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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Allstate Names Mark Green President of Encompass Insurance Companies

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The Allstate Corporation has announced that Mark Green, president of Allstate Dealer Services and Ivantage Select Agency Inc., is changing positions and being named president of the Encompass insurance companies. Green will report to Don Civgin, president, Emerging Businesses of The Allstate Corporation.

“The Encompass business represents an important part of Allstate Corporation’s customer focused strategy,” said Civgin. “Mark has the ability to lead large organizations and manage insurance risks while profitably growing the core business. This, along with his external experience working with insurance companies who market through independent agencies, will serve him well in his new role.”

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to join the Encompass organization,” states Green. “The Encompass brand is strong and provides independent agencies with insurance solutions and products which help meet the needs of their customers.”

Green has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Last year he was named president of Allstate Dealer Services while maintaining his role as president of Ivantage Select Agency, Inc. He took over leadership of Ivantage in 2011.

Green joined Allstate in 2009, as assistant vice president in Allstate’s Capital Region and rose through the ranks to become senior vice president of National Sales for Allstate Financial. Prior to Allstate, Green was a founding equity partner and chief risk officer for AIX Group in Connecticut. Through the years, he has held executive positions for Acordia Inc., AIG, Chubb, and Swiss Re.

Green holds a Bachelor Degree from Macalester College. He received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

With this change, Doug Frey, vice president and chief operating officer, Allstate Dealer Services, will serve as interim president of ADS. Bill Borst, vice president, Ivantage will serve as interim president for Ivantage.

Encompass provides auto and homeowners policies for customers of independent agencies that want local advice but prefer a choice of insurance carriers. More information on Encompass can be found at http://ift.tt/1nO01ox.

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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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TD Ameritrade Reports Record 2015 Earnings; Seventh Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Asset Gathering

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Honored by Applied Systems for Commercial Lines Agent Automation Adoption

Liberty Mutual Insurance has been awarded the Applied Systems Pinnacle Award for its significant contributions to advancing automation adoption by its independent agency partners.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Youth-inspired Englewood community garden to teach life skills, provide safe haven

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More than 40 volunteers recently came together to transform a vacant Englewood lot into an outdoor classroom that will teach at-risk youth to plant, grow and harvest fresh produce – and give them a safe place to gather in an often dangerous neighborhood.

The community garden initiative was funded by Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership that works to reduce violence in vulnerable Chicago communities by funding evidence-based programs. The idea grew out of this summer’s Allstate Youth Shout Out (YSO) event, which challenged teens to brainstorm ways to make their communities safer. Working alongside local design firm gravitytank, youth identified the need to create “urban oases” that can provide safe and fun gathering spaces.

Volunteers included YSO teens, local residents, community groups, Allstate employees and representatives from Chicago-based nonprofit organizations Mujeres Latinas en Acción and the Sweet Water Foundation.

“If we want to make a difference in Englewood and other communities severely impacted by violence, we need to engage and listen to the youth that must navigate these neighborhoods every day,” said Toni Irving, executive director of Get IN Chicago. “We hope Get IN Chicago serves as a model for how businesses and community leaders can come together to tackle social issues. There’s strong evidence to support the revamping of vacant lots and we’re happy to provide resources that empower youth to take back their neighborhoods.”

Not too long ago, the formerly vacant lot was an eyesore, a dumping ground for trash and a magnet for negative activity. But by late afternoon, the space was neatly lined with rows of planters filled with vibrant flowers and a hand-built, raised wooden stage that will create an outdoor classroom environment for youth from Englewood and nearby communities.

By this time next year, the rows of planters will house tomatoes, kale, cucumbers and other produce for local residents, and the outdoor classroom will teach kids about aquaponics and gardening.

“It means everything knowing I can start an idea, have people backing me up and change things for the better,” said Lavelle Rogers, 18, who participated in YSO and hopes to replicate the community garden and education center model in his Austin neighborhood. “I’m looking forward to doing more urban oasis projects.”

The classes and garden will be managed by the Sweet Water Foundation, which in just two years has transformed nearly a full city block into a sprawling network of life that includes Perry Community Farm – which sells produce to local supermarkets and residents – and community gardens used by residents.

John Benford, who lives down the block from the new community garden and education center, said he’s confident the space will contribute to the positive effect the overall transformation has had on the area.

“It’s about more than a community garden,” he said. “It’s about building up a community and showing the kids that even though you live in the ghetto, you don’t have to be destructive. It’s about showing them something different and getting them to care about their community.”

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.

Get IN Chicago is an innovative five-year, $50 million partnership that focuses on identifying, funding and rigorously evaluating evidence-based programs that lead to sustainable reductions in violence for individuals and communities. Since 2013, GIC has awarded grants totaling more than $13 million for evidence-based community programs that support nearly 10,000 at-risk youth and their families in seven Chicago communities. More information is available at www.getinchicago.org

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Dan Waters
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Are you prepared? Allstate offers tips to get ready for Hurricane Joaquin

Approaching storm could mean evacuations, damage
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While forecasters are still working to predict the path of Joaquin, it’s a good idea for everyone along the coast to be aware and prepare. Allstate reminds residents that being prepared for a hurricane often means taking easy steps that can go a long way in protecting families and minimizing property damage.

  • If you have time, conduct a home inventory of your property. It’s helpful to keep track of model numbers and stores where items were purchased. Keep your inventory, including photos and videos, in a safe place away from your home. You may consider using a free app called Digital Locker for homeowners or Commercial Locker, if you’re a small business owner, to quickly build your inventory. You don’t have to be an Allstate customer to use the apps.
  • Develop an evacuation plan that includes identification of safe areas, escape routes, meeting locations and plans for pets.
  • Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit including a three-day supply of water, non-perishable food, radio and batteries, flashlight and a first-aid kit. 
  • Gather medications or get prescriptions refilled.
  • Gather important documents such as insurance policies, birth certificates and identification. Make sure to place them in a waterproof container.
  • On the outside, remove any diseased and damaged limbs from trees to keep them from blowing around during a storm and causing property or automobile damage.
  • Purchase materials such as plywood that can be used to reinforce your windows, doors and garage doors.
  • Remember, policyholders may have multiple insurance policies (car, boat, home, wind, flood) with a variety of insurance carriers so it is important that you gather all insurance information so you can report claims to the appropriate carrier.

Regarding flood insurance, most property policies do not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is offered through the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program and policies are sold and managed by private insurance companies like Allstate. Keep in mind that coverage does not take effect until 30 days after purchase. More information about flood insurance can be found at http://ift.tt/VNYTyv.

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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Allstate to Discuss Third 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, November 3 to discuss third quarter 2015 earnings.

The company will file a current report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission announcing quarterly results at or after 4:15 p.m. ET on Monday, November 2. To view Allstate’s quarterly results including the earnings release, investor supplement and quarterly Form 10-Q after their filing, please visit the SEC website at www.sec.gov. These materials will also be available by approximately 5 p.m. ET 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 RSS feeds of news releases 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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Greg Burns
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The Allstate Foundation Launches Second Year of Nonprofit Leadership Program

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Last week, 24 nonprofit leaders from around the country became the second class to participate in The Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program. The program provides professional development training for emerging leaders.

Greater Good is a partnership between The Allstate Foundation and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management. Participants represent diverse nonprofit organizations, have 10+ years of experience and have been identified as future leaders within their organizations.

“Each one of our participants possesses the talent, leadership potential, commitment and desire to make a difference in the world,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate. “Through our Greater Good program, we are making it possible for these future leaders to develop new skills that can benefit and strengthen their organizations and communities.”

Greater Good 2016 participants will receive access to leadership coaches and development opportunities specifically tailored to their needs, and a stipend to attend opportunities beyond those offered through the onsite component of the program. Prior to the start of the program, each participant completed a 360-degree leadership assessment and a professional development plan.

The Greater Good program exposes participants to experts in management, communication and fundraising. In total, 12 days of in-person instruction will be facilitated by professors, faculty and experts affiliated with Northwestern University.

“The experience was a once-in-a-lifetime gift and I found the classroom, cohort learning and individual development opportunities to be transformative in how I lead in the sector,” said Lydia Stazen Michael, a participant in the 2015 Greater Good program and vice president of development and communications for All Chicago, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

For more information on the Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program, including information on how to apply or refer an applicant for the 2017 Greater Good class, visit http://ift.tt/1LmvpqS Applications for the 2017 class will be accepted between Jan. 1 and March 30, 2016.

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit http://ift.tt/QoU2bQ.

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