EMPLOYERS® Opens Arizona Office

Dec. 12, 2006 — RENO, Nev. — Independent insurance agents can now offer specialized help to small businesses seeking workers’ compensation insurance and services in Arizona. EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist, has opened an office in Phoenix. By offering competitive commissions, and highly-automated services, EMPLOYERS provides independent agents the tools they need to grow their business by servicing clients often considered too small to be handled profitably. EMPLOYERS, offering insurance in Arizona through Employers Compensation Insurance Company (ECIC), specializes in competitive pricing for lower-hazard, Main Street-type accounts, and emphasizes the quality of its claims processing and loss prevention services.

The Arizona Department of Insurance approved the filing by ECIC for a 15% rate deviation, allowing the company to provide a competitive advantage to agents and a cost savings for insureds. Independent agencies interested in learning more about competitive commissions available to appointed producers can contact Director of Sales Robert Cano at (602) 912-5734, e-mail: rcano@eig.com.

EMPLOYERS focuses on workers’ compensation insurance and services for America’s small businesses. Our goal is to understand and then meet the needs of independent, entrepreneurial companies. With roots stretching back to 1913, EMPLOYERS has been around longer than just about anyone. EMPLOYERS has the experience, financial stability, knowledge and resources to provide the coverage and specialized services America’s small businesses need.

ECIC is rated A– (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about EMPLOYERS. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future results and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business of EMPLOYERS and its subsidiaries.

Contact Information

Media Contact: Diana Zunini
(775) 379-4524 or dzunini@employers.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 www.employers.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.