EMPLOYERS® Opens Texas Office

Dec. 12, 2006 — RENO, Nev. — Independent insurance agents can now offer specialized help to small businesses seeking workers’ compensation insurance and services in Texas. EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist, has opened an office in Irving, Texas. 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 specializes in competitive pricing for lower-hazard, Main Street-type accounts, and emphasizes the quality of its claims processing and loss prevention services.

Workers’ compensation policies in Texas became available from Employers Compensation Insurance Company in January of this year. Subsequent rate filings and commission rates continue to make EMPLOYERS highly competitive in Texas. Director of Sales Clayton Lee is responsible for all Texas agency relationships, and can be reached at (972) 819-3878, e-mail: clee@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.

Employers Compensation Insurance Company 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: 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.