Pharmacists Mutual News & Announcements

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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 »


Contact: Lindsay Pilgrim lindsay.pilgram@phmic.comcreate new email; 515-395-7277   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 »


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 »

RM Alert: Hurricane Henri

Tropical Storm Henri is expected to gain strength and become a hurricane by Saturday. If it continues the predicted path, it could make a rare landfall in New York, Rhode Island or Massachusetts by Sunday. Risks of storm surge, wind, and rain impacts in portions of southern New England and eastern Long Island are increasing. Read More »

Congratulations to our 2nd quarter service anniversaries!

Patty Elbert – In 1996, Patty joined Pharmacists Mutual as a Life/Health Account Admin. In 2001 she became a Coverage Advisor. In 2017 she was promoted to Coverage Advisor Manager where she remains today. Patty received the Quality Performance award in 1998 and 2002, the Gung Ho Award in 2010, Multi Line Producer Award in Read More »

RM Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine Errors and Deviations

Case study: A patient presents to the pharmacy for a COVID-19 vaccine. During the intake process, the pharmacist mistakenly pulls the Moderna vaccine for a 16-year-old patient. The error is discovered during the documentation process after the injection was given. What should the pharmacist do? The CDC has an excellent resource for those providing COVID-19 Read More »

RM Alert: Opioid Cases Continued – Suggestions for Pharmacy Owners

Another court ruling involving pharmacists’ duties in the dispensing of opioid prescriptions has been issued. Like the Ohio case referenced in September 2020, the latest ruling involves the idea of Red Flags and pharmacists’ duty to resolve them. Shortly after the Ohio decision, Walmart filed suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Eastern Read More »

RM Alert: Federal Covid-19 Safety Program targets certain industries

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP), which focuses enforcement efforts on industries that have the greatest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus. These are temporary programs, short of issuing an emergency Covid-19 safety standard, which many thought would come after President Biden’s executive order Read More »