Governor Sandoval Proclaims Kids’ Chance Awareness Week November
13-17 to Shed Light on the Seriousness of Workplace Accidents and Raise
Awareness of Scholarship Fund
RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EMPLOYERS®
(NYSE:EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist,®
has signed on as the platinum sponsor of the newly formed non-profit, Kids’
Chance of Nevada, a state chapter of the national organization, Kids’
Chance of America. Kids’ Chance was established to create, assist
and support programs that provide educational opportunities and
scholarships for the children of workers who were disabled or killed in
a workplace accident.
There are approximately 4
million workplace injuries in the United States annually, resulting
in about one million disabling injuries and 5,000 deaths.1 In
Nevada, workplace fatalities increased
by 10 percent from 2014 to 2015.2
“As a leading workers’ compensation insurance carrier with a rich
heritage in Nevada, we understand the catastrophic financial and
emotional toll workplace injuries and fatalities can take on workers and
their families,” said Jim Werbeckes, vice president of government and
regulatory affairs, EMPLOYERS and a board member at Kids’ Chance of
Nevada. “Through our partnership with Kids’ Chance of Nevada, we can
help alleviate these burdens and give kids the resources and
opportunities they need to pursue a higher education. We’re also calling
for others in the Nevada business community to support this important
cause and contribute to the Kids’ Chance of Nevada scholarship fund.”
The national Kids’ Chance of America scholarship fund, Planning
for the Future, is an all-inclusive program designed to take some of
the financial burden of college off of families affected by workplace
injuries. The fund’s goal is to give students the tools they need for
success in the workplace as well as enable them to make a difference in
their own lives as well as the lives of others. Nationally, the
scholarship fund has assisted more than 6,000 students in pursuing their
Kids’ Chance Awareness Week
To bring awareness to the national scholarship fund, Kids’ Chance of
America is celebrating Awareness Week, November 13-17, 2017. Nevada
Governor Brian Sandoval also has proclaimed
it Kids’ Chance Awareness Week.
In celebration, and to introduce the organization to the Nevada business
community and future scholarship recipients, Kids’ Chance of Nevada is
hosting a welcome
mixer at The Martini, 1205 S. Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV on
November 15, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
To learn more about the scholarship fund, to donate or apply for future
scholarships, please visit www.kidschanceofnevada.org.
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 in 36 states and the District of Columbia. 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 Kids’ Chance of Nevada
The mission of Kids’ Chance of Nevada is to provide scholarships to
children of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. Kids’
Chance of Nevada is a state chapter of Kids’ Chance of America, which
collectively has awarded over 6,000 scholarships totaling over $18
million dollars. For more information, visit www.kidschanceofnevada.org.
1 United States Department of Labor, Injury and Illness
Prevention Programs, https://www.osha.gov/dsg/InjuryIllnessPreventionProgramsWhitePaper.html
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fatal Work Injuries in Nevada –
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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial