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EMPLOYERS ®, America’s small business insurance specialist ®, has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. EMPLOYERS made the prestigious list by executing on key technology initiatives designed to provide small business policyholders, appointed agents and employees with innovative operational efficiencies by leveraging new mobile-enabled functionality and embracing cloud-based collaborative technology. “We know that small businesses and independent insurance agents prefer working with tech-savvy insurance providers, which is why leveraging the latest technologies to make doing business with us as easy as possible is a priority at EMPLOYERS,” said Richard Hallman, senior vice president, chief information officer, EMPLOYERS. “From employing cloud-based tools for external collaboration to combining the presentation of customer data through web interfaces, enterprise content analytics and mobile-enabled applications in new ways, we will realize tremendous value. We remain committed to leveraging technology solutions to interact with our policyholders and appointed agents in a dynamic and productive way.” “The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s planned innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.” InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. 2012 winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Deere & Co., Zynga Inc., Vail Resorts Inc. and E. & J. Gallo Winery. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/. About Employers Holdings, Inc. Employers Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Reno, Nevada and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EIG). EMPLOYERS 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 coast to coast. 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: www.employers.com. About InformationWeek Business Technology Network ( http://www.informationweek.com) The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy — IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.