EMPLOYERS® Named Software Company of the Year by Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

RENO, Nev.— March 24, 2014 —Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) has recognized EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist®, as its Software Company of the Year.

EMPLOYERS’ senior vice president and chief information officer Richard Hallman will accept the award from Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki at the 2014 NCET Awards Dinner at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on March 27. The awards recognize Greater Reno-Tahoe’s top technology companies and entrepreneurs. Last year, EMPLOYERS was inducted into NCET’s Technology Hall of Fame.

“EMPLOYERS continues to make significant investments in technology-enabled services and processes that create better experiences for its customers and that strengthen its own organization,” said Dave Archer, president and chief executive officer of NCET. “We are excited to honor EMPLOYERS as this year’s NCET Entrepreneurship and Technology Software Company of the Year.”

“Technology initiatives are a central part of our business strategy and they have created significant competitive advantages for EMPLOYERS and our customers,” EMPLOYERS’ Hallman said. “These are organization-wide accomplishments and we’re honored to be recognized for a second year in a row by NCET for the work we’re doing.”

One of the stand-out initiatives EMPLOYERS implemented last year is its industry-first EACCESS® online portal, which streamlines and automates the processes independent insurance agents use to generate insurance quotes and manage their clients’ accounts.

Incorporating the latest web-based and mobile technologies, including AgencyPortal™ software and Oracle WebCenter, EACCESS expedites processes for time-starved insurance agents, along with their customers and prospects. It does this by providing a fully customizable dashboard, claims information, loss run reports, access to marketing materials and a streamlined quoting system. All of these systems are now centralized in a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which enables agents to access the information they need from anywhere on a mobile device.

The EACCESS initiative touched every department within EMPLOYERS and directly involved more than 200 of the company’s 700+ employees. More than a technology roll-out, it became a major driver of new collaborations and internal partnerships that have bolstered EMPLOYERS’ organizational culture.

About Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

NCET is an independent member-supported 501(c)(3) Nevada nonprofit organization that produces business and technology events to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. NCET’s award-winning programs include the NCET Small Business Expo, the NCET Tech Awards, eMonth, and the monthly Tech Wednesday, Tech Bite and Jelly events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships and program revenues, and receives no state or Federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada. More information at www.NCET.org.

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.