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California Restaurant Association Chooses EMPLOYERS(R) as its New Provider of Choice for Members' Workers' Compensation Insurance Needs

Friday, November 9, 2007 General News J E 4
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RENO, Nev., Nov. 8 EMPLOYERS(R) (NYSE: EIG), aleading provider of workers' compensation insurance, today announced a newpartnership with the California Restaurant Association (CRA) through which CRAmembers can purchase workers' compensation insurance with a special CRAmembership discount.

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"We are enthusiastic about being the CRA's provider of choice," said HaleJohnston, Pacific Region President for EMPLOYERS. "We have a long track recordof working successfully with the restaurant industry in California and thisnew relationship is going to make it easy and affordable for restaurant ownersto take advantage of our outstanding workers' compensation insurance andservices."

The CRA is the definitive voice for the more than 88,000 eating anddrinking establishments operating in California, more than 22,000 of which areCRA members. With an estimated $54 billion in food and drink sales in 2007,generating $4.5 billion in sales tax per year, restaurants drive both revenueand employment in the state. California restaurants currently represent anestimated 1.4 million jobs, and the National Restaurant Association projectsthat number will increase to 1.6 million by 2017.

"I'm excited about this arrangement because EMPLOYERS is very focused onthe needs of California restaurants," said Jot Condie, CRA President and CEO."EMPLOYERS does the majority of its business in California, where restaurantsare its single largest class of business. Clearly, this makes EMPLOYERS anatural partner for the CRA."

EMPLOYERS works through its network of independent insurance agents tooffer workers' compensation insurance and a suite of added-value services topolicyholders including: claims management, loss control, fraud prevention andmanaged care services. The company also offers excellent customer support,with 24/7 multilingual claims reporting, flexible payment plans and a lowminimum premium of only $500.

"Establishing positive relationships like this, is one way we feel the CRAcan make an impact for our members," said Condie. "We are very happy to haveEMPLOYERS join us in enhancing our industry's potential for success."

EMPLOYERS is headquartered in Reno, Nev., and provides workers'compensation insurance and services to small U.S. businesses in states coastto coast. Find your local EMPLOYERS Sales Executive and workers' compensationinsurance coverage information by visiting http://www.employers.com.

Copyright (C) 2007 EMPLOYERS. All rights reserved. EMPLOYERS and America'ssmall business insurance specialists are registered trademarks of EmployersInsurance Company of Nevada. Workers' compensation insurance and services areoffered through Employers Compensation Insurance Company and EmployersInsurance Company of Nevada. Please contact your local EMPLOYERS SalesExecutive or visit http://www.employers.com for coverage availability.

SOURCE EMPLOYERS
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