National Federation of Independent Business and EMPLOYERS(R) Expand Workers’ Compensation Program to Eight Additional States

NFIB members in Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon now eligible for discounted coverage

RENO, Nev., Jul 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced it has extended discounted workers’ compensation coverage benefits to its members in Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon through EMPLOYERS(R), America’s small business insurance specialist(R).

EMPLOYERS offers NFIB members discounted workers’ compensation coverage in 19 states with plans to expand the Program to additional states later this year. NFIB named EMPLOYERS its provider of choice due to the carrier’s focus and expertise as a specialty writer of workers’ compensation insurance for small businesses.

Depending on the state, qualifying NFIB members are eligible to receive either a 5 percent discount or a flat dividend* on workers’ compensation insurance policies with EMPLOYERS, in addition to other discounts or dividends offered by EMPLOYERS. Members can access this valuable benefit through EMPLOYERS-appointed independent agencies.

“In a time when many small businesses continue to face a challenging economy, we’re pleased to offer our members access to discounted workers’ compensation insurance and services from EMPLOYERS,” said Mark Garzone, senior vice president of marketing, NFIB. “With services tailored to the needs of small businesses, EMPLOYERS has a proven track record of providing cost-effective workers’ compensation coverage. A strategic approach to risk management and cost controls is smart business in any economy, and we are confident our current and future small business members will benefit from this relationship.”

“Expanding the NFIB Workers’ Compensation Program to NFIB members in eight additional states is a great milestone and represents EMPLOYERS’ continued focus on meeting the needs of America’s small businesses,” said David Quezada, senior vice president, general manager of strategic partnerships and alliances, EMPLOYERS. “We look forward to our continued strategic relationship with NFIB and to our joint commitment to provide small businesses with cost-effective benefits and services.”

For more information about the NFIB Workers’ Compensation Program and to learn how to begin saving on workers’ compensation costs, NFIB members should call 1-866-563-2759 or visit . Small businesses can also learn how to become an NFIB member by visiting or calling 1-800-634-2669.

*Members who purchase workers’ compensation coverage through the Program shall be eligible to receive a potential flat dividend on their EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation policy in Oregon. Not all members qualify for coverage, and members can be removed from the Program based on claims experience. NFIB membership does not guarantee insurance coverage. Dividends cannot be guaranteed and are declared at the option and sole discretion of EMPLOYERS’ applicable board(s) of directors.

About NFIB

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, representing small businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB member benefits is available at .

About Employers Holdings, Inc.

Employers Holdings, Inc. EIG -1.14% is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance and services focused on select small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates throughout the United States. Insurance is offered by Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, and Employers Assurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found at: .

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SOURCE: Employers Holdings, Inc.

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