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EMPLOYERS' Stephen Festa Named Vice Chair of California Insurance Guarantee Association Board

EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, today announced that Stephen V. Festa, senior vice president and chief claims officer, has been named vice chair to the Board of Governors of the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA), a body that pays the claims of insolvent property and casualty insurance carriers.

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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Employers Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

RENO, Nev. – November 21, 2011 – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) (EMPLOYERS®) today announced insurance rating bureau A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a-" of Employers Insurance Group and its four pooled property/casualty operating subsidiaries.

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EMPLOYERS Launches Enhanced Agent Marketing Toolbox to Simplify Workflows, Improve Ease-of-Doing-Business

EMPLOYERS has launched an enhanced version of its online Agent Marketing Toolbox, providing increased functionality and 24/7 access to workers’ compensation information and customizable marketing materials for independent insurance agents.

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EMPLOYERS Names Zac S. Taylor Vice President of Sales - Western Region

RENO, Nev. – November 7, 2011 – EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, has named Zac Taylor vice president of sales for its western region.

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Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings, Announces Expanded Stock Repurchase Program and Third Quarter Dividend

Employers Holdings, Inc. (“EHI” or the “Company”) (NYSE:EIG) today reported third quarter 2011 net income of $11.8 million or $0.31 per diluted share compared with $10.1 million or $0.25 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of $0.06 per diluted share.

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Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Names EMPLOYERS’® Mark Hogle to Board of Directors

The Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (FWCIGA) has named Mark Hogle, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager for EMPLOYERS’ Eastern Region, to its board of directors. EMPLOYERS (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, is a national workers’ compensation provider exclusively focused on serving the needs of small businesses.

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Employers Occupational Health, Inc. Earns Full URAC Accreditation for Case Management

HENDERSON, Nev. – July 18, 2011 – Employers Occupational Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG), has been granted URAC’s full accreditation for case management. URAC is a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

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Employers Occupational Health, Inc. Receives Honorable Mention from Dorland Health’s Case In Point Platinum Awards for Workers’ Compensation Case Management

Employers Occupational Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG), was awarded an honorable mention for its Controlled Drug Over-Utilization program by Dorland Health through its Case In Point Platinum Awards for Workers’ Compensation Case Management. The honor was announced at the 2nd annual Case In Point Platinum Awards Luncheon, which took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on May 10, 2011, which was held to recognize the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve healthcare.

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Employers Holdings, Inc. to Present at 10th Annual JMP Securities Research Conference

Employers Holdings, Inc. (“EHI” or the “Company”) (NYSE:EIG) is scheduled to present at the Tenth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference to be held in San Francisco on May 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Douglas Dirks, Chief Executive Officer, and Ric Yocke, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to speak.

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Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter Earnings and Announces Second Quarter Dividend

Employers Holdings, Inc. ("EHI" or the "Company") (NYSE:EIG) today reported first quarter 2011 net income of $8.3 million or $0.21 per diluted share compared with $16.1 million or $0.38 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2010, a decrease of $7.8 million or $0.17 per share.

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EMPLOYERS National Poll Reveals Economic Outlook Improving for America’s Small Businesses, Yet Growth Remains a Challenge

Majority of small business decision-makers across the country (69 percent) report business worries keep them up at night; 49 percent say it will be more than six months before they begin hiring again

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Employers Holdings, Inc. to Present at the Sidoti & Company Fifteenth Annual New York Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum

Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) is scheduled to present at the Sidoti Fifteenth Annual New York Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum at The Grand Hyatt in New York City on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Douglas D. Dirks, Chief Executive Officer, and William E. Yocke, Chief Financial Officer of Employers Holdings, Inc., will deliver the company's presentation at approximately 10:00 AM, EDT.

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Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Earnings and Declares First Quarter 2011 Dividend

Employers Holdings, Inc. ("EHI" or the "Company") (NYSE: EIG) today reported fourth quarter net income of $20.1 million or $0.51 per diluted share compared with $11.3 million or $0.26 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009, an increase of $8.9 million in net income or $0.25 per share.

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WCIRB Recognizes EMPLOYERS

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) has recognized Employers Compensation Insurance Company (EMPLOYERS®) for its record of excellent payroll audit performance. EMPLOYERS achieved a test audit error ratio of 6.9 percent as compared to the California statewide average of 13.8 percent in 2010. WCIRB California's designation of excellence exemplifies EMPLOYERS' continuous commitment to operational excellence and best practices across all facets of the organization.

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Small Businesses Prefer to Work with Tech-Savvy Insurance Carriers According to EMPLOYERS National Small Business Poll

The majority of small business decision-makers across the country (53 percent) say it’s important to have business insurance policies with an insurance carrier they consider tech-savvy, according to the Small Business Opinion Poll commissioned by EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist®. However, the national poll also indicates nearly one-third (31 percent) of small business decision-makers don’t consider any insurance companies tech-savvy, revealing a significant opportunity for insurance providers to positively differentiate themselves in the market.

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EMPLOYERS National Poll: Nearly Half of Small Businesses Believe America’s Best Days are Behind It

Nearly half (46 percent) of small businesses believe America’s best days are behind it, according to a recent Small Business Opinion Poll conducted by ORC International, commissioned by EMPLOYERS, America's small business insurance specialist®. Similarly, small businesses share negative feelings about Washington D.C. with 82 percent agreeing federal government should get out of their way and 72 percent agreeing federal taxation, regulation and legislation make it harder for small businesses to hire more employees.

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Gen Y Poised to Fuel Small Business Growth in Next Five Years According to EMPLOYERS National Poll

Nearly half (46 percent) of Generation Y say they plan to start their own business in the next five years, according to a national poll commissioned by EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist®. Amid continuing economic uncertainty, the latest poll affirms that the 18-to-25-year-old Gen Y demographic represents a truly entrepreneurial market segment with eight percent reporting they have already started a business.

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EMPLOYERS' Stephen Festa Named Secretary And Treasure of California Insurance Guarantee Association Board

EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, today announced that Stephen V. Festa, senior vice president and chief claims officer, has been named secretary and treasurer on the Board of Governors of the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA), a state-run body that pays the claims of insolvent property and casualty insurance carriers.

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