Online Quotes. Powered by Blogger.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Allstate’s Strategy and Operating Performance Drive Strong Financial Results

This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2014.


http://ift.tt/1kTXwgC






from Feed http://ift.tt/1lXPYb7

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1lXSxtS

via IFTTT

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Want to save money on gas this summer? Here’s how.

Gas pumpLooking to save money on your next trip to the gas station? With a little help from our friends at GasBuddy.com, you can now search for the cheapest gas prices in your area on geico.com.


Just enter your address and use the interactive map to see the gas stations near you and the current gas prices.


Try it now!


In addition to picking the cheapest gas station, here are some additional ways you can save money by increasing your fuel efficiency on a hot summer day.



  • Opening the windows as soon as you get in the car will help cool it down faster. Then, the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. Parking in the shade helps, too.

  • At low speeds, it’s more fuel-efficient to open your windows. At high speeds, use the A/C because the wind resistance will create more drag.

  • The heat can be unkind to your engine and fuel economy. Make sure your car is properly maintained with a clean air filter, new spark plugs and proper fluid levels.

  • Keep your tires inflated at the PSI recommended for your vehicle.

  • If you’re going on a road trip, don’t use a rooftop cargo box unless absolutely necessary. The wind resistance will drop your MPG’s.

  • Avoid aggressive driving. Frequent and sudden acceleration and braking can lower your mileage by 33 percent, according to fueleconomy.gov.


Have a great summer and stay safe!


Gas prices are provided by GasBuddy.com.






from GEICO Blog http://ift.tt/1tn6k4S

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/X9wH0L

via IFTTT

TD Ameritrade's Headquarters Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Memory of the Month: GEICO, a groundbreaking company

GroundbreakingPlaza


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


On this very day, 57 years ago, GEICO’s founder, Leo Goodwin, sank a shovel into the earth to begin (symbolically, at least) construction of the building that would become GEICO’s new headquarters. With his business steadily growing since Day One in 1937, Goodwin and his management team had determined that the various Washington, D.C., buildings that had housed GEICO’s operations for 20 years would no longer suffice.


No, the company needed some elbow room in which to handle the business of its half a million policyholders, and found it just outside the D.C. line, on a 27.45-acre tract of prime Montgomery County, Md., real estate. There, not long after this photo was shot, construction began on a state-of-the-art 600,000-s.f. office building that would open two years later.


Goodwin would not be involved in many more major decisions about the company. Within a year of this groundbreaking ceremony, Goodwin announced his retirement at age 72. Having made the decision to move his company out of Washington, he and his wife, Lillian, then decided to move themselves away from the Nation’s Capital as well.


But they didn’t stop at one of the adjacent states. They lived out their retirement years in the warmth and sunshine of Florida. And much later, having grown to more than six times the size it was in 1957, GEICO followed its founder to the Sunshine State in 1998, by opening an office in Lakeland.






from GEICO Blog http://ift.tt/1nwzPgN

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1qCD61G

via IFTTT

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance Enters into Reinsurance Agreement with National Indemnity Company

On July 17, 2014, Liberty Mutual Insurance reached a definitive agreement with National Indemnity Company (“NICO”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., on a combined aggregate adverse development cover for substantially all of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s U.S. workers compensation, asbestos and environmental liabilities, attaching at approximately $12.5 billion of combined aggregate reserves with an aggregate limit of $6.5 billion.



from Liberty Mutual Group RSS Feed http://ift.tt/1t9O77P

via IFTTT




from Tumblr http://ift.tt/UddHwg

via IFTTT

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Finalizes Acquisition of Malaysian Insurance Company

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group today announced that its subsidiary, Liberty Seguros, Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. (Liberty Seguros), has acquired Uni.Asia Capital Sdn Bhd’s 68.09% stake in Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad (Uni.Asia General) for approximately $118 million.



from Liberty Mutual Group RSS Feed http://ift.tt/1t4fsbC

via IFTTT




from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1nbidZ2

via IFTTT

Grow with GEICO

GEICO HiringOne of the advantages of working at a large and growing company like GEICO is the many possibilities for growth and success. We’re not the only company that offers such opportunities, but there aren’t many that can compare to us.


GEICO has been the fastest-growing company in our industry for most of this century, and that growth brings opportunities for career advancement. Even for its entry-level associates, GEICO provides the right tools to succeed. Many don’t know that our CEO, Tony Nicely, started at GEICO as an entry-level clerk, and worked his way up to the top job in the company. And his story isn’t unique; you see similar career progressions in more than three-quarters of our management team.


This is a company where hard work, dedication and self-development can get you where you want to be. We encourage our associates to further their educations with tuition reimbursement, and as one’s skills improve, one finds many different jobs to move into, with the support of colleagues.


Here at GEICO, we celebrate each other’s success. This builds a strong community within GEICO and really promotes teamwork. There is always someone willing to help and answer questions. With this type of support and advancement opportunity, there’s no better place to build a great career.


If this sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work, check out the variety of positions for which we’re hiring, all over the country, and apply! If you’ve got what it takes, we’re looking for you!






from GEICO Blog http://ift.tt/1yrGfli

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1jyarYr

via IFTTT

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Heat Means Using Extra Caution When Traveling with Pets

Allstate Insurance Company shares tips on how to protect your pet in the car.

This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

The dog days of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t mean your dog, cat or other animal has to suffer if they travel with you. On an 85 degree day, it takes only ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102° and after a half hour, it can reach 120° – even with the windows left slightly open, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). That could mean if the only option is to leave your pet in the car, they might be safer at home.


As Allstate helps protect your auto, the company also shares some tips below from the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States to help protect your pet from the summer heat in the car.


First, be on the lookout for possible symptoms of overheating in your dog or cat such as:



  • Heavy panting

  • Glazed eyes

  • Rapid breathing or pulse

  • Staggering walk

  • Weakness or unsteadiness

  • Vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue


When breathing suddenly becomes quiet with any of these symptoms, the animal may collapse. An animal affected by heat stroke can die in minutes, but proper care may save its life.


Second, learn a few possible treatment options for overheating before you ever put a pet in the car. For example,



  • Safely and immediately remove the animal from its hot environment, to a safe, shaded area, if possible.

  • Slowly cool the animal by placing it in cool, not cold, water. Reduce body heat gradually. You can place cool, wet towels over the back of the neck, in the armpits, and in the groin area. You may also wet the ear flaps and paws with cool water.

  • If possible, a breeze from the wind or a fan directed to wet areas of the animal’s body will help with cooling.

  • Take the distressed pet to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Treatment for dehydration and other serious problems may be necessary.


Third, don’t be afraid to act. If you see an animal locked in a car on a hot day, you should:



  • Try to locate the owner as quickly as possible. If the car is parked at a store, take down the car’s make, model and license plate number, then ask a store employee to page the owner.

  • If the owner cannot be found quickly, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive.


You can be prepared in advance by gathering the essential telephone numbers and have them on hand. You’ll want to have your local animal control agency’s number and the police department’s non-emergency number so you can quickly report the situation. Keep these numbers in your purse, your car’s glove compartment or programmed into your phone.


In many cities, there are laws against leaving pets in hot cars so look up what your local area laws are so you can help, if needed. The Humane Society reminds us that leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly.


About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


# # #


Contact:


Justin Herndon

Justin.Herndon@allstate.com

727-512-8314






from Feed http://ift.tt/1mRhlqR

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1tMD8FA

via IFTTT

Summer Heat Means Using Extra Caution When Traveling with Pets

Allstate Insurance Company shares tips on how to protect your pet in the car.

This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

The dog days of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t mean your dog, cat or other animal has to suffer if they travel with you. On an 85 degree day, it takes only ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102° and after a half hour, it can reach 120° – even with the windows left slightly open, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). That could mean if the only option is to leave your pet in the car, they might be safer at home.


As Allstate helps protect your auto, the company also shares some tips below from the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States to help protect your pet from the summer heat in the car.


First, be on the lookout for possible symptoms of overheating in your dog or cat such as:



  • Heavy panting

  • Glazed eyes

  • Rapid breathing or pulse

  • Staggering walk

  • Weakness or unsteadiness

  • Vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue


When breathing suddenly becomes quiet with any of these symptoms, the animal may collapse. An animal affected by heat stroke can die in minutes, but proper care may save its life.


Second, learn a few possible treatment options for overheating before you ever put a pet in the car. For example,



  • Safely and immediately remove the animal from its hot environment, to a safe, shaded area, if possible.

  • Slowly cool the animal by placing it in cool, not cold, water. Reduce body heat gradually. You can place cool, wet towels over the back of the neck, in the armpits, and in the groin area. You may also wet the ear flaps and paws with cool water.

  • If possible, a breeze from the wind or a fan directed to wet areas of the animal’s body will help with cooling.

  • Take the distressed pet to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Treatment for dehydration and other serious problems may be necessary.


Third, don’t be afraid to act. If you see an animal locked in a car on a hot day, you should:



  • Try to locate the owner as quickly as possible. If the car is parked at a store, take down the car’s make, model and license plate number, then ask a store employee to page the owner.

  • If the owner cannot be found quickly, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive.


You can be prepared in advance by gathering the essential telephone numbers and have them on hand. You’ll want to have your local animal control agency’s number and the police department’s non-emergency number so you can quickly report the situation. Keep these numbers in your purse, your car’s glove compartment or programmed into your phone.


In many cities, there are laws against leaving pets in hot cars so look up what your local area laws are so you can help, if needed. The Humane Society reminds us that leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly.


About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


# # #


Contact:


Justin Herndon

Justin.Herndon@allstate.com

727-512-8314






from Feed http://ift.tt/1mRhlqR

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1ym4e5n

via IFTTT

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance Unit Enhances Property Operation

To support its strategy of becoming a lead market for large, complex global property risks, Liberty Mutual’s National Accounts Property unit has expanded its divisional structure and added five underwriters.



from Liberty Mutual Group RSS Feed http://ift.tt/1mNDg3K

via IFTTT




from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1mNJd0D

via IFTTT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More than 120,000 Teens Lead Safe Driving Activities During Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Texas’ Dubiski Career High School wins top prize in Act Out Loud contest

This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

Harnessing the power of their peers is what more than 120,000 teens across the country did during this year’s Act Out Loud program to raise awareness around teen safe driving. The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety sponsor the program, now in its seventh year, to encourage teens to talk openly about the No.1 killer of their friends and peers—car crashes. Students at more than 200 schools took on the challenge to design a t-shirt and a poster, and host a rally focused on one of the primary causes of teen crash fatalities: speeding, lack of seat belt use and teen passengers in the car.


Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, was selected as the grand prize-winning school and will be awarded $10,000. It was selected as the winner due to the school-wide participation during a week of teen driving activities and support from the local police department and city officials to help spread the safe driving message.


All participating schools’ rallies were judged based on criteria, including involvement of student body, strength of teen safe driving messages, creativity of activities, and community and school administration involvement.


"Ending the epidemic of teen driving fatalities in our country starts with teens championing this cause with their friends," said Steve Sorenson, executive vice president at Allstate. "This year’s winning school went above and beyond to encourage teens to slow down, buckle up and limit distractions from passengers. Focusing on these three simple things can help save lives and help teens enjoy a safe, fun-filled summer."


Three additional winners from the Act Out Loud contest were also selected to receive $2,000 prizes:



  • Cookeville High School (Cookeville, Tenn.)

  • Red Bay High School (Red Bay, Ala.)

  • Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)


Act Out Loud supports Global Youth Traffic Safety Month® in May. The program engaged an estimated 2.6 million youth from across the country in peer-to-peer education efforts to address the number one cause of death for teens in the U.S. – traffic crashes.

For more information about the contest, visit www.ActOutLoud.org.


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.


About National Organizations for Youth Safety

National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS) is a coalition of national organizations and federal agencies who serve youth and focus on youth safety and health. Through the coalition, NOYS influences more than 80 million young people and their adult advisors. The mission of NOYS is to promote youth empowerment and leadership, and build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and enhance safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth. For more information, visit www.noys.org.






# # #


Contact:


Kyle Donash

kyle.donash@allstate.com

847-402-5600






from Feed http://ift.tt/1n7H5en

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1lU6R5q

via IFTTT

More than 120,000 Teens Lead Safe Driving Activities During Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Texas’ Dubiski Career High School wins top prize in Act Out Loud contest

This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo

Harnessing the power of their peers is what more than 120,000 teens across the country did during this year’s Act Out Loud program to raise awareness around teen safe driving. The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety sponsor the program, now in its seventh year, to encourage teens to talk openly about the No.1 killer of their friends and peers—car crashes. Students at more than 200 schools took on the challenge to design a t-shirt and a poster, and host a rally focused on one of the primary causes of teen crash fatalities: speeding, lack of seat belt use and teen passengers in the car.


Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, was selected as the grand prize-winning school and will be awarded $10,000. It was selected as the winner due to the school-wide participation during a week of teen driving activities and support from the local police department and city officials to help spread the safe driving message.


All participating schools’ rallies were judged based on criteria, including involvement of student body, strength of teen safe driving messages, creativity of activities, and community and school administration involvement.


"Ending the epidemic of teen driving fatalities in our country starts with teens championing this cause with their friends," said Steve Sorenson, executive vice president at Allstate. "This year’s winning school went above and beyond to encourage teens to slow down, buckle up and limit distractions from passengers. Focusing on these three simple things can help save lives and help teens enjoy a safe, fun-filled summer."


Three additional winners from the Act Out Loud contest were also selected to receive $2,000 prizes:



  • Cookeville High School (Cookeville, Tenn.)

  • Red Bay High School (Red Bay, Ala.)

  • Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)


Act Out Loud supports Global Youth Traffic Safety Month® in May. The program engaged an estimated 2.6 million youth from across the country in peer-to-peer education efforts to address the number one cause of death for teens in the U.S. – traffic crashes.

For more information about the contest, visit www.ActOutLoud.org.


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.


About National Organizations for Youth Safety

National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS) is a coalition of national organizations and federal agencies who serve youth and focus on youth safety and health. Through the coalition, NOYS influences more than 80 million young people and their adult advisors. The mission of NOYS is to promote youth empowerment and leadership, and build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and enhance safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth. For more information, visit www.noys.org.






# # #


Contact:


Kyle Donash

kyle.donash@allstate.com

847-402-5600






from Feed http://ift.tt/1n7H5en

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1lU6Sq8

via IFTTT

Allstate to Discuss Second Quarter 2014 Earnings With Investors

This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, July 31 to discuss second quarter 2014 earnings. The company will issue a news release announcing quarterly results at or after 4:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 30.


Allstate intends to publish its investor supplement on its website shortly after issuing its earnings announcement. In addition, Allstate will file its quarterly Form 10-Q and its supplement with the SEC that afternoon. This quarter, Allstate also will publish a reinsurance update on its website. 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.


To receive email alerts about Allstate, you can enroll your email address by visiting the “Email Alerts” section of http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. In addition, you may enroll to automatically receive email alerts when news releases are posted to the Allstate Newsroom by clicking the “follow us” button at http://ift.tt/KyeJOP.


The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services in the United States and Canada.


Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.


# # #


Contact:


Maryellen Thielen

(847) 402-5600






from Feed http://ift.tt/1n7H228

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/VY0Vnl

via IFTTT

TD Ameritrade to Host Earnings Conference Call

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Umbrella Can Protect What Matters to You Most

Allstate Explains How Consumers Can Benefit From a Personal Umbrella Policy

This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo

Although this umbrella won’t necessarily keep you dry, the financial benefits of protecting assets with a personal umbrella policy in the case of a large liability incident can give consumers peace of mind.


A personal umbrella policy, or PUP, not only offers added liability protection in the case of an auto accident it can also offer added coverage if you unintentionally cause property damage or bodily injuries. A PUP provides reimbursement for attorney costs, lost wages and even covers your liability while using high-risk vehicles such as ATVs, boats and snowmobiles.


"A PUP can provide coverage in situations where your personal assets would be at stake if existing insurance coverage doesn’t cover the cost of an accident," said Sandy Smith, Allstate line manager. "Liability cases have PUP potential."


A personal umbrella policy is optional and it can protect personal assets as long as the underlying homeowners or auto policy meets the minimum required coverage limits. Typically, a personal umbrella policy is available in million-dollar increments from $1 million to $5 million.


Here are a few situations where having a PUP can make good financial sense:


Teenage Driver

Yikes, your child is now legal to drive and your teenager causes an accident with injuries to the other driver that go beyond your auto policy coverage limits.


Summer Barbecues

If an accident happens to someone on your property at a summer barbecue for example, a PUP can provide additional coverage over the existing homeowners policy to pay for medical expenses due to bodily injury or even property damage.


International Travel

PUP coverage can provide peace of mind if you rent a boat or car while on vacation in some international countries and have an accident that causes damage that goes beyond your coverage limits.


An Allstate agent can help explain more about why a personal umbrella policy may be a good choice.


The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


# # #


Contact:


Chris Bauer

(847) 402-5600

chris.bauer@allstate.com






from Feed http://ift.tt/1qynE5K

via IFTTT

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/Vdt0pQ

via IFTTT