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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.

AM Best reaffirms SFM’s Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent)

SFM announced that its Financial Strength Rating of “A- (Excellent)” and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” have been reaffirmed by AM Best Rating Services, Inc.

Join us for the 2023 SFM Foundation golf events

Registration is now open for the SFM Foundation 2023 Minnesota and Iowa “Golfing for Scholarships” fundraisers. The Minnesota golf event is scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2023 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota, and the Iowa event is set for Monday, May 22, 2023 at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa.

Warning: Using third-party bill pay services can delay payment

When you use a third-party service to pay your workers’ compensation premium, your payment can be delayed.

Wisconsin loss prevention specialist recognized for service excellence

Wisconsin-based Loss Prevention Specialist Carl Gruber received SFM's most prestigious service excellence award for 2022.

Get to know a claims trainee: Elyse Porter draws on past experience to serve customers

Elyse Porter is a member SFM’s newest class of claims trainees, which started in June of 2022. She now handles claims as part of our Small Business Accounts team. We asked her about her background and her role at SFM.

SFM Foundation holds fall event; 2023 golf events planned

Nearly $35,000 was raised for the Foundation’s scholarship program at the SFM Foundation’s in-person fall fundraising event returned in November. Mark your calendars for the 2023 golf events on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota, and Monday, May 22, 2023, at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa.

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.

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.

Bob Lund Scholarship invests in future insurance leaders

SFM established a new scholarship program designed to identify and support future leaders and introduce them to rewarding careers in the insurance industry. The Bob Lund Scholarship is named for SFM’s former CEO, who is widely known for his service to the field of insurance and his continuing passion for making the world a better place.

SFM Foundation holds golf fundraisers, announces new scholarships and fall event

The SFM Foundation 2022 Minnesota and Iowa golf events raised approximately $325,000 for the Foundation’s scholarship program. This fall brings yet another opportunity to support the Foundation, with the popular live fall fundraising event returning to the calendar in November. The in-person event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, at the Westin Edina Galleria in Edina, Minnesota, near SFM’s Bloomington headquarters.

Get to know an SFM underwriter: Rick Spaulding

Wisconsin-based Marketing Underwriter Specialist Rick Spaulding has worked at SFM for nine years, and in the insurance industry for 16 years. We asked Rick a few questions about his role and his background.

Get to know an SFM employee: Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter was recently promoted to SFM’s Vice President, Claims, and previously worked as Staff Counsel with SFM’s in-house law firm. We asked Sarah about her new role and her background.

Bray receives Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Award

SFM Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Kathy Bray is among this year’s recipients of the Minnesota Lawyer In-House Counsel Awards.

Get to know a claims representative: Beth Couette

Small Business Accounts Claims Specialist Beth Couette has worked at SFM for nine years, and in the workers’ compensation industry for 35 years. We asked Beth for some details about herself and her role.

SFM’s Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) reaffirmed by AM Best

SFM Mutual Insurance Co. announced that its Financial Strength Rating of “A- (Excellent)” and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” have been reaffirmed by AM Best Rating Services, Inc.

Hunter named VP, Claims

SFM recently promoted Sarah Hunter to Vice President, Claims, succeeding the retiring Meg Kasting.

WCRA announces surplus redistribution, Minnesota insurers and policyholders to receive $600 million

The WCRA has announced a $600 million surplus distribution to its members and insurer policyholders. Approximately $383 million will go to workers’ compensation insurers, $182 million will be distributed to self-insurers, and $35 million will go to policyholders.

SFM leaders receive promotions

SFM recently promoted several of the organization’s leaders to the role of Vice President.

Get to know an SFM loss prevention specialist: Jason Clausen

SFM Loss Prevention Specialist Jason Clausen hopes employers he works with will see him not as a safety inspector, but as a safety champion and business partner.

SFM Foundation featured on KARE 11

SFM Foundation was featured on Kare11's "Communities that Kare" segment, showcasing the impact scholarships have made on families.

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