Recently, we’ve made a concerted effort to increase the number of states in which we can cover employees for workers’ comp. 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.
Our core states continue to be Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. We can now also provide coverage for operations in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
The strategy is to make it easier for employers domiciled in our core states to cover employees who may work in other parts of the country.
“By listening to our agency partners, we’ve learned how important it is to make it easy for them to write and retain their multi-state clients,” said Steve Sandilla, SFM’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Operations. “The process of adding new states is far from simple, but we believe it’s worth it to give our agents what they need to serve the needs of their clients.”
Continued expansion is well underway, and new states will be announced as they move through the regulatory and filing process.
“Our rationale in moving forward is not to change SFM’s core footprint, but to expand our capabilities for the policyholders and agents we serve,” Sandilla said. “We’re working hard to eliminate barriers for our agency partners.”
Reach out to your SFM underwriter or visit sfmic.com to learn more about bringing your multi-state clients to the Work Comp Experts.