Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Opens Satellite Office in Western Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2010, 16:00 ET from Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc.

LANCASTER, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIHI) announced today it has established a satellite office in western Pennsylvania in support of its subsidiary Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (EAIG), a domestic casualty insurance group specializing in workers' compensation insurance.

"EAIG's new satellite office will allow us to better serve and further expand on our already significant client base in the western Pennsylvania territory," said Bruce Eckert, Chief Executive Officer of EIHI.

The Wexford, Pennsylvania site is a satellite location of EAIG's Lancaster-based Mid-Atlantic regional office, and is staffed with marketing, underwriting, claims and risk management professionals. EAIG provides a complete line of workers' compensation products and services, as well as its exclusive ParallelPay® "pay-as-you-go" premium payment option.

Founded in 1997, EAIG has become one of the top ten providers of workers' compensation insurance in Pennsylvania, writing casualty insurance products in the state through subsidiaries Eastern Alliance Insurance Company, Allied Eastern Indemnity Company, and Eastern Advantage Assurance Company.

In addition to the Lancaster and Wexford offices, EAIG has a Southeast regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina and recently opened a satellite office in Tennessee. EAIG also has a Midwest regional office in Indianapolis, Indiana. EAIG distributes its products and services through independent insurance agencies.

EIHI operates through its subsidiaries a domestic casualty insurance group specializing in workers' compensation, a third-party claims administration company and a specialty reinsurance company. EIHI's Web address is www.eihi.com. EAIG's Web address is www.eains.com.

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SOURCE Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc.



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