Peterson to share a little bit about her background and her role.

Companion moving to electronic delivery

SFM’s Companion magazine for policyholders will be delivered via email only starting with the January 2024 edition.

SFM Foundation awards 16 new scholarships, holds 2023 golf fundraisers

15 years after the SFM Foundation began their mission to help make college affordable for students affected by work injuries, they’ve granted 232 scholarships totaling $3.7 million, including $502,000 awarded to 16 new recipients announced in May. The 2023 Minnesota golf event raised $125,000 and the Iowa event raised $45,000 for the scholarship program.

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