Feed http://allstatenewsroom.com en-US Copyright 2015 40 Fri, 22 May 2015 10:58:30 -0500 Allstate Announces April Catastrophe Loss Estimate <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of April 2015 of $273 million, pre-tax ($177 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in April comprised six events at an estimated cost of $256 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. Four wind/hail weather events accounted for over 90% of the estimated catastrophe losses for April events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx%253Fcid%253DOTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/%253Fcid%253DOTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Forward-Looking Statements</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p># # # #</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> <p>Pat Macellaro<br /> Investor Relations<br /> (847) 402-2800</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 08:42:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5430a142-5e1f-4560-9165-a3f4051cc184 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5430a142-5e1f-4560-9165-a3f4051cc184 Allstate Announces April Catastrophe Loss Estimate <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of April 2015 of $273 million, pre-tax ($177 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in April comprised six events at an estimated cost of $256 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. Four wind/hail weather events accounted for over 90% of the estimated catastrophe losses for April events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx%253Fcid%253DOTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/%253Fcid%253DOTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Forward-Looking Statements</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p># # # #</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> <p>Pat Macellaro<br /> Investor Relations<br /> (847) 402-2800</p> 2015 Allstate Corporation Annual Meeting of Shareholders <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document</strong><p>Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation, delivered his report to shareholders at the company's 2015 annual meeting.</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/8c835921-482b-49e2-a712-8aeb288f8c1d http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/8c835921-482b-49e2-a712-8aeb288f8c1d 2015 Allstate Corporation Annual Meeting of Shareholders <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document</strong><p>Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation, delivered his report to shareholders at the company's 2015 annual meeting.</p> Allstate Returns Value to Shareholders Through Dividends <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced dividends today, continuing its practice of providing attractive cash returns to shareholders.</p> <p>"Allstate's broad-based business model enables us to both provide excellent current returns to shareholders and invest in long-term growth initiatives," said Steven Shebik, Allstate's chief financial officer. "We are committed to proactive management of our shareholders' capital."</p> <p><strong>Common Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation's common stock, payable in cash on July 1, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 29, 2015.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from April 15, 2015 through July 14, 2015. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on July 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2015, as follows:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Series</strong></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>Annual </strong><br /> <strong>Dividend Rate</strong></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>Quarterly Amount </strong><br /> <strong>Per Depositary Share</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series A</td> <td align="center" valign="top">5.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.3515625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series C</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.75%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.421875</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series D</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.4140625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series E</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.4140625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series F</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.25%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.390625</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:46:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6fcd681a-3e51-4346-824b-74903a441156 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6fcd681a-3e51-4346-824b-74903a441156 Allstate Returns Value to Shareholders Through Dividends <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced dividends today, continuing its practice of providing attractive cash returns to shareholders.</p> <p>"Allstate's broad-based business model enables us to both provide excellent current returns to shareholders and invest in long-term growth initiatives," said Steven Shebik, Allstate's chief financial officer. "We are committed to proactive management of our shareholders' capital."</p> <p><strong>Common Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation's common stock, payable in cash on July 1, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 29, 2015.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from April 15, 2015 through July 14, 2015. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on July 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2015, as follows:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Series</strong></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>Annual </strong><br /> <strong>Dividend Rate</strong></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>Quarterly Amount </strong><br /> <strong>Per Depositary Share</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series A</td> <td align="center" valign="top">5.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.3515625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series C</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.75%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.421875</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series D</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.4140625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series E</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.625%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.4140625</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top">Series F</td> <td align="center" valign="top">6.25%</td> <td align="center" valign="top">$0.390625</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 10 Percent in Connecticut Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 40 Positions to the Constitution State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Connecticut. Allstate plans to appoint more than 40 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Constitution State over the next year.</p> <p>"Connecticut's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Connecticut," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Billy Ziegenbalg opened his agency in the Torrington area in September of 2010 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Ziegenbalg was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Ziegenbalg said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 40 positions, 10 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Connecticut job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 30 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong></p> <p>Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Erica Henst Allstate exclusive financial professional in Connecticut. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong></p> <p>To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong></p> <p>Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:25:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/2748ab1a-35d8-4c20-b1aa-3301c44e64c6 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/2748ab1a-35d8-4c20-b1aa-3301c44e64c6 Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 10 Percent in Connecticut Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 40 Positions to the Constitution State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Connecticut. Allstate plans to appoint more than 40 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Constitution State over the next year.</p> <p>"Connecticut's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Connecticut," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Billy Ziegenbalg opened his agency in the Torrington area in September of 2010 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Ziegenbalg was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Ziegenbalg said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 40 positions, 10 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Connecticut job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 30 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong></p> <p>Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Erica Henst Allstate exclusive financial professional in Connecticut. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong></p> <p>To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong></p> <p>Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 46 Percent in Massachusetts Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 70 Positions to the Bay State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Massachusetts. Allstate plans to appoint more than 70 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Bay State over the next year.</p> <p>"Massachusetts's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Massachusetts," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Andrew Milian opened his agency in the Kingston area in March of 2014 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Milian was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Milian said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 70 positions, 20 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Massachusetts job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 50 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Peter Bacchiocchi Allstate exclusive financial professional in Massachusetts. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:24:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fc58b10d-d840-4adc-abab-5a9b74408e3b http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fc58b10d-d840-4adc-abab-5a9b74408e3b Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 46 Percent in Massachusetts Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 70 Positions to the Bay State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Massachusetts. Allstate plans to appoint more than 70 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Bay State over the next year.</p> <p>"Massachusetts's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Massachusetts," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Andrew Milian opened his agency in the Kingston area in March of 2014 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Milian was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Milian said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 70 positions, 20 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Massachusetts job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 50 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Peter Bacchiocchi Allstate exclusive financial professional in Massachusetts. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 28 Percent in Maine Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 21 Positions to the Pine Tree State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Maine. Allstate plans to appoint more than 21 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Pine Tree State over the next year.</p> <p>"Maine's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Maine," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Pete DeSchamp opened his agency in the Augusta area in May of 2010 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. DeSchamp was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," DeSchamp said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 21 positions, four appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Maine job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 17 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:20:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1a4c2fe7-f5e8-47d8-9aaa-3779a1d1821d http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1a4c2fe7-f5e8-47d8-9aaa-3779a1d1821d Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 28 Percent in Maine Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 21 Positions to the Pine Tree State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Maine. Allstate plans to appoint more than 21 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Pine Tree State over the next year.</p> <p>"Maine's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Maine," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Pete DeSchamp opened his agency in the Augusta area in May of 2010 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. DeSchamp was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," DeSchamp said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 21 positions, four appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Maine job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 17 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 15 Percent in New Hampshire Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 20 Positions to the Granite State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in New Hampshire. Allstate plans to appoint more than 20 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Granite State over the next year.</p> <p>"New Hampshire's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in New Hampshire," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Jennifer Stevens opened her agency in the Conway area in October of 2013 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Stevens was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Stevens said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 20 positions, 5 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the New Hampshire job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 15 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said David Chaffee Allstate exclusive financial professional in New Hampshire. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:19:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f2f63367-892d-4be2-bf35-d6ebf7ad8036 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f2f63367-892d-4be2-bf35-d6ebf7ad8036 Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 15 Percent in New Hampshire Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 20 Positions to the Granite State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in New Hampshire. Allstate plans to appoint more than 20 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Granite State over the next year.</p> <p>"New Hampshire's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in New Hampshire," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Jennifer Stevens opened her agency in the Conway area in October of 2013 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Stevens was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Stevens said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 20 positions, 5 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the New Hampshire job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 15 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said David Chaffee Allstate exclusive financial professional in New Hampshire. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 17 Percent in Pennsylvania Insurance Company Seeking to Bring 260 Positions to the Keystone State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Pennsylvania. Allstate plans to appoint more than 260 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Keystone State over the next year.</p> <p>"Pennsylvania's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Pennsylvania," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Tonia Pittman opened her agency in the Somerset area in October of 2013 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Pittman was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Pittman said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those 260 positions, 63 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Pennsylvania job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 172 positions will fill these roles (see below for location breakdown).</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in Pennsylvania</strong><br /> Allstate's Pennsylvania insurance agent recruiting goals are segmented by area across the state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Philadelphia &ndash; Five County</td> <td style="text-align: center;">100 Total:<br /> 30 Agency Owners<br /> 70 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Northeastern Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total<br /> 8 Agency Owners<br /> 22 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Central Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">60 Total:<br /> 15 Agency Owners<br /> 45 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Western Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">45 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 35 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Allen Readinger Allstate exclusive financial professional in Allentown. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:18:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/13734014-d0af-4f7f-828e-6142603eee47 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/13734014-d0af-4f7f-828e-6142603eee47 Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 17 Percent in Pennsylvania Insurance Company Seeking to Bring 260 Positions to the Keystone State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Pennsylvania. Allstate plans to appoint more than 260 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Keystone State over the next year.</p> <p>"Pennsylvania's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Pennsylvania," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Tonia Pittman opened her agency in the Somerset area in October of 2013 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Pittman was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Pittman said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those 260 positions, 63 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Pennsylvania job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 172 positions will fill these roles (see below for location breakdown).</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in Pennsylvania</strong><br /> Allstate's Pennsylvania insurance agent recruiting goals are segmented by area across the state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Philadelphia &ndash; Five County</td> <td style="text-align: center;">100 Total:<br /> 30 Agency Owners<br /> 70 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Northeastern Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total<br /> 8 Agency Owners<br /> 22 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Central Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">60 Total:<br /> 15 Agency Owners<br /> 45 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Western Pennsylvania</td> <td style="text-align: center;">45 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 35 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p>"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Allen Readinger Allstate exclusive financial professional in Allentown. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> John Kane <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/a0f4/8725/a0f48725-c02e-4f11-8254-0f5a54030855-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> John Kane Mon, 18 May 2015 11:17:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/john-kane http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/john-kane John Kane <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/a0f4/8725/a0f48725-c02e-4f11-8254-0f5a54030855-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> John Kane Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 18 Percent in Rhode Island Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 30 Positions to the Ocean State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Rhode Island. Allstate plans to appoint more than 30 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Ocean State over the next year.</p> <p>"Rhode Island's economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Rhode Island," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Jennifer Nappi opened her agency in the Warren area in June of 2009 and has seen tremendous profit and growth. Nappi was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Nappi said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 30 positions, five appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Rhode Island job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 30 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:16:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/ee2b49cd-20f1-4a27-b880-9c5b0bf4321a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/ee2b49cd-20f1-4a27-b880-9c5b0bf4321a Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 18 Percent in Rhode Island Insurance Company Seeking to Bring More Than 30 Positions to the Ocean State<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Rhode Island. Allstate plans to appoint more than 30 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Ocean State over the next year.</p> <p>"Rhode Island's economy is fueling this expansion plan. We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Rhode Island," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader.</p> <p>Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business.</p> <p>"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required. Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start. They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."</p> <p>Allstate Agent Jennifer Nappi opened her agency in the Warren area in June of 2009 and has seen tremendous profit and growth. Nappi was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.</p> <p>"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Nappi said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."</p> <p>Of those more than 30 positions, five appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals spread across New England. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Rhode Island job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency. The balance of 30 positions will fill these roles.</p> <p><strong>Agency Growth in New England</strong><br /> Allstate's is looking to grow 16% across the New England states in insurance agents. The numbers below are segmented by state:</p> <table border="1" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>City</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Approximate Goals</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Connecticut</td> <td style="text-align: center;">40 Total:<br /> 10 Agency Owners<br /> 30 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maine</td> <td style="text-align: center;">21 Total<br /> 4 Agency Owners<br /> 17 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Massachusetts</td> <td style="text-align: center;">70 Total:<br /> 20 Agency Owners<br /> 50 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Hampshire</td> <td style="text-align: center;">20 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 15 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhode Island</td> <td style="text-align: center;">30 Total:<br /> 5 Agency Owners<br /> 25 Licensed Sales Staff</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.</p> <p>"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."</p> <p><strong>Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals</strong><br /> To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.</p> <p>Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.</p> <p><strong>Call for More Information</strong><br /> Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.</p> <p><a href="http://allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/financial</a> and 1-800 Allstate&reg;, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." As part of <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">Allstate's commitment</a> to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.</p> <p>*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Julia Reusch<br /> (610) 705-2254<br /> <a href="mailto:julia.reusch@allstate.com">julia.reusch@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNE" target="_blank">@AllstateNE</a></p> Major Corporations Team Up to Support Small Businesses Across the U.S. with Free Online Resource Website Allstate, Capital One, LegalZoom, Microsoft, Office Depot and Web.com Collaborate to Launch the Small Business Connection Website<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>In an unprecedented collaboration, <a href="http://www.allstate.com">Allstate</a>, <a href="https://sparkbusinessiq.com/b/?utm_expid=85360962-1.ZqGUkSOwRm-rSwL6F1-nYA.1">Capital One</a>, <a href="http://www.legalzoom.com/">LegalZoom</a>, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/business/">Microsoft</a>, <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/?cm_mmc=Google-_-B_BusinessDepot_E-_-BusinessDepot-_-Office%20Depot%20Small%20Business_29506167-VQ2-g-VQ6-50322693966-VQ15-1t2-VQ16-c">Office Depot</a>, Inc. and <a href="http://www.web.com/">Web.com</a> have joined forces to create Small Business Connection (<a href="http://www.smallbusinessconnection.com">http://www.smallbusinessconnection.com</a>), a free online resource hub built to empower small business owners by addressing and helping to solve their critical business issues.</p> <p>This is the first partnership of its kind, made up of leading companies from the banking, insurance, legal, office supply, internet marketing and technology sectors. The variety of industries represented will help provide small business owners &ndash; from those just starting out to established owners &ndash; with access to a broad base of knowledge and advice, all without a sales pitch.</p> <p>"Small businesses are the backbone of our nation. They face the same challenges as large companies yet have a fraction of the resources. Small Business Connection sets out to change that," said <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-barton/19/b9a/853">Mike Barton</a>, president of Allstate Business Insurance and chairman of the Small Business Connection Board of Governors. "This resource hub will provide the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. with knowledge, insight, ideas and guidance from some of the most innovative companies around."</p> <p>According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses make up nearly 50 percent of private-sector payroll, representing more than 28 million companies. Nearly half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third of new businesses survive 10 years or more.</p> <p>Small Business Connection is a freely accessible web portal that features valuable information and thought leadership to assist with many aspects of running a small business, including:</p> <ul> <li>Commercial and employee benefits solutions to help protect small businesses (provided by Allstate Business Insurance and Allstate Benefits)</li> <li>Cash flow management and financial education resources to help small businesses manage their finances more effectively (provided by Capital One) </li> <li>Modern legal solutions to help small business owners as they start and grow their business (provided by LegalZoom)</li> <li>Helping small businesses realize their full potential through the use of technology (provided by Microsoft)</li> <li>Thousands of products, helpful services and award-winning customer service, to help your business reach peak performance (provided by Office Depot, Inc.)</li> <li>Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses (provided by Web.com)</li> </ul> <p>"Allstate Business Insurance and Allstate Benefits are leaders in supporting small businesses because the corporation is a network of 10,000 small businesses," continued Barton. "We are excited to bring some of the nation's leading brands together to help small businesses grow, succeed and thrive in the ever-changing economy."</p> <p>"Allstate Benefits began as a small business, so we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of that marketplace," said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits. "Today, more than 20,000 small businesses across the U.S. place their trust in Allstate Benefits to provide voluntary benefits solutions. As part of the Small Business Connection team, we hope to bring our solutions to even more employers, helping them provide financial protection to their most valuable asset &ndash; their employees."</p> <p>"Small businesses fuel job growth and innovation, and enrich the communities we live, work and play in &ndash; but many lack the resources needed to compete and grow," said Keri Gohman, Capital One's Head of Small Business Banking. "As a founder-led company, Capital One has a deep appreciation for what it takes to establish and grow a business, and we're proud to partner on this initiative to empower local businesses and entrepreneurs with quality insights and guidance to help them succeed."</p> <p>"Business owners often make decisions on issues they are facing for the first time.&nbsp; We are excited to join this collaboration to share insights, observations, or guidance to help them make the right choice for their business." said John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom</p> <p>"The collective economic impact of small businesses is unquestioned, and Microsoft is committed to continuing to help these businesses grow and thrive," said Alex Fong, Sr. Director of Business Development at Microsoft. "The content provided through the Small Business Connection hub will give small businesses guidance on realizing the impact of technology, the importance of security and the opportunity to leverage enterprise capabilities to better collaborate and enhance productivity."</p> <p>"Small Business Connection will provide a broad base of knowledge that will help small businesses with expert, unbiased business advice for managing and growing a business," said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. "We are proud to be a part of this worthy endeavor."</p> <p>"Like Web.com, the Small Business Connection is committed to helping small businesses succeed in every way possible," said Scott Helfrich, senior vice president, business development for Web.com. "The combined knowledge among the partner companies, shared over a Web.com platform, provides small businesses incredible tools they would not otherwise have in one place."</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> 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&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About Capital One</strong><br /> Capital One Financial Corporation (<a href="http://www.capitalone.com">www.capitalone.com</a>) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $205.5 billion in deposits and $308.9 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2014. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&amp;P 100 index.</p> <p><strong>About Legal Zoom</strong><br /> LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for families and small businesses. Founded 14 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the country, LegalZoom has helped over two million Americans become protected with binding legal documents. Although LegalZoom is not a law firm, it can help people access an attorney through its legal plans. The company has offices in Austin, TX, Glendale, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Melton Mowbray, UK. For more information, visit www.legalzoom.com.</p> <p><strong>About Microsoft SMB</strong><br /> Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today's powerful and affordable technologies. At the top of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has more than 15 years of experience and understands how to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity and impact, with enterprise-grade capabilities, flexibility and affordability in a familiar environment. For more information on Microsoft technologies for small and medium-sized businesses, visit<a href="http://www.MicrosoftBusinessHub.com">http://www.MicrosoftBusinessHub.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Office Depot, Inc.</strong><br /> Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace &ndash; whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car. Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.</p> <p>The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 56 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization &ndash; all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand &amp; Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company's portfolio of exclusive product brands includes TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.</p> <p>Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.</p> <p><strong>About Web.com</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.web.com/default.aspx">Web.com Group, Inc.</a> (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit <a href="http://www.web.com/default2.aspx">www.web.com</a>; follow Web.com on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/webdotcom">@webdotcom</a> or on Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Web.com?fref=ts">facebook.com/web.com</a>. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's <a href="http://smallbusinesssummit.web.com/">Small Business Summit</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contact:</strong></p> <p>April Eaton<br /> Allstate Insurance<br /> 847.402.5600<br /> <a href="mailto:April.Eaton@allstate.com">April.Eaton@allstate.com</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:07:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c7b0e81a-6269-4d05-9935-2b84d71aa3be http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c7b0e81a-6269-4d05-9935-2b84d71aa3be Major Corporations Team Up to Support Small Businesses Across the U.S. with Free Online Resource Website Allstate, Capital One, LegalZoom, Microsoft, Office Depot and Web.com Collaborate to Launch the Small Business Connection Website<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>In an unprecedented collaboration, <a href="http://www.allstate.com">Allstate</a>, <a href="https://sparkbusinessiq.com/b/?utm_expid=85360962-1.ZqGUkSOwRm-rSwL6F1-nYA.1">Capital One</a>, <a href="http://www.legalzoom.com/">LegalZoom</a>, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/business/">Microsoft</a>, <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/?cm_mmc=Google-_-B_BusinessDepot_E-_-BusinessDepot-_-Office%20Depot%20Small%20Business_29506167-VQ2-g-VQ6-50322693966-VQ15-1t2-VQ16-c">Office Depot</a>, Inc. and <a href="http://www.web.com/">Web.com</a> have joined forces to create Small Business Connection (<a href="http://www.smallbusinessconnection.com">http://www.smallbusinessconnection.com</a>), a free online resource hub built to empower small business owners by addressing and helping to solve their critical business issues.</p> <p>This is the first partnership of its kind, made up of leading companies from the banking, insurance, legal, office supply, internet marketing and technology sectors. The variety of industries represented will help provide small business owners &ndash; from those just starting out to established owners &ndash; with access to a broad base of knowledge and advice, all without a sales pitch.</p> <p>"Small businesses are the backbone of our nation. They face the same challenges as large companies yet have a fraction of the resources. Small Business Connection sets out to change that," said <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-barton/19/b9a/853">Mike Barton</a>, president of Allstate Business Insurance and chairman of the Small Business Connection Board of Governors. "This resource hub will provide the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. with knowledge, insight, ideas and guidance from some of the most innovative companies around."</p> <p>According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses make up nearly 50 percent of private-sector payroll, representing more than 28 million companies. Nearly half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third of new businesses survive 10 years or more.</p> <p>Small Business Connection is a freely accessible web portal that features valuable information and thought leadership to assist with many aspects of running a small business, including:</p> <ul> <li>Commercial and employee benefits solutions to help protect small businesses (provided by Allstate Business Insurance and Allstate Benefits)</li> <li>Cash flow management and financial education resources to help small businesses manage their finances more effectively (provided by Capital One) </li> <li>Modern legal solutions to help small business owners as they start and grow their business (provided by LegalZoom)</li> <li>Helping small businesses realize their full potential through the use of technology (provided by Microsoft)</li> <li>Thousands of products, helpful services and award-winning customer service, to help your business reach peak performance (provided by Office Depot, Inc.)</li> <li>Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses (provided by Web.com)</li> </ul> <p>"Allstate Business Insurance and Allstate Benefits are leaders in supporting small businesses because the corporation is a network of 10,000 small businesses," continued Barton. "We are excited to bring some of the nation's leading brands together to help small businesses grow, succeed and thrive in the ever-changing economy."</p> <p>"Allstate Benefits began as a small business, so we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of that marketplace," said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits. "Today, more than 20,000 small businesses across the U.S. place their trust in Allstate Benefits to provide voluntary benefits solutions. As part of the Small Business Connection team, we hope to bring our solutions to even more employers, helping them provide financial protection to their most valuable asset &ndash; their employees."</p> <p>"Small businesses fuel job growth and innovation, and enrich the communities we live, work and play in &ndash; but many lack the resources needed to compete and grow," said Keri Gohman, Capital One's Head of Small Business Banking. "As a founder-led company, Capital One has a deep appreciation for what it takes to establish and grow a business, and we're proud to partner on this initiative to empower local businesses and entrepreneurs with quality insights and guidance to help them succeed."</p> <p>"Business owners often make decisions on issues they are facing for the first time.&nbsp; We are excited to join this collaboration to share insights, observations, or guidance to help them make the right choice for their business." said John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom</p> <p>"The collective economic impact of small businesses is unquestioned, and Microsoft is committed to continuing to help these businesses grow and thrive," said Alex Fong, Sr. Director of Business Development at Microsoft. "The content provided through the Small Business Connection hub will give small businesses guidance on realizing the impact of technology, the importance of security and the opportunity to leverage enterprise capabilities to better collaborate and enhance productivity."</p> <p>"Small Business Connection will provide a broad base of knowledge that will help small businesses with expert, unbiased business advice for managing and growing a business," said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. "We are proud to be a part of this worthy endeavor."</p> <p>"Like Web.com, the Small Business Connection is committed to helping small businesses succeed in every way possible," said Scott Helfrich, senior vice president, business development for Web.com. "The combined knowledge among the partner companies, shared over a Web.com platform, provides small businesses incredible tools they would not otherwise have in one place."</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> 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&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About Capital One</strong><br /> Capital One Financial Corporation (<a href="http://www.capitalone.com">www.capitalone.com</a>) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $205.5 billion in deposits and $308.9 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2014. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&amp;P 100 index.</p> <p><strong>About Legal Zoom</strong><br /> LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for families and small businesses. Founded 14 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the country, LegalZoom has helped over two million Americans become protected with binding legal documents. Although LegalZoom is not a law firm, it can help people access an attorney through its legal plans. The company has offices in Austin, TX, Glendale, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Melton Mowbray, UK. For more information, visit www.legalzoom.com.</p> <p><strong>About Microsoft SMB</strong><br /> Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today's powerful and affordable technologies. At the top of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has more than 15 years of experience and understands how to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity and impact, with enterprise-grade capabilities, flexibility and affordability in a familiar environment. For more information on Microsoft technologies for small and medium-sized businesses, visit<a href="http://www.MicrosoftBusinessHub.com">http://www.MicrosoftBusinessHub.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Office Depot, Inc.</strong><br /> Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace &ndash; whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car. Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.</p> <p>The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 56 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization &ndash; all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand &amp; Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company's portfolio of exclusive product brands includes TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.</p> <p>Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.</p> <p><strong>About Web.com</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.web.com/default.aspx">Web.com Group, Inc.</a> (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit <a href="http://www.web.com/default2.aspx">www.web.com</a>; follow Web.com on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/webdotcom">@webdotcom</a> or on Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Web.com?fref=ts">facebook.com/web.com</a>. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's <a href="http://smallbusinesssummit.web.com/">Small Business Summit</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contact:</strong></p> <p>April Eaton<br /> Allstate Insurance<br /> 847.402.5600<br /> <a href="mailto:April.Eaton@allstate.com">April.Eaton@allstate.com</a></p> B-roll: Mike Barton, president, Allstate Business Insurance and Small Business Connection B-roll: Mike Barton, president, Allstate Business Insurance and Small Business Connection. Fri, 15 May 2015 09:06:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/58314681-dee8-4d0d-b6a8-313b2c70f669 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/58314681-dee8-4d0d-b6a8-313b2c70f669 B-roll: Mike Barton, president, Allstate Business Insurance and Small Business Connection B-roll: Mike Barton, president, Allstate Business Insurance and Small Business Connection. Allstate teams up with iconic corporations to support small businesses across America <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/388f/575a/388f575a-12a4-42d4-9799-24fe140db487-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate teams up with iconic corporations to support small businesses across America Fri, 15 May 2015 09:06:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-teams-up-with-iconic-corporations http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-teams-up-with-iconic-corporations Allstate teams up with iconic corporations to support small businesses across America <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/388f/575a/388f575a-12a4-42d4-9799-24fe140db487-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate teams up with iconic corporations to support small businesses across America Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer Latina Public Figure, Host and Actress Adamari Lopez to serve as national spokesperson for "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cáncer de seno," based on the bestselling book, "The Silver Lining" by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 2 Related Documents</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company today announced that it will provide a Spanish-language version of "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" free to any Latina in the U.S. affected by breast cancer. The guide is a condensed version of the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling book, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer," by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, author, nurse and breast cancer survivor and photographer Elizabeth Messina. The companion guide was specially created to provide important information, practical tips and inspiration for those navigating through every stage of treatment and recovery.</p> <p>To assist in promoting the guide to the Latina community, TV host and actress, Adamari Lopez, will serve as the national spokesperson. Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and has been cancer-free since 2006. Since then, she is very active in raising breast cancer awareness in the Latina community.</p> <p>"'Rayo de Esperanza' by Hollye Jacobs is a very valuable tool that offers helpful information for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as for their family and friends," said Adamari Lopez. "As a breast cancer survivor, I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in this initiative in partnership with Allstate and Hollye, and I am grateful to have overcome the disease and to be able to help others.&nbsp; While the cancer road is difficult to travel, with faith, a positive attitude and this immensely useful Spanish guide, it is my hope that Latina women's paths will be made easier," added Lopez.</p> <p>The Spanish guide, entitled "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cancer de seno," was translated from the original English language version, and will be available starting May 10 to coincide with National Women's Health Week. This commemorative week is a national effort by an alliance of government, community and business organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health. Printed copies of the guide will be available through a partnership with Telemundo, participating healthcare providers, Cancer Support Community, Latino community organizations throughout the country, as well as by digital download at <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining">www.Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"In the United States, more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer and leading cause of cancer death among Latina women," said Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSN. "It is for these reasons that it is incredibly important to provide valuable, culturally sensitive and accessible information, support and guidance to the Latina community, written in Spanish. Thanks to the generosity of Allstate Insurance, sharing 'Rayo de Esperanza: Manual de Apoyo para Enfrentar el C&aacute;ncer de Seno' is an incredible and unique opportunity to reach the Latina community in a way that has never been done before."</p> <p>"The wellbeing of women is an important priority for Allstate and providing this free resource to our customers and community gives me great pride," said Beatriz Zaragoza, a Latina Allstate agency owner. "The Silver Lining Companion Guide will not only aide women and their families in communities across the U.S., but Allstate also hopes it brings the important issue of women's wellbeing among Latinas to the forefront."</p> <p>According to the Office on Women's Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Latinas are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, when the cancer is more advanced and harder to treat. Access to health care and information is one reason for this heath disparity.</p> <p>For more information on the guide and how to obtain a copy, please visit <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com">www.thesilverpen.com</a> or <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining">www.Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Hollye Jacobs and "The Silver Lining"</span></strong><br /> Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist and author. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package of wisdom. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, 39-year-old mother Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW created a blog, <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com">TheSilverPen.com</a>. The award-winning blog became the foundation for her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer."</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Adamari Lopez</span></strong><br /> Adamari Lopez was born in Puerto Rico and began her acting career at the tender age of seven, appearing in several popular telenovelas where her talents were quickly recognized. She went on to perform in live theater in her early teens, which later led to additional television roles and, eventually, to films. She has gone on to become one of the most popular and visible personalities, garnering such awards as best supporting actress by TVyNovelas magazine, as well as best actress with special recognition for her international work at the Quijote Awards. A breast cancer survivor, she continues to be a tireless advocate for breast cancer awareness, having served as a past spokesperson for Susan G. Komen. She recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter, with her fianc&eacute;, Toni Costa.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Ivette Rodriguez<br /> 310.587.0745<br /> <a href="mailto:Ivette@aem-la.com">Ivette@aem-la.com</a></p> Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/b85081f2-c3f5-4152-b1d6-3d0ff8a62f65 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/b85081f2-c3f5-4152-b1d6-3d0ff8a62f65 Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer Latina Public Figure, Host and Actress Adamari Lopez to serve as national spokesperson for "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cáncer de seno," based on the bestselling book, "The Silver Lining" by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 2 Related Documents</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company today announced that it will provide a Spanish-language version of "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" free to any Latina in the U.S. affected by breast cancer. The guide is a condensed version of the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling book, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer," by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, author, nurse and breast cancer survivor and photographer Elizabeth Messina. The companion guide was specially created to provide important information, practical tips and inspiration for those navigating through every stage of treatment and recovery.</p> <p>To assist in promoting the guide to the Latina community, TV host and actress, Adamari Lopez, will serve as the national spokesperson. Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and has been cancer-free since 2006. Since then, she is very active in raising breast cancer awareness in the Latina community.</p> <p>"'Rayo de Esperanza' by Hollye Jacobs is a very valuable tool that offers helpful information for those diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as for their family and friends," said Adamari Lopez. "As a breast cancer survivor, I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in this initiative in partnership with Allstate and Hollye, and I am grateful to have overcome the disease and to be able to help others.&nbsp; While the cancer road is difficult to travel, with faith, a positive attitude and this immensely useful Spanish guide, it is my hope that Latina women's paths will be made easier," added Lopez.</p> <p>The Spanish guide, entitled "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cancer de seno," was translated from the original English language version, and will be available starting May 10 to coincide with National Women's Health Week. This commemorative week is a national effort by an alliance of government, community and business organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health. Printed copies of the guide will be available through a partnership with Telemundo, participating healthcare providers, Cancer Support Community, Latino community organizations throughout the country, as well as by digital download at <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining">www.Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"In the United States, more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer and leading cause of cancer death among Latina women," said Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSN. "It is for these reasons that it is incredibly important to provide valuable, culturally sensitive and accessible information, support and guidance to the Latina community, written in Spanish. Thanks to the generosity of Allstate Insurance, sharing 'Rayo de Esperanza: Manual de Apoyo para Enfrentar el C&aacute;ncer de Seno' is an incredible and unique opportunity to reach the Latina community in a way that has never been done before."</p> <p>"The wellbeing of women is an important priority for Allstate and providing this free resource to our customers and community gives me great pride," said Beatriz Zaragoza, a Latina Allstate agency owner. "The Silver Lining Companion Guide will not only aide women and their families in communities across the U.S., but Allstate also hopes it brings the important issue of women's wellbeing among Latinas to the forefront."</p> <p>According to the Office on Women's Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Latinas are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, when the cancer is more advanced and harder to treat. Access to health care and information is one reason for this heath disparity.</p> <p>For more information on the guide and how to obtain a copy, please visit <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com">www.thesilverpen.com</a> or <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining">www.Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Hollye Jacobs and "The Silver Lining"</span></strong><br /> Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist and author. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package of wisdom. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, 39-year-old mother Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW created a blog, <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com">TheSilverPen.com</a>. The award-winning blog became the foundation for her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer."</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Adamari Lopez</span></strong><br /> Adamari Lopez was born in Puerto Rico and began her acting career at the tender age of seven, appearing in several popular telenovelas where her talents were quickly recognized. She went on to perform in live theater in her early teens, which later led to additional television roles and, eventually, to films. She has gone on to become one of the most popular and visible personalities, garnering such awards as best supporting actress by TVyNovelas magazine, as well as best actress with special recognition for her international work at the Quijote Awards. A breast cancer survivor, she continues to be a tireless advocate for breast cancer awareness, having served as a past spokesperson for Susan G. Komen. She recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter, with her fianc&eacute;, Toni Costa.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Ivette Rodriguez<br /> 310.587.0745<br /> <a href="mailto:Ivette@aem-la.com">Ivette@aem-la.com</a></p> Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/da88/f462/da88f462-0bf3-4ba5-9fff-3567659f7812-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer Thu, 14 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-insurance-company-to-offer-free-educational-guide-in-sp http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-insurance-company-to-offer-free-educational-guide-in-sp Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/da88/f462/da88f462-0bf3-4ba5-9fff-3567659f7812-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Insurance Company to Offer Free Educational Guide in Spanish to Latinas Affected by Breast Cancer Broll: Hollye Jacobs, The Silver Lining author The Silver Lining Companion Guide author Hollye Jacobs describes her breast cancer journey and partnership with Allstate. Wed, 13 May 2015 15:22:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/c59e2a1d-5f2b-4f6f-92e7-42ba77564e4f http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/c59e2a1d-5f2b-4f6f-92e7-42ba77564e4f Broll: Hollye Jacobs, The Silver Lining author The Silver Lining Companion Guide author Hollye Jacobs describes her breast cancer journey and partnership with Allstate. Allstate Brings Motorcycle App to Apple Watch™ Riders can log their rides through just their watch while on the road.<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>As more and more people add an Apple Watch<sup>TM</sup> to their collection of connected devices, Allstate introduces a new feature for its GoodRide&reg; app that helps motorcycle riders log their rides on the new watch.</p> <p>GoodRide&reg; by Allstate gives riders an easy-to-use start/stop feature, so it's easier than ever to log a ride from the road, all on a rider's wrist with the Apple Watch.</p> <p>"We saw this as a great opportunity to showcase some of the innovation we do on behalf of our customers," says Allstate's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "We live in a hyper-connected society today and the Apple Watch innovation will make GoodRide even easier for riders to use when they are on the road."</p> <p>The overall GoodRide app has been available for smartphones through the Apple iTunes store or GooglePlay since 2011. The full version helps track miles and routes, and users can share it all on social networks. It helps riders plan every trip and store every repair so they get the most out of each ride.</p> <p>To date, riders using the app have logged more than 50,000 rides accounting for more than 8 million miles on the road.</p> <p>Starting this week, Allstate embarks on a Ride for Awareness where a seasoned rider will travel through all 50 states on a motorcycle to spread awareness about the vital role motorists play in protecting motorcycle riders. He will be wearing an Apple Watch with the GoodRide app installed.</p> <p>For more information about the GoodRide app, please visit: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx">www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx</a>.</p> <p>*Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple is not affiliated with or a sponsor of the Ride for Awareness.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Justin Herndon<br /> <a href="mailto:Justin.Herndon@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> 727-512-8314</p> Wed, 13 May 2015 09:26:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9fafae90-292d-4701-ae75-eba7ac8cefec http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9fafae90-292d-4701-ae75-eba7ac8cefec Allstate Brings Motorcycle App to Apple Watch™ Riders can log their rides through just their watch while on the road.<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>As more and more people add an Apple Watch<sup>TM</sup> to their collection of connected devices, Allstate introduces a new feature for its GoodRide&reg; app that helps motorcycle riders log their rides on the new watch.</p> <p>GoodRide&reg; by Allstate gives riders an easy-to-use start/stop feature, so it's easier than ever to log a ride from the road, all on a rider's wrist with the Apple Watch.</p> <p>"We saw this as a great opportunity to showcase some of the innovation we do on behalf of our customers," says Allstate's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "We live in a hyper-connected society today and the Apple Watch innovation will make GoodRide even easier for riders to use when they are on the road."</p> <p>The overall GoodRide app has been available for smartphones through the Apple iTunes store or GooglePlay since 2011. The full version helps track miles and routes, and users can share it all on social networks. It helps riders plan every trip and store every repair so they get the most out of each ride.</p> <p>To date, riders using the app have logged more than 50,000 rides accounting for more than 8 million miles on the road.</p> <p>Starting this week, Allstate embarks on a Ride for Awareness where a seasoned rider will travel through all 50 states on a motorcycle to spread awareness about the vital role motorists play in protecting motorcycle riders. He will be wearing an Apple Watch with the GoodRide app installed.</p> <p>For more information about the GoodRide app, please visit: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx">www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx</a>.</p> <p>*Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Watch is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple is not affiliated with or a sponsor of the Ride for Awareness.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Justin Herndon<br /> <a href="mailto:Justin.Herndon@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> 727-512-8314</p> Allstate's GoodRide® app now has a feature on the new Apple Watch™ <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/c8c0/7db6/c8c07db6-36e4-4f5e-ad14-ceaeb488918a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate's GoodRide® app now has a feature on the new Apple Watch™ Wed, 13 May 2015 09:24:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-s-goodride-app-now-has-a-feature-on-the-new-apple-wat http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-s-goodride-app-now-has-a-feature-on-the-new-apple-wat Allstate's GoodRide® app now has a feature on the new Apple Watch™ <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/c8c0/7db6/c8c07db6-36e4-4f5e-ad14-ceaeb488918a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate's GoodRide® app now has a feature on the new Apple Watch™ Motorcyclist Embarks on Cross Country Ride for Awareness Allstate Insurance is sponsoring Nate Hudson's ride as he visits all 50 state capitals and logs more than 17,000 miles to generate awareness for motorcycle safety.<br /><strong>This release contains: 5 Photos, 1 Related Document</strong><p>To spread awareness about the vital role motorists play in helping to protect motorcycle riders, Allstate Insurance Company announced plans today to sponsor a motorcyclist's journey across the country on the first-ever "Ride for Awareness."&nbsp; Kicking off May 12, in conjunction with Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the road trip crosses all 50 states and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness.</p> <p>Based on data obtained from the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a>, three motorcyclists are killed in multi-vehicle crashes at intersections each day. This is why it is crucial to educate motorists on the importance of watching out for motorcycles. This startling statistic was the inspiration for the Allstate Rider Protection Project, which is a series of programs and resources created to help keep riders safe while riding.</p> <p>The Ride for Awareness will pass through each state capital, visiting the corresponding Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) headquarters to hand-deliver a proposal on behalf of Allstate. The proposal will request that a question highlighting the importance of sharing the road with motorcycle riders be included in each state's driver education curriculum and test required to obtain a driver's license.</p> <p>"Allstate takes its commitment to motorcycle safety very seriously, as demonstrated by the countless safety efforts we've spearheaded on behalf of the riding community over the years," said David Foster, director of specialty product lines for Allstate Insurance Company. "The 'Ride for Awareness' is the perfect way to not only ensure that this important message of motorcycle safety is being heard in as many places as possible, but to also create a lasting impact on current and future motorists."</p> <p>To complete this important mission, Allstate is sponsoring long-time motorcycle rider and fellow biker safety advocate Nate Hudson. Hudson has more than 20 years of riding experience, and is also co-owner of the British-American Motorcycle Club, a service shop and riding club with an emphasis on vintage and custom bikes.</p> <p>"When Allstate approached me with the idea for the 'Ride for Awareness,' I knew it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. As a motorcycle enthusiast and long-time rider myself, motorcycle safety is incredibly important to me," said Hudson. "I can't wait to witness the effect that this campaign will have across the entire country. It's going to be an amazing journey."</p> <p>Hudson has logged over 200,000 miles since his first ride at age 16, and is about to log 17,000 more on Allstate's "Ride for Awareness." Nate is making the 17,000 mile trek with a custom 2015 Indian Roadmaster tailored for Allstate. The bike is built for long-distance riding and has a strong engine ready for hitting all 50 states along the way.</p> <p>Hudson will be documenting his journey via multiple online and social channels, including the <a href="http://www.allstateridernews.com/">Allstate Rider News</a> blog, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AllstateMotorcycle">Allstate Motorcycle Facebook Page</a>/<a href="https://apps.facebook.com/riderriskmap/">Rider Risk map</a>, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx">Allstate GoodRide App</a>, Allstate.com/ride and <a href="https://instagram.com/ba_moto/">@BA_Moto</a>. Allstate encourages everyone to follow along and see how this important safety mission unfolds.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate&reg;</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Justin Herndon, Allstate Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:Chris.Bauer@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> <p>Taylor Fitts, Taylor<br /> (704) 644-6926<br /> <a href="maiilto:tfitts@taylorstrategy.com">tfitts@taylorstrategy.com</a></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:45:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/88475a8b-010d-4f86-8c91-2c2ab0dbd76c http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/88475a8b-010d-4f86-8c91-2c2ab0dbd76c Motorcyclist Embarks on Cross Country Ride for Awareness Allstate Insurance is sponsoring Nate Hudson's ride as he visits all 50 state capitals and logs more than 17,000 miles to generate awareness for motorcycle safety.<br /><strong>This release contains: 5 Photos, 1 Related Document</strong><p>To spread awareness about the vital role motorists play in helping to protect motorcycle riders, Allstate Insurance Company announced plans today to sponsor a motorcyclist's journey across the country on the first-ever "Ride for Awareness."&nbsp; Kicking off May 12, in conjunction with Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the road trip crosses all 50 states and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness.</p> <p>Based on data obtained from the <a href="http://www.nhtsa.gov/">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</a>, three motorcyclists are killed in multi-vehicle crashes at intersections each day. This is why it is crucial to educate motorists on the importance of watching out for motorcycles. This startling statistic was the inspiration for the Allstate Rider Protection Project, which is a series of programs and resources created to help keep riders safe while riding.</p> <p>The Ride for Awareness will pass through each state capital, visiting the corresponding Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) headquarters to hand-deliver a proposal on behalf of Allstate. The proposal will request that a question highlighting the importance of sharing the road with motorcycle riders be included in each state's driver education curriculum and test required to obtain a driver's license.</p> <p>"Allstate takes its commitment to motorcycle safety very seriously, as demonstrated by the countless safety efforts we've spearheaded on behalf of the riding community over the years," said David Foster, director of specialty product lines for Allstate Insurance Company. "The 'Ride for Awareness' is the perfect way to not only ensure that this important message of motorcycle safety is being heard in as many places as possible, but to also create a lasting impact on current and future motorists."</p> <p>To complete this important mission, Allstate is sponsoring long-time motorcycle rider and fellow biker safety advocate Nate Hudson. Hudson has more than 20 years of riding experience, and is also co-owner of the British-American Motorcycle Club, a service shop and riding club with an emphasis on vintage and custom bikes.</p> <p>"When Allstate approached me with the idea for the 'Ride for Awareness,' I knew it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. As a motorcycle enthusiast and long-time rider myself, motorcycle safety is incredibly important to me," said Hudson. "I can't wait to witness the effect that this campaign will have across the entire country. It's going to be an amazing journey."</p> <p>Hudson has logged over 200,000 miles since his first ride at age 16, and is about to log 17,000 more on Allstate's "Ride for Awareness." Nate is making the 17,000 mile trek with a custom 2015 Indian Roadmaster tailored for Allstate. The bike is built for long-distance riding and has a strong engine ready for hitting all 50 states along the way.</p> <p>Hudson will be documenting his journey via multiple online and social channels, including the <a href="http://www.allstateridernews.com/">Allstate Rider News</a> blog, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AllstateMotorcycle">Allstate Motorcycle Facebook Page</a>/<a href="https://apps.facebook.com/riderriskmap/">Rider Risk map</a>, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/mobile/good-ride.aspx">Allstate GoodRide App</a>, Allstate.com/ride and <a href="https://instagram.com/ba_moto/">@BA_Moto</a>. Allstate encourages everyone to follow along and see how this important safety mission unfolds.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate&reg;</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Justin Herndon, Allstate Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:Chris.Bauer@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> <p>Taylor Fitts, Taylor<br /> (704) 644-6926<br /> <a href="maiilto:tfitts@taylorstrategy.com">tfitts@taylorstrategy.com</a></p> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/c04b/88fc/c04b88fc-05be-4c9f-8447-8d89a1b13965-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:44:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-1 The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/c04b/88fc/c04b88fc-05be-4c9f-8447-8d89a1b13965-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6a76/2119/6a762119-95a5-4195-a590-7ad13edc9e2e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:43:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-4 The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6a76/2119/6a762119-95a5-4195-a590-7ad13edc9e2e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/62aa/0041/62aa0041-c59b-4da5-9288-4fccb4b97a9f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:43:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-3 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-3 The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/62aa/0041/62aa0041-c59b-4da5-9288-4fccb4b97a9f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/5537/5dfa/55375dfa-f4b5-413e-8f01-3d360981b25f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:43:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-2 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness-2 The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/5537/5dfa/55375dfa-f4b5-413e-8f01-3d360981b25f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4763/1d49/47631d49-5de1-4190-a30c-ff7d24c3df2d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:43:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-first-ever-ride-for-awareness-kicks-off-may-12-and-encourages-motorcycle-safety-and-awareness The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4763/1d49/47631d49-5de1-4190-a30c-ff7d24c3df2d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The first-ever "Ride for Awareness" kicks off May 12 and encourages motorcycle safety and awareness. Allstate to Present at Sanford C. Bernstein Investor Conference <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Sanford C. Bernstein 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 28. The conference is being held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.</p> <p>An audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to hear the live event, a webcast replay will be posted on the investor relations and <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/leadership-executive-speeches/releases">executive speeches</a> sections of the company's website shortly after the presentation ends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p>#&nbsp;#&nbsp;#</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Tue, 12 May 2015 09:22:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5e09e3c1-9ee3-4b30-a109-c93997e54c89 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5e09e3c1-9ee3-4b30-a109-c93997e54c89 Allstate to Present at Sanford C. Bernstein Investor Conference <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Sanford C. Bernstein 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 28. The conference is being held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.</p> <p>An audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to hear the live event, a webcast replay will be posted on the investor relations and <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/leadership-executive-speeches/releases">executive speeches</a> sections of the company's website shortly after the presentation ends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." 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.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com" target="_blank">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p>#&nbsp;#&nbsp;#</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Greg Burns<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Allstate rolls in a mobile claim center to assist Texas homeowners impacted by the recent storms and tornadoes Allstate Insurance Mobile Claims Center arrives in Van, TX to make filing claims easier<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up a Mobile Claims Center to help policyholders near Van, TX following the recent storms and tornadoes.</p> <p>This self-contained motor coach is equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet connectivity so Allstate's National Catastrophe Team can set up temporary claim locations and provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit by the storm.</p> <p>The current Allstate Mobile Claims Center location as of May 11, 2015 is as follows:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>United Methodist Church</strong><br /> <strong>326 West Main Street</strong><br /> <strong>Van, TX 75790</strong></p> <p>Hours of operation for the Mobile Claims Centers are Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm. The hours and locations of these units are subject to change, so please check for updates by visiting <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx</a>. </span></p> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can also contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM (547-8676)</strong>, visiting a <strong>Mobile Claims Center</strong>, or logging onto <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">Allstate.com</a>.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Michelle Therrien<br /> 312-415-0794</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 14:01:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/80667b1c-91f5-47d9-a827-cf1db6dd1c66 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/80667b1c-91f5-47d9-a827-cf1db6dd1c66 Allstate rolls in a mobile claim center to assist Texas homeowners impacted by the recent storms and tornadoes Allstate Insurance Mobile Claims Center arrives in Van, TX to make filing claims easier<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up a Mobile Claims Center to help policyholders near Van, TX following the recent storms and tornadoes.</p> <p>This self-contained motor coach is equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet connectivity so Allstate's National Catastrophe Team can set up temporary claim locations and provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit by the storm.</p> <p>The current Allstate Mobile Claims Center location as of May 11, 2015 is as follows:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>United Methodist Church</strong><br /> <strong>326 West Main Street</strong><br /> <strong>Van, TX 75790</strong></p> <p>Hours of operation for the Mobile Claims Centers are Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm. The hours and locations of these units are subject to change, so please check for updates by visiting <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx</a>. </span></p> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can also contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM (547-8676)</strong>, visiting a <strong>Mobile Claims Center</strong>, or logging onto <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">Allstate.com</a>.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Michelle Therrien<br /> 312-415-0794</p> Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer Based on New York Times Best-Seller, Free Guides are Now Available in both English and Spanish Versions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>This week is National Women's Health Week and a nationwide call is underway to empower women with knowledge to take control of their health and encourage each other along the way. Continuing their commitment to the wellbeing of women, Allstate and bestselling author <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com/" target="_blank">Hollye Jacobs</a> are releasing a new free Spanish version of "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" in addition to a free English version available nationwide.</p> <p>The companion guide is a condensed version of Jacob's <em>New York Times</em> bestselling book "The Silver Lining: A supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer," and includes practical tips, important information and inspiration for those undergoing breast cancer. Every year, approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed.</p> <p>"Allstate is dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of women across the country," said Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations, at Allstate Insurance Company. "It is Allstate's hope, and the hope of our agency owners across the country who have volunteered to distribute the guide, that it will prove to be a source of comfort, knowledge and inspiration to all who read it."</p> <p>The Spanish companion guide, "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cancer de seno," was translated from the original English language version to resonate with the Latina community. To launch the new Spanish version, Allstate and Jacobs have joined forces with host of Telemundo's "Un Nuevo D&iacute;a" and breast cancer survivor <a href="https://twitter.com/adamarilopez" target="_blank">Adamari Lopez</a>. This is the first of its kind Spanish-language resource and will debut later this week (Thursday, May 14) at <a href="https://www.adventisthealth.org/white-memorial/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">White Memorial Medical Center</a> in Los Angeles.</p> <p>"Sharing advice and support through the partnership with Allstate and its agencies with 'The Silver Lining Companion Guide' is an incredible and unique opportunity to reach everyone impacted by breast cancer," said Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW. "I wish I had this guide when I was going through my breast cancer experience. The absence of this resource is what inspired me to write the book and to ultimately support the health and wellbeing of all women, especially those who are going through the most challenging of life circumstances."</p> <p>The free companion guide is available for download or for pick up at participating distribution centers and select Allstate agencies nationwide. Download or find the nearest participating distribution center at <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining" target="_blank">Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About Hollye Jacobs and "The Silver Lining"</strong><br /> Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist and author. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package of wisdom. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, 39-year-old mother Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW created a blog, <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com" target="_blank">TheSilverPen.com</a>. The award-winning blog became the foundation for her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer."</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kari.mather@allstate.com">kari.mather@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kate.hollcraft@allstate.com">kate.hollcraft@allstate.com</a></p> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ad22637-893e-4be9-923b-3b3b5e02290a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ad22637-893e-4be9-923b-3b3b5e02290a Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer Based on New York Times Best-Seller, Free Guides are Now Available in both English and Spanish Versions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>This week is National Women's Health Week and a nationwide call is underway to empower women with knowledge to take control of their health and encourage each other along the way. Continuing their commitment to the wellbeing of women, Allstate and bestselling author <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com/" target="_blank">Hollye Jacobs</a> are releasing a new free Spanish version of "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" in addition to a free English version available nationwide.</p> <p>The companion guide is a condensed version of Jacob's <em>New York Times</em> bestselling book "The Silver Lining: A supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer," and includes practical tips, important information and inspiration for those undergoing breast cancer. Every year, approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed.</p> <p>"Allstate is dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of women across the country," said Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations, at Allstate Insurance Company. "It is Allstate's hope, and the hope of our agency owners across the country who have volunteered to distribute the guide, that it will prove to be a source of comfort, knowledge and inspiration to all who read it."</p> <p>The Spanish companion guide, "Rayo de esperanza: Manual de apoyo para enfrentar el cancer de seno," was translated from the original English language version to resonate with the Latina community. To launch the new Spanish version, Allstate and Jacobs have joined forces with host of Telemundo's "Un Nuevo D&iacute;a" and breast cancer survivor <a href="https://twitter.com/adamarilopez" target="_blank">Adamari Lopez</a>. This is the first of its kind Spanish-language resource and will debut later this week (Thursday, May 14) at <a href="https://www.adventisthealth.org/white-memorial/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">White Memorial Medical Center</a> in Los Angeles.</p> <p>"Sharing advice and support through the partnership with Allstate and its agencies with 'The Silver Lining Companion Guide' is an incredible and unique opportunity to reach everyone impacted by breast cancer," said Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW. "I wish I had this guide when I was going through my breast cancer experience. The absence of this resource is what inspired me to write the book and to ultimately support the health and wellbeing of all women, especially those who are going through the most challenging of life circumstances."</p> <p>The free companion guide is available for download or for pick up at participating distribution centers and select Allstate agencies nationwide. Download or find the nearest participating distribution center at <a href="http://www.Allstate.com/SilverLining" target="_blank">Allstate.com/SilverLining</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About Hollye Jacobs and "The Silver Lining"</strong><br /> Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child development specialist and author. Her professional knowledge as a health practitioner and her personal experiences as a cancer patient and survivor present a powerful package of wisdom. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, 39-year-old mother Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW created a blog, <a href="http://www.thesilverpen.com" target="_blank">TheSilverPen.com</a>. The award-winning blog became the foundation for her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, "The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer."</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kari.mather@allstate.com">kari.mather@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kate.hollcraft@allstate.com">kate.hollcraft@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/5bdd/4112/5bdd4112-efdd-4e47-b983-99b7deffc0f1-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer Mon, 11 May 2015 07:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-is-providing-free-silver-lining-companion-guides-during http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-is-providing-free-silver-lining-companion-guides-during Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/5bdd/4112/5bdd4112-efdd-4e47-b983-99b7deffc0f1-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Is Providing Free Silver Lining Companion Guides During Women’s Health Week to All Impacted by Breast Cancer Allstate “Reality Rides®” Rolls into Louisville to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in Louisville on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 638 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Kentucky<sup>i</sup>. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to Louisville at Churchill Downs, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for Louisville motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving," said Kevin Miles, a local Allstate agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries nationally caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that 69 percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>Curbing Bad Habits</strong><br /> Allstate Reality Rides tours surveyed participants before experiencing the simulator and found they "get" how distracted driving is dangerous, yet many didn't make attempts to curb their behaviors:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Nearly 60 percent admit to talking on the phone and 43 percent admit to texting while driving at least "sometimes" if not more.</li> <li>Nearly seven-in-10 rate their ability to text or talk on the phone while driving as "fair" or "poor" as opposed to "the same," "good" or "excellent."</li> <li>Two-thirds of drivers claimed their knowledge of texting's impairment effect was average or above.</li> <li>A large majority (85 percent) think texting and distracted driving is the same or more dangerous than drunk driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Reality Rides Reach</strong><br /> After experiencing the Reality Rides simulation, participants answered another survey that gauged its reach in changing their road safety opinions:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Six-in-10 said they would "never text and drive," and another nearly one-third said they would "think twice about texting while driving."</li> <li>Majority of participants (58 percent) said they will not let others drive distracted or they will inform others of the dangers (almost 35 percent).</li> <li>A vast majority &ndash; 92 percent &ndash; said they are at least "slightly less likely" to ride with others who text or are distracted while driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash<sup>ii</sup>, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iv</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Kentucky is $4.988<sup>v</sup></li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt" target="_blank">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws. <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology </strong> <br /> The onsite, multiple-choice Allstate Reality Rides 2013-2014 survey of more than 4,500 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April 2013 through November of 2014 via 70 Reality Rides events before and after experiencing the distracted driving simulator. Gathered respondent data was normalized to ensure consistency between the pre- and post-simulation experience.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Amy Hirth<br /> 847-946-7568<br /> Amy.Hirth@allsate.com</p> <p><sup>i</sup><em>January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><sup>ii</sup><em> Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov" target="_blank"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf" target="_blank"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><sup>iii</sup><em> Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><sup>iv</sup><em> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><sup>v</sup><em> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:55:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1d8b25fe-ffb7-48ac-809d-c208d6577441 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1d8b25fe-ffb7-48ac-809d-c208d6577441 Allstate “Reality Rides®” Rolls into Louisville to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in Louisville on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 638 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Kentucky<sup>i</sup>. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to Louisville at Churchill Downs, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for Louisville motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving," said Kevin Miles, a local Allstate agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries nationally caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that 69 percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>Curbing Bad Habits</strong><br /> Allstate Reality Rides tours surveyed participants before experiencing the simulator and found they "get" how distracted driving is dangerous, yet many didn't make attempts to curb their behaviors:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Nearly 60 percent admit to talking on the phone and 43 percent admit to texting while driving at least "sometimes" if not more.</li> <li>Nearly seven-in-10 rate their ability to text or talk on the phone while driving as "fair" or "poor" as opposed to "the same," "good" or "excellent."</li> <li>Two-thirds of drivers claimed their knowledge of texting's impairment effect was average or above.</li> <li>A large majority (85 percent) think texting and distracted driving is the same or more dangerous than drunk driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Reality Rides Reach</strong><br /> After experiencing the Reality Rides simulation, participants answered another survey that gauged its reach in changing their road safety opinions:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Six-in-10 said they would "never text and drive," and another nearly one-third said they would "think twice about texting while driving."</li> <li>Majority of participants (58 percent) said they will not let others drive distracted or they will inform others of the dangers (almost 35 percent).</li> <li>A vast majority &ndash; 92 percent &ndash; said they are at least "slightly less likely" to ride with others who text or are distracted while driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash<sup>ii</sup>, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iv</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Kentucky is $4.988<sup>v</sup></li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt" target="_blank">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws. <strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology </strong> <br /> The onsite, multiple-choice Allstate Reality Rides 2013-2014 survey of more than 4,500 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April 2013 through November of 2014 via 70 Reality Rides events before and after experiencing the distracted driving simulator. Gathered respondent data was normalized to ensure consistency between the pre- and post-simulation experience.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Amy Hirth<br /> 847-946-7568<br /> Amy.Hirth@allsate.com</p> <p><sup>i</sup><em>January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><sup>ii</sup><em> Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov" target="_blank"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf" target="_blank"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><sup>iii</sup><em> Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><sup>iv</sup><em> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><sup>v</sup><em> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> Allstate's Broad-Based Business Model Generates Profitable Growth <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2015" target="_blank">http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2015</a></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 15:14:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/41c9d5e7-21cf-44ef-8d17-477dddb160df http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/41c9d5e7-21cf-44ef-8d17-477dddb160df Allstate's Broad-Based Business Model Generates Profitable Growth <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2015" target="_blank">http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2015</a></p> Buying Bling for Mom this Mother's Day? Make Sure it's Insured! Allstate provides New Yorkers with a checklist to keep mom happy this year<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be a challenge for New Yorkers, but jewelry seems to please. Mom will be even happier with her gift this year if she knows that it's properly insured.</p> <p><strong>To make the process a little easier, Allstate Insurance Company and The Insurance Information Institute have some tips for insuring mom's gift this year:</strong></p> <ul type="square"> <li><strong>Contact your insurance agent:</strong> Let your agent or company representative know that you now own a piece of jewelry, a fur or other expensive item. Find out how much coverage you have and whether additional insurance is needed.</li> <li><strong>Keep a copy of the store receipt</strong>. Forward a copy of the receipt to your insurer so that the company knows the current retail value of the item. Keep a copy for yourself and include it with your <a href="http://www.iii.org/brochures/home-inventory.html" target="_blank">home inventory</a>.</li> <li><strong>Have the item appraised</strong>. Heirlooms and antique jewelry will need to be appraised for their dollar value. Ask your insurer for recommendations regarding a reputable appraiser. It is important that expensive items be appraised properly&mdash;if you purchase a floater, you will pay a premium based on the appraised value and in the event of a claim, be compensated for this dollar amount.</li> <li><strong>Take a picture of the item</strong>. Get into the habit of keeping a visual record of all of your personal possessions. This helps to document your loss and speed up the claims process. It is also useful to document antique and unusual pieces of jewelry.</li> <li><strong>Add the item to your home inventory: Download Allstate's free </strong><a href="https://www.allstate.com/mobile/digital-locker-web.aspx" target="_blank">Digital locker</a><strong> (even if you're not an Allstate customer). </strong>Digital locker is a free tool that allows you to create a visual inventory of your personal property. With it, you can use your camera or phone to take pictures of your items, organize them by room or category, assign a value to them and store them safely in the cloud.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNewYork">@AllstateNewYork</a></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:09:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/932b4c69-1869-4565-8f0a-9da85559adc0 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/932b4c69-1869-4565-8f0a-9da85559adc0 Buying Bling for Mom this Mother's Day? Make Sure it's Insured! Allstate provides New Yorkers with a checklist to keep mom happy this year<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be a challenge for New Yorkers, but jewelry seems to please. Mom will be even happier with her gift this year if she knows that it's properly insured.</p> <p><strong>To make the process a little easier, Allstate Insurance Company and The Insurance Information Institute have some tips for insuring mom's gift this year:</strong></p> <ul type="square"> <li><strong>Contact your insurance agent:</strong> Let your agent or company representative know that you now own a piece of jewelry, a fur or other expensive item. Find out how much coverage you have and whether additional insurance is needed.</li> <li><strong>Keep a copy of the store receipt</strong>. Forward a copy of the receipt to your insurer so that the company knows the current retail value of the item. Keep a copy for yourself and include it with your <a href="http://www.iii.org/brochures/home-inventory.html" target="_blank">home inventory</a>.</li> <li><strong>Have the item appraised</strong>. Heirlooms and antique jewelry will need to be appraised for their dollar value. Ask your insurer for recommendations regarding a reputable appraiser. It is important that expensive items be appraised properly&mdash;if you purchase a floater, you will pay a premium based on the appraised value and in the event of a claim, be compensated for this dollar amount.</li> <li><strong>Take a picture of the item</strong>. Get into the habit of keeping a visual record of all of your personal possessions. This helps to document your loss and speed up the claims process. It is also useful to document antique and unusual pieces of jewelry.</li> <li><strong>Add the item to your home inventory: Download Allstate's free </strong><a href="https://www.allstate.com/mobile/digital-locker-web.aspx" target="_blank">Digital locker</a><strong> (even if you're not an Allstate customer). </strong>Digital locker is a free tool that allows you to create a visual inventory of your personal property. With it, you can use your camera or phone to take pictures of your items, organize them by room or category, assign a value to them and store them safely in the cloud.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/AllstateNewYork">@AllstateNewYork</a></p> Allstate Insurance Ranks No. 8 on 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 Drivewise® Mobile application recognized for technology innovation<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is ranked No. 8 on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 - a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Allstate's recognition is based on a variety of factors that include the introduction of IT-based products and services and use of data analytics to connect with customers. This makes it easy for customers to do business with Allstate anywhere, anytime and any way they choose.</p> <p>The company's innovative use of technology is reflected in the <em>Drivewise</em>&reg;<strong> </strong>Mobile application, which allows customers to monitor their own driving behavior when and where they desire through their smartphone. The smartphone collects data from a range of sensors to detect driving motion and GPS information. Then, on the analytics side, open source data technology enables the company to analyze information and process the data. Allstate is the only major U.S. insurer that offers a smartphone telematics solution.</p> <p>"Consumers are connected in ways that create tremendous opportunity for innovation. Mobile apps, ubiquitous connectivity and the Internet of Things are changing the ways that Allstate serves and interacts with customers," said Suren Gupta, executive vice president of Allstate Technology &amp; Strategic Ventures. "We envision Drivewise as one element of a broader, strategic platform for delivering applications based on serving the connected consumer, and we are opening that platform and inviting app developers to build on it."</p> <p><em>Drivewise</em> Mobile was launched in 2014 and uses telematics technology to encourage safer driving and reward customers with auto insurance savings. Initially introduced in 2010, the <em>Drivewise</em>&nbsp;telematics program is now in 47 states and the District of Columbia.</p> <p>"The real-time feedback we can gain from our customers who use our Drivewise Mobile application helps open the door to more innovations," said Ginger Purgatorio, vice president of Allstate's Connected Car program. "Cars and digital technology are moving closer together, and incorporating telematics provides additional value and features not previously seen from an insurance provider."</p> <p>This is InformationWeek's 27th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country.</p> <p>Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.&nbsp;Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/elite100" target="_blank">http://www.informationweek.com/elite100</a>.</p> <p><strong>About </strong><a href="http://www.informationweek.com" target="_blank"><strong>InformationWeek</strong></a><strong> </strong> <br /> For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology.&nbsp;InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events.&nbsp;InformationWeek's award-winning editorial coverage can be found at <a href="http://www.informationweek.com" target="_blank">www.informationweek.com</a>. InformationWeek is produced by <a href="http://www.tech.ubm.com" target="_blank">UBM Tech</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp;# #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Bauer<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/allstatenews" target="_blank">@AllstateNews</a></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:21:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5b815c79-852a-439c-8e66-79028248cb69 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5b815c79-852a-439c-8e66-79028248cb69 Allstate Insurance Ranks No. 8 on 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 Drivewise® Mobile application recognized for technology innovation<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company is ranked No. 8 on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 - a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Allstate's recognition is based on a variety of factors that include the introduction of IT-based products and services and use of data analytics to connect with customers. This makes it easy for customers to do business with Allstate anywhere, anytime and any way they choose.</p> <p>The company's innovative use of technology is reflected in the <em>Drivewise</em>&reg;<strong> </strong>Mobile application, which allows customers to monitor their own driving behavior when and where they desire through their smartphone. The smartphone collects data from a range of sensors to detect driving motion and GPS information. Then, on the analytics side, open source data technology enables the company to analyze information and process the data. Allstate is the only major U.S. insurer that offers a smartphone telematics solution.</p> <p>"Consumers are connected in ways that create tremendous opportunity for innovation. Mobile apps, ubiquitous connectivity and the Internet of Things are changing the ways that Allstate serves and interacts with customers," said Suren Gupta, executive vice president of Allstate Technology &amp; Strategic Ventures. "We envision Drivewise as one element of a broader, strategic platform for delivering applications based on serving the connected consumer, and we are opening that platform and inviting app developers to build on it."</p> <p><em>Drivewise</em> Mobile was launched in 2014 and uses telematics technology to encourage safer driving and reward customers with auto insurance savings. Initially introduced in 2010, the <em>Drivewise</em>&nbsp;telematics program is now in 47 states and the District of Columbia.</p> <p>"The real-time feedback we can gain from our customers who use our Drivewise Mobile application helps open the door to more innovations," said Ginger Purgatorio, vice president of Allstate's Connected Car program. "Cars and digital technology are moving closer together, and incorporating telematics provides additional value and features not previously seen from an insurance provider."</p> <p>This is InformationWeek's 27th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country.</p> <p>Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.&nbsp;Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/elite100" target="_blank">http://www.informationweek.com/elite100</a>.</p> <p><strong>About </strong><a href="http://www.informationweek.com" target="_blank"><strong>InformationWeek</strong></a><strong> </strong> <br /> For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology.&nbsp;InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events.&nbsp;InformationWeek's award-winning editorial coverage can be found at <a href="http://www.informationweek.com" target="_blank">www.informationweek.com</a>. InformationWeek is produced by <a href="http://www.tech.ubm.com" target="_blank">UBM Tech</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp;# #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Bauer<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/allstatenews" target="_blank">@AllstateNews</a></p> We Day Broll: Allstate is the national sponsor of We Day in the United States We Day Broll: Allstate is the national sponsor of We Day in the United States Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:03:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/957dd583-bdb2-44c7-9f4e-632ab46b533b http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/957dd583-bdb2-44c7-9f4e-632ab46b533b We Day Broll: Allstate is the national sponsor of We Day in the United States We Day Broll: Allstate is the national sponsor of We Day in the United States Allstate rolls in mobile claim office to assist Dothan homeowners impacted by recent storms Allstate Insurance Mobile Claims Centers arrive at Dothan Home Depot to make filing claims easier<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up a Mobile Claims Center to help policyholders in Dothan following the recent storms.</p> <p>This self-contained motor coach is equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet connectivity so Allstate's National Catastrophe Team can set up a temporary claim location and provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit by storms like the one that came through Dothan this past weekend.</p> <p>"We are bringing this mobile claim office as close to those impacted by the storms this weekend as we can," said Adam Polak, Allstate. "By visiting an Allstate Mobile Claims Center, customers will be able to start the claims process and ask questions about their claim."</p> <p>The Allstate Mobile Claims Center is currently located at:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Home Depot<br /> Northside Mall Shopping Center<br /> 3489 Ross Clark Circle<br /> Dothan, Ala.</p> <p>Hours of operation for the Mobile Claims Center are 8 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m. through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. The hours and locations of this unit are subject to change, so please check for updates by visiting <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx">www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx</a>.</span></p> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can also contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM (547-8676)</strong>, visiting a <strong>Mobile Claims Center</strong>, or logging onto <strong><a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate.com</a></strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Daniel Groce<br /> (404) 973-5764<br /> @AllstateSEreg</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/d3e73fd8-d1e0-4c00-84c3-61f46b536bfa http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/d3e73fd8-d1e0-4c00-84c3-61f46b536bfa Allstate rolls in mobile claim office to assist Dothan homeowners impacted by recent storms Allstate Insurance Mobile Claims Centers arrive at Dothan Home Depot to make filing claims easier<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up a Mobile Claims Center to help policyholders in Dothan following the recent storms.</p> <p>This self-contained motor coach is equipped with generators, satellite technology and high-speed internet connectivity so Allstate's National Catastrophe Team can set up a temporary claim location and provide policyholders claim support in areas hardest hit by storms like the one that came through Dothan this past weekend.</p> <p>"We are bringing this mobile claim office as close to those impacted by the storms this weekend as we can," said Adam Polak, Allstate. "By visiting an Allstate Mobile Claims Center, customers will be able to start the claims process and ask questions about their claim."</p> <p>The Allstate Mobile Claims Center is currently located at:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Home Depot<br /> Northside Mall Shopping Center<br /> 3489 Ross Clark Circle<br /> Dothan, Ala.</p> <p>Hours of operation for the Mobile Claims Center are 8 a.m. &ndash; 6 p.m. through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. &ndash; 5 p.m. The hours and locations of this unit are subject to change, so please check for updates by visiting <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx">www.allstate.com/catastrophe/Mobile-Response-Units.aspx</a>.</span></p> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can also contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM (547-8676)</strong>, visiting a <strong>Mobile Claims Center</strong>, or logging onto <strong><a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate.com</a></strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Daniel Groce<br /> (404) 973-5764<br /> @AllstateSEreg</p> Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to San Antonio with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up four automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in San Antonio with inspection of vehicle damage due to the recent hail storms in the area. These auto drive-in locations operate with extended hours and additional staffing. Inspections are handled by appointment only in order to assure the necessary time to inspect each vehicle.</p> <p>If you have automobile damage from the recent storm, report your auto claim to Allstate at 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676). If your car is safe to drive and one of these locations is convenient to you, you can schedule an appointment when reporting your claim. If you've already filed an automobile claim with Allstate, you can call us back at any time to schedule your inspection appointment at one of the drive-in locations.</p> <p>The current Allstate drive-in locations are listed below. These locations are subject to change, so we encourage Allstate customers to schedule their appointment first before coming to a location:</p> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Service King</strong><br /> 5003 Wildflower Dr.<br /> San Antonio, TX 78228</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Southway Ford</strong><br /> 87100 IH 35 South<br /> San Antonio, TX 78211</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Carlos Cuellar Agency</strong><br /> 9179 Grissom Rd. Suite 133<br /> San Antonio, TX 78251</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Mon. &ndash; Thurs. 8:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.<br /> Fri. 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.<br /> Closed weekends</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Home Depot Parking Lot</strong><br /> 611 SW Loop 410<br /> San Antonio, TX 78227</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Opens 10 am Wednesday, April 29 <br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7: 00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676), or logging onto Allstate.com.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Kristen Freis<br /> (972) 871-6460<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:16:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f866da55-e3e4-4db5-9c10-488f86aa8ff4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f866da55-e3e4-4db5-9c10-488f86aa8ff4 Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to San Antonio with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up four automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in San Antonio with inspection of vehicle damage due to the recent hail storms in the area. These auto drive-in locations operate with extended hours and additional staffing. Inspections are handled by appointment only in order to assure the necessary time to inspect each vehicle.</p> <p>If you have automobile damage from the recent storm, report your auto claim to Allstate at 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676). If your car is safe to drive and one of these locations is convenient to you, you can schedule an appointment when reporting your claim. If you've already filed an automobile claim with Allstate, you can call us back at any time to schedule your inspection appointment at one of the drive-in locations.</p> <p>The current Allstate drive-in locations are listed below. These locations are subject to change, so we encourage Allstate customers to schedule their appointment first before coming to a location:</p> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Service King</strong><br /> 5003 Wildflower Dr.<br /> San Antonio, TX 78228</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Southway Ford</strong><br /> 87100 IH 35 South<br /> San Antonio, TX 78211</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Carlos Cuellar Agency</strong><br /> 9179 Grissom Rd. Suite 133<br /> San Antonio, TX 78251</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Mon. &ndash; Thurs. 8:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.<br /> Fri. 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.<br /> Closed weekends</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>San Antonio Home Depot Parking Lot</strong><br /> 611 SW Loop 410<br /> San Antonio, TX 78227</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Opens 10 am Wednesday, April 29 <br /> Mon. &ndash; Fri. 7: 00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.<br /> Sat. and Sun. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Allstate policyholders whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by the recent storms can contact Allstate by visiting their local agent, calling 1-800-54-STORM (1-800-547-8676), or logging onto Allstate.com.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Kristen Freis<br /> (972) 871-6460<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate "Reality Rides®" Rolls into Jackson to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in Jackson on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 613 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Mississippi<sup>1</sup>. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to Jackson, at Belhaven University's outdoor pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for Jackson motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving and why the recently passed texting and driving ban is so needed," said Steven James, a local Allstate agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries nationally caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that 69 percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>Curbing Bad Habits</strong><br /> Allstate Reality Rides tours surveyed participants before experiencing the simulator and found they "get" how distracted driving is dangerous, yet many didn't make attempts to curb their behaviors:</p> <ul> <li>Nearly 60 percent admit to talking on the phone and 43 percent admit to texting while driving at least "sometimes" if not more.</li> <li>Nearly seven-in-10 rate their ability to text or talk on the phone while driving as "fair" or "poor" as opposed to "the same," "good" or "excellent."</li> <li>Two-thirds of drivers claimed their knowledge of texting's impairment effect was average or above.</li> <li>A large majority (85 percent) think texting and distracted driving is the same or more dangerous than drunk driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Reality Rides Reach</strong><br /> After experiencing the Reality Rides simulation, participants answered another survey that gauged its reach in changing their road safety opinions:</p> <ul> <li>Six-in-10 said they would "never text and drive," and another nearly one-third said they would "think twice about texting while driving."</li> <li>Majority of participants (58 percent) said they will not let others drive distracted or they will inform others of the dangers (almost 35 percent).</li> <li>A vast majority &ndash; 92 percent &ndash; said they are at least "slightly less likely" to ride with others who text or are distracted while driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash<sup>ii</sup>, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iv</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Mississippi is $3.077 billion.<sup>v</sup></li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt" target="_blank">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> The onsite, multiple-choice Allstate Reality Rides 2013-2014 survey of more than 4,500 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April 2013 through November of 2014 via 70 Reality Rides events before and after experiencing the distracted driving simulator. Gathered respondent data was normalized to ensure consistency between the pre- and post-simulation experience.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" target="_blank">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><sup>i</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><em><sup>ii</sup> Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov" target="_blank"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf" target="_blank"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><em><sup>iii</sup> Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><em><sup>iv</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><em><sup>v</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Amy Hirth<br /> 847-946-7568<br /> <a href="mailto:Amy.Hirth@Allstate.com">Amy.Hirth@Allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:55:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/128aa06b-8883-4e7d-822f-abe3a0ceca64 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/128aa06b-8883-4e7d-822f-abe3a0ceca64 Allstate "Reality Rides®" Rolls into Jackson to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in Jackson on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 613 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Mississippi<sup>1</sup>. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to Jackson, at Belhaven University's outdoor pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for Jackson motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving and why the recently passed texting and driving ban is so needed," said Steven James, a local Allstate agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries nationally caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that 69 percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>Curbing Bad Habits</strong><br /> Allstate Reality Rides tours surveyed participants before experiencing the simulator and found they "get" how distracted driving is dangerous, yet many didn't make attempts to curb their behaviors:</p> <ul> <li>Nearly 60 percent admit to talking on the phone and 43 percent admit to texting while driving at least "sometimes" if not more.</li> <li>Nearly seven-in-10 rate their ability to text or talk on the phone while driving as "fair" or "poor" as opposed to "the same," "good" or "excellent."</li> <li>Two-thirds of drivers claimed their knowledge of texting's impairment effect was average or above.</li> <li>A large majority (85 percent) think texting and distracted driving is the same or more dangerous than drunk driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Reality Rides Reach</strong><br /> After experiencing the Reality Rides simulation, participants answered another survey that gauged its reach in changing their road safety opinions:</p> <ul> <li>Six-in-10 said they would "never text and drive," and another nearly one-third said they would "think twice about texting while driving."</li> <li>Majority of participants (58 percent) said they will not let others drive distracted or they will inform others of the dangers (almost 35 percent).</li> <li>A vast majority &ndash; 92 percent &ndash; said they are at least "slightly less likely" to ride with others who text or are distracted while driving.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash<sup>ii</sup>, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iv</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Mississippi is $3.077 billion.<sup>v</sup></li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt" target="_blank">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> The onsite, multiple-choice Allstate Reality Rides 2013-2014 survey of more than 4,500 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April 2013 through November of 2014 via 70 Reality Rides events before and after experiencing the distracted driving simulator. Gathered respondent data was normalized to ensure consistency between the pre- and post-simulation experience.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" target="_blank">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><sup>i</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><em><sup>ii</sup> Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov" target="_blank"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf" target="_blank"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><em><sup>iii</sup> Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><em><sup>iv</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p><em><sup>v</sup> January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Amy Hirth<br /> 847-946-7568<br /> <a href="mailto:Amy.Hirth@Allstate.com">Amy.Hirth@Allstate.com</a></p> Coachella Valley Family Receives Gift Of Reliable Transportation Recycled Rides national charitable program assists Palm Desert family<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Responsibilities associated with caring for a family with special needs became more manageable today for a Palm Desert mother who accepted the gift of a free automobile, donated through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> charitable program.</p> <p>Rosa Magana of Palm Desert accepted the keys and took possession of a 2009 Toyota Camry donated by Allstate Insurance Company in California, restored by Ben Clymer's The Body Shop in Palm Desert, and presented during the spring convention of the PPG global coatings and surfaces company that began here today.</p> <p>Recycled Rides<sup><sup>TM</sup></sup> is a national program by the National Auto Body Council where its member companies in the collision industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to families and service organizations in need. Since the program's inception in 2007, nearly 1,000 vehicles have been donated nationwide by members of the National Auto Body Council.</p> <p>"This contribution allows the Magana family to focus energies on what's most important&mdash;their health and well-being, and their continuing contributions to our community," said Max Johartchi, Allstate agency owner in Palm Desert. "The car is a symbol of the importance of keeping our neighborhoods vital, where people want to live, work and raise their families."</p> <p>"Recycled Rides is a life-changing experience not just for the recipient but for everyone who participated and contributed to this vehicle donation," said Chuck Sulkala, Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council. "We are very proud that through Recycled Rides, members of the National Auto Body Council&mdash;including Ben Clymer's, Allstate Insurance and PPG Automotive Refinish&mdash;are able to collaborate and provide reliable transportation for the Magana family."</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Recycled Rides:</span></strong><strong> </strong>Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> is a community awareness project whereby members of the National Auto Body Council repair and donate refurbished vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About the National Auto Body Council</span></strong>: <br /> For 20 years, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and its members have been instrumental in helping to shape a positive image for today's collision industry professionals. NABC members are recognized and acknowledged as responsible businesses that give back to the communities they serve. NABC community initiatives include its signature Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> program, First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE<sup>TM</sup>) and the Distracted Driving Initiative.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Allstate</span></strong>: <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Ben Clymer's The Body Shop</span></strong>: Ben Clymer's The Body Shop is family owned and run Collision Repair Centers in the Inland Empire. There are 5 locations and growing. The locations are in Pomona Riverside Moreno Valley Yucaipa and Palm Desert. For 25 yrs Ben Clymer's has been providing Exceptional Customer Service and the Highest Quality Repairs to all of the Inland Empire. Ben Clymer's The Body Shop has been giving cars away for the last 8 years and is happy to share in participating with Recycled Rides to restore this Allstate gifted vehicle to a safe and usable condition. When programs like this are at work, it is a life changing event for the recipient. All of our teams at each location donate their time to give back to the community. We're proud to partner with Recycled Rides and Allstate to give a hand up.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Media Relations<br /> 909-612-6644<br /> <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com<br /> </a>On Twitter @AllstateinCA</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4918f308-e905-4dd2-ae1f-07a7c98d81cc http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4918f308-e905-4dd2-ae1f-07a7c98d81cc Coachella Valley Family Receives Gift Of Reliable Transportation Recycled Rides national charitable program assists Palm Desert family<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Responsibilities associated with caring for a family with special needs became more manageable today for a Palm Desert mother who accepted the gift of a free automobile, donated through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> charitable program.</p> <p>Rosa Magana of Palm Desert accepted the keys and took possession of a 2009 Toyota Camry donated by Allstate Insurance Company in California, restored by Ben Clymer's The Body Shop in Palm Desert, and presented during the spring convention of the PPG global coatings and surfaces company that began here today.</p> <p>Recycled Rides<sup><sup>TM</sup></sup> is a national program by the National Auto Body Council where its member companies in the collision industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to families and service organizations in need. Since the program's inception in 2007, nearly 1,000 vehicles have been donated nationwide by members of the National Auto Body Council.</p> <p>"This contribution allows the Magana family to focus energies on what's most important&mdash;their health and well-being, and their continuing contributions to our community," said Max Johartchi, Allstate agency owner in Palm Desert. "The car is a symbol of the importance of keeping our neighborhoods vital, where people want to live, work and raise their families."</p> <p>"Recycled Rides is a life-changing experience not just for the recipient but for everyone who participated and contributed to this vehicle donation," said Chuck Sulkala, Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council. "We are very proud that through Recycled Rides, members of the National Auto Body Council&mdash;including Ben Clymer's, Allstate Insurance and PPG Automotive Refinish&mdash;are able to collaborate and provide reliable transportation for the Magana family."</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Recycled Rides:</span></strong><strong> </strong>Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> is a community awareness project whereby members of the National Auto Body Council repair and donate refurbished vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About the National Auto Body Council</span></strong>: <br /> For 20 years, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and its members have been instrumental in helping to shape a positive image for today's collision industry professionals. NABC members are recognized and acknowledged as responsible businesses that give back to the communities they serve. NABC community initiatives include its signature Recycled Rides<sup>TM</sup> program, First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE<sup>TM</sup>) and the Distracted Driving Initiative.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Allstate</span></strong>: <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Ben Clymer's The Body Shop</span></strong>: Ben Clymer's The Body Shop is family owned and run Collision Repair Centers in the Inland Empire. There are 5 locations and growing. The locations are in Pomona Riverside Moreno Valley Yucaipa and Palm Desert. For 25 yrs Ben Clymer's has been providing Exceptional Customer Service and the Highest Quality Repairs to all of the Inland Empire. Ben Clymer's The Body Shop has been giving cars away for the last 8 years and is happy to share in participating with Recycled Rides to restore this Allstate gifted vehicle to a safe and usable condition. When programs like this are at work, it is a life changing event for the recipient. All of our teams at each location donate their time to give back to the community. We're proud to partner with Recycled Rides and Allstate to give a hand up.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Media Relations<br /> 909-612-6644<br /> <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com<br /> </a>On Twitter @AllstateinCA</p> Allstate Named to Best Places to Work in Idaho List for Third Year in a Row Idaho Customer Contact Center Ranks #5<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The annual "Best Places to Work in Idaho" survey recently named the Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center No. 5 on the 2015&nbsp;Best Places to Work in Idaho list under the Top Large Employers category.</p> <p>The "Best Places to Work in Idaho" winners are determined based on employee satisfaction surveys conducted by POPULUS, an independent marketing and HR research organization. This is the eighth year for the program, and the third year that the Allstate Customer Contact Center has been recognized.</p> <p>Jody Lewis, the Idaho CCC site leader is thrilled that Allstate was recognized as No. 5 on the Best Places to Work in Idaho list, jumping up three spots from 2014. "What I love most about this award is that it was driven by our employees," Lewis said. "I am so proud to work with an amazing group of employees who are committed to being the best for Allstate customers and each other."</p> <p>Since 2008, the Best Places to Work in Idaho program has partnered with POPULUS, a nationally recognized marketing research company headquartered in Boise, to identify the best places to work in Idaho and the best practices in employee attraction and retention. POPULUS conducts both paper and online surveys and then analyzes the data to provide participating organizations a summary of their scores in each of the following five areas: Compensation &amp; Benefits, Work Environment, Company Management, Employee Growth &amp; Development, and Work-Life Balance.</p> <p>The complete list of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Idaho can be found&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bestplacestoworkinidaho.com/honorees" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Ellen James<br /> 428-489-5516<br /> <a href="mailto:Ellen.James@allstate.com">Ellen.James@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/allstatenw" target="_blank">@AllstateNW</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c0250377-22d0-4acd-b4db-c40a49d1ba9c http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c0250377-22d0-4acd-b4db-c40a49d1ba9c Allstate Named to Best Places to Work in Idaho List for Third Year in a Row Idaho Customer Contact Center Ranks #5<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>The annual "Best Places to Work in Idaho" survey recently named the Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center No. 5 on the 2015&nbsp;Best Places to Work in Idaho list under the Top Large Employers category.</p> <p>The "Best Places to Work in Idaho" winners are determined based on employee satisfaction surveys conducted by POPULUS, an independent marketing and HR research organization. This is the eighth year for the program, and the third year that the Allstate Customer Contact Center has been recognized.</p> <p>Jody Lewis, the Idaho CCC site leader is thrilled that Allstate was recognized as No. 5 on the Best Places to Work in Idaho list, jumping up three spots from 2014. "What I love most about this award is that it was driven by our employees," Lewis said. "I am so proud to work with an amazing group of employees who are committed to being the best for Allstate customers and each other."</p> <p>Since 2008, the Best Places to Work in Idaho program has partnered with POPULUS, a nationally recognized marketing research company headquartered in Boise, to identify the best places to work in Idaho and the best practices in employee attraction and retention. POPULUS conducts both paper and online surveys and then analyzes the data to provide participating organizations a summary of their scores in each of the following five areas: Compensation &amp; Benefits, Work Environment, Company Management, Employee Growth &amp; Development, and Work-Life Balance.</p> <p>The complete list of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Idaho can be found&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bestplacestoworkinidaho.com/honorees" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="https://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="https://www.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In <a href="https://ourstory.allstate.com/?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">Good Hands</a> With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="https://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx?cid=OTC-PR-Corp-150312" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Ellen James<br /> 428-489-5516<br /> <a href="mailto:Ellen.James@allstate.com">Ellen.James@allstate.com</a><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/allstatenw" target="_blank">@AllstateNW</a></p> Allstate Ranks No. 33 on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>On April 23, <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com">DiversityInc</a> announced Allstate Insurance placed No. 33 on its 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking. This year's ranking is up four spots from 2014 and marks the 10th year Allstate has been recognized by DiversityInc for efforts to manage and grow diversity in its business.</p> <p>"We place an intentional focus on inclusive diversity in our business practices, with our employees and throughout our supplier network," said Michael Escobar, vice president, chief diversity &amp; organization effectiveness officer for Allstate. "We're creating a culture that values differences, seeks out and leverages diverse viewpoints and helps us connect with our customers and each other."</p> <p>DiversityInc Top 50 companies have significantly more diversity than average American corporations. Compared with EEOC statistics, Top 50 companies have 20% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in management, and 13% more women. In the Top 10 the contrast is even sharper, with 41% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, and 46% more women than US corporate average. This year, for the first time, the National Organization on Disability tracker was required for the Top 10 Disabilities list.</p> <p>"With more than 1,000 companies participating, the competition for a spot on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists was up over 30% this year," said DiversityInc Founder and CEO Luke Visconti. "Companies are recognizing the importance of diversity for corporate reputation - which directly affects millennial-generation recruiting and retention. And whether you're talking about Silicon Valley, Ferguson, or Indiana, there's no denying that stories about how far we still need to come regarding diversity have been dominating the headlines in 2015."</p> <p>Any company with over 1,000 U.S.-based employees is eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company's rank is based on objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement include Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity.</p> <p>For the entire Top 50 list, visit <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com/top50">http://www.diversityinc.com/top50</a> or follow the conversation online with the hashtag <strong>#DITop50</strong></p> <p><strong>About DiversityInc</strong><br /> DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on <a href="http://diversityinc.com/">DiversityInc.com</a> and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com/">www.diversityinc.com</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc">https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DiversityInc">https://twitter.com/DiversityInc</a> or <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561">http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Bauer<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:33:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/a5e73880-88cb-4bef-a8fd-6ec0bd0a5851 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/a5e73880-88cb-4bef-a8fd-6ec0bd0a5851 Allstate Ranks No. 33 on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity <strong>This release contains: 1 Photo, 1 Related Document</strong><p>On April 23, <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com">DiversityInc</a> announced Allstate Insurance placed No. 33 on its 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking. This year's ranking is up four spots from 2014 and marks the 10th year Allstate has been recognized by DiversityInc for efforts to manage and grow diversity in its business.</p> <p>"We place an intentional focus on inclusive diversity in our business practices, with our employees and throughout our supplier network," said Michael Escobar, vice president, chief diversity &amp; organization effectiveness officer for Allstate. "We're creating a culture that values differences, seeks out and leverages diverse viewpoints and helps us connect with our customers and each other."</p> <p>DiversityInc Top 50 companies have significantly more diversity than average American corporations. Compared with EEOC statistics, Top 50 companies have 20% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in management, and 13% more women. In the Top 10 the contrast is even sharper, with 41% more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians, and 46% more women than US corporate average. This year, for the first time, the National Organization on Disability tracker was required for the Top 10 Disabilities list.</p> <p>"With more than 1,000 companies participating, the competition for a spot on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists was up over 30% this year," said DiversityInc Founder and CEO Luke Visconti. "Companies are recognizing the importance of diversity for corporate reputation - which directly affects millennial-generation recruiting and retention. And whether you're talking about Silicon Valley, Ferguson, or Indiana, there's no denying that stories about how far we still need to come regarding diversity have been dominating the headlines in 2015."</p> <p>Any company with over 1,000 U.S.-based employees is eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company's rank is based on objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement include Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity.</p> <p>For the entire Top 50 list, visit <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com/top50">http://www.diversityinc.com/top50</a> or follow the conversation online with the hashtag <strong>#DITop50</strong></p> <p><strong>About DiversityInc</strong><br /> DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on <a href="http://diversityinc.com/">DiversityInc.com</a> and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to <a href="http://www.diversityinc.com/">www.diversityinc.com</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc">https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DiversityInc">https://twitter.com/DiversityInc</a> or <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561">http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Bauer<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Allstate "Reality Rides®" Rolls into San Antonio to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in San Antonio on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 3,382 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Texas. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to San Antonio, at San Antonio College from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for San Antonio motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving," said Robin Czarnek, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that sixty-nine percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crashi, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Texas is $19.424 billion.</li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp;#&nbsp;#</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> <p><em><sup>i</sup>Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><em><sup>ii</sup>Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><em><sup>iii</sup>January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fbc98625-4cc5-404c-8d29-ac0a244a056a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fbc98625-4cc5-404c-8d29-ac0a244a056a Allstate "Reality Rides®" Rolls into San Antonio to Combat Distracted Driving <strong>This release contains: 6 Photos, 1 Video, 1 Related Document</strong><p>Allstate "Reality Rides&reg;" is making a pit-stop in San Antonio on its tour of 25 cities across America. Reality Rides is a distracted driving simulator that aims to prevent these avoidable collisions. In its third year, the campaign builds awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and offers tips and information on how to be safer behind the wheel.</p> <p>In 2013, there were 3,382 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Texas. To help combat these tragedies, Reality Rides is coming to San Antonio, at San Antonio College from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is a safe and compelling way for San Antonio motorists see the impact distractions have on their driving," said Robin Czarnek, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The goal of Reality Rides is to help eliminate the more than 3,000 lives lost and 400,000 injuries caused by distracted driver related collisions each year."</p> <p>A survey of more than 4,500 people who experienced Reality Rides' simulation shows that sixty-nine percent learned more about distracted driving, and 85 percent found the program "fun and effective."</p> <p>Reality Rides features a real but stationary car equipped with virtual reality technology that displays a responsive animated environment on a curved LED television embedded in the windshield. Using the steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, the driver is tasked with driving while also attempting to text, talk on the phone and enter navigation system directions. Participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life, and have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge to not text and drive.</p> <p><strong>The Facts on Distracted Driving and Teen Safe Driving:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Distracted driving is attributed to about 16 percent of all car collisions.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crashi, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<sup>ii</sup></li> <li>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 11-27, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 30 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<sup>iii</sup></li> <li>The Advocates for Highway &amp; Auto Safety found that the annual economic cost due to motor vehicle crashes in Texas is $19.424 billion.</li> <li>Research from The Allstate Foundation's "License to Save" report found that comprehensive GDL laws could save an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion annually.<sup>iii</sup></li> </ul> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial/life-insurance/main.aspx">life</a> and other insurance offered through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#&nbsp;#&nbsp;#</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> <p><em><sup>i</sup>Setting Limits, Saving Lives &ndash; The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at </em><a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov"><em>www.nhtsa.dot.gov</em></a><em> and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at </em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf"><em>www.distraction.gov/downloads/pdfs/a-comparison-of-the-cell-phone-driver-and-the-drunk-driver.pdf</em></a></p> <p><em><sup>ii</sup>Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and NHTSA, "NHTSA, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Release Findings of Breakthrough Research on Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction, and Crash Factors"</em></p> <p><em><sup>iii</sup>January 2015, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws: Lethal Loopholes"</em></p>