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Monday, March 31, 2014

Allstate to Discuss First Quarter 2014 Earnings With Investors

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, May 7 to discuss first quarter 2014 earnings. The company will issue a news release announcing quarterly results at or after 4:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 6. Shortly thereafter, the company plans to post supplementary financial and statistical information online and file its quarterly Form 10-Q. These materials will be available on Allstate’s website at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.


The investor webcast also can be accessed at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. For those unable to participate in the live event, a webcast replay and downloadable MP3 file will be posted on the company’s website shortly after the event ends.


The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, http://ift.tt/KyeMtQ and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.”


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Contact:


Maryellen Thielen

(847) 402-5600






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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Amazing #Lamborghini



Amazing #Lamborghini

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Allstate Foundation Supports Washington Mudslide Recovery Efforts

Allstate Foundation to Donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Snohomish County

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Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a donation of $10,000 to The American Red Cross of Snohomish County to support recovery efforts in the recent Oso mudslide. Allstate agents and employees will also be working to raise funds and collect donation items in their local Washington offices.


"Allstate and The Allstate Foundation would like to thank The American Red Cross of Snohomish County for their efforts in supporting individuals and the greater community affected by the mudslide here in Washington," stated Brian Walsh, field senior vice president of Allstate’s Northwest Region. "They are first on the scene after disaster strikes and it is important that companies, like Allstate, recognize the resources and efforts of The Red Cross and support them as they help the community recover."


In addition to support from The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees and agency owners across Washington are engaging in fundraising efforts to support area food banks in need of help replenishing the food available for the local community.


Allstate’s presence in Washington is anchored by more than 300 employees and hundreds of agency owners who help protect its customers from life’s uncertainties.


Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have a strong philanthropic presence in Washington centered on investments in teen safe driving, financial empowerment for domestic violence survivors and building safe and vital communities. In 2013, more than $300,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations across Allstate’s Northwest Territory. Allstate agency owners are central to this charitable commitment and volunteer at numerous nonprofits throughout the region.


About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit http://ift.tt/QoU2bQ.


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Frank Clouser

425-489-5238






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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Memory of the Month: Racks of records

TapeLibraryEach month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.


This mid-1970s photo shows how GEICO stored policy records and other company information as it moved into the computer age. These IBM 3420 tape drives held about 120 megabytes of data. But converting from paper files to this type of data storage was a lengthy process; when I started at GEICO in 1984, we still had large areas of the headquarters building devoted to racks of policy papers in folders, in addition to racks of these storage tapes.


And it would be many years after that before these types of tapes went completely out of use – in 2004, to be exact. We still use tape storage, but our preferred tape these days is the 3592 JA, each one of which holds 1.5 terabytes of data. It would take 12,500 of the 3420 tapes seen here to store as much information as one of the 3592s! We still need shelf space for the 3592 tapes, but a whole lot less of it than we used to need.


Here’s another way to look at how far we’ve come: When I showed this photo to my pal Bob, who has worked in IT here for many moons, he said, “My cell phone has more storage than one of these magnetic data storage tapes.”


Data storage is just one example of the amazing technological progress we’ve seen over the last 40 years. Come to think of it, cell phones are another. Can you think of others? Share them in the comments.






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Teaching the Next Generation to Invest; TD Ameritrade U Program Bridges the Gap Between Academia and Reality

Friday, March 21, 2014

From mail room to regional vice president

By David Smith, guest blogger, corporate communications


George Rogers 2 mdGEICO was a magnet for a young George Rogers. The eager Bethesda, Md., native grew up just two miles from the corporate office, and he began sorting mail and hustling policy files as a part-time associate in 1969, while he was still in high school.


Rogers later moved into a full-time claims examiner job after starting college and was quick to embrace the company’s culture and its great potential. “I grew up wanting to be an oceanographer, but I realized early on that I was with a great company and loved the people I worked with.”


He never turned down an opportunity to learn, grow and share his experience. From regional liability director to assistant vice president for claims in Macon in 1993, he rose to become GEICO’s chief claims officer in 1997. Next came the regional vice presidency in Dallas in 2000, then Lakeland in 2002. He was elected to GEICO’s board of directors in 1997.


“My career advice,” Rogers said, “is to excel at every job opportunity you are given; maintain the attitude, drive and desire that others envy; and always continue to self-develop through both formal and experiential learning opportunities.”


In claims, he developed his analytical, decision-making and customer-service skills. As a systems manager, his planning and project-management talents were sharpened. ”From all my time in management, at every level and up through this day,” he said, “I have been blessed to be around great associates and GEICO leaders from whom I have learned so very much.”






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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GEICO receives a ‘key to the city’ of Macon for United Way fundraising

United Way Macon 2013By Marvel Burgess, guest blogger, community relations


For 10 years, GEICO’s regional office in Macon, Ga., has been United Way of Central Georgia’s top contributor. The organization uses the money it raises to fund 31 partner agencies that serve more than 100,000 people in the community.


But last year, we outdid ourselves, raising more than $1 million for United Way of Central Georgia – we’re the first company ever to reach that mark!


“This accomplishment speaks volumes about the relationship between GEICO and the Macon community,” said Rhett Rayburn, GEICO’s Southeastern regional vice president. “This is an amazing milestone that we have met and I am so proud of all our associates.”


In February, the Macon, Ga., office hosted a celebration with United Way, where Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert attended and read a proclamation announcing Feb. 19 as GEICO Appreciation Day. He also presented GEICO with a key to the city.


Scott Markel, regional vice president of GEICO’s Midwest operations, expressed his appreciation and said, “We are grateful and honored to accept a key to the City of Macon. I’m personally proud that our associates are able to give back to a community that has been so important to us for so many wonderful years.”


As Macon’s regional community relations coordinator and a former United Way volunteer, I have toured the organizations that United Way serves and have met many of those who find assistance through their programs. Knowing that there are children right around the corner from us sleeping in a shelter makes you want to help, and the numbers of the needy are so great.






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New Study Finds Teens Have Risky Definitions of “Safe Driving”

Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD report a sharp disconnect between teens’ acknowledgment of dangerous driving behaviors and their actions behind the wheel



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TD Ameritrade Helps Investors Take Control of Their Retirement with Investor Education Day

TD Ameritrade Awarded Highest Rating of 4 ½ Stars; Named Best for Novices and Long-Term Investing

Friday, March 14, 2014

Safety Tips for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patricks Day inforgraphicSt. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year, but the green beer will start flowing this weekend. If you’re planning to turn Irish for a day (or longer), you’ll want to plan for the safety of yourself and others first.


Here are some tips to ensure that you’re not relying on luck to have a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day whether it’s at home or out on the town.


If you are hosting a party:



  • Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.

  • Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange alternate transportation.

  • Serve lots of food and include lots of non-alcoholic beverages at the party.

  • Stop serving alcohol some time before the end of the party and begin serving coffee and dessert.


If you’re going out, there are plenty of alternatives to driving. Take public transportation, or designate a driver who’ll stay sober and see to it that everyone in your party gets home safely.


In the Washington, D.C., area, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program sponsors SoberRide; you just call 800-200-TAXI (8294) and you can get a cab ride worth up to $30 for free. Most major metropolitan areas offer similar services. Or maybe you should just stay where you are; Hotel Tonight is a great app for finding a discounted hotel nearby.


You can see more tips at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.






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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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