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Employers Occupational Health, Inc. Receives URAC Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation

Friday, October 23, 2009 General News J E 4
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HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Employers Occupational Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG), announced today that it has been awarded Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Workers' Compensation Utilization Management standards require companies to address the unique characteristics of workers' compensation utilization management and ensure quality oversight for this fast-growing area of managed care.

"Employers Occupational Health is honored to receive Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC," said Mary Lushina, Senior Vice President of Employers Occupational Health, Inc. "We are very pleased to be recognized in the industry for providing outstanding services.  This distinction also underscores the quality of our work with customers, patients, clients, payors and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards for workers' compensation utilization management services."

"By applying for and receiving URAC Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation, Employers Occupational Health has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."

URAC's Workers' Compensation Utilization Management Accreditation standards address approaches to ensuring appropriate patient protections have been established, such as policies for confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, dispute resolution and other issues. The standards cover staff structure and qualifications, quality improvement, information management, oversight of delegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the workers' compensation utilization management process.

About Employers Holdings, Inc.

Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) 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, through its subsidiaries, operates throughout the United States. Insurance is offered by Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, and Employers Assurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found at: http://www.employers.com.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, non-profit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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SOURCE Employers Holdings, Inc.

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