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Monday, August 31, 2015

Kansas City, Kansas, Takes the Lead as the Safest Driving City According to the 11th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®"

New Data Reveals the Cities with the Hardest Braking Drivers
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Kansas City, Kansas tops the chart for the first time ever as the safest driving city in America according to the eleventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®.” The report, based on Allstate Insurance Company claims data, ranks America’s 200 largest citiesi in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. The report underscores Allstate’s commitment to keeping roadways safer.

Kansas City, Kansas, is recognized as the safest driving city in America with the average driver experiencing an auto collision every 13.3 years, which is 24.8 percent less likely than the national average of every 10 years.

“By providing this information annually, Allstate and our agency owners across the country strive to bring drivers and communities together to talk about driving safety and consider solutions to keep our roads safer,” said Jim Ledder, vice president of auto claims, Allstate. “By spotlighting the cities with strong driver safety records and spreading the word about practical steps drivers can take, we’re continuing to help protect people from life’s uncertainties and prepare them for a more secure future.”

Recently, the National Safety Council estimated the U.S. is on track for its deadliest driving year since 2007.ii For the first six months of 2015, NSC reported traffic deaths are up 14 percent from a year ago, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher over the same period. While there are many factors that impact highway safety, an improving economy and lower gas prices have led to an increase in the number of miles being driven. The Federal Highway Administration’s latest Traffic Volume Trend Report says cumulative travel for 2015 is up by 3.5 percent.iii The June report is based on hourly traffic count data reported by the states, using data collected at approximately 4,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide.

The top ten cities according to the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report:

11th Annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® Top 10 Safest Cities
City & Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average Average Years Between Collisions
1. Kansas City, Kan. 24.8% less likely 13.3
2. Brownsville, Texas 24.6% less likely 13.3
3. Boise, Idaho 23.5% less likely 13.1
4. Fort Collins, Colo. 21.1% less likely 12.7
5. Cape Coral, Fla. 21.0% less likely 12.7
6. Madison, Wis. 18.2% less likely 12.2
7. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 15.1% less likely 11.8
8. Laredo, Texas 14.7% less likely 11.7
9. Huntsville, Ala. 14.7% less likely 11.7
10. Cary, N.C. 13.8% less likely 11.6

Allstate visually depicts the report in an interactive map found at http://ift.tt/1APrz0m. The map features the America’s Best Drivers Report with historical collision frequency rankings from the past 11 years in an interactive format.

New this year, the report provides information about a notable factor in collisions – braking habits – in approximately 100 cities nationally. Allstate pulled data from its Drivewise® offering, an innovative technology that allows consumers to monitor their driving habits to improve safety and gain rewards on their insurance, to determine braking trends. A hard braking event is defined as slowing down eight miles per hour or more over a one-second time interval.

Allstate found a correlation between hard braking and collision frequency. Cities with higher collision frequency also recorded more hard braking events. Nationally, on average, a driver will experience 16 hard braking events for every 1,000 miles driven. Here are the cities with drivers who experience the least amount of hard braking events per 1,000 miles driven:

Drivewise® Hard Braking Events
(Cities’ drivers with the least events per 1,000 miles)
Des Moines, Iowa 6.8
Madison, Wis. 8.1
Wichita, Kan. 9.4
Milwaukee, Wis. 10.3
Chesapeake, Va. 11.1
Overland Park, Kan. 11.3
Vancouver, Wash. 11.9
Omaha, Neb. 11.9
Minneapolis, Minn. 12.4
Hampton, Va. 12.6

Driving tips for cities with high braking activity:

  • Leave room between you and other vehicles. Hard braking collisions can occur when drivers are following other cars too closely, causing a rear-end collision. Try to avoid rear-end collisions by leaving more space and time to react to other vehicles’ actions.
  • Minimize distractions while driving. Distracted driving is one of the main causes for collisions.iv Common driving distractions include eating, grooming, talking on a cell phone or texting, interacting with other passengers, adjusting navigation devices and playing loud music.

In addition to the traditional collision frequency rankings, two unique rankings among the top 200 largest cities are featured in the 2015 report. These location factor rankings include population density and precipitation, and show how some cities’ rankings can change when taking these challenging roadway conditions into consideration.

Cities with Top Rankings When Factoring in Population Density
1. Boise, Idaho
2. Fort Collins, Colo.
3. Madison, Wis.
4. Brownsville, Texas
5. Laredo, Texas
6. Cary, N.C.
7. Kansas City, Kan.
8. Cape Coral, Fla.
9. Milwaukee, Wis.
10. Louisville, Ken.

Driving tips for densely populated cities:

  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Stop-and-go traffic, gridlock, traffic signal stops, pedestrian walkways and events that create traffic detours can add time to your travel.
  • Stay alert. Be prepared to frequently stop or slow down for pedestrians, emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, parking cars, taxi cabs, and public transportation vehicles such as city buses.
Cities with Top Rankings When Factoring in Precipitation
1. Kansas City, Kan.
2. Cape Coral, Fla.
3. Brownsville, Texas
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Madison, Wis.
6. Huntsville, Ala.
7. Fort Collins, Colo.
8. Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
9. Cary, N.C.
10. Montgomery, Ala.

Driving tips for cities with high levels of precipitation:

  • Be aware of road conditions. Ice, snow, fog, rain - all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.
  • Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations – be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as brakes and windshield wipers.

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®
For the past 11 years, Allstate actuaries have conducted an in-depth analysis of company claims data to determine the likelihood drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average. Reported property damage claims were analyzed over a two-year period (from January 2012 to December 2013).

A weighted average of the two-year numbers determines the annual percentages. The report defines an auto crash as any collision resulting in a property damage claim. Allstate’s auto policies represent nearly 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies, making this report a realistic snapshot of what’s happening on America’s roadways.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 32,675 car crash fatalities occurred in 2014. Additionally, Allstate research found that 70 percent of vehicles involved in auto claims are considered drivable, which indicates that most claims are the result of low-speed (under 35 miles per hour) collisions. Allstate utilizes the America’s Best Drivers Report to remind drivers to stay vigilant behind the wheel and protect themselves from challenging driving conditions.

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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i The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® tabulates property damage collision frequency of Allstate insured drivers from 2012-2013.The report analyzes the 200 largest cities from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2013 as of July 1, 2014. In prior years, neighboring cities that shared zip codes also shared rankings. This only impacted a minimal number of cities; however, in 2014 and 2015, the report used geolocation to increase accuracy and there are no longer shared rankings. U.S. Census Bureau data was used to obtain the population density factor. For the precipitation factor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data was utilized. Allstate Drivewise® data is based on Allstate customers voluntarily enrolled in the telematics program from 2010-2014. A number of cities from the full 200 Best Drivers rankings are excluded in the Drivewise data due to the limited measurable data available, or because Drivewise was not available (California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas). The Allstate Best Drivers Report is produced solely to boost the country’s discussion about safe driving and to increase awareness of the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel. The report is not used to determine auto insurance rates.

ii National Safety Council, http://ift.tt/1JtFjR8

iii Traffic Volume Trends (US DOT – Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information): http://ift.tt/TRk80t

iv National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, www.distraction.gov

Contact:

Kate Hollcraft or Kari Mather
(847) 402-5600
@AllstateNews



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Kansas City, Kansas, Takes the Lead as the Safest Driving City According to the 11th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®"

New Data Reveals the Cities with the Hardest Braking Drivers
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Kansas City, Kansas tops the chart for the first time ever as the safest driving city in America according to the eleventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®.” The report, based on Allstate Insurance Company claims data, ranks America’s 200 largest citiesi in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. The report underscores Allstate’s commitment to keeping roadways safer.

Kansas City, Kansas, is recognized as the safest driving city in America with the average driver experiencing an auto collision every 13.3 years, which is 24.8 percent less likely than the national average of every 10 years.

“By providing this information annually, Allstate and our agency owners across the country strive to bring drivers and communities together to talk about driving safety and consider solutions to keep our roads safer,” said Jim Ledder, vice president of auto claims, Allstate. “By spotlighting the cities with strong driver safety records and spreading the word about practical steps drivers can take, we’re continuing to help protect people from life’s uncertainties and prepare them for a more secure future.”

Recently, the National Safety Council estimated the U.S. is on track for its deadliest driving year since 2007.ii For the first six months of 2015, NSC reported traffic deaths are up 14 percent from a year ago, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher over the same period. While there are many factors that impact highway safety, an improving economy and lower gas prices have led to an increase in the number of miles being driven. The Federal Highway Administration’s latest Traffic Volume Trend Report says cumulative travel for 2015 is up by 3.5 percent.iii The June report is based on hourly traffic count data reported by the states, using data collected at approximately 4,000 continuous traffic counting locations nationwide.

The top ten cities according to the Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report:

11th Annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® Top 10 Safest Cities
City & Overall Ranking Collision Likelihood Compared to National Average Average Years Between Collisions
1. Kansas City, Kan. 24.8% less likely 13.3
2. Brownsville, Texas 24.6% less likely 13.3
3. Boise, Idaho 23.5% less likely 13.1
4. Fort Collins, Colo. 21.1% less likely 12.7
5. Cape Coral, Fla. 21.0% less likely 12.7
6. Madison, Wis. 18.2% less likely 12.2
7. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 15.1% less likely 11.8
8. Laredo, Texas 14.7% less likely 11.7
9. Huntsville, Ala. 14.7% less likely 11.7
10. Cary, N.C. 13.8% less likely 11.6

Allstate visually depicts the report in an interactive map found at http://ift.tt/1APrz0m. The map features the America’s Best Drivers Report with historical collision frequency rankings from the past 11 years in an interactive format.

New this year, the report provides information about a notable factor in collisions – braking habits – in approximately 100 cities nationally. Allstate pulled data from its Drivewise® offering, an innovative technology that allows consumers to monitor their driving habits to improve safety and gain rewards on their insurance, to determine braking trends. A hard braking event is defined as slowing down eight miles per hour or more over a one-second time interval.

Allstate found a correlation between hard braking and collision frequency. Cities with higher collision frequency also recorded more hard braking events. Nationally, on average, a driver will experience 16 hard braking events for every 1,000 miles driven. Here are the cities with drivers who experience the least amount of hard braking events per 1,000 miles driven:

Drivewise® Hard Braking Events
(Cities’ drivers with the least events per 1,000 miles)
Des Moines, Iowa 6.8
Madison, Wis. 8.1
Wichita, Kan. 9.4
Milwaukee, Wis. 10.3
Chesapeake, Va. 11.1
Overland Park, Kan. 11.3
Vancouver, Wash. 11.9
Omaha, Neb. 11.9
Minneapolis, Minn. 12.4
Hampton, Va. 12.6

Driving tips for cities with high braking activity:

  • Leave room between you and other vehicles. Hard braking collisions can occur when drivers are following other cars too closely, causing a rear-end collision. Try to avoid rear-end collisions by leaving more space and time to react to other vehicles’ actions.
  • Minimize distractions while driving. Distracted driving is one of the main causes for collisions.iv Common driving distractions include eating, grooming, talking on a cell phone or texting, interacting with other passengers, adjusting navigation devices and playing loud music.

In addition to the traditional collision frequency rankings, two unique rankings among the top 200 largest cities are featured in the 2015 report. These location factor rankings include population density and precipitation, and show how some cities’ rankings can change when taking these challenging roadway conditions into consideration.

Cities with Top Rankings When Factoring in Population Density
1. Boise, Idaho
2. Fort Collins, Colo.
3. Madison, Wis.
4. Brownsville, Texas
5. Laredo, Texas
6. Cary, N.C.
7. Kansas City, Kan.
8. Cape Coral, Fla.
9. Milwaukee, Wis.
10. Louisville, Ken.

Driving tips for densely populated cities:

  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Stop-and-go traffic, gridlock, traffic signal stops, pedestrian walkways and events that create traffic detours can add time to your travel.
  • Stay alert. Be prepared to frequently stop or slow down for pedestrians, emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, parking cars, taxi cabs, and public transportation vehicles such as city buses.
Cities with Top Rankings When Factoring in Precipitation
1. Kansas City, Kan.
2. Cape Coral, Fla.
3. Brownsville, Texas
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Madison, Wis.
6. Huntsville, Ala.
7. Fort Collins, Colo.
8. Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
9. Cary, N.C.
10. Montgomery, Ala.

Driving tips for cities with high levels of precipitation:

  • Be aware of road conditions. Ice, snow, fog, rain - all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.
  • Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations – be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as brakes and windshield wipers.

The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report®
For the past 11 years, Allstate actuaries have conducted an in-depth analysis of company claims data to determine the likelihood drivers in America’s 200 largest cities will experience a vehicle collision compared to the national average. Reported property damage claims were analyzed over a two-year period (from January 2012 to December 2013).

A weighted average of the two-year numbers determines the annual percentages. The report defines an auto crash as any collision resulting in a property damage claim. Allstate’s auto policies represent nearly 10 percent of all U.S. auto policies, making this report a realistic snapshot of what’s happening on America’s roadways.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 32,675 car crash fatalities occurred in 2014. Additionally, Allstate research found that 70 percent of vehicles involved in auto claims are considered drivable, which indicates that most claims are the result of low-speed (under 35 miles per hour) collisions. Allstate utilizes the America’s Best Drivers Report to remind drivers to stay vigilant behind the wheel and protect themselves from challenging driving conditions.

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

#  #  #

i The Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report® tabulates property damage collision frequency of Allstate insured drivers from 2012-2013.The report analyzes the 200 largest cities from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2013 as of July 1, 2014. In prior years, neighboring cities that shared zip codes also shared rankings. This only impacted a minimal number of cities; however, in 2014 and 2015, the report used geolocation to increase accuracy and there are no longer shared rankings. U.S. Census Bureau data was used to obtain the population density factor. For the precipitation factor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data was utilized. Allstate Drivewise® data is based on Allstate customers voluntarily enrolled in the telematics program from 2010-2014. A number of cities from the full 200 Best Drivers rankings are excluded in the Drivewise data due to the limited measurable data available, or because Drivewise was not available (California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas). The Allstate Best Drivers Report is produced solely to boost the country’s discussion about safe driving and to increase awareness of the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel. The report is not used to determine auto insurance rates.

ii National Safety Council, http://ift.tt/1JtFjR8

iii Traffic Volume Trends (US DOT – Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information): http://ift.tt/TRk80t

iv National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, www.distraction.gov

Contact:

Kate Hollcraft or Kari Mather
(847) 402-5600
@AllstateNews



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Safety Climate: A Measure of Employees’ Safety Perceptions Backed by Science

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Risk Control Services is offering its commercial lines customers a service that helps them identify targeted areas for improving safety.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Registered Investment Advisors Ring the NYSE Opening Bell to Mark Industry Milestone

Allstate Rewards Safe Drivers Through Upgraded Telematics App

Drivewise® Mobile adds rewards to the savings customers already get for driving safely.
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Drivers now have even more incentive to drive safely. Drivewise® Mobile – Allstate’s award winning smartphone application – now prominently features Allstate Rewards. In addition to saving money on their auto insurance every six months, safe drivers now can use the upgraded app to earn points and use the points for deals on merchandise, gift cards and local offers.

With this additional benefit, Drivewise Mobile becomes the first of its kind offered by an insurance company. Any driver can earn Allstate Rewards points, regardless of whether they have an insurance policy with Allstate.

In the latest iteration of the app, Allstate continues to encourage safe driving for everyone through a point system offering savings on merchandise from big-name brands. While most reward programs generally require someone to make a purchase or pay their bill to earn points, consumers simply need to drive safely to benefit from Allstate Rewards.

“We continue to drive advances in product and service innovation for all consumers,” says Allstate Connected Car Vice President Ginger Purgatorio. “We’re providing cutting-edge capabilities to better serve drivers and protect what matters to them most. This is another example of how we are changing the way people think about an insurance company – and at the same time, it encourages safe driving that benefits everyone on the road.”

Also new in this version of the app are interactive challenges that allow users to earn reward points. One example is a challenge to drive below 80 mph or avoid hard braking for three consecutive days. Users can view their challenge statuses and driving patterns by month. The challenges will be updated in future app updates.

Allstate customers in 47 states not only benefit from Allstate Rewards, but also are eligible for savings on auto insurance through the telematics program. Initially established in 2010, the Drivewise network continues to grow and is expected to approach more than one million users by the end of 2015.

Drivewise Mobile is available for free download in the Apple iTunes store or through Google Play for Android devices. The app now offers audible alerts in the iOS version and a text blocking option in the Android version.

(*Drivers in New York are not eligible for Allstate Rewards.)

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

Contact:

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



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Allstate Rewards Safe Drivers Through Upgraded Telematics App

Drivewise® Mobile adds rewards to the savings customers already get for driving safely.
This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document

Drivers now have even more incentive to drive safely. Drivewise® Mobile – Allstate’s award winning smartphone application – now prominently features Allstate Rewards. In addition to saving money on their auto insurance every six months, safe drivers now can use the upgraded app to earn points and use the points for deals on merchandise, gift cards and local offers.

With this additional benefit, Drivewise Mobile becomes the first of its kind offered by an insurance company. Any driver can earn Allstate Rewards points, regardless of whether they have an insurance policy with Allstate.

In the latest iteration of the app, Allstate continues to encourage safe driving for everyone through a point system offering savings on merchandise from big-name brands. While most reward programs generally require someone to make a purchase or pay their bill to earn points, consumers simply need to drive safely to benefit from Allstate Rewards.

“We continue to drive advances in product and service innovation for all consumers,” says Allstate Connected Car Vice President Ginger Purgatorio. “We’re providing cutting-edge capabilities to better serve drivers and protect what matters to them most. This is another example of how we are changing the way people think about an insurance company – and at the same time, it encourages safe driving that benefits everyone on the road.”

Also new in this version of the app are interactive challenges that allow users to earn reward points. One example is a challenge to drive below 80 mph or avoid hard braking for three consecutive days. Users can view their challenge statuses and driving patterns by month. The challenges will be updated in future app updates.

Allstate customers in 47 states not only benefit from Allstate Rewards, but also are eligible for savings on auto insurance through the telematics program. Initially established in 2010, the Drivewise network continues to grow and is expected to approach more than one million users by the end of 2015.

Drivewise Mobile is available for free download in the Apple iTunes store or through Google Play for Android devices. The app now offers audible alerts in the iOS version and a text blocking option in the Android version.

(*Drivers in New York are not eligible for Allstate Rewards.)

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

Contact:

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



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Allstate Roadside Services Selected as Roadside Assistance Provider to Help Protect Lyft Drivers

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Ride-hailing continues to grow in popularity; whether you’re a commuter looking for ways to save on transportation or protect the planet, or a driver trying to set your own schedule and make some extra cash.

Drivers with Lyft are getting a new perk. Allstate Roadside Services (ARS), one of the nation’s leading providers of roadside assistance, is announcing it is offering 24/7 pay-per-use roadside assistance to drivers on the Lyft platform, if they find themselves needing help while on the road.

“We’re very excited and honored to be selected as Lyft’s new U.S. roadside assistance provider,” said Pam Dufour, president of Allstate Roadside Services. “We’re committed to delivering exceptional service for all drivers of Lyft and their roadside assistance needs.”

While no one wants to face a breakdown, it’s best to be prepared. Drivers will be able to contact Allstate for a tow, tire change, fuel delivery, lockout or battery jump.

“In just three years, Lyft has become an integral part of Americans’ everyday transportation needs,” said Oliver Hsiang, VP Partnerships at Lyft. “We are thrilled to see industry leaders like Allstate at the forefront of creating innovative solutions to protect drivers and passengers.”

“Allstate is on the leading edge of product and service innovation in our industry and beyond,” said Dufour. “Innovation is a critical element of our effort to provide a complete customer experience that emphasizes service, connectedness, safety, preparedness and security.”

Allstate Roadside Services has provided roadside assistance for more than 50 years. ARS administers roadside assistance through Allstate Motor Club.

About Lyft
Lyft is an app for welcoming affordable rides within minutes. Simply download the app for iPhone or Android, then request a ride with the tap of a button and a friendly driver will be on the way. All payment is handled through the app using your credit card of choice. Safety is a top priority for Lyft, and we’ve implemented strict safety criteria to protect the community. Lyft launched in June 2012 and is now in more than 65 cities across the country.

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Contact:
April Eaton
Allstate
(847) 402-5600



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “LMHC” or the “Company”) today reported net income attributable to LMHC of $254 million and $530 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, decreases of $137 million and $126 million from the same periods in 2014.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Allstate Maintains Focus on Profitability

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015.

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Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation Work Together To Benefit Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Annual Quotes for Education Program Raises Up to $200,000 in Scholarship Funds for Current and Future HBCU Students
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Allstate will donate up to $200,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation as part of the company’s Quotes for Education (QFE) program to support current and future generations of students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Between August 1 and November 30, 2015, Allstate will donate $10 per quote for every person who receives an insurance quote from a participating Allstate agent and mentions “Quotes for Education,” or quotes online at http://ift.tt/1SVGNs1.

Funds raised through the program will be given to the Tom Joyner Foundation and earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending HBCUs. Additionally, for the fourth year, HBCU supporters will have the chance to cast their vote on http://ift.tt/1SVGNs1 for the HBCU of their choice to receive an additional $50,000 in scholarship funding from Allstate.

“HBCUs need support and funding now more than ever,” said Cheryl Harris, senior vice president at Allstate and alumna of Florida A&M University. “Our hope is that the HBCU community will join Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation in supporting this program that will create educational opportunities for the next generation of HBCU students.”

According to a 2014 study by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, half of the HBCUs surveyed have a black student graduation rate of 34 percent or lower within six years. Through the QFE program, Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are challenging HBCU advocates to invest in the future of HBCUs across the country by giving back, honoring the distinct missions and legacies of their alma maters.

“With more than 100 institutions across the country, HBCUs have a heritage and history worth investing in and protecting,” says Tom Joyner, a Tuskegee University alumnus and chairman and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation. “During these trying economic times, the annual scholarship gives hope and helps these students continue to strive for academic success. HBCUs are part of my DNA and I’m so glad to share the love, pride and passion that I have for the HBCU community and investing in future generations of HBCU graduates.”

In addition to its QFE partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation, Allstate has been the title-sponsor of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion for the past 11 years. Both of these programs are part of Allstate’s year round commitment to programs that empower the African American community.

To participate in the QFE program, visit allstate.com/HBCU to find a nearby participating agent, receive a quote online and for official rules.

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 the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

About The Tom Joyner Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://ift.tt/1sPIAmx) was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 18-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.

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Contact:

Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media Relations
(847) 402-5600
laura.strykowski@allstate.com

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



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