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Friday, February 27, 2015

Savings and safety make a winning combination for GEICO

SP2Award_JoeLacy_BobMedved_01-15-15 (2)GEICO is all about saving you money. Everybody knows that, as our commercials suggest. But I’ll bet you didn’t know this: For more than 10 years, GEICO Auto Repair Xpress shops and claims staff have been participating in environmental and safety training programs provided by S/P2.


In order to be a certified GEICO Auto Repair Xpress (ARX) shop, a minimum of one person at each shop must complete a comprehensive training program. Shop staff and GEICO claims staff go through pollution-prevention training and learn how to safely handle materials like paint, antifreeze and other shop chemicals. These programs ensure that we meet OSHA and EPA guidelines to protect you, our employees and the environment!


Earlier this year, S/P2 awarded GEICO with the Excellence in Safety in Pollution Prevention Award for our continued commitment to the cause. GEICO was the first major supporter of the S/P2 training, which has been adopted by automotive educational programs, automakers and other insurers.






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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Liberty International Underwriters Expands Risk Engineering Team To Focus on Energy-Related and Civil Construction Projects

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has added five risk engineers to its U.S. and Latin America risk engineering team to focus on energy-related opportunities and civil construction projects.



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Memory of the Month: Dynamic duo

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


We revere Leo Goodwin here at GEICO. He was GEICO’s founder – a man who gave up an executive position at another insurer to launch his own insurance company. Without agents, contrary to what was by far the dominant insurance business model. In the middle of the Great Depression.


Daring, storybook stuff, that. But brilliant and visionary as he was, Goodwin couldn’t have done it alone; he lacked the capital for such a venture. Texas banker Cleaves Rhea actually owned 75 percent of Goodwin’s fledgling company from its inception in 1934 (it didn’t become Government Employees Insurance until 1936) until it was a thriving 13-year-old business. At that point, weary of monthly train trips from Texas to Washington and back, Rhea decided to sell his stake in GEICO.


The two gentlemen pictured here, Ben Graham and Jerry Newman, ran the investment company that bought most of Rhea’s interest in GEICO. They wound up owning 55 percent of the company, which was converted into 175,000 shares of stock and distributed to the approximately 300 shareholders of the Graham-Newman Corporation in 1948.


Graham and Newman joined the GEICO Board of Directors, Graham as chairman. As important as both gentlemen were in GEICO’s development over the ensuing years, Graham contributed to the company’s fortunes in another, perhaps more significant way. In addition to his investment activities, Graham taught investing at Columbia University, where one of his most apt pupils was a young Warren Buffett, who became a legendary investor in his own right, and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.


It was Graham who sparked Buffett’s interest in GEICO, which was the first stock Buffett ever purchased. Buffett subsequently sold those shares, but later bought more – and more and more, until he owned roughly half of the company’s stock. Then, in 1995, he made a very generous offer to buy all the shares he didn’t yet own.


That deal was consummated in early 1996, and GEICO has been a Berkshire Hathaway company ever since. But the long and mutually beneficial relationship between Buffett and GEICO might never have come to pass if not for Ben Graham and Jerry Newman.






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Monday, February 23, 2015

It's the Most Dreaded Time of Year: Pothole Season

What You Can Do to Protect Your Vehicle from Pothole Damage

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Pothole season is officially underway, which means drivers are navigating roads filled with hazards. But a few tips from Allstate may help drivers avoid flats, crashes, and enjoy a much smoother ride.


Here’s what you can do to avoid pothole damage to your car:



  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

  • Leave plenty of room in front of your vehicle so you have time to safely swerve to avoid potholes and crashes.

  • If you cannot avoid hitting a pothole, slow down instead of braking as you approach a pothole. Braking actually causes more damage in a pothole situation.

  • When driving over a pothole, hold the steering wheel firmly to maintain control of your vehicle.

  • Use caution and drive slowly when driving over a puddle or through the snow, which may be hiding deep potholes.


"As soon as the current frigid temperatures give way to warmer weather, our roads will become pitted with potholes damaging our cars and even causing crashes," said Pam Dufour, president of Allstate Roadside Services. "A properly inflated tire is your best defense against potholes. With a little caution and proper vehicle maintenance, drivers can keep their cars in good condition this pothole season."


If you do experience pothole damage to your vehicle, contact your insurance agent to determine if you are covered under your current policy. Most damage or crashes caused by driving over potholes are covered under traditional collision insurance. Many U.S. cities also offer reimbursement for pothole-related damage, so drivers should check with their local governments to determine if their cities offer coverage. Drivers should also alert their local government to dangerous potholes, so they can be fixed.


Allstate wants every driver to be safe on the road and offers a suite of roadside services plans to suit a variety of coverage needs. Whether it’s a pothole or another issue that leaves you stranded, Allstate can help drivers at their time of need. To learn more about roadside assistance options, visit http://ift.tt/1w2XKG5.


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 auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. 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 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Contact:


Kyle Donash

Kyle.Donash@Allstate.com

(847) 402-5600

On Twitter @AllstateNews






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It's the Most Dreaded Time of Year: Pothole Season

What You Can Do to Protect Your Vehicle from Pothole Damage

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Pothole season is officially underway, which means drivers are navigating roads filled with hazards. But a few tips from Allstate may help drivers avoid flats, crashes, and enjoy a much smoother ride.


Here’s what you can do to avoid pothole damage to your car:



  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

  • Leave plenty of room in front of your vehicle so you have time to safely swerve to avoid potholes and crashes.

  • If you cannot avoid hitting a pothole, slow down instead of braking as you approach a pothole. Braking actually causes more damage in a pothole situation.

  • When driving over a pothole, hold the steering wheel firmly to maintain control of your vehicle.

  • Use caution and drive slowly when driving over a puddle or through the snow, which may be hiding deep potholes.


"As soon as the current frigid temperatures give way to warmer weather, our roads will become pitted with potholes damaging our cars and even causing crashes," said Pam Dufour, president of Allstate Roadside Services. "A properly inflated tire is your best defense against potholes. With a little caution and proper vehicle maintenance, drivers can keep their cars in good condition this pothole season."


If you do experience pothole damage to your vehicle, contact your insurance agent to determine if you are covered under your current policy. Most damage or crashes caused by driving over potholes are covered under traditional collision insurance. Many U.S. cities also offer reimbursement for pothole-related damage, so drivers should check with their local governments to determine if their cities offer coverage. Drivers should also alert their local government to dangerous potholes, so they can be fixed.


Allstate wants every driver to be safe on the road and offers a suite of roadside services plans to suit a variety of coverage needs. Whether it’s a pothole or another issue that leaves you stranded, Allstate can help drivers at their time of need. To learn more about roadside assistance options, visit http://ift.tt/1w2XKG5.


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 auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. 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 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Contact:


Kyle Donash

Kyle.Donash@Allstate.com

(847) 402-5600

On Twitter @AllstateNews






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Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson Honored by International Organization of CEOs for Commitment to Social Good

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Allstate’s Chairman and CEO, Tom Wilson, was honored today by his peers with the prestigious Collaboration Force for Good Award from CECP. Wilson was recognized for his leadership in rallying fellow CEOs to protect and empower youth and domestic abuse victims.


CECP, a coalition of 150 CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, presented the award to Wilson at the annual CECP Board of Boards gathering in New York.


"This is a distinct honor from my peers, and one that completely aligns with Allstate’s mission to be a force for good. American businesses have an opportunity to use their resources and influence to make a positive difference in their communities," said Wilson. "As leaders, we must produce both short-term performance and sustainable change. We have the responsibility to rise up, get involved and take action."


This is the second year that CECP’s Board of Directors has presented the Force for Good Awards. The CECP Board selects individual CEO recipients based on their leadership in changing the dialogue on the role of business in society, and who are a force for good in their communities.


Wilson was honored for co-founding Get In Chicago, a private/public partnership started in 2013 to address youth violence in Chicago. He has been instrumental in engaging fellow business leaders in the organization and in raising nearly $50 million to support research-based strategies to prevent violence, and improve safety in neighborhoods across the city. Wilson is also active in expanding We Act across America which enables students to support local and international social causes.


Wilson was also recognized for addressing domestic violence, an issue that only recently has become part of the national discourse. Ten years ago, Wilson called on The Allstate Foundation to commit to helping end domestic violence through financial empowerment of survivors. In partnership with The National Network to End Domestic Violence, The Allstate Foundation has provided more than 580,000 survivors with financial skills and resources to help break free from abuse, and invested more than $43 million in financial empowerment services.


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 auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. 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 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Contact:


Pam Morris

Pmorx@allstate.com

(847) 402-5600






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Friday, February 20, 2015

Get $2,500 from GEICO next semester

Achievement Award 2015You can’t use your grant or scholarship funds to pay your cell phone bill or buy snacks – that’s where GEICO can help. For the past 20 plus years, GEICO has given out $1,000 Achievement Awards to college sophomores and juniors from all across the country. In 2015, we will recognize more than 50 students with $2,500 to cover the cost of books, supplies and personal expenses. This award program is just one of the ways that we help support tomorrow’s future leaders. It’s a long-standing tradition that makes us happier than a camel on hump day.


So, who’s eligible for one of these awards? Well, you could be, if you:



  • Are currently enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program.

  • Attain sophomore or junior status.

  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Are majoring in business, computer science, mathematics or a related program.

  • Have demonstrated leadership on campus and/or within the community.


HOW TO APPLY


First, we encourage you to go to our Careers page and learn more about our program at http://ift.tt/1iSJwSs. There, you can review the step-by-step application guide and read about our past award recipients, including a few who are now GEICO employees. To qualify for a GEICO Achievement Award, you’ll need to submit your resume, a short essay, letter of recommendation and unofficial transcripts in one email, fax or envelope.


Also, there’s a list of participating schools posted at http://ift.tt/1iSJwSs, but please note that students from any accredited four-year college or university are eligible to apply. This year’s recipients will be selected later this spring and notified in June 2015.


Don’t delay! The deadline is March 2.


We look forward to receiving your application.






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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Allstate Announces Preferred Stock Dividends

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from January 15, 2015 through April 14, 2015. All the preferred dividends are payable in cash on April 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2015, as follows:





































Series
Annual

Dividend Rate
Quarterly Amount

Per Depositary Share
Series A5.625%$0.3515625
Series C6.75%$0.421875
Series D6.625%$0.4140625
Series E6.625%$0.4140625
Series F6.25%$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 auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. 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.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Liberty Mutual Appoints Dr. Will Gaines National Medical Director

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Dr. Will Gaines, MD, MPH, as national medical director of its Commercial Insurance strategic business unit.



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The Allstate Foundation's Leadership Program Takes Nonprofit Professionals from Good to Great

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Nonprofit professionals looking to put their careers in high gear are invited to apply for the Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program from The Allstate Foundation and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The program is designed to prepare highly motivated individuals to confidently take on expanded leadership roles, and to use their newfound knowledge to transform their organizations and communities.


Greater Good, which began in 2014, offers program participants a combination of cohort-based formal instruction and individual development opportunities outside the classroom. Leaders also receive access to leadership coaches and a stipend to attend additional training outside the program, such as conferences in their fields or additional academic or professional development courses.


"Nonprofits do such important work to make our communities healthier and more vibrant," said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility, Allstate. "Through Greater Good, we’re providing passionate individuals the tools they need to strengthen their organizations and to create positive change."


According to a 2014 study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, an estimated 73 percent of nonprofit leaders felt they lacked sufficient resources and opportunities to develop their skills.


"Greater Good is helping give nonprofit professionals permission to grow, and the sector is stronger because of this program," said Liz Howard, director of nonprofit executive education at Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. "The comprehensive approach of this program enables nonprofit leaders to grow their capacity and have a greater impact on the sector."


Applications will be received from Feb.15 to March 30, 2015. The 2016 class, which starts in Sept. 2015, will be comprised of 25 emerging nonprofit leaders. The program is open to nonprofit leaders from around the country whose professional experience and organization profiles meet the eligibility criteria for the Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program.


In keeping with the goals of the Greater Good Program, The Allstate Foundation offers these tips for nonprofit professionals seeking to grow their careers:



  • Give yourself permission to develop.
    Setting aside time and attention to focus on your professional development might seem impossible given the competing priorities you face as a nonprofit leader. However, taking time each day to focus on your goals and to seek out opportunities will help you manage and grow your career and ensure the successful future of your organization.



  • Identify your strengths and skill gaps.
    Take steps to identify and fill in these gaps through formal or informal education opportunities. Utilize self-assessment tools to help chart out your strengths and opportunities, and gather feedback from your teams.



  • Create your own “Board of Directors.”
    Emerging leaders should think about creating a personal board of directors. Identify mentors or sponsors who can shape your development in different aspects of your life and career, and provide resources for your growth.



  • Join or establish a nonprofit networking group.
    Seek out opportunities for networking with like-minded peers on social media or in person. You will learn to collaborate with nonprofit peers — a skill you will need when you lead a nonprofit in the future.


To determine if you are eligible to apply to the 2016 Greater Good program, visit http://ift.tt/1FXMkcA.


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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847-402-7893

Kyle.donash@allstate.com






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Financial Disruptions Cost Americans $2.5 Trillion in Lost Retirement Savings

Financial Disruptions Cost Americans $2.5 Trillion in Lost Retirement Savings

Monday, February 16, 2015

Finding a scapegoat in GEICO’s latest commercial

Sometimes things go very wrong. When they do, you find a scapegoat! It’s what you do.


GEICO’s latest “It’s What You Do” commercial finds a peanut butter factory in full-chaos melt-down mode. Who’s to blame? Rick, the scapegoat.


Sorry Rick, but you do look pretty guilty!


Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!







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Thursday, February 12, 2015

TD Ameritrade Announces Results of Annual Stockholders Meeting

Liberty International Underwriters Names Valoree Celona as Head of Medical Professional Liability

NEW YORK – Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has named Valoree Celona to its recently-created position of senior vice president of Medical Professional Liability Insurance. Based in LIU’s New York office, Ms. Celona will oversee LIU’s national Medical Malpractice underwriting team and spearhead expansion of LIU’s current medical malpractice offerings.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Make Your Picks in the GEICO Movie Fame Game

Guest Blogger: Christine Tasher


Circle Feb. 22 on your calendars. You’ll have a chance to see if your picks in the all new GEICO Movie Fame Game are the big winners in Hollywood at the Academy Awards that night.


Sure, Meryl Streep may be nominated for a record 19th time. And is that really Steve Carell hiding under all that makeup? That doesn’t make them automatic winners, you know.


Which means your guess is as good as anyone’s. Just make your choices here and we’ll let you know how you do. Of course, to us at GEICO, you’re all winners already.


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You can clearly see we have our favorites at GEICO, but you’re free to vote for whom you think will win in the top 4 categories at the Academy Awards.


Keep checking The GEICO Blog as the votes come in.






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LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE INVITATIONAL BRINGS 240 AMATEUR GOLFERS TO TPC SAWGRASS FOR NATIONAL FINALS FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 1

More than 240 amateur golfers will compete in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., February 26- March 1, 2015. The event is the culmination of a series of more than 75 charity golf tournaments around the country in 2014 hosted by Liberty Mutual and local and national charitable organizations that raised more than $7.2 million for charity.



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TD Ameritrade Reports Monthly Metrics

Monday, February 9, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

GEICO tackles Super Sunday with an advertising blitz

Ickey Youtube bannerNo matter where you were on Sunday, Feb. 1, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET., a GEICO ad was running somewhere in America on television and online. Super Sunday, arguably the most popular media day for creative advertising in the country, provided GEICO with a unique opportunity to blitz the airwaves and the Internet with one of its most popular television ads.


With former Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods leading the charge, GEICO was able to make a big splash and raise its brand awareness across a diverse landscape of media platforms to reach millions of households across America.


The media blitz actually began on Thursday, Jan. 29, with two 30-second Ickey Woods commercials (Sandwich & Big Game ) running during two nationally televised NBA regular-season games on Turner Sports. On the same day, the Ickey commercials made the spotlight at the Pro Bowl on ESPN and during a women’s college basketball game on Fox Sports 1.


Fourteen Ickey Woods spots were featured on Saturday, Jan. 31, during a full-day lineup of nationally televised NCAA college basketball games on CBS, Fox and Fox Sports 1 and during two English Premier League soccer matches featured on NBC and NBC Sports Network.


And if you were left wanting more Ickey Woods on Super Sunday, GEICO upped the ante with a complete takeover of the airwaves on NBC (home of the big game). The ads featured a multitude of commercials from Ickey, hip-hop legends Salt & Pepa providing people with instructions on how to “Push It,” our favorite gambler Kenny Rogers subconsciously bluffing his poker buddies through song, and of course the loveable GEICO Camels being subjected to people yelling “Hump Day” even though it’s not Wednesday.


In addition to the 22 advertising spots on Super Sunday, 10 spot-market television ads ran in select cities between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., on NBC. The ads featured Ickey’s “One on One ” commercial and “Rick ” the hilarious scapegoat causing havoc at his place of employment (a peanut butter factory). The spot market ads brought the total number of ads for the day to 32.


With unprecedented broadcast advertising dominating the airwaves, GEICO also hit the Internet with a barrage of Ickey Woods “Reflections” on its YouTube Channel. The company changed its YouTube masthead and banner artwork on its channel homepage to reflect the Ickey Woods advertising campaign.


After this, I would be willing to bet that everyone in the Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii now know who Ickey Woods is. Now it’s time to get me some cold cuts – wooooooooo!






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Liberty Mutual Appoints Melissa Kayali West Division Underwriting Manager for Commercial Property Insurance

To help meet the large global property insurance needs of brokers and risk managers throughout Liberty Mutual’s West division, Liberty Mutual’s National Insurance Property operation has appointed Melissa Kayali division underwriting manager.



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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Heartland Health Centers Volunteer Steve Rosemurgy Honored as Allstate's Employee Volunteer of the Year

More than 100,000 hours of service volunteered by Allstate employees last year

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Allstate employee Steve Rosemurgy has dedicated thousands of hours over the past seven years to helping increase accessibility and affordability of healthcare services for families on Chicago’s far Northside. Rosemurgy, a volunteer and the current board chair at Heartland Health Centers, has been recognized by his colleagues as Allstate’s Employee Volunteer of the Year because of his service to the local community.


"When I started volunteering with Heartland Health Centers, I could have never imagined how sorely needed healthcare services were in the neighborhood," said Rosemurgy, Allstate’s Volunteer of the Year. "I’m so tremendously appreciative of this award and the services we are providing to tens of thousands of Chicagoans each year. It’s my hope that I’ve helped make a difference in people’s lives."


Heartland Health Centers provides high quality and comprehensive health and dental services to the most vulnerable populations on Chicago’s north side. Rosemurgy has served in a number of leadership roles during his seven years as a volunteer. He first served as a member of the marketing and communications committee and then rose to become vice-chair and now serves as board chairman.


"Steve gives his time, talent and a great dose of energy to our organization," said Gwenn Rausch, chief executive officer at Heartland Health Centers. "He’s helped guide our organization through a period of incredible growth from 10,000 patient visits in 2007 to more than 70,000 today. It’s a testament to Steve’s leadership that Heartland Health Centers has been able to expand its services in the community. Many people will be forever grateful for his service."


"Volunteerism is part of our DNA at Allstate and Steve is an exemplary role model," said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of corporate responsibility at Allstate. "The commitment to giving back that Steve and all our outstanding volunteers demonstrate is core to our company values and strengthens the way we do business. I am personally inspired by their service and offer my heartfelt appreciation for all they do."


Allstate’s Employee Volunteer of the Year Program acknowledges company volunteers who embody the spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work. The honors are awarded annually to Allstate’s top volunteers across the company. The overall winner receives a $5,000 donation to the nonprofit of their choice. Rosemurgy is directing his award to Heartland Health Centers.


Allstate awarded more than 450 grants last year to nonprofit organizations where employees volunteer as a part of its Helping Hands Recognition Program. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation granted nearly $230,000 to nonprofit organizations across the country where Allstate employees delivered more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service.


Allstate’s regional outstanding volunteers for 2014 include:



  • Betty Arcangel, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Connie Bertoldi, Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Caroline Carter, Roanoke, Virginia

  • Misty Champagne, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Nancy Crawford, Chubbuck, Idaho

  • Renee Criger, Tempe, Arizona

  • Sandra Ellinger, Doral, Florida

  • Shelley Fox, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

  • Maryse Gregoire, Northbrook, Illinois

  • Lenore Haus, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Neil Jordan, Belfast, Ireland

  • Pradhan Murthy Muniswamy, Bangalore, India

  • Mary Pomeroy, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Beverly Rideaux, Houston, Texas

  • Joy Rouse, Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Sue Snyder, Hudson, Ohio

  • Jennifer Webster, Glenn Falls, New York


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 auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. 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 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.


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Contact:


Kyle Donash

(847) 402-5600

Kyle.Donash@allstate.com






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