Employers Insurance Group’s Financial Outlook Raised

June 15, 2006 — Insurance rating bureau A.M. Best has raised the financial outlook of Employers Insurance Group’s financial strength rating from “stable” to “positive,” and affirmed the A- (Excellent) rating of the group of workers’ compensation insurance companies.

“The rating for Employers Insurance Group reflects the group’s superior risk-adjusted capitalization, strong operating profitability, conservative reserving history and good market profile,” according to formal notice from A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

According to A.M. Best, the rating action follows improvement in operating performance and capitalization of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada and Employers Compensation Insurance Company, both companies of Employers Insurance Group.

The rating takes into account growth in statutory surplus to $530 million, and Employers Insurance Group’s increased market share. The group of companies includes California’s 8th largest workers’ compensation writer, and the largest writer of workers’ compensation in Nevada, where Employers Insurance Group maintains its corporate headquarters.

Chief Executive Officer Douglas D. Dirks said, “All of us at Employers Insurance Group recognize our strong relationships with producers and our other strategic partners. We will continue our underwriting discipline while serving the many small to medium-sized businesses which appreciate the ease of doing business with our group of companies.”


Best’s Ratings, an overview of the rating process and rating methodologies, and the latest ratings, can be accessed at www.ambest.com.


Contact Information

Media Contact: Lauren Meckstroth, The Abbi Agency
(775) 446-4678 or lauren@theabbiagency.com

Company Contact: Mike Paquette
(775) 327-2562 or mpaquette@employers.com

Investor Relations Contact: Adam Prior, The Equity Group, Inc.
(212) 836-9606 or aprior@equityny.com


About Employers Holdings, Inc.

EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc. Employers Holdings, Inc. 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 operates throughout the United States, with the exception of four states that are served exclusively by their state funds. Insurance is offered through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company. Not all companies do business in all jurisdictions. See employersstage.wpengine.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.