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Friday, November 28, 2014

‘I was born a Ramblin’ Man …’

RambleRamaOK, maybe I wasn’t born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus, rollin’ down Highway 41, like it says in the Allman Brothers’ song, but I did spend chunks of my “formative years” in the back seat and “way-back” of my parents’ Rambler Ambassador station wagon. The one you see here was an earlier version of the trusty family vehicle in which I was often a passenger, and later a driver.


The scene depicted here – I’m guessing it’s from the late 1960s – is an example of GEICO’s fondness for partnering with local businesses and charities to build community. This display of the latest Rambler models gave a local dealership a chance to show off its wares for hundreds of potential customers to see as they entered or exited the corporate headquarters.


The Allman Brothers just retired, and Rambler went out of business years ago, but that patio at our headquarters is still there, and is often used for warm-weather cookouts and other special events. And our penchant for giving local organizations opportunities to visit us and market their products or recruit volunteers remains as well. Helping local businesses and charities thrive AND offering our associates convenient, on-site access to them – that’s a winning proposition for all concerned.


What cars – or songs – remind you of your youth? Tell us in the comments.






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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday

Holiday shoppers can use Parking Reminder feature to find their car as well as Gas Finder to get the lowest price for gas before a Thanksgiving road trip

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There could be a few less worries this holiday season as Black Friday shoppers use a new Parking Reminder tool in the Allstate Mobile app to find their parked car after some holiday shopping. The free Parking Reminder feature can be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobilesm app and is available to anyone countrywide – with or without an Allstate policy.


When someone parks their car and presses the ‘Park Here’ button, the app drops a pin at that exact location and after ringing up the holiday deals while shopping, someone can tap the ‘Find Car’ button and the app shows precisely where the car was parked on a map so shoppers can easily walk straight to their vehicle. The app also shows the distance to the parked car. Plus, if a friend or family member needs to run back to the car while shopping, the app allows you to text or email the location of the parked car to someone else.


With Parking Reminder, drivers can also start a timer within the app when they leave their car to help them remember how much time they have left on a paid meter.


"The holidays are a wonderful time, but can create stress for many people," says Allstate’s Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "These new benefits within Allstate Mobile are little conveniences that help consumers everywhere bring out the good in their holiday shopping season and throughout the year."


The new feature inside the Allstate Mobile app has uses beyond Black Friday shopping, too. For holiday air travelers, Parking Reminder can be used to find their car in an airport’s long-term parking lot.


And, if the holiday season means a road trip, the Allstate Mobile app has an answer for finding the least expensive gas in the area. Allstate Mobile has a Gas Finder tool, powered by GasBuddy, which allows drivers to find the best price for gasoline near their location. This added convenience can also be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile app.


Parking Reminder and Gas Finder are new additions to the Allstate Mobile app, which also allows customers to pay their bill, access policy and agent information on-the-go, request Roadside assistance, or use tools like QuickFoto Claim® in the event they’re involved in an accident.


The Allstate Mobile app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information about all of the company’s available mobile tools, please visit: http://ift.tt/1ygVRsT.


About Allstate Corporation

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 the web 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®.” In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Justin.Herndon@allstate.com

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Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday

Holiday shoppers can use Parking Reminder feature to find their car as well as Gas Finder to get the lowest price for gas before a Thanksgiving road trip

This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

There could be a few less worries this holiday season as Black Friday shoppers use a new Parking Reminder tool in the Allstate Mobile app to find their parked car after some holiday shopping. The free Parking Reminder feature can be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobilesm app and is available to anyone countrywide – with or without an Allstate policy.


When someone parks their car and presses the ‘Park Here’ button, the app drops a pin at that exact location and after ringing up the holiday deals while shopping, someone can tap the ‘Find Car’ button and the app shows precisely where the car was parked on a map so shoppers can easily walk straight to their vehicle. The app also shows the distance to the parked car. Plus, if a friend or family member needs to run back to the car while shopping, the app allows you to text or email the location of the parked car to someone else.


With Parking Reminder, drivers can also start a timer within the app when they leave their car to help them remember how much time they have left on a paid meter.


"The holidays are a wonderful time, but can create stress for many people," says Allstate’s Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "These new benefits within Allstate Mobile are little conveniences that help consumers everywhere bring out the good in their holiday shopping season and throughout the year."


The new feature inside the Allstate Mobile app has uses beyond Black Friday shopping, too. For holiday air travelers, Parking Reminder can be used to find their car in an airport’s long-term parking lot.


And, if the holiday season means a road trip, the Allstate Mobile app has an answer for finding the least expensive gas in the area. Allstate Mobile has a Gas Finder tool, powered by GasBuddy, which allows drivers to find the best price for gasoline near their location. This added convenience can also be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile app.


Parking Reminder and Gas Finder are new additions to the Allstate Mobile app, which also allows customers to pay their bill, access policy and agent information on-the-go, request Roadside assistance, or use tools like QuickFoto Claim® in the event they’re involved in an accident.


The Allstate Mobile app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information about all of the company’s available mobile tools, please visit: http://ift.tt/1ygVRsT.


About Allstate Corporation

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 the web 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®.” In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Justin Herndon

Justin.Herndon@allstate.com

727-512-8314






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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance Introduces Cyber Coverages for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Liberty Mutual Insurance is now offering flexible cyber coverages on its commercial package products and monoline general liability policies for small to mid-sized businesses.



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Pushin’ it with Salt-N-Pepa

What do you do with a lawnmower or a blocking sled? Well, you push it. If you’re Salt-N-Pepa, you tell people to push it real good. And if you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, you switch to GEICO. It’s what you do!


Check out the second spot in GEICO’s “It’s What You Do” campaign below:



If you have this stuck in your head all day, you won’t be alone!






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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Allstate to Present at Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 9. The conference is being held at the Conrad New York Hotel in New York.


A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. For those unable to hear the live event, a replay will be posted on the investor relations and executive speeches sections of the company’s website shortly after the presentation ends.


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.


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


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One in Four Employed Americans Required to Work over the Holidays, Finds Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll

American workers show enthusiasm for workplace and employers, but concern around pay, benefits and the impact of technology.

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Approximately one quarter of the American workforce will be required to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Despite this, American workers express not only satisfaction in their own work, but also pride in the role their employers play in communities. These are among the key findings of the 21st Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, which surveyed Americans’ attitudes toward their jobs and, employers and the encroachment of the workplace into other facets of life.


The latest edition of the Heartland Monitor shows that American workers think very highly of their employers, with 82 percent of poll respondents saying they believe that their employer makes a positive impact on the community and 87 percent of workers saying they would recommend their place of employment to others. Ninety percent of workers polled are proud to tell people about their employer, and 88 percent believe in their employer’s mission and purpose. Likewise, working Americans are highly satisfied with their jobs: 93 percent said they are satisfied and 54 percent said they are very satisfied. Interestingly, among those who currently work somewhere with 10 or fewer employees, 69 percent say they are very satisfied with their job, surpassing those in 11-100 employee jobs (52 percent), 101-2,500 employee jobs (49 percent), and 2,501+ employee jobs (50 percent).


"Companies that do good in their communities are highly regarded by the people who make it possible – their employees," said Harriet Harty, senior vice president of human resources at Allstate. "As a company made up of thousands of small, locally-owned businesses, Allstate knows first-hand that involvement in the communities we serve is incredibly meaningful to both employees and our customers."


Despite Americans’ positive feelings toward their work and employers, family still comes first for the vast majority of people. By more than a three-to-one margin, Americans say they “work to live” (76 percent) rather than “live to work” (22 percent). If given the choice, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose “more flexibility and shorter hours…but less pay” while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose “more pay…but less flexibility and longer hours.” Millennials, and to a lesser extent, Gen X’ers, placed higher emphasis on flexibility from their employer, more so than workers from the Baby Boomer generation. When asked about the importance of flexible work hours, 77 percent of employed Millennials polled said they think it is important to have “the flexibility to work at different hours,” compared to 64 percent of Gen X’ers and 60 percent of Boomers. This compared to 67 percent for all workers.


"Like other results already released from the poll, these assessments of workplace satisfaction find Americans convinced that their own lives are generally moving in the right direction, even if the country is not," said Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. "And yet, like the earlier soundings, these findings also capture the strain many Americans feel trying to both provide for, and participate in, their family in an age of slow or nonexistent wage growth."


The findings aren’t all positive, and in some areas real dissatisfaction exists: just under half (45 percent) of the American workforce say there’s at least some chance they will work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. More than half (55 percent) of these workers say it won’t be by their own choice. Ultimately, one-in-four (25 percent) American workers will be required to work on one of these major holidays.


Further, only 31 percent of employed respondents say they’re very satisfied with their pay, a sharp drop from the 54 percent who say they’re very satisfied overall with their job. Likewise, just 43 percent of employed respondents, are very satisfied with the benefits, 45 percent with the amount of paid vacation and sick leave offered, and 38 percent with opportunities for advancement.


Among the key findings in The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI:


Employee Satisfaction and Pride


Overall, Americans share a high degree of satisfaction with their jobs, believe they are successful, and think favorably about their employer.



  • Among working Americans, those most satisfied in their work include business owners (68 percent very satisfied), and those at the executive level (64 percent).

  • Working Americans are nearly universal (98 percent) in their belief that they are successful in their job, with two-in-three (63 percent) seeing themselves as very successful. When determining what it means to be successful, more than half (55 percent) of American workers are likely to point to softer indicators like “making a positive impact” (31 percent) or “doing what you like” (24 percent) over more concrete measures like “a good work-life balance” (14 percent), pay (9 percent), receiving recognition (7 percent), and having authority (2 percent).


Sacrifices for Work


For many Americans, the days of a nine-to-five job with time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave are over. Despite overall satisfaction and pride in their jobs, Americans report making significant personal sacrifices to make ends meet while balancing work responsibilities with family commitments. Amid these pressures from work, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time in their employer and would sacrifice pay to have a job that offered more flexibility.



  • Just over half (53 percent) of American workers now hold a traditional Monday through Friday nine-to-five job while 47 percent say they usually work nights, weekends, or some combination of schedules.

  • Those with and without 9am to 5pm schedules expressed similar dissatisfaction with their pay (only 31 and 32 percent very satisfied, respectively). But those working outside the 9am to 5pm track were much less likely than conventional nine-to-fiver’s to say they were very satisfied with their required hours at work (just 42 percent vs. 64 percent) or their ability to balance work and home (40 percent vs. 54 percent). Those outside the 9am to 5pm world were also somewhat less likely to report satisfaction with their access to paid vacation and sick leave.

  • Work has increasingly impacted Americans’ personal time: 81 percent of American workers say they are required to be in contact outside of working hours, with 41 percent saying they’re required to be in contact frequently. More than half (56 percent) of American workers checked email or otherwise checked in with work on their last vacation.

  • With these challenges, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time, and most say they would choose a job with less pay to obtain that. If given the choice between jobs based on the balance between work and personal/family time, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose “more flexibility and shorter hours…but less pay” while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose “more pay…but less flexibility and longer hours.


Survey Methodology

Since April 2009, the Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Polls have explored Americans’ personal financial experiences, their views on the financial system, and their opinion of how the federal government’s budget situation impacts their personal finances. The most recent Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll was conducted by FTI Consulting, from October 22–26, 2014, among N=1,000 American adults age 18+, with 500 reached via landline and 500 reached via cell phone. The margin of error for the N=1,000 telephone sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.


About Allstate Corporation

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®.” In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


About National Journal

National Journal is regarded as the most credible and influential publication in Washington, providing more than 3 million influentials in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work. Fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan, National Journal has a four-decade history of serving leaders in Washington—and around the country—with trustworthy, in-depth analysis on legislation, politics, and the structural trends shaping America.


About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at http://ift.tt/1cZG6dT.


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Media Contacts:

Jeff Cartwright

National Journal

Jeff@nationaljournal.com

(202) 266-7405


Matthew Clark

FTI Consulting

Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com

(202) 728-8766


Kari Mather

Allstate

Kari.Mather@allstate.com

(480) 707-2526






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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Living a life of luxury

Luxury CarFor many drivers, the ultimate goal is to one day cruise down the road in their own brand-new, fully loaded luxury vehicle. Personally, I’ve always feared that owning an expensive, high-end car would make me a greater target for thieves. That’s why I was so intrigued by a recent report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) on luxury vehicle theft.


Surprisingly, your chances of being a victim of car theft aren’t as high as you may think. From 2011–2013, 5,570 luxury vehicles nationwide with model years 2011, 2012 and 2013 were reported stolen to police. While that total is certainly nothing to sneeze at, it represented a small fraction of overall car thefts; in 2012 alone, more than 720,000 vehicles were reported stolen, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).


Where did most luxury auto thefts occur? The top state was California (1,390), followed by Florida (863) and New Jersey (570). Those same three states were also tops in vehicles that went unrecovered after being reported stolen; Florida led the way with 218 (more than 25 percent) remaining unrecovered. Nationwide, 963 of the stolen luxury vehicles (roughly 17 percent) remained unrecovered.


So while purchasing a luxury vehicle may put a dent in your wallet, don’t let a fear of theft stop you from buying the vehicle of your dreams. And be sure to always take the necessary steps to protect yourself from auto theft.


Maybe I’ll get that Bentley after all.






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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Allstate Announces Dividends

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced a quarterly dividend of 28 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation’s common stock, payable in cash on January 2, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 28, 2014.


Preferred Stock Dividends

The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from October 15, 2014 through January 14, 2015. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on January 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2014, as follows:




































Series



Annual

Dividend Rate



Quarterly Amount

Per Depositary Share



Series A



5.625%



$0.3515625



Series C



6.75%



$0.421875



Series D



6.625%



$0.4140625



Series E



6.625%



$0.4140625



Series F



6.25%



$0.390625



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.


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University of North Texas Students Win TD Ameritrade’s First Collegiate Trading Competition, the thinkorswim Challenge

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Allstate App Helps Homeowners Inventory Their Belongings

Revitalized mobile app makes protecting possessions easier and more secure

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According to a recent “Protect It Or Lose It” survey from Allstate, nearly all homeowners (90 percent) are concerned about protecting their homes, yet haven’t valued their possessions in years – let alone documented what they have. From furniture to jewelry to even bedding and bath towels, it’s important to have a record of your possessions should something happen to your home. To help homeowners get a handle on the task, Allstate is launching a new version of Digital Locker®, a free mobile app which makes taking a home inventory a click away.


"The enhanced Digital Locker app is part of our ongoing commitment to help customers take steps to protect their belongings before disaster strikes," said Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president of marketing, innovation and corporate relations, at Allstate Insurance Company. "We took feedback directly from our users, and created the new app which provides an even better experience."


Digital Locker is a tool that helps homeowners photograph and document their possessions quickly and easily. The innovative new Digital Locker app features multiple enhancements including faster set-up, easier search and more ways to secure your inventory.


Recent Digital Locker enhancements include:



  1. Faster room-by-room set up with property wizard

  2. Easier ways to search and categorize items

  3. More options to safely secure your inventory

  4. Easy export options provide extra security

  5. Seamless syncing between the web and your mobile devices


Award-winning actress and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth is partnering with Allstate’s Protect It Or Lose It campaign to get the word out about the benefits of Digital Locker. She learned firsthand that taking the time to protect your belongings before something bad happens can save you thousands of dollars, and stress, in the long run.


"Last year, I had water damage in my house, and hadn’t properly inventoried my possessions. I lost a lot of items that were important to me," said Chenoweth. "I want to spread the word about Allstate’s free and easy way to be prepared so other people don’t have the headaches of trying to remember the items they’ve lost when they file a claim."


The app has received nearly 75,000 downloads to-date, and is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use tool that helps you keep an inventory of your personal property. You can organize personal property by room, category or custom labels, take photos or add pictures directly from your device’s photo library, and estimate the cost of your items. It provides password-protected online storage, keeping the information about your home safe and accessible from your smart phone, tablet device or computer. Digital Locker makes it simple to manage your personal property in real time and access your information quickly in the event you need to make a claim.


To learn more about Allstate’s Digital Locker, visit http://ift.tt/1lpFC3F.


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.


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847-402-5600

kari.mather@allstate.com


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New Study Finds Liability Insurance Needs Not on the Mind of Most Parents for Everyday Routines

Liberty Mutual Insurance Study Reports Majority of Parents with Young Children Do Not Practice Common Home and Auto Safety Precautions



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Saluting our veterans

GEICO and our country’s military go way back. Many people don’t know that military members were among GEICO’s first customers when the company was founded in 1936, and that to this day we give the military special attention, with a service center in our Virginia Beach office that’s dedicated to meeting their needs.


I’m proud of this history and I’m proud to know that GEICO will take part in multiple events this November to pay tribute to our military veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made for our country. GEICO-sponsored NASCAR driver Casey Mears will compete in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Phoenix International Raceway. Eager to get back into action after his 10th-place finish at the recent GEICO 500 at Talladega, Mears will drive a camouflage-wrapped car as a salute to veterans, just as he did for the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte in May in recognition of Memorial Day.


GEICO has also joined the effort to support our country’s disabled veterans by sponsoring the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) first annual community 5K walk, run and motorcycle ride in San Diego on Sunday, Nov. 9. The event will help raise crucial funds to get our wounded veterans the treatment they need.


And GEICO will also be joining the USO’s “Salute to the Troops” weekend in Las Vegas leading up to Veterans Day. The event gathers a group of wounded, ill and injured service members from around the country for a weekend of entertainment activities and sightseeing. A member of the GEICO Military Team will be at the events all weekend to represent GEICO and thank our wounded warriors for their sacrifice.






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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Liberty Mutual Scientist Theodore Courtney appointed to CDC-NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell has appointed Theodore K. Courtney, MS, CSP, Director of the Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s Center for Injury Epidemiology, to the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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Monday, November 3, 2014

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely to Join Allstate as Vice President, Treasury

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely will join the company as its vice president, treasury, effective December 1. She will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of liquidity, capital, ratings and corporate structure issues.


"We are pleased that Stephanie is joining Allstate and look forward to benefiting from her financial management expertise and broad leadership capabilities, which she demonstrated most recently in pioneering financial literacy programs on behalf of the city of Chicago and its schools," said Steven E. Shebik, chief financial officer.


"I am thrilled to be a part of Allstate given its growth, strong business opportunities and community leadership, particularly here in my hometown of Chicago," Neely said. "I’m looking forward to joining Allstate and contributing to its continued financial success."


Neely has more than two decades of financial services experience. As treasurer and chief investment officer for the city of Chicago for eight years, she has raised financial reporting standards and broadened Chicago’s financial literacy, community outreach and other programs. Neely began her career as a financial analyst with Smith Barney and assistant vice president at Paine Webber. She subsequently held municipal finance management positions at First Chicago/Bank One Capital Markets and other firms, and served as vice president of the institutional sales team for Northern Trust Global Investments from 2005 to 2006. Neely earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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.


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