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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 »

RM ALERT: VACCINE MANDATES

November 4, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine. The standard covers employers with 100 or more employees. Covered employers must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to Read More »

Congratulations to our 3rd quarter service anniversaries!

30 Years Joanne Eden – Joanne joined Pharmacists Mutual in 1991 as a Rating Clerk. She has served as an All Lines Rating Programmer, Data Quality Coordinator, Sr. Data Analyst, and in 2020 became Sr. Applications System Analyst, where she remains today. She received the Quality Performance award in 2001, 2003, and 2009, the Extra Read More »

RM Alert: Vaccine Mix-Ups

Did you know that pharmacies have provided more than 141 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines across the country as of early October? Last year, 48 million flu vaccines were given at pharmacies. As we continue to battle through the pandemic and this year’s flu season, it is important to be vigilant when providing multiple vaccines. Read More »

PHARMACISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION PLAN

Contact: Lindsay Pilgrim lindsay.pilgram@phmic.comcreate new email; 515-395-7277 www.phmic.com   Algona, IA – Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Group announced that its Board of Directors has approved several changes to evolve the company’s senior leadership structure. These changes provide the strategic vision and leadership to usher in our company’s next phase of growth. Under the new structure, company veteran Shirley Read More »

THE DES MOINES REGISTER NAMES PHARMACISTS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY A WINNER OF THE IOWA TOP WORKPLACES 2021 AWARD

Algona, IA – Pharmacists Mutual has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Iowa Top Workplaces for the fifth consecutive year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to Read More »

RM Alert: Tropical Storm Ida

Tropical Storm Ida is currently in the Caribbean and expected to gain strength and become a hurricane this weekend. If it continues the predicted path, upper Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle could have impact. As with any storm, the predicted path is subject to change, we urge you to monitor weather information Read More »