RENO, Nev. /PRNewswire/ — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has officially named EMPLOYERS®, America’s small business insurance specialist®, its workers’ compensation insurance provider of choice for members in 19 states. Having previously named EMPLOYERS provider of choice for its California and Florida members in 2009 and 2010 respectively, the NFIB now will expand the value-added benefits to members in 17 additional states throughout the course of 2011 and additional states in 2012. NFIB selected EMPLOYERS because of its focus and expertise as a specialty writer of workers’ compensation insurance for small businesses.
Depending on the state, qualifying NFIB members are eligible to receive either a 5 percent discount or a 5 percent flat dividend on workers’ compensation insurance policies with EMPLOYERS and may be eligible for additional discounts or dividends. Members can access this valuable benefit through EMPLOYERS-appointed agencies. This benefit will rollout as follows:
February 25, 2011:
Illinois, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee
Second Quarter 2011:
Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri
Third Quarter 2011:
Minnesota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Iowa, Pennsylvania
Fourth Quarter 2011:
Nevada, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma
“Through this agreement with EMPLOYERS, NFIB will be able to provide our members access to discounted workers’ compensation insurance and value-added services tailored to the needs of small businesses. This is a great benefit that can help already-struggling businesses access more affordable choices,” said Mark Garzone, senior vice president of marketing, NFIB. “EMPLOYERS has a proven track record of providing cost-effective workers’ compensation services to small businesses across the country, and we are confident our current and future small business members will benefit from this relationship.”
“As the innovators and job generators driving economic growth in our country, small businesses face unique challenges,” said David Quezada, senior vice president, general manager of strategic partnerships and alliances, EMPLOYERS. “Just like the NFIB, we are 100 percent focused on meeting the unique needs of small businesses. Together, we are able to create a powerful value proposition for NFIB’s members that delivers a robust service package at a discounted price, enabling small businesses to better compete in any economy.”
For more information about this Program and to learn how to begin saving on workers’ compensation costs, NFIB members should call 1-866-563-2759 or visit www.nfib-employers.com. Small businesses can also learn how to become an NFIB member by visiting www.nfib.com or calling 1-800-634-2669.