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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Allstate Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its 'Independence Day'

Became fully independent public company on June 30, 1995
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Twenty years ago today, The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) became fully independent, marking a pivotal moment in its evolution as a public company.

On June 30, 1995, Sears, Roebuck and Co. completed the spin-off of its one-time insurance subsidiary by divesting all its Allstate shares to Sears shareholders – just two years after offering 20 percent of its Allstate shares to investors in an initial public offering.

For Allstate – founded in 1931 – the spin-off heralded a period of growth and progress. The company expanded its relationship with customers, defined its shared purpose and persevered through severe weather and economic storms.

Since the spin-off, Allstate’s total shareholder return of 610 percent has exceeded the 460 percent return of the S&P 500 stock index, as well as the 375 percent return of the S&P Property-Casualty Index. Over the past 20 years, Allstate has provided more than $36 billion in cash returns to common shareholders.

“Being public enabled us to build a stronger organization as we helped to protect millions of customers from life’s uncertainties, recover from unexpected events and prepare for the future,” said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to additional decades of making a difference in the communities we serve and being a Force for Good for our shareholders, employees, agency owners and other stakeholders.”

Before the spinoff, Sears still had a controlling interest in Allstate and decisions were influenced by them, said Steven Shebik, chief financial officer. “Our Independence Day was 20 years ago,” Shebik said. “It changed our attitudes in a powerful way. As a fully independent public company, we were able to take charge of our future and focus on growth by providing auto, home and life insurance to middle America.”

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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Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Jamie Trish Appointed President of Northeast Business Insurance Region

Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Jamie Trish to President of its Northeast Business Insurance operations effective July 1st.

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TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby Roster Set

Friday, June 26, 2015

Memory of the Month: Let me take you to the beach

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

As I’m writing this, we’re expecting the temperature to approach or possibly exceed 100 degrees today in the D.C. area. What better time to take a trip to the beach (at least, in our minds)?

This photo depicts a scene that used to be a regular occurrence in GEICO’s early days – the annual beach picnic for employees and their families. Every summer, the entire company would be invited to spend a day at Chesapeake Beach on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This sort of outing was easier to pull off back then — the company’s employee population numbered fewer than 100 until the early 1940s, and they all worked at GEICO’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

These days, the all-company outing is a distant memory – can’t exactly gather 33,000 people from all around the country – but the tradition lives on in a smaller-group format. My department, for example, has annual outings that have taken us on a variety of adventures: to tour the Mt. Vernon home of George Washington, to eat crabs on a skipjack, to visit Nationals Park twice (once for a tour, once for a game), to dine in a variety of fine restaurants and the occasional bowling alley.

We haven’t been to the beach yet, but maybe this is the year!



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On the Road and at Home, Americans planning for New Beginnings for Summer

Handyman Chip Wade offers DIY tips for safe summer travel and home renovations

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Rhode Island’s Tim Caputo Wins 2015 TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award

New Report Finds Parents in the Dark about their Teens’ Driving Habits

Teens mimicking parents’ risky behaviors behind the wheel
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A report from The Allstate Foundation finds many parents are largely unaware that their teens are speeding, driving while distracted, and even driving under the influence. Making matters worse, teens may be picking up these same behaviors from their parents. 

The findings were released in The Foundation’s new Driving Change Report. Among the key data:

  • Seventy-nine percent (79 percent) of teens admit to speeding, but only 55 percent of parents believe their teens speed.
  • Ninety-five percent (95 percent) of teens admit to getting a moving violation; only 79 percent of parents believe their teens have committed an offense. 
  • Twenty-three percent (23 percent) of teens admit they’ve driven after drinking alcohol and/or using marijuana, but only 7 percent of parents believe their teens have driven under the influence.
  • Eighty-seven percent (87 percent) of teens admit to using cellphones while driving, but only 63 percent of parents say their teens use phones while driving.

“Our teen safe driving program has contributed to a nearly 48 percent decline in teen crash fatalities since 2005,” said Steve Sorenson, executive vice president, Allstate. “While there has been progress, we continue to encourage parents and teens to have an open dialogue about driving. It’s also important that parents ensure their teens are wearing their seatbelts, obeying speed limits and eliminating distractions, because these actions help to keep teens safer on the road." 

The report also found that parents are engaged in some of the same risky behaviors as their teens:

  • Eighty-four percent (84 percent) of parents admit to speeding (compared to 79 percent of teens).
  • Eighty-eight percent (88 percent) of parents say they use their phones while driving (compared to 87 percent of teens).

"Teens continue to tell us their parents are the number one influence on how they drive, so as parents we have an important responsibility to model good driving behaviors,” added Sorenson. “We must find new and compelling ways to motivate teens and parents to engage in safe driving habits.”

There are three key steps that parents can take to keep their teens safer on the road:

  • Drive with their teen at least 30 minutes a week, especially in the first year after they are fully licensed.
  • Get familiar with their state Graduated Driver Licensing laws. These laws can help them set their own rules of the road for their teen.
  • Model good driving behavior on the road by putting away cellphones, buckling up and obeying speed limits.

Additional Driving Change Report findings:

Compared to 2005, today’s teens are much more concerned about the consequences of crashes.

  • The number of teens age 15-17 who worry about financial and legal consequences from car crashes has nearly tripled (188 percent) since 2005.
  • There has been a 137 percent increase in the last 10 years in the number of teens age 15-17 who worry about disappointing their parents and friends if they cause a crash.

Today’s teens are also surprisingly receptive to getting more driving experience.

  • Eighty-three percent (83 percent) of teens and 81 percent of parents wish that teens had more experience and practice before getting a driver’s license.

Driving Change 10-Day Instagram Campaign and $10,000 Sweepstakes:

The Allstate Foundation is launching two new promotions to help focus attention on the report’s findings and to motivate safe driving practices among teen drivers:

  • Two Instagram influencers will bring to life 10 teen driving statistics through compelling images of items such as traffic cones, tire treads and tater tots. One image will be unveiled per day on the Driving Change website for parents and teens to easily share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • The Foundation is also conducting a daily social media sweepstakes from June 24 through July 3. The public is invited to post messages on social platforms with #GetThereSafe and @Allstate. All eligible entries will be placed into daily drawings to win $1,000.

For more information about Driving Change, visit http://ift.tt/1Ka0bQH.

About the Driving Change Report:
The Allstate Foundation’s Driving Change online survey was conducted from Jan. 9 to Jan. 31, 2015 by The Futures Company. A sample of 1,552 teens ages 15-19 and 1,535 parents of teens were interviewed. The sample was nationally representative by gender, geographical location, household income and ethnicity. Margin of error is +/- 1.8 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.

The Allstate Foundation’s Driving Change Report marks the organization’s 10-year commitment to reducing teen car crash fatalities. The Foundation offers several resources for the public in English and Spanish, including a parent-teen driving agreement customized with state laws, a parent coaching guide and tip sheet, and educational videos. These resources and more information about the Driving Change Report are available at http://ift.tt/1Ka0bQH.

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 building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit http://ift.tt/QoU2bQ.

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Contact:

Kyle Donash
847-402-5600
Kyle.donash@allstate.com



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New Report Finds Parents in the Dark about their Teens’ Driving Habits

Teens mimicking parents’ risky behaviors behind the wheel
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A report from The Allstate Foundation finds many parents are largely unaware that their teens are speeding, driving while distracted, and even driving under the influence. Making matters worse, teens may be picking up these same behaviors from their parents. 

The findings were released in The Foundation’s new Driving Change Report. Among the key data:

  • Seventy-nine percent (79 percent) of teens admit to speeding, but only 55 percent of parents believe their teens speed.
  • Ninety-five percent (95 percent) of teens admit to getting a moving violation; only 79 percent of parents believe their teens have committed an offense. 
  • Twenty-three percent (23 percent) of teens admit they’ve driven after drinking alcohol and/or using marijuana, but only 7 percent of parents believe their teens have driven under the influence.
  • Eighty-seven percent (87 percent) of teens admit to using cellphones while driving, but only 63 percent of parents say their teens use phones while driving.

“Our teen safe driving program has contributed to a nearly 48 percent decline in teen crash fatalities since 2005,” said Steve Sorenson, executive vice president, Allstate. “While there has been progress, we continue to encourage parents and teens to have an open dialogue about driving. It’s also important that parents ensure their teens are wearing their seatbelts, obeying speed limits and eliminating distractions, because these actions help to keep teens safer on the road." 

The report also found that parents are engaged in some of the same risky behaviors as their teens:

  • Eighty-four percent (84 percent) of parents admit to speeding (compared to 79 percent of teens).
  • Eighty-eight percent (88 percent) of parents say they use their phones while driving (compared to 87 percent of teens).

"Teens continue to tell us their parents are the number one influence on how they drive, so as parents we have an important responsibility to model good driving behaviors,” added Sorenson. “We must find new and compelling ways to motivate teens and parents to engage in safe driving habits.”

There are three key steps that parents can take to keep their teens safer on the road:

  • Drive with their teen at least 30 minutes a week, especially in the first year after they are fully licensed.
  • Get familiar with their state Graduated Driver Licensing laws. These laws can help them set their own rules of the road for their teen.
  • Model good driving behavior on the road by putting away cellphones, buckling up and obeying speed limits.

Additional Driving Change Report findings:

Compared to 2005, today’s teens are much more concerned about the consequences of crashes.

  • The number of teens age 15-17 who worry about financial and legal consequences from car crashes has nearly tripled (188 percent) since 2005.
  • There has been a 137 percent increase in the last 10 years in the number of teens age 15-17 who worry about disappointing their parents and friends if they cause a crash.

Today’s teens are also surprisingly receptive to getting more driving experience.

  • Eighty-three percent (83 percent) of teens and 81 percent of parents wish that teens had more experience and practice before getting a driver’s license.

Driving Change 10-Day Instagram Campaign and $10,000 Sweepstakes:

The Allstate Foundation is launching two new promotions to help focus attention on the report’s findings and to motivate safe driving practices among teen drivers:

  • Two Instagram influencers will bring to life 10 teen driving statistics through compelling images of items such as traffic cones, tire treads and tater tots. One image will be unveiled per day on the Driving Change website for parents and teens to easily share on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • The Foundation is also conducting a daily social media sweepstakes from June 24 through July 3. The public is invited to post messages on social platforms with #GetThereSafe and @Allstate. All eligible entries will be placed into daily drawings to win $1,000.

For more information about Driving Change, visit http://ift.tt/1Ka0bQH.

About the Driving Change Report:
The Allstate Foundation’s Driving Change online survey was conducted from Jan. 9 to Jan. 31, 2015 by The Futures Company. A sample of 1,552 teens ages 15-19 and 1,535 parents of teens were interviewed. The sample was nationally representative by gender, geographical location, household income and ethnicity. Margin of error is +/- 1.8 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.

The Allstate Foundation’s Driving Change Report marks the organization’s 10-year commitment to reducing teen car crash fatalities. The Foundation offers several resources for the public in English and Spanish, including a parent-teen driving agreement customized with state laws, a parent coaching guide and tip sheet, and educational videos. These resources and more information about the Driving Change Report are available at http://ift.tt/1Ka0bQH.

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 building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit http://ift.tt/QoU2bQ.

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Contact:

Kyle Donash
847-402-5600
Kyle.donash@allstate.com



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GEICO’s a top place to work in Indiana

3IndyGroupPicYou’ve seen our commercials and you know what a great value GEICO insurance is, right? But did you know that GEICO is also a great place to build a career? In fact, GEICO has been recognized as a top workplace in several states, most recently in Indiana by the Indianapolis Star. Its Top Workplaces list is based on responses from surveys about satisfaction and engagement in the workplace completed by employees.

The 22-question employee survey covered topics such as company values, leadership, management, benefits, pay, growth opportunities, training, appreciation, retention and work/life balance. GEICO offers competitive starting salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, continuing education, career growth opportunities, community engagement opportunities and a friendly, supportive workplace.

GEICO’s office in Indianapolis, which opened in March 2013, already employs more than 800 employees and continues to grow rapidly. We plan to hire more than 400 employees in Indianapolis this year for positions in sales, service and emergency road service.

“As we celebrate our second anniversary in Indiana, it is a special honor to be named one of the top places to work in Indiana by our associates,” said Eric Stafford, assistant vice president of GEICO’s Indianapolis office. “We’re proud to provide a supportive and satisfying workplace for our associates who demonstrate their hard work and dedication to our growing company each and every day.”

Interested in building a career at GEICO? Go to geico.jobs and check out the opportunities we offer near you!



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Allstate to Discuss Second Quarter 2015 Earnings With Investors

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, August 4 to discuss second quarter 2015 earnings. The company will issue a news release announcing quarterly results at or after 4:05 p.m. ET on Monday, August 3.

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 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 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.

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

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Contact:

Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Technology Innovators Get High Marks for Maximizing Integrations for Independent Registered Investment Advisors

TD Ameritrade Launches Apple Watch App

Friday, June 19, 2015

GEICO’s a matching outfit

LAYCwCapOne of the things about GEICO I find most endearing is the company’s support of causes that are important to its employees. GEICO not only offers us the opportunity to give back to the community by joining its volunteer corps – GEICO Corporate Community Citizens (GCCC) – but also by matching our individual donations of at least $15 to our favorite local charitable organizations and causes dear to us.

Charitable matching is one of GEICO’s most significant benefits, as my colleague Jose Moris will tell you. A graduate of Hofstra University (New York), Jose works as a video producer/director at GEICO’s Washington, D.C., corporate headquarters. I recently spoke to him about his work with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in D.C. Jose began volunteering shortly after moving to the D.C. area; he contributes his time, talents and cash to the LAYC.

“Growing up, my parents encouraged me to go to college but they didn’t know much about applying to college, “Jose recalled. “LAYC’s College Access Program helps kids in similar situations, and with more troubled backgrounds, with the college application process, pays their application fees and offers them an opportunity to take college classes and live on campus during the summer.”

Jose also presented LAYC with a contribution from GEICO’s Philanthropic Foundation in the amount of $10,000 to support LAYC’s programs that provide resources for homeless children and teens. The donation was awarded based on the LAYC’s positive impact on community, their good financial health and accountability, and Jose’s significant involvement in fundraising and volunteer recruitment of associates for LAYC activities as well as other GCCC auxiliary group activities at GEICO headquarters.

“GEICO’s contributions help support our work with homeless children and youth,” said LAYC President & CEO Lori Kaplan. “We use the funds to get them into safe and stable housing. We start there because if you don’t have a home, you can’t move on to the other pieces of your life. GEICO is the main sponsor for our Dance-a-Thon. The proceeds from that event fund short-term housing, long-term independent living and group home placement for Latino and African American youth, who for one reason or another can’t live at home or have aged out of the foster care system.”

GEICO not only matches Jose’s individual contributions to LAYC, but those of other GEICO associates who also support the LAYC. “It’s encouraging to them, when they realize that their $15 is actually $30, with the match,” Jose explained. “When I learned that I could also present LAYC to GEICO’s Philanthropic Foundation board for sponsorship, I was really excited; they seemed really enthusiastic as well. It’s nice that we as employees get an opportunity to direct some of GEICO’s Philanthropic contributions to our communities.”

Charitable matching: another great reason to work at GEICO. Apply today at geico.jobs. Follow us on social media to learn more about GEICO’s Corporate Community Citizens and how #GEICOgivesback.



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Allstate Announces May Catastrophe Loss Estimate

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of May 2015 of $178 million, pre-tax ($116 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in May comprised 8 events at an estimated cost of $180 million, pre-tax, partially offset by decreased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. Four severe weather events accounted for over 77% of the estimated catastrophe losses for May events. Approximately 30% of the May catastrophe losses were related to auto claims due to large rain events accompanied by heavy flooding. Historically auto claims comprise approximately 15% of catastrophe losses in the second quarter.

Allstate previously announced $273 million, pre-tax ($177 million after-tax), in estimated catastrophe losses for the month of April 2015, bringing estimated catastrophe losses for the second quarter months of April and May 2015 to $451 million, pre-tax ($293 million after-tax).

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.

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

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” that anticipate results based on our estimates, assumptions and plans that are subject to uncertainty. These statements are made subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may be identified by their use of words like “plans,” “seeks,” “expects,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “intends,” “believes,” “likely,” “targets” and other words with similar meanings. We believe these statements are based on reasonable estimates, assumptions and plans. However, if the estimates, assumptions or plans underlying the forward-looking statements prove inaccurate or if other risks or uncertainties arise, actual results could differ materially from those communicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements may be found in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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Contacts:

Greg Burns
Media Relations
(847) 402-5600                                               

Pat Macellaro
Investor Relations
(847) 402-2800



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Nest Partner to Reward Customers For Protecting Their Homes With Innovative Technology

Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced a new partnership with Nest to provide enhanced savings and protection to its customers.

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New FAA Ruling Clears Way for Allstate to Fly Drones with Consortium

Research exemption for Property Drone Consortium can help customers in the wake of catastrophe
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Allstate today announced that a new FAA ruling will allow the consortium it works with to fly drones for property claims research on behalf of customers. The Property Drone Consortium has been granted an exemption by the FAA to put drones in flight for further research, which could lead to using drones in areas hit hard by catastrophe and other situations.

In the event of a catastrophe, physical access to a neighborhood might be restricted by local authorities or by debris. In this situation, a drone could potentially help claims professionals serve customers in spite of those restrictions. Ongoing weather could also affect physical inspections of property where a drone might be able to work without any delay. All of this provides an opportunity for Allstate to better serve customers in a fast and easy way.

“Clearing this hurdle is a big step forward as we continue to research the benefits of using drones in our property claims service,” says Allstate’s Claims Vice President Shawn Broadfield. “Having the ability to use drones in areas hit-hard by catastrophe where accessibility is limited will help us better assist our customers when they need us most.  Allstate is always looking to leverage innovation as we help our customers protect what matters to them most.”

The FAA approval paves the way for the collection and processing of intelligent images for research using drones, which can help expedite the assessment of exterior property, like roof damage. The consortium also plans to continue its research on safety, including collision avoidance, visual line of sight and automated flight planning with drones.

This specific exemption includes the following provisions about the flight and use of drones:

  • Must be 5 nautical miles away from airports with a control tower.
  • Flights can only happen up to 400 feet above ground.
  • Must be over private property with permission from the property owner.
  • Pilot in command must have a pilot’s license (commercial, private, or sport), and a FAA airman medical certificate or driver’s license and training on the unmanned aerial vehicle system.
  • Must be flown within unaided line of sight and flown in daylight with a visual observer.
  • Permission authorized until May 31, 2017.

The Property Drone Consortium began its work at the start of this year and is led by EagleView Technology Corporation, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and geographic information system solutions.

Allstate continues other internal research on the cutting edge of innovation to prepare for the best use of drones that can improve customer service in the property claims process.

To learn more about the Property Drone Consortium, please visit http://ift.tt/1HTIFQB.

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 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:

Justin Herndon
Justin.Herndon@allstate.com
727-512-8314 cell



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fluffy fur, smooches and lots of love to go around at Paws for a Cause

BellyRubAt GEICO, it’s no secret how much our associates love animals; especially an adorable green lizard who speaks with a chipper British accent. (Or is it Australian?) The third annual Paws for a Cause adoption event provided plenty of evidence that our love of critters isn’t restricted to the Gecko, or even to reptiles in general. Dozens of furry, four-legged friends paid a visit to our corporate headquarters outside Washington, D.C., and won the hearts of many of our associates.

It was a grey day, but that didn’t stop hundreds of employees from coming by to meet dogs and cats looking for a good home. A few even took time to fill out forms to begin the adoption process, bringing them one step closer to finding a new best friend.

WomenWithDogTo top it all off, several pet-lovers-themed raffles were held to raise funds for the Washington Animal Rescue League, the Washington Humane Society, Mutt Love and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI). Additionally, a few food trucks rolled onto the property to serve sweet and savory creations. Who doesn’t love ice cream during the workday?

Well, that’s probably enough from yours truly. You can see the real stars of the show in the pictures on this page. Just brace yourself for some extreme cuteness, and get ready to say, “Aww.”



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Allstate Kicks Off “Out Holding Hands” LGBT Outreach Initiative During Pride Month

Allstate and out-singer/songwriter Eli Lieb join hands to support the LGBT community
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In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, Allstate Insurance Company today announced the launch of its annual “Out Holding Hands” campaign. Now in its third year, “Out Holding Hands” encourages the LGBT community and its supporters to spread love and friendship by holding hands publicly. The company is committed to supporting the LGBT community and helping close the gap toward acceptance.

“This is an important time for the LGBT community and Allstate wants to be part of creating a future where everyone can feel safe to show love and affection in public without judgment,” said Georgina Flores, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “We want to showcase our dedication in a way that elicits empowerment and action.”

To provide people with a simple yet powerful way to show their support, Allstate is taking “holding hands"—the universal sign of solidarity—into the digital and social realm, encouraging individuals to virtually hold hands and create a global chain of love and acceptance.

Through an interactive experience on Allstate.com/LGBT, people can upload a photo of themselves holding out their hand to become a link in a global hand-holding chain. Once they add their hand to the chain, they are prompted to extend an open hand to their friends via their social networks to help propel the chain’s growth.

Allstate has once again teamed up with out-singer/song writer Eli Lieb who will help ignite participation by asking fans and supporters to take his hand to spread the love.

"I’m looking forward to once again working with Allstate to help bring forward the message of acceptance and equality to more people in a unique and inspiring way,” Lieb said. “Holding hands is a simple act, but a little goes a long way and it is my hope that this program inspires others to celebrate all kinds of love.”

Individuals visiting Allstate.com/LGBT can view the animated short film with Lieb, titled “Safe In My Hands” and can download the remix of the 2015 Association of Music Producers (AMP) award-winning song by Lieb featured in the film. The website also has a link for consumers to find a local Allstate agent to discuss their individual protection needs.

The “Out Holding Hands” campaign, created in partnership with long-time ad agency partner, Leo Burnett, will also be supported by national and local market digital, print and out-of-home advertising as well as through Allstate’s participation in the New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis Pride Fest events and parades in June 2015.

Allstate is a sponsor of the “Love Has No Labels” campaign produced in partnership with the Ad Council to promote further understanding of all communities regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. The campaign encourages everyone to rethink their own biases at lovehasnolabels.com.

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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Contacts:

Chris Bauer, Allstate Media Relations 
(847) 402-5600
Chris.Bauer@allstate.com

Nicole Murphy, Taylor
(704) 644-6914
Nmurphy@taylorstrategy.com



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Don’t get caught off guard this hurricane season

Hurricane Prep ArtworkKatrina. Andrew. Hugo. These are more than names for millions of people. Rather, they stand for the full wrath of Mother Nature in the form of a strong hurricane. Hurricane season is upon us, so now’s the time to prepare properly if you live near the coast. Taking these steps will make your life a lot easier should a hurricane hit.

  • Review your homeowner’s policy. Make sure you have adequate coverage and that you’re fully aware of the amount of your deductible. Consider buying flood insurance if you live in a flood-prone area. There is a 30-day waiting period for this coverage, so don’t procrastinate.
  • Create a document of everything that’s in your home and save it in an email or cloud-based storage. This way you’ll have it even if your computer gets destroyed, and it will lead to far less stress when filing a homeowner’s claim.
  • Map out an evacuation route in advance. This isn’t the time to experiment with the road less traveled.

If a hurricane is headed your way, we recommend taking these precautions:

  • Follow advice of local authorities. If they say evacuate, then evacuate. Don’t return until the authorities say it’s absolutely safe to do so.
  • Tie down or move outdoor items (grills, patio sets, etc.) so they don’t become projectiles in heavy winds.
  • Improve your trees’ wind resistance by removing dead/dying branches.
  • Install storm shutters on exterior windows or nail plywood to the frames just before the storm hits to better protect your home.

Most importantly, don’t be lulled into thinking the big storm is going to miss you. Last year might have been unusually quiet, but that doesn’t mean the trend will continue in 2015.



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Allstate Announces Charity Donation Tied to Foul Ball Catches at the 2015 NCAA® Men’s College World Series®

Fans who snag a foul ball during CWS™ opening weekend will be rewarded with an Allstate “Good Hands in the Stands” trophy and help raise money for youth sports
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Catching a foul ball at a baseball game can be one of the most memorable fan experiences. Allstate Insurance Company, a proud NCAA corporate partner, will reward lucky fans with good hands who catch a foul ball hit into the stands during the NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS) opening weekend with a keepsake trophy for displaying their ball.

Building off of the success of last year’s “Good Hands in the Stands” initiative, this year Allstate will make a $500 donation per ball up to $25,000 to charity Boys Town to support youth sports in Omaha. In 2014, Allstate donated $10,000 through its “Good Hands in the Stands” program.

During the four games taking place June 13-14 at the CWS, Good Hands Crew members will be stationed around the ballpark and hand deliver the winner’s commemorative gift directly to their seats at TD Ameritrade Park. As part of the program, Allstate has once again teamed up with former all-star third baseman Aaron Boone, who will personally deliver a “Good Hands in the Stands” trophy to one lucky fan.

“America’s favorite pastime is in full swing, and Allstate is ready to celebrate with the fans through its ‘Good Hands in the Stands’ initiative at the NCAA Men’s College World Series,” said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company. “Allstate’s passion for college sports and commitment to doing good are at the heart of 'Good Hands in the Stands,’ so we are thrilled to continue the program this year.”

A check presentation will take place on the field at TD Ameritrade Park with representatives from Boys Town and Allstate prior to Game 6 on June 15. Additionally, Boone will meet with fans, sign autographs and talk baseball at the Allstate Fan Zone located within the CWS Fan Fest presented by Capital One, on Saturday, June 13 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. CT.

“'Good Hands in the Stands’ is back and bigger than ever, which is why I’m thrilled to once again be at the College World Series with Allstate to not only reward all the great fans who are lucky enough to snag a foul ball, but also support the Omaha community and valuable youth sports programs like Boys Town,” said Boone.

To learn more about the “Good Hands in the Stands” program, fans can visit http://ift.tt/1C0vfvw, Twitter.com/Allstate or stop by the Allstate Fan Zone at the CWS Fan Fest located in Lot C.

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.

NCAA, College World Series and CWS are licensed by or trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Contacts:

Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media Relations
847-402-5600
Laura.Strykowski@allstate.com

Jennifer Knoeppel, Taylor
212-714-5732
jknoeppel@taylorstrategy.com 



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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Allstate Rolls Out New Mobile Drive-In Inspection Center to Help Colorado Auto Customers after recent Hailstorm

New, state-of-the-art hail Mobile Assessment Center is latest tool in catastrophe response
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When hailstorms strike, the dents and dings and damage left behind on a vehicle can be devastating to its owner. Allstate Insurance customers in the Denver area, which just experienced a hailstorm, will get to see Allstate’s newest catastrophe response tool in action.

Allstate’s National Catastrophe Team is deploying a Mobile Assessment Center (MAC), a giant, hail inspection center on wheels, filled with high-tech cameras that scan the vehicle, identify hail damage, and use software to calculate the dent count and severity of hail damage with increased speed and accuracy.

“Allstate is on the frontline in using this latest technology. The Mobile Assessment Center is going to elevate the way we take care of customers following a disaster,” said Mark McGillivray, senior vice president, Allstate Claims. “The Mobile Assessment Center allows for an almost touchless process for evaluating damages, settling claims, and getting customers back on the road as quickly as possible.”

The Mobile Assessment Center is currently located in the Home Depot parking lot at 11111 South Parker Road in Parker, Colo., and opened this week from Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inspections are handled by appointment only. Allstate customers with damage can file a claim by contacting their Allstate agent, calling 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676), or logging on to Allstate.com.

The Mobile Assessment Center (MAC) is a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that uses a sophisticated photo mapping software to determine the number of dents and the severity of the damage to each panel on a vehicle. Vehicles are driven into the MAC hail unit and the damage is assessed in a matter of minutes. The system then compiles the information and provides a detailed report which is used by adjusters to complete a claim.

Allstate catastrophe personnel first tested this technology in 2014, following a hail event in South Carolina. The initial test produced positive results showing accuracy in identifying and measuring vehicle hail damage.

“In May of 2014 Allstate was first to begin field testing a new damage analysis concept for hail, and just deployed a first of its kind mobile unit to Colorado to serve customers,” said Michael Morrison, president, Catastrophe Solutions International.

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:

April Eaton
847-402-5600
Twitter @AllstateNews



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Tips for grads, part 3: Interviewing

InterviewIn this three-part series, I’ve tuned you in to some resume and cover letter secrets, and provided you with job-hunting tips. This series-ending post will help you stand out with interview advice.

Here are a few “need to know” tips for your next interview:

First, you have to prepare for the interview. Research the company to get familiar with its mission and goals for the future. This will give your answers meaning to the interviewer and make you stand out from the others. Doing that research can help you  prepare you for the question many employers ask: “Why should we hire you?” If you know the company’s mission and future goals, you can paint a picture of how you can contribute to those and why you are a great fit for the position.

Now that we have that important question down, there are so many others that could be asked. Before the interview, it is best to think about the different types of questions you may be asked and prepare your answers. To help you, here are the top 31 most-asked interview questions and how to answer them.

The tricky part of the interview is usually after the standard interview questions; the behavioral questions are next. They are usually the hardest to answer; and they’re the most important. The interviewer will pay very close attention to your answers to make sure that you possess the right skills for the job.

After the interview is over, take some time to reflect on your answers. You will learn what you think you did well and what needs to be improved for next time.

Now that you are well prepared for your next interview, tell us about your interviewing experiences and your best practices in the comments! As always, be sure to check out our open career opportunities to put your skills to the test. Good luck!



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TD Ameritrade Reports Monthly Metrics

Monday, June 8, 2015

TD Ameritrade’s Investor Movement Index: Jumps Higher While the S&P 500 Slightly Declined

Allstate Reunites Customer with 1972 Corvette Stingray Stolen 43 Years Ago

Insurer worked with multiple local and state agencies to make reunion possible.
This release contains: 13 Photos, 2 Videos, 1 Related Document

A love story 43 years in the making now has a happy ending after Allstate Insurance reunited a long-time customer with her once stolen 1972 Corvette Stingray. Terry Dietrich bought the car when she was 19 using money from her first job to make a down payment. Just six months later, the car she called her ‘first love’ was stolen. Dietrich never knew what happened to her beloved sports car. Neither did police. That is, until now.

This past fall, a local car dealer in North Carolina purchased the car and found the vehicle identification number in the window didn’t match up with the original VIN imprinted on the car. Police were notified and were able to trace the car back to a police report in 1972.

The car belonged to Allstate Insurance for all these years after the claim was paid off shortly after the car was stolen. For the loyal customer, her first love was closer than it had been in more than four decades and she reached out to her original Allstate agency owner who has since retired.

After months of work behind the scenes by employees at Allstate and government officials in both Georgia and North Carolina, a new title was issued and the original Allstate agent was able to drive the car up Dietrich’s driveway so that she can enjoy the car all over again – 43 years later.

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 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:

Justin Herndon
Justin.Herndon@allstate.com
727-512-8314



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Allstate Reunites Customer with 1972 Corvette Stingray Stolen 43 Years Ago

Insurer worked with multiple local and state agencies to make reunion possible.
This release contains: 13 Photos, 2 Videos, 1 Related Document

A love story 43 years in the making now has a happy ending after Allstate Insurance reunited a long-time customer with her once stolen 1972 Corvette Stingray. Terry Dietrich bought the car when she was 19 using money from her first job to make a down payment. Just six months later, the car she called her ‘first love’ was stolen. Dietrich never knew what happened to her beloved sports car. Neither did police. That is, until now.

This past fall, a local car dealer in North Carolina purchased the car and found the vehicle identification number in the window didn’t match up with the original VIN imprinted on the car. Police were notified and were able to trace the car back to a police report in 1972.

The car belonged to Allstate Insurance for all these years after the claim was paid off shortly after the car was stolen. For the loyal customer, her first love was closer than it had been in more than four decades and she reached out to her original Allstate agency owner who has since retired.

After months of work behind the scenes by employees at Allstate and government officials in both Georgia and North Carolina, a new title was issued and the original Allstate agent was able to drive the car up Dietrich’s driveway so that she can enjoy the car all over again – 43 years later.

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 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:

Justin Herndon
Justin.Herndon@allstate.com
727-512-8314



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Friday, June 5, 2015

You still have time! Tell us your story and you could win $100

BrakeTheHabitIf you follow GEICO on Twitter (@GEICO), you may have seen us talking about our #BrakeTheHabit video contest. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 25, we want you to show us why you don’t drive distracted.

Got 15 seconds to spare? Just post your video to Twitter using the hashtag #BrakeTheHabit and mention @GEICO to enter. Each week, we’re giving one winner $100, and that could be you!

The contest runs through June 30, so get your videos in ASAP to qualify! Weekly winners could be featured in the national GEICO anti-distracted driving video on YouTube and have a chance to win $500.

Want to see who has won so far? Check out the entries below:

These folks have set the bar high, but don’t let that stop you! Show us what you got! BIG thanks to everyone who has entered so far! Keep ‘em coming because we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

Check out the contest rules for more details.



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Youth Pitch Solutions to Reduce Violence, Improve Their Neighborhoods

Program brings together Designers and Kids to Address Community Challenges
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Fourteen Chicago youth who have spent six weeks collaborating with design firm gravitytank unveiled their ideas before an audience of nonprofit, local government and business leaders, and to a community panel that provided real-time feedback on their ideas and shared insights on how to bring their ideas to reality.

The ideas were rooted in safety concerns voiced by the students who live in Humboldt Park, Little Village, South Shore, Garfield Park, Austin, Englewood/Woodlawn, Pilsen, and Garfield Ridge. Over a six-week period, participating youth conducted field research, led neighborhood visits and met with gravitytank designers to brainstorm and develop their ideas. The goal of YSO is to increase safety during the summer months by empowering Chicago youth to identify issues that keep them from being or feeling safe.

Who: The event was made possible by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, Get IN Chicago (a public-private partnership addressing issues facing at-risk youth in Chicago), and design firm gravitytank. Teams of students and designers presented three different safety concepts. The event was held at the museum of science & industry.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Allstate Delivers New Ride-Hailing Endorsement for Drivers

‘Ride for Hire’ product helps bridge potential gaps in coverage Transportation Network Company drivers currently face.
This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

With Allstate’s Ride for Hire endorsement, qualifying Transportation Network Company drivers can be better protected during the time they are logged into the TNC app looking for a new fare and they can benefit from lower coverage deductibles when they are on the road with TNC passengers. Allstate plans to offer coverage as an optional endorsement in four states by the end of this year.

The Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement benefits customers who use their personal vehicles to drive for qualifying TNCs. Allstate expects that, on average, an Allstate customer will pay roughly $15-$20 each year for the added protection.
“The ride-hailing economy continues to grow and our products evolve with our customers’ potential needs,” says Allstate Product Vice President Dave Border. “We want to help ensure our customers can more confidently participate as TNC drivers.”

Here’s how the new Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement will work:

  • Helps fill some of the gaps in coverage between Allstate’s personal auto policy and the TNC’s commercial coverage.
    • Some TNCs may provide their drivers liability coverage when they are logged into the app but haven’t been assigned a ride. Allstate’s endorsement can help fill the gap that arises when a customer’s personal auto policy liability coverage limits are greater than what’s provided by the TNC. During this period, the endorsement can also help fill gaps that might arise under certain other coverages, such as collision, comprehensive, and uninsured/underinsured motorist.
    • The deductible associated with collision/comprehensive coverages provided by the TNC when drivers have a ride assigned to them or have a TNC passenger in the car is higher than what many customers carry on their personal auto policies (the TNC deductible generally starts at $1,000). Allstate’s Ride for Hire endorsement can help protect customers against these higher deductible costs when the TNC coverage deductible is higher than the driver’s personal auto policy deductible.
  • Allstate agency owners and representatives will be available to help customers understand coverage and identify potential solutions for their unique needs.
  • Allstate Ride for Hire is planned to be available in Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Expected to be offered in additional major TNC markets in 2016.

“We wanted to offer an innovative solution for our customers who drive for a TNC and we wanted to do it at the most competitive price possible,” Border says. “Our goal is to protect our customers and help them best use their hard-earned money to protect what matters most.”

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 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:

Justin Herndon
Justin.Herndon@allstate.com
727-512-8314



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Allstate Delivers New Ride-Hailing Endorsement for Drivers

‘Ride for Hire’ product helps bridge potential gaps in coverage Transportation Network Company drivers currently face.
This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

With Allstate’s Ride for Hire endorsement, qualifying Transportation Network Company drivers can be better protected during the time they are logged into the TNC app looking for a new fare and they can benefit from lower coverage deductibles when they are on the road with TNC passengers. Allstate plans to offer coverage as an optional endorsement in four states by the end of this year.

The Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement benefits customers who use their personal vehicles to drive for qualifying TNCs. Allstate expects that, on average, an Allstate customer will pay roughly $15-$20 each year for the added protection.
“The ride-hailing economy continues to grow and our products evolve with our customers’ potential needs,” says Allstate Product Vice President Dave Border. “We want to help ensure our customers can more confidently participate as TNC drivers.”

Here’s how the new Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement will work:

  • Helps fill some of the gaps in coverage between Allstate’s personal auto policy and the TNC’s commercial coverage.
    • Some TNCs may provide their drivers liability coverage when they are logged into the app but haven’t been assigned a ride. Allstate’s endorsement can help fill the gap that arises when a customer’s personal auto policy liability coverage limits are greater than what’s provided by the TNC. During this period, the endorsement can also help fill gaps that might arise under certain other coverages, such as collision, comprehensive, and uninsured/underinsured motorist.
    • The deductible associated with collision/comprehensive coverages provided by the TNC when drivers have a ride assigned to them or have a TNC passenger in the car is higher than what many customers carry on their personal auto policies (the TNC deductible generally starts at $1,000). Allstate’s Ride for Hire endorsement can help protect customers against these higher deductible costs when the TNC coverage deductible is higher than the driver’s personal auto policy deductible.
  • Allstate agency owners and representatives will be available to help customers understand coverage and identify potential solutions for their unique needs.
  • Allstate Ride for Hire is planned to be available in Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Expected to be offered in additional major TNC markets in 2016.

“We wanted to offer an innovative solution for our customers who drive for a TNC and we wanted to do it at the most competitive price possible,” Border says. “Our goal is to protect our customers and help them best use their hard-earned money to protect what matters most.”

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 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:

Justin Herndon
Justin.Herndon@allstate.com
727-512-8314



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TD Ameritrade CFO to Speak at the William Blair 35th Annual Growth Stock Conference

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tips for grads, part 2: Finding the right job

Job hunting 2If you’re like most of us – and let’s face it; you probably are – job hunting is a daunting task. In this second post of my three-part series, I’ll give you some useful advice to help you start your job search and find that job that’s right for you.

Recent graduates often feel pressured to find the job that will kick-start their future in their chosen field. It doesn’t matter if that pressure is from parents, friends or society, but this can make finding a job stressful.

Job hunting can be an emotionally arduous process. No one wants to be denied a job that they feel fits them well. You might look back at your degree or course work and think that you are not good enough. Well, I am here to tell you that you ARE good enough and there IS hope. Here is a great article that will help you stay positive while you are applying for jobs.

It also may come to a point where you just want to give up. Read this article; it will give you hope and advice on what to do when you start to feel that way.

For others, job hunting might not be the scary part. It might be moving to the city in which you always wanted to live after college. A new city means new career opportunities and a different job market. Here are some great tips to help your job search in that new city.

Now that you have these great job hunting tips, tell us in the comments what your best practices have been for your search! Also, check out the GEICO career site to learn about our open opportunities.



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