EMPLOYERS® Partners With Intego Insurance Services to Ease Workers Compensation Insurance and Payroll Processes for U.S. Small Businesses

RENO, Nev. — Oct. 31 — EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, today announced a new partnership with Intego Insurance Services. Intego is a distributor of payroll deduction workers’ compensation insurance products from the nation’s best insurance companies. The new partnership will allow EMPLOYERS and Intego to ease paperwork and cash flow burdens small businesses face as they cope with insurance payments and payrolls.

The new partnership will allow small businesses to benefit from both the workers’ compensation insurance expertise of EMPLOYERS and Intego’s integrated payroll solution, SMARTCOMP(SM). Beginning December 1, these integrated services will be available to small businesses in Texas, Florida and Illinois. In 2008, both EMPLOYERS and Intego will continue to look for ways to expand their partnership.

The new partnership will take the guesswork out of workers’ compensation insurance premiums, which are often calculated based on fluctuating payrolls. Through the EMPLOYERS/Intego partnership, policyholders can have payments automatically deducted during scheduled payroll runs through their regular payroll providers. This simplified process can increase policyholders’ease of doing business, avoid year-end audit surprises, and help small businesses run smoother and more profitably.

David Quezada, President, EMPLOYERS Strategic Markets Region, said the company’s partnership with Intego presents the opportunity for small businesses to benefit from both the insurance expertise of EMPLOYERS, and from advanced payroll technology available through Intego. “This partnership presents an unsurpassed opportunity for EMPLOYERS to benefit from both a highly sophisticated, efficient platform, and from the positive impact this technology will offer to small businesses in Texas, Florida and Illinois,” he said.

Intego CEO Robert McBurney agreed, saying, “Our partnership in these three growth states will allow us to work with payroll service providers to take the guesswork out of premium development and payroll processes. The Intego SMARTCOMP program will bolster both EMPLOYERS and our own ability to serve small businesses by easing their paperwork and providing them with a consistent payment strategy.”


Intego is a full-service retail insurance agency headquartered in Boston, Mass., with additional offices in Farmington, Connecticut. Its SMARTCOMP Web site is at smartcomponline.com.


Contact Information

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.