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RM Alert: Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness   A storm system has developed southwest of Florida.  Alex is expected to develop to tropical storm intensity before approaching land.   As Alex is the first storm of the season, Pharmacists Mutual wants to remind everyone to be vigilant regarding predicted storms, both path and intensity. While your insurance policy may provide Read More »

New Mexico OSI Issues Emergency Order Amid Wildfires

Alert – Members in New Mexico   The New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) issued an emergency order effective immediately in response to the recent wildfires in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Valencia counties. This order will expire on September 30, 2022, or when the governor rescinds her executive orders for Read More »

2022 Annual Meeting Notice

As a member of Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, you are invited to the annual meeting on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m CDT. The meeting will be held virtually and at the home office at 808 Highway 18 West in Algona, Iowa. If you are interested in attending the virtual meeting, please register at Read More »

2021 Annual Report

Click here to read Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company’s 2021 Annual Report.

Nurse Convicted in Medication Error Case

While health care professionals do not commonly face criminal charges for cases of negligence, the following cases show the possibility exists. For example, a nurse in Tennessee was recently convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide as a result of a medication error.  The nurse intended to withdraw Versed® from a Read More »

RM Alert: Steps to Take to Protect Against a Cyberattack

Malicious attacks on your business can cripple operations. With the recent tensions in the Russia-Ukraine crisis, those crippling effects are closer than you think. At Pharmacists Mutual, we take government warnings seriously and aim to circumvent any malicious attacks upon our members. Federal cybersecurity professionals have issued warnings to American businesses that we should all Read More »

RM Alert: COVID-19 Reporting Reminder for California Members – SB 1159

This is a reminder that SB 1159 as signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom remains in effect. One of your responsibilities under this law is the mandatory reporting responsibility of COVID-19 data by employers to their Claims Administrator. Employers must report the following four items: Any employee who has tested positive whether work-related or not Read More »

RM Alert: Flash Mob Robberies

“Flash Mob” thefts are increasing in frequency at retail locations. Recently a new form of burglary/robbery has been playing out at retail stores in several areas across the country. This new form of burglary involves several individuals conducting the crime as a coordinated group, storming a retailer, and moving quickly to take as many items Read More »

RM Alert: Cyber Security

On Friday, December 10, the IT world discovered a substantial cyber security exploit that impacts nearly every company in the country regardless of size. The technical name is called Apache Log4j. It is essentially a door that is easy to open, allowing the cybercriminal to take full control of your systems. Your systems’ vendors are Read More »

RM Alert: REMS

What is a REMS? The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave the FDA authority to require a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) from manufacturers. This strategy would ensure the benefits of certain drugs or biological products with serious safety concerns would help outweigh the risks. REMS are designed to reinforce medication Read More »