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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Allstate Benefits and PinnacleCare Join Forces to Offer Concierge Health Advisory Services for Customers Facing Critical Illness

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Facing a serious illness is one of life’s most challenging situations. It’s tough on the patient. It’s tough on their family. Allstate Benefits, an industry-leading provider of critical illness coverage, helps customers by providing a financial safety net when they are diagnosed with a major illness such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer. Now, Allstate Benefits is teaming up with PinnacleCare to provide customers with access to professional health advisors and help them navigate their diagnosis and treatment options.

“We are very excited about our relationship with PinnacleCare,” said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits. “This collaboration gives our customers access to an incredibly valuable resource during one of life’s most challenging times. We understand that being diagnosed with a critical illness can be overwhelming and aim for our relationship with PinnacleCare to give our customers extra support when they need it most.”

This new relationship between PinnacleCare and Allstate Benefits allows critical illness customers to decide on an appropriate course of treatment, optimize medical outcomes and have peace of mind when making crucial decisions. The coverage, which is provided as an employee benefit option through employers, offers some of the following features:

  • Top specialist referrals for expert medical and second opinions
  • Appointment with a top in-network or out-of-network specialist or medical center
  • Gathering, reviewing, organizing and forwarding pertinent medical records
  • Comprehensive research report on diagnosis and treatment options
  • If the employer chooses, optional premier-level support is also available

Todd Martin, chief of sales and marketing for PinnacleCare, says that joining forces with Allstate Benefits gives critically ill customers a lifeline with guidance from the nation’s top medical specialists. “We have seen such a positive impact on individuals and their families over the years who say they don’t know what they would have done if PinnacleCare hadn’t been there to alleviate the anxiety and burden of their critical healthcare decisions,” said Martin. “Our

partnership with Allstate Benefits represents a new channel for reaching families who are in need of unbiased direction and support. Together we bring clinical and financial resources that help patients navigate the healthcare system and facilitate access to the most appropriate providers and care that they so vitally need.”

Allstate Benefits helps offer financial support when an insured person is diagnosed with a covered critical illness. Upon diagnosis and depending on which coverage is selected, a lump-sum cash benefit is paid for covered critical illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, major organ failure resulting in either a transplant or placement on a transplant list, end stage renal failure, invasive cancer, advanced Alzheimer’s disease, advanced Parkinson’s disease and more.

About PinnacleCare

PinnacleCare is a leading health advisory firm, founded in 2001, that connects individuals to the world’s most advanced healthcare and facilitates access to top specialists for personalized care. Through relationships with world-class physicians and medical centers of excellence, PinnacleCare extends a broad range of support for families and organizations to facilitate more efficient access to top quality care for improved outcomes and reduced waste. For more information, visit http://pinnaclecare.com.

About Allstate Benefits

Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance products, ranked #1 by LIMRA in four core products: Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, and Life. The comprehensive product portfolio also includes Disability, Indemnity Medical, Supplemental Health, Term to Age 100 Life insurance, Dental and Vision – all which can help provide protection for individuals and families from financial burdens due to unexpected death, illness or injury. By offering voluntary benefits from Allstate Benefits, employers give employees access to group rates, which are typically lower than they would pay for the coverage if purchased on their own, and convenient payroll deduction to pay their premiums. More than 31,000 companies across the U.S. choose to put our products to work for them.

Allstate Benefits is the marketing name used by American Heritage Life Insurance Company (Home Office, Jacksonville, FL) in the U.S. and also a trademark of Allstate Insurance Company, used under license by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.

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 Insurance Company
(847) 402-5600

Deb Dominianni
PinnacleCare
(410) 409-1095



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Allstate Adopts Proxy Access Bylaw Amendments

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that its board of directors has adopted amendments to the company’s bylaws providing “proxy access” shareholder rights. “Allstate’s board is committed to strong corporate governance and creating value for our shareholders,” said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our board proactively adopted proxy access as part of our ongoing commitment to governance best practices that include dialogue, transparency and responsiveness to shareholder views.”

Proxy access enables eligible long-term shareholders to nominate their own director candidates in a company’s proxy statement. The bylaw amendments will allow holders of at least 3 percent of Allstate’s outstanding common shares, who have held the shares continuously for at least three years, to submit eligible director candidates for up to 20 percent of the board. Up to 20 shareholders may aggregate their shares to reach the 3 percent ownership threshold. Proxy access rights will first be available to shareholders in connection with Allstate’s 2017 annual shareholders meeting. Allstate’s amended bylaws will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K and posted to the corporate governance section of Allstate’s website.

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:
Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Allstate Approves Shareholder Dividends

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) approved a common share dividend today, continuing its practice of providing attractive cash returns to shareholders. “With these dividends, we continue to fulfill our commitment to provide good returns to shareholders while maintaining a strong capital position to provide strategic flexibility,” said Steven Shebik, chief financial officer.

Common Stock Dividends
The Allstate Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation’s common stock, payable in cash on January 4, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2015.

Preferred Stock Dividends
The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from October 15, 2015 through January 14, 2016. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on January 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2015, as follows:

Series

Annual
Dividend Rate

Quarterly Amount
Per Depositary Share

Series A

5.625%

$0.3515625

Series C

6.75%

$0.421875

Series D

6.625%

$0.4140625

Series E

6.625%

$0.4140625

Series F

6.25%

$0.390625

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through 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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Allstate Announces October Catastrophe Loss Estimate

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of October 2015 of $172 million, pre-tax ($112 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in October comprised seven events at an estimated cost of $142 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. The reserve reestimates are primarily due to higher than anticipated reported claims and severity related to multiple severe weather events occurring earlier in 2015.

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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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Southeast Missouri State University Students Win TD Ameritrade’s Second Annual Collegiate Trading Competition, the thinkorswim Challenge

TD Ameritrade CEO to Speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Banking & Financial Services Conference

Holiday Nesting Worth Investing: Poll Reveals Americans Don’t Prioritize Protecting Their Property During Hectic Season

Allstate Holiday Home Hazards poll shows distinct spike in many property claims during holidays, yet between shopping, decorating, cooking and traveling, risky behavior abounds
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By the time the turkeys, pumpkin pies and cranberries are devoured and the calendar flips from November to December, 75 percent of Americans will have already started checking items off their shopping lists, according to a new poll released today by Allstate. What many are not checking off, though, are simple steps to protect their homes – Allstate claims data shows many types of fire, theft and weather property claims increase during the holiday season.

The third annual Allstate Holiday Home Hazards poll revealed risky behaviors, such as leaving packages in the open, leaving doors unlocked, or falling asleep with the stove on, a candle lit or a fire still roaring. Despite 71 percent of adults acknowledging the increased risk of in-home incidents, just 37 percent take extra care to protect themselves. The poll also found many do not heed safety warnings while decorating the home – the dangers of which can be explored in a fun and safe way with Allstate’s interactive online Holiday Decorator experience.

“Shopping season is in full swing, and it’s easy to let holiday cheer cloud our better judgment when buying and handling our purchases,” said Terri Dalenta, senior vice president of property products at Allstate. “Between gifts, decorations, big family meals, traveling and other activities, Americans can spend quite a bit of money during the holidays. Allstate’s goal is to help customers and consumers protect what matters most and stay safe, happy and healthy while enjoying a hazard-free holiday season.”

Presents of Mind
Despite 84 percent of adults planning to spend money on gifts this holiday season – including a quarter (27 percent) who say they expect to spend more than last year – many do not take the necessary precautions to keep their holiday purchases out of harm’s way:

  • Two-thirds (67 percent) of adults admitted to having valuables delivered to their home while they’re not there.
  • Six-in-10 (60 percent) have stored or hidden valuables in their car.
  • Eight percent have experienced theft of packages, 6 percent have experienced car break-ins and 4 percent have had their home broken into during the holidays.
  • One-third (33 percent) of adults will be shipping a gift this year, but only about half (52 percent) of those gift-givers will notify the recipient that a gift is en route.

Curbing some of consumers’ risky gifting behaviors may help put a damper on some of the most common holiday claims:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Burglary
Homeowners $132,000 $3,258 11%
Condo $18,494 $2,011
Renters $102,000 $2,323
Theft of Silverware/Flatware
Homeowners $11,798 $2,500 23%
Condo $7,171 $4,087
Renters $7,805 $2,364
Property Stolen from Vehicle
Homeowners $80,000 $2,188 17%
Condo $22,782 $886
Renters $18,706 $1,745

Allstate suggests that you not let preventable mistakes in securing your presents cloud your holidays with a few simple tips:

  • When in plain view, gifts and valuables serve as an invitation to thieves. Hide purchases in your car trunk when shopping and don’t display them in the window of your home. Put your valuables away before hosting people at your home.
  • When sending a package, ensure someone is aware of the gift’s anticipated arrival and will be home at the time of delivery.

Chestnuts, Open Fires and Dangerous D├ęcor
Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) will spend money on decorations this holiday season, with 21 percent of those individuals expecting to spend more money than last year. Many people, however, admit safety is not always top of mind when it comes to decking their halls:

  • More than half (53 percent) of adults admit they have plugged too many lights into one outlet.
  • Four-in-10 (40 percent) say they have slipped or fallen in a holiday-related activity, such as decorating.
  • Twenty-nine percent have left a real Christmas tree without water for more than three days, increasing the risk of fire.
  • More than a quarter of people (28 percent) have left the house and/or fallen asleep with candles burning. And about a quarter (24 percent) said they have done the same with a fire burning in the fireplace.
  • Of the people who own a fireplace, just over a quarter (28 percent of wood-fireplace owners and 26 percent of gas-fireplace owners) have cleaned or inspected their fireplaces in the past year.

There’s a distinct trend with decoration-related holiday home hazards: fire. Some of the most prevalent hazards, according to Allstate’s claims data:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Fire Originated From Fireplace
Homeowners $1,596,013 $10,324 196%
Condo $154,761 $13,222
Renters $34,798 $13,847
Burning Candles Caused Fire
Homeowners $349,536 $14,038 63%
Condo $70,665 $4,241
Renters $38,511 $2,447
Electrical Fire
Homeowners $1,059,926 $24,462 21%
Condo $138,225 $6,304
Renters $98,127 $15,010
Smoke From Fireplace
Homeowners $93,772 $11,262 191%
Condo $19,197 $3,939
Renters $32,782 $4,564

Using Allstate’s Holiday Decorator to virtually hang your lights, garland and mistletoe is an interactive way to learn about keeping your home safe this season. Additionally, Allstate recommends a few easy ways to keep your holidays on track:

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually before the holidays begin to ensure it’s safe for use.
  • Never leave burning candles or fireplaces unattended, and keep trees or other flammable items away from fire.
  • Check holiday lights, throwing away any that are broken, and don’t overload the outlets. Only lights and extension cords specified for outdoor use should be used outside.

Table-stakes for “Tablescapes”
Cooking and entertaining are staples of the holiday season, and Americans are willing to splurge to create the perfect holiday spread – the poll revealed the most important consideration while shopping for that crowd-pleasing dinner is the quality of the ingredients. But as hungry families around the country wait for holiday hams to roast, 87 percent of cooks say they’re multitasking – which can prove to be a recipe for disaster:

  • More than half (58 percent) listen to music while cooking.
  • Forty-three percent cook multiple dishes at the same time.
  • About the same number (42 percent) watch TV or a movie while cooking.
  • Almost a third (32 percent) of people have left the house or fallen asleep while the stove was on.
  • Nine percent said a cooking mishap has previously resulted in smoke or fire.

Most people are aware of the risks associated with cooking and hosting a get-together. Even so, there is still work to be done on the prevention front, as evidenced by the claims data:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Kitchen Fire (Non-Grease)
Homeowners $953,714 $12,145 10%
Condo $117,871 $6,561
Renters $73,010 $4,609
Wood or Coal Stove Fire
Homeowners $760,432 $14,545 160%
Condo N/A N/A
Renters $26,349 $13,584
Smoke Damage From Kitchen
Homeowners $87,761 $8,482 16%
Condo $47,615 $6,562
Renters $26,747 $3,834
Fire Caused By Electrical Appliance
Homeowners $483,507 $19,208 10%
Condo $147,672 $4,455
Renters $53,090 $7,198

Hosting the holidays can be stressful, but hosting hazards could be a game-ender. Allstate provides ways to be proactive this season:

  • Before the holidays, install new batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure that family members can locate and operate fire extinguishers.
  • Be careful in the kitchen. Keep a close watch on cooking food and never leave the stove unattended for too long.
  • Don’t do too much while cooking. Try to focus on one thing at a time, and enlist help if you need to take on multiple tasks.

Travel Trip-Ups
One of the priciest purchases for many this season will be holiday travel. Sixty percent of Americans plan to spend at least one night away from home this year, with four-in-10 (41 percent) travelers planning to spend more on travel than last year. The poll revealed some risky behaviors that could contribute to home losses while away:

  • Half of Americans have left a door unlocked for a friend or family member. About the same amount (52 percent) have hidden a key for a friend or family member.
  • More than a third (35 percent) of adults say they have posted about travel plans on social media, including 58 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34.
  • Less than a quarter (23 percent) frequently set a timer for lights in their houses while traveling.
  • Only 17 percent frequently shut off the water in their homes to prevent leaks or floods, and just 16 percent frequently leave a faucet dripping to prevent freezing pipes while traveling.

The holidays are busy enough as is, but when travel is thrown in, things can get even more hectic. Allstate claims data reveals upticks from colder temperatures that could wreak more havoc:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Burst Pipes From Freezing
Homeowners $1,004,968 $5,833 722%
Condo $382,510 $4,445
Renters $66,943 $2,596
Damage From Ice Dam Build-up
Homeowners $209,870 $1,832 23%
Condo $13,071 $1,895
Renters $34,582 $920
Missing Property From Garage
Homeowners $5,919 $1,848 51%
Condo N/A N/A
Renters $2,684 $1,711
Property Damage From Weight of Snow/Ice On Roof
Homeowners $318,778 $1,886 64%
Condo $6,743 $2,206
Renters $15,609 $653

Allstate recommends taking extra precautions before you leave if you’re enjoying the holidays away from home to help guard against these hazards:

  • Whether it’s “check-ins” using geo-location services, travel plan updates, or even photos uploaded while at a holiday party, people may be unknowingly giving today’s “digital thieves” greater insight into the contents of your car or home, and the times when you’re away from them.
  • If kitchen or bathroom pipes are located near exterior walls, leave the cabinet doors open to help circulate warmer air around the pipes.
  • In order to prevent water from freezing and increasing pressure on pipes, leave taps slowly dripping if extremely cold weather is anticipated during travel.
  • During heavy snowfall, hire a professional to keep your home’s roof and gutters clear.
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated – the colder the attic, the less melting and refreezing on your roof.

“While some hazards are hard to predict, we often see jumps in certain claims during the holiday season,” Allstate agency owner Frank Torres said. “Part of my job as a trusted advisor to Allstate customers is to help them protect against avoidable hazards, and during the holidays just a few simple steps can make a world of difference in keeping your home safe from harm.”

See how holiday hazards can hit close to home and get more tips by visiting Allstate’s Holiday Decorator, at http://ift.tt/1ycxNI4.

Survey Methodology
The survey of 1,001 American adults age 18+ was conducted Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 via an online survey using a sample reflective of the American population. The survey was conducted by FTI Consulting, Inc. (FTI) for 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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iCosts are the amount Allstate paid on the reported claims. Based on Allstate claims data during the holiday season versus non-holiday season over a three-year period, Nov. 15 to Jan. 15, 2012-2015.

iiPercentage increase in claims during the holiday season versus non-holiday season over a three-year period, Nov. 15 through Jan. 15, 2012-2015.

Contact:

Dan Waters
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Allstate Rewards℠ Wins Multiple Customer Experience Awards

Loyalty360 honors Allstate Rewards with three prizes in best customer experience categories
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Allstate Rewards earned a Gold level prize in the Best Customer Insights in Customer Experience category as well as a Silver level recognition in Best Technology & Trends in Customer Experience at the Loyalty360 CX awards expo held in Dallas this week. At the end of the ceremony, the loyalty organization also honored Allstate Rewards with the 360 Degree Bronze trophy which recognizes overall excellence in customer experience.

Allstate Rewards is the breakthrough platform powered by the Drivewise mobile app that encourages and rewards drivers for their everyday safe driving habits – even drivers who are not Allstate policyholders. The program offers a number of features like those listed below:

  • Drivers just need to drive safely. There’s nothing to buy or a bill to pay in order to reap rewards.
  • Anyone can join and earn rewards – even if they don’t have an Allstate insurance policy.
  • Those who do have an Allstate policy earn rewards in addition to earning savings on their auto insurance policy.
  • The Drivewise program that powers Allstate Rewards provide drivers feedback and coaching related to safer driving behaviors.
  • Interactive challenges on the app encourage drivers to adopt safer driving behaviors. For example, the app might offer rewards for driving slower than 80 mph and avoiding hard braking for three consecutive days.

The Allstate Rewards platform offers a customized experience for each user which is supported by technology from Deluxe Rewards. Deluxe helps to seamlessly integrate the rewards program into Allstate’s existing mobile app so users don’t need to download a separate app to participate in the program and have another to manage their Allstate account.

The Loyalty 360 CX awards were presented on November 10 at the Engagement & Experience Expo in Dallas.

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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Liberty International Underwriters Appoints Michael Finnegan as U.S. Chief Underwriting Officer

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed Michael Finnegan to the newly-created position of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), U.S. Operations.

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Allstate Rewards℠ Wins Multiple Customer Experience Awards

Loyalty360 honors Allstate Rewards with three prizes in best customer experience categories
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Allstate Rewards earned a Gold level prize in the Best Customer Insights in Customer Experience category as well as a Silver level recognition in Best Technology & Trends in Customer Experience at the Loyalty360 CX awards expo held in Dallas this week. At the end of the ceremony, the loyalty organization also honored Allstate Rewards with the 360 Degree Bronze trophy which recognizes overall excellence in customer experience.

Allstate Rewards is the breakthrough platform powered by the Drivewise mobile app that encourages and rewards drivers for their everyday safe driving habits – even drivers who are not Allstate policyholders. The program offers a number of features like those listed below:

  • Drivers just need to drive safely. There’s nothing to buy or a bill to pay in order to reap rewards.
  • Anyone can join and earn rewards – even if they don’t have an Allstate insurance policy.
  • Those who do have an Allstate policy earn rewards in addition to earning savings on their auto insurance policy.
  • The Drivewise program that powers Allstate Rewards provide drivers feedback and coaching related to safer driving behaviors.
  • Interactive challenges on the app encourage drivers to adopt safer driving behaviors. For example, the app might offer rewards for driving slower than 80 mph and avoiding hard braking for three consecutive days.

The Allstate Rewards platform offers a customized experience for each user which is supported by technology from Deluxe Rewards. Deluxe helps to seamlessly integrate the rewards program into Allstate’s existing mobile app so users don’t need to download a separate app to participate in the program and have another to manage their Allstate account.

The Loyalty 360 CX awards were presented on November 10 at the Engagement & Experience Expo in Dallas.

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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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Allstate Hosts Diverse Suppliers For Business Development and Education

Speakers highlight positive impact of diverse suppliers on business
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Leaders from businesses around the country attended the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange recently to network and discuss business opportunities. More than 125 diverse supplier attendees from over 50 companies heard presentations from Allstate Insurance Company and outside business leaders. Attendees also participated in business pitching roundtables and educational workshops about information security, the request for proposal process, and stress management.

A highlight of this year’s Exchange included a keynote discussion with special guest, Donna Brazile, which focused on the importance of relationship-building to drive success, particularly as a diverse business owner. As an author, syndicated columnist, and television political commentator, Brazile offered lessons drawn from her personal experience as a successful entrepreneur.

“The Supplier Diversity Exchange provides a unique experience that helps Allstate leverage diverse viewpoints and opinions that create better solutions for our workforce, the marketplace and local communities we serve,” said Cheryl Harris, senior vice president, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions. “The event encourages diverse suppliers to make business connections and learn best practices that will help improve and grow their business.”

The day-long Exchange gave some attendees a chance to participate in an invitation-only, Pitch to Win event. This provided current and potential suppliers a three-minute opportunity to pitch their business directly to Allstate business unit leaders and current Allstate suppliers.

Chicago based, minority-owned company, HotelBlox, is a two-time attendee of the Exchange and participated in the day’s Pitch to Win event.

“It was inspiring to meet and interact with other entrepreneurs who are passionate about their companies,” said Lephate Cunningham, Jr., HotelBlox managing partner and CEO. “I enjoyed the exchanges of wisdom between those of us in the trenches. I think the overall event takeaway that was delivered by the speakers, in the breakouts and networking sessions, was to be keenly knowledgeable of how your product or service can add relevant value and be effective communicating that when the opportunity presents itself. The Exchange provided all of us a unique opportunity to tell our stories directly to Allstate buyers.”

Now in its 8th year, the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange included diverse businesses that are certified as minority, women, veteran and LGBT owned. Since its inception, more than 300 companies have attended, 128 participants have had the opportunity to compete for Allstate’s business, and 77 have successfully won contracts. In 2014, Allstate spent $439.6 million with diverse businesses.

More information on the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange is available on the Allstate supplier diversity website.

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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Chris Bauer
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Fifteen Million Self-Employed Americans to Next President: "Rising Healthcare Costs Are Keeping Us from Reaching Retirement"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Allstate’s Profits Benefit From Strong Homeowners Results

Company Continues to Advance Auto Profit Improvement Plan
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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2015.

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The Allstate Corporation Announces Availability of Third Quarter 2015 Results

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: All) has filed its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. You may view the 8-K including the earnings release and investor supplement, as well as the quarterly Form 10-Q, on the company’s page at sec.gov. These materials also will be available by approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Allstate’s website at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 3 to discuss third quarter 2015 earnings. 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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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge® Raises Nearly $3.1 Million for Domestic Violence Survivors

Call for public donations continues on PurplePurse.com through 2015
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More than 160 nonprofits banded together as part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, and through online donations and grants, to date raised nearly $3.1 million for domestic violence survivors across the country. The effort coincided with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, a key fundraising time for domestic violence programs.

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In 98 percent of cases, victims will suffer from financial abuse, which means their abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources. The Challenge is part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse campaign to help domestic violence survivors achieve long-term safety and security through financial empowerment.

During this year’s Challenge, nonprofits engaged in a friendly competition to see which organization could raise the most funding, with the winner taking home a $100,000 grand prize. In total, The Allstate Foundation contributed $550,000 in sweepstake and contest prizes to encourage donations.

Challenge participants knocked on doors, enlisted support from mayors and college students, hosted walk/runs and dinners to drive donations. At the contest’s end, Wings Program, Inc. based in Palatine, Ill. topped the leader board in funding raised and won the Foundation’s grand prize. Nineteen runners-up received prize money ranging from $2,000-$75,000.

“The outpouring of support from our Challenge participants and the public helped make this year’s Challenge a success,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate Insurance Company. “It’s incredibly gratifying to know the funds we raised together will provide life-saving services for victims and their families. Every donation, no matter the size, will make a difference in the lives of women around our country.”

On an average day last year, nearly 11,000 requests for emergency shelter, legal counsel and other services went unanswered due to a lack of funding at domestic violence nonprofits nationwide. The public can continue to support survivors by purchasing Purple Purse charms for $10, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting local nonprofits. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse ambassador Kerry Washington’s limited-edition purse is also on sale, with part of the proceeds also going to nonprofits. More information is located on PurplePurse.com.

Following are the top 10 winners of this year’s Purple Purse Challenge:

Organization name Organization location Money raised Prize money
First place: Wings Program, Inc. Palatine, Ill. $346,175 $100,000
Second place: YWCA Evanston/North Shore Evanston, Ill. $327,043 $75,000
Third place: YWCA of Northwest Georgia Marietta, Ga. $267,431 $50,000
Fourth place: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Chicago $129,213 $25,000
Fifth place: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation Tallahassee, Fla. $101,103 $20,000
Sixth place: YWCA Greenwich Greenwich, Conn. $83,110 $15,000
Seventh place: Samaritan House Virginia Beach, Va. $81,900 $12,500
Eighth place: Jenesse Center, Inc. Los Angeles $58,810 $10,000
Ninth place: House of Ruth Baltimore, Md. $58,270 $7,500
Tenth place: YWCA Yakima Yakima, Wash. $54,207 $5,000

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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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Pamela Morris
847-402-5600
Pamela.morris@allstate.com



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