Feed http://allstatenewsroom.com en-US Copyright 2014 40 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:37:45 -0500 Allstate Named to 2014 List of Best Places to Work in Idaho Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center Ranks Eighth on Best Places to Work List<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p><em>Idaho Business Review </em>has named the Allstate Customer Contact Center as one of the 2014 <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/03/11/30-best-places-to-work-in-idaho-named-by-ibr-populus/" target="_blank">Best Places to Work in Idaho</a></span>, ranking Allstate at number eight on the list of Top 10 Large Companies.</p> <p>"We are excited to be part of this great community and we have found that exceptional service comes from employing outstanding people," says Vanessa Griffin, Allstate Roadside Services Site Leader. "Being nominated for this type of award, with the limited amount of tenure that this Allstate office has in Idaho, really speaks to what we've been able to accomplish in such a short time." <br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Best Places to Work in Idaho are determined based on employee satisfaction surveys run through POPULUS, a marketing and research firm. This is the eighth year for the program, and the second year that the Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center (CCC) has been recognized. This year, the employees surveyed included the addition of the <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/idaho/releases/allstate-kicks-off-2013-with-plans-to-add-225-new-jobs-in-idaho" target="_blank">Allstate Roadside Services team</a>, which brought more than 150 jobs to the Pocatello office in 2013.</p> <p>Allstate is honored to be recognized among such an outstanding group of employers, and is proud to receive such an award based on the opinions of Idaho employees. "What I love most about this award is it is something that was given to us by our employees," said Jody Lewis, Idaho CCC Site Leader. "They were the ones who completed the 'Best Places to Work' survey. It's great to see that we are on the right path in our journey to make this the best place to work in Idaho."</p> <p>Since 2008, the Idaho Business Review 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. According to the Idaho Business Review, 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 companies named to the Idaho Business Review's 2014 30 Best Places to Work in Idaho can be found <a href="http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/04/21/ibr-hosts-event-for-best-places-to-work-in-idaho/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>About The Allstate Corporation <br /> <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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/social-responsibility/main.aspx" href="http://www.allstate.com/social-responsibility/main.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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:48:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6469bdd7-ba26-4c9a-adcc-b270243565d3 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6469bdd7-ba26-4c9a-adcc-b270243565d3 Allstate Named to 2014 List of Best Places to Work in Idaho Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center Ranks Eighth on Best Places to Work List<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p><em>Idaho Business Review </em>has named the Allstate Customer Contact Center as one of the 2014 <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/03/11/30-best-places-to-work-in-idaho-named-by-ibr-populus/" target="_blank">Best Places to Work in Idaho</a></span>, ranking Allstate at number eight on the list of Top 10 Large Companies.</p> <p>"We are excited to be part of this great community and we have found that exceptional service comes from employing outstanding people," says Vanessa Griffin, Allstate Roadside Services Site Leader. "Being nominated for this type of award, with the limited amount of tenure that this Allstate office has in Idaho, really speaks to what we've been able to accomplish in such a short time." <br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Best Places to Work in Idaho are determined based on employee satisfaction surveys run through POPULUS, a marketing and research firm. This is the eighth year for the program, and the second year that the Allstate Idaho Customer Contact Center (CCC) has been recognized. This year, the employees surveyed included the addition of the <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/idaho/releases/allstate-kicks-off-2013-with-plans-to-add-225-new-jobs-in-idaho" target="_blank">Allstate Roadside Services team</a>, which brought more than 150 jobs to the Pocatello office in 2013.</p> <p>Allstate is honored to be recognized among such an outstanding group of employers, and is proud to receive such an award based on the opinions of Idaho employees. "What I love most about this award is it is something that was given to us by our employees," said Jody Lewis, Idaho CCC Site Leader. "They were the ones who completed the 'Best Places to Work' survey. It's great to see that we are on the right path in our journey to make this the best place to work in Idaho."</p> <p>Since 2008, the Idaho Business Review 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. According to the Idaho Business Review, 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 companies named to the Idaho Business Review's 2014 30 Best Places to Work in Idaho can be found <a href="http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/04/21/ibr-hosts-event-for-best-places-to-work-in-idaho/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>About The Allstate Corporation <br /> <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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/social-responsibility/main.aspx" href="http://www.allstate.com/social-responsibility/main.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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Nearly Eight out of 10 Hispanic Teens in Texas Plan to Delay Getting a Driver's License until age 18 Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation found that only&nbsp; 17 percent of Hispanic teens in Texas plan to pursue getting a full driver's license before age 18. Additionally, among those surveyed, 22 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 46 percent of white teens. Hispanic teens and their parents nationally cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"I've gone through the licensing process with both of my children and know firsthand how difficult and scary it can be every time you hand over the keys," said Jorge Monsivais, Allstate agency owner and parent of a newly licensed teen driver. "By just understanding the real risks to our teens on the road, we can do a lot to help prepare and train them for the many challenging situations they may face."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. Several studies have shown, they are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the survey include:</p> <p><strong>Hispanic parents are looking for resources that will help inform them about teen driving laws. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Twenty-seven percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws in Texas.</li> <li>Fifty-six percent of Hispanic and 52 percent of white parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about Texas' teen driving laws.</li> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, 63 percent of Hispanic parents believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills, compared to 46 percent of whites. </li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads (80 percent), bad weather (90 percent), and during the night (83 percent).</li> </ul> <p>"It's really encouraging to see that parents in the Hispanic community are putting rules in place for their teen driver," continued Monsivais. "It's not easy, but it's something I do with my own teen driver. The Allstate Foundation's tools can help parents feel more comfortable and prepared before our teens head out on the road."</p> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Yadie Gonzales<br />(361) 331-1312</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:10:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f0694bd6-51d9-4a92-ba1d-736f10a21106 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f0694bd6-51d9-4a92-ba1d-736f10a21106 Nearly Eight out of 10 Hispanic Teens in Texas Plan to Delay Getting a Driver's License until age 18 Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation found that only&nbsp; 17 percent of Hispanic teens in Texas plan to pursue getting a full driver's license before age 18. Additionally, among those surveyed, 22 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 46 percent of white teens. Hispanic teens and their parents nationally cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"I've gone through the licensing process with both of my children and know firsthand how difficult and scary it can be every time you hand over the keys," said Jorge Monsivais, Allstate agency owner and parent of a newly licensed teen driver. "By just understanding the real risks to our teens on the road, we can do a lot to help prepare and train them for the many challenging situations they may face."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. Several studies have shown, they are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the survey include:</p> <p><strong>Hispanic parents are looking for resources that will help inform them about teen driving laws. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Twenty-seven percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws in Texas.</li> <li>Fifty-six percent of Hispanic and 52 percent of white parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about Texas' teen driving laws.</li> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, 63 percent of Hispanic parents believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills, compared to 46 percent of whites. </li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads (80 percent), bad weather (90 percent), and during the night (83 percent).</li> </ul> <p>"It's really encouraging to see that parents in the Hispanic community are putting rules in place for their teen driver," continued Monsivais. "It's not easy, but it's something I do with my own teen driver. The Allstate Foundation's tools can help parents feel more comfortable and prepared before our teens head out on the road."</p> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Yadie Gonzales<br />(361) 331-1312</p> Allstate: Be aware of contractor fraud following recent storms Allstate offers important information in the aftermath of weekend hail event<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>While most home-repair contractors are honest and provide quality work, Allstate Insurance reminds homeowners affected by the recent storms to be on the lookout for workers and companies engaging in contractor fraud.</p> <p>Here are some ways to avoid getting scammed by contractor fraud in the aftermath of the weekend's storms:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door. Work only with established contractors and those who have a solid reputation.</li> <li>Work only with licensed, bonded and insured contractors and have them provide you with documentation.</li> <li>Require references and check them out. </li> <li>Check with your local Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against contractors you are considering. Victims of contractor fraud often file complaints.</li> <li>Don't feel pressured into signing a contract, and never sign a contract with blanks. A contract should include the contractor's name, business name, phone number and address.</li> <li>Avoid payment-in-full up front. Some contractors may require a partial up front payment, but the amount should not exceed approximately 20% of the total estimate amount.</li> <li>Never let work begin on your home or business until the contract is finalized.</li> <li>Don't pay a contractor in full or sign a completion certificate until the job is completed and you are satisfied with the work &mdash; avoid making cash payments.</li> <li>If anyone performs unauthorized work on your property and demands payment, consider contacting authorities.</li> <li>Never let anyone persuade you to seek reimbursement for nonexistent or exaggerated losses or damages. This is insurance fraud.</li> </ul> <p>Allstate policyholders who have damage as a result of the recent spring storms can file a claim by contacting their agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM </strong>or logging onto <strong>Allstate.com</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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># # #<strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></em></strong></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Meghan O'Kelly<br /> 847-402-2755</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6812bbd9-73d5-44a2-8652-4c94a5e9baa5 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6812bbd9-73d5-44a2-8652-4c94a5e9baa5 Allstate: Be aware of contractor fraud following recent storms Allstate offers important information in the aftermath of weekend hail event<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>While most home-repair contractors are honest and provide quality work, Allstate Insurance reminds homeowners affected by the recent storms to be on the lookout for workers and companies engaging in contractor fraud.</p> <p>Here are some ways to avoid getting scammed by contractor fraud in the aftermath of the weekend's storms:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door. Work only with established contractors and those who have a solid reputation.</li> <li>Work only with licensed, bonded and insured contractors and have them provide you with documentation.</li> <li>Require references and check them out. </li> <li>Check with your local Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against contractors you are considering. Victims of contractor fraud often file complaints.</li> <li>Don't feel pressured into signing a contract, and never sign a contract with blanks. A contract should include the contractor's name, business name, phone number and address.</li> <li>Avoid payment-in-full up front. Some contractors may require a partial up front payment, but the amount should not exceed approximately 20% of the total estimate amount.</li> <li>Never let work begin on your home or business until the contract is finalized.</li> <li>Don't pay a contractor in full or sign a completion certificate until the job is completed and you are satisfied with the work &mdash; avoid making cash payments.</li> <li>If anyone performs unauthorized work on your property and demands payment, consider contacting authorities.</li> <li>Never let anyone persuade you to seek reimbursement for nonexistent or exaggerated losses or damages. This is insurance fraud.</li> </ul> <p>Allstate policyholders who have damage as a result of the recent spring storms can file a claim by contacting their agent, calling <strong>1-800-54-STORM </strong>or logging onto <strong>Allstate.com</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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># # #<strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></em></strong></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Meghan O'Kelly<br /> 847-402-2755</p> Nearly Seven of 10 Hispanic Parents in California Unaware that Car Crashes Are No. 1 Killer of Teens Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road<br />The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips<br /><strong>This release contains: 3 Related Documents, 4 Videos, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation finds that 26 percent of Hispanic parents in California correctly identified car crashes as the leading cause of death among teens. Most Hispanic parents, 37 percent, assumed drugs and alcohol were the No.1 cause of teen deaths.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"Driving safely is an important message in any language," says Julio Gudino, an exclusive Allstate agency owner in metropolitan Los Angeles and a father of future teen drivers, "Connecting in new ways with teen drivers and their families here in California promises to benefit saving young lives."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Additionally, among those surveyed in California, 28 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 34 percent of white teens, and among those without licenses, 58 percent of Hispanic teens anticipate delaying driver's licensing until at least age 18. Teens and their parents nationally both cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. Several studies have shown they are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the California survey include:</p> <ul> <li>23 percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws.<strong></strong></li> <li>53 percent of Hispanic parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about their state's teen driving laws. <strong></strong></li> <li>Hispanic parents cite time constraints as the No.1 reason their teen hasn't gotten a driver's license. </li> <li>Hispanic teens say their parents aren't very strict about nighttime driving restrictions (42 percent)</li> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, nearly 70 percent believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills. </li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads 35 percent, bad weather 24 percent, and during the night 34 percent.</li> </ul> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Corporate Relations<br /> Phone: 909-612-6644 office<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateinCA</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:55:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/d6747bf6-c3de-4aff-b797-ec5d0119e2c4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/d6747bf6-c3de-4aff-b797-ec5d0119e2c4 Nearly Seven of 10 Hispanic Parents in California Unaware that Car Crashes Are No. 1 Killer of Teens Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road<br />The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips<br /><strong>This release contains: 3 Related Documents, 4 Videos, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation finds that 26 percent of Hispanic parents in California correctly identified car crashes as the leading cause of death among teens. Most Hispanic parents, 37 percent, assumed drugs and alcohol were the No.1 cause of teen deaths.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"Driving safely is an important message in any language," says Julio Gudino, an exclusive Allstate agency owner in metropolitan Los Angeles and a father of future teen drivers, "Connecting in new ways with teen drivers and their families here in California promises to benefit saving young lives."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Additionally, among those surveyed in California, 28 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 34 percent of white teens, and among those without licenses, 58 percent of Hispanic teens anticipate delaying driver's licensing until at least age 18. Teens and their parents nationally both cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. Several studies have shown they are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the California survey include:</p> <ul> <li>23 percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws.<strong></strong></li> <li>53 percent of Hispanic parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about their state's teen driving laws. <strong></strong></li> <li>Hispanic parents cite time constraints as the No.1 reason their teen hasn't gotten a driver's license. </li> <li>Hispanic teens say their parents aren't very strict about nighttime driving restrictions (42 percent)</li> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, nearly 70 percent believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills. </li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads 35 percent, bad weather 24 percent, and during the night 34 percent.</li> </ul> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Corporate Relations<br /> Phone: 909-612-6644 office<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateinCA</p> Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip Accident Free Allstate Reminds Riders of Dangers of the Road During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Before you plan your next motorcycle road trip, whether it's your first or one of many this year, Allstate has a few reminders about protecting yourself and your ride while on the road.</p> <p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle mile traveled in 2011, motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 5 times more likely to be injured.<a href="http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf" target="_blank">*</a></p> <p>"Allstate has a long history of keeping riders covered when they need insurance protection and we want to remind motorcyclists to keep safety and awareness at the top of their mind when they are on the road," said Jeff Sadler, Allstate product line manager.</p> <p>Allstate offers <a href="http://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/motorcycle-insurance/safety-tips.aspx" target="_blank">motorcycle safety tips</a> to help riders get their bikes ready for riding season, choosing important safety gear and how to be safe while riding.</p> <p><strong>Get Ready for Riding Season</strong></p> <ul> <li>Test the lights, brakes, and turn signals</li> <li>Check the oil and fuel levels</li> <li>Make sure the mirrors are positioned correctly</li> <li>Check the cables to make sure they aren't worn or frayed</li> <li>Lube the chain and adjust it according to the manufacturer's specs</li> <li>Try a rider-training course to brush up on your skills</li> </ul> <p><strong>Invest in Good Gear</strong></p> <ul> <li>If your helmet doesn't have a face shield, pair it up with goggles or glasses with safety lenses</li> <li>Use safety as your excuse to shell out for that leather jacket and pants</li> <li>We know black and bikes are a perfect match, but a bright color will help other drivers see you better</li> <li>Wear durable, non-slip gloves</li> <li>Invest in boots or shoes that cover your ankles</li> </ul> <p><strong>When You're Out on the Road</strong></p> <ul> <li>If you wear a helmet, pick one that has the DOT label that shows it meets federal safety standards</li> <li>Know your bike's limits</li> <li>Stick to the speed limit</li> <li>Don't tailgate other vehicles</li> <li>Use your signals</li> <li>Don't weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder</li> <li>Don't ride in blind spots and always use your headlights</li> <li>Use both brakes at the same time, slow and steady</li> </ul> <p>To help make the most of your time out on the road, The Allstate Blog has helpful tips for the <a href="http://blog.allstate.com/5-tips-for-the-ultimate-motorcycle-road-trip/" target="_blank">ultimate motorcycle road trip</a> that include:</p> <ul> <li>Choosing your co-riders </li> <li>Picking the right destination</li> <li>Selecting the best route to take</li> <li>Monitoring the weather</li> </ul> <p>Riders may also want to make sure they have the coverage they need for their bike. If you own a motorcycle, there's a good chance Allstate can help you protect it &ndash; and yourself &ndash; just in case of an accident. Allstate's motorcycle policies are designed with bikers' needs in mind, so call 1-877-379-BIKE (2453) for a quote. To find an agent in your area, visit <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>.</p> <p>* <a href="http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf" target="_blank">http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf</a></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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Bauer <br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/90ff72d4-7d55-4e8d-bd6c-d29f10e362c6 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/90ff72d4-7d55-4e8d-bd6c-d29f10e362c6 Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip Accident Free Allstate Reminds Riders of Dangers of the Road During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Before you plan your next motorcycle road trip, whether it's your first or one of many this year, Allstate has a few reminders about protecting yourself and your ride while on the road.</p> <p>According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle mile traveled in 2011, motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 5 times more likely to be injured.<a href="http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf" target="_blank">*</a></p> <p>"Allstate has a long history of keeping riders covered when they need insurance protection and we want to remind motorcyclists to keep safety and awareness at the top of their mind when they are on the road," said Jeff Sadler, Allstate product line manager.</p> <p>Allstate offers <a href="http://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/motorcycle-insurance/safety-tips.aspx" target="_blank">motorcycle safety tips</a> to help riders get their bikes ready for riding season, choosing important safety gear and how to be safe while riding.</p> <p><strong>Get Ready for Riding Season</strong></p> <ul> <li>Test the lights, brakes, and turn signals</li> <li>Check the oil and fuel levels</li> <li>Make sure the mirrors are positioned correctly</li> <li>Check the cables to make sure they aren't worn or frayed</li> <li>Lube the chain and adjust it according to the manufacturer's specs</li> <li>Try a rider-training course to brush up on your skills</li> </ul> <p><strong>Invest in Good Gear</strong></p> <ul> <li>If your helmet doesn't have a face shield, pair it up with goggles or glasses with safety lenses</li> <li>Use safety as your excuse to shell out for that leather jacket and pants</li> <li>We know black and bikes are a perfect match, but a bright color will help other drivers see you better</li> <li>Wear durable, non-slip gloves</li> <li>Invest in boots or shoes that cover your ankles</li> </ul> <p><strong>When You're Out on the Road</strong></p> <ul> <li>If you wear a helmet, pick one that has the DOT label that shows it meets federal safety standards</li> <li>Know your bike's limits</li> <li>Stick to the speed limit</li> <li>Don't tailgate other vehicles</li> <li>Use your signals</li> <li>Don't weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder</li> <li>Don't ride in blind spots and always use your headlights</li> <li>Use both brakes at the same time, slow and steady</li> </ul> <p>To help make the most of your time out on the road, The Allstate Blog has helpful tips for the <a href="http://blog.allstate.com/5-tips-for-the-ultimate-motorcycle-road-trip/" target="_blank">ultimate motorcycle road trip</a> that include:</p> <ul> <li>Choosing your co-riders </li> <li>Picking the right destination</li> <li>Selecting the best route to take</li> <li>Monitoring the weather</li> </ul> <p>Riders may also want to make sure they have the coverage they need for their bike. If you own a motorcycle, there's a good chance Allstate can help you protect it &ndash; and yourself &ndash; just in case of an accident. Allstate's motorcycle policies are designed with bikers' needs in mind, so call 1-877-379-BIKE (2453) for a quote. To find an agent in your area, visit <a href="http://www.allstate.com" target="_blank">www.allstate.com</a>.</p> <p>* <a href="http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf" target="_blank">http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811765.pdf</a></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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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;</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 offers motorcycle safety tips to help riders <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/140e/1976/140e1976-dc7e-4b3d-a982-23e932736fe2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate offers motorcycle safety tips to help riders Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-offers-motorcycle-safety-tips-to-help-riders http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-offers-motorcycle-safety-tips-to-help-riders Allstate offers motorcycle safety tips to help riders <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/140e/1976/140e1976-dc7e-4b3d-a982-23e932736fe2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate offers motorcycle safety tips to help riders Seven out of 10 Hispanic Parents Unaware that Car Crashes Are the No. 1 Killer of Teens Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips<br /><strong>This release contains: 4 Related Documents, 5 Videos, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation found that 29 percent of Hispanic parents correctly identified car crashes as the leading cause of death among teens. Most Hispanic parents, 42 percent, assumed drugs and alcohol were the No.1 cause of teen deaths.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"I've gone through the licensing process with both of my children and know firsthand how difficult and scary it can be every time you hand over the keys," said Jorge Monsivais, Allstate agency owner and parent of a newly licensed teen driver. "By just understanding the real risks to our teens on the road, we can do a lot to help prepare and train them for the many challenging situations they may face."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Additionally, among those surveyed, 17 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 40 percent of white teens, and among those without licenses, twice as many Hispanic teens anticipate delaying driver's licensing until age 18. Teens and their parents both cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. They are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the survey include:</p> <p><strong>Hispanic parents are looking for resources that will help inform them about teen driving laws.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Twenty-three percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws in their state.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> <li>Seventy percent of Hispanic parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about their state's teen driving laws. Only 34 percent of white parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Hispanic parents' concern for their teens translates into strict driving rules.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hispanic parents worry their teens are not ready to drive. Hispanic parents cite the need to be more responsible (43 percent) and safety concerns (36 percent) as the top two reasons why their teen hadn't started the licensing process.</li> <li>Notably, Hispanic parents set a lot of rules around nighttime driving. Seventy-one percent of Hispanic teens say that their parents are very strict about nighttime driving compared to 56 percent of whites.</li> <li>Hispanic teens also don't violate nighttime driving restrictions as much as their white peers (80 vs. 53 percent).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Hispanic parents may not realize the risks their teens face, which could leave teens ill-equipped for dangers on the road.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, 70 percent of Hispanic parents believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills, compared to 44 percent of whites.</li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads (62 percent), bad weather (79 percent), and during the night (49 percent).</li> </ul> <p>"It's really encouraging to see that parents in the Hispanic community are putting rules in place for their teen driver," continued Monsivais. "It's not easy, but it's something I do with my own teen driver. The Allstate Foundation's tools can help parents feel more comfortable and prepared before our teens head out on the road."</p> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kyle Donash <br /> <a href="mailto:Kyle.%20Donash@allstate.com">Kyle. Donash@allstate.com</a> <br /> 847-402-5600</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/3fb87fa5-b762-4205-9024-516c71254fd4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/3fb87fa5-b762-4205-9024-516c71254fd4 Seven out of 10 Hispanic Parents Unaware that Car Crashes Are the No. 1 Killer of Teens Hispanic parents look for tools and resources to help keep their teen safer on the road The Allstate Foundation creates new Spanish-language driving agreement and coaching tips<br /><strong>This release contains: 4 Related Documents, 5 Videos, 1 Photo</strong><p>The inaugural &iexcl;Vamos! survey from The Allstate Foundation found that 29 percent of Hispanic parents correctly identified car crashes as the leading cause of death among teens. Most Hispanic parents, 42 percent, assumed drugs and alcohol were the No.1 cause of teen deaths.</p> <p>"&iexcl;Vamos!," or "Let's Go!" in English, is the first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents. For both white and Hispanic teens, car crashes are the leading cause of death and The Allstate Foundation conducted the survey to identify tools and tips to help all parents keep their teen safer behind the wheel. The survey compares these two groups in order to establish trends and identify resources that can assist traffic safety experts when creating programs. According to the U.S. Census, as of 2012, Hispanic teens made up 20 percent of all teens in the U.S. and the Hispanic teen population is expected to grow six times the rate of the teen population overall through 2020.</p> <p>"I've gone through the licensing process with both of my children and know firsthand how difficult and scary it can be every time you hand over the keys," said Jorge Monsivais, Allstate agency owner and parent of a newly licensed teen driver. "By just understanding the real risks to our teens on the road, we can do a lot to help prepare and train them for the many challenging situations they may face."</p> <p>Of the Hispanic parents surveyed, nearly 50 percent mostly or only speak Spanish in the home and tend to consume media only in that language. The Allstate Foundation has created new driver education resources available for parents in Spanish and English to help make the next generation of drivers safer. New resources include:</p> <p><strong>Teen Driver Coaching Tips: </strong>Driving with a teen after they get a license is one of the most important things a parent can do to keep their child safe. The Allstate Foundation created practice lessons and tips for parents to guide their newly licensed driver.</p> <p><strong>Parent-Teen Agreement</strong>: Teens want to know what is expected of them. Parents and teens can use this template agreement to come up with mutually agreed-upon rules of the road before handing over the keys to the car.</p> <p><strong>Graduated Driver Licensing Video:</strong> The GDL process can be confusing for parents and teens. The National Safety Council partnered with The Allstate Foundation to help make GDL easier to understand in a visual, fun way.</p> <p>Additionally, among those surveyed, 17 percent of Hispanic teens have a full license, compared with 40 percent of white teens, and among those without licenses, twice as many Hispanic teens anticipate delaying driver's licensing until age 18. Teens and their parents both cite safety and the need to be more responsible as the top reasons for the delay in licensure.</p> <p>Unfortunately, many teens who decide to delay getting a license until they are 18 years old or older miss the life-saving process known as graduated driver licensing. It's a process that gradually introduces teen drivers to riskier experiences and challenges they may face on the road. More than 70 scientific studies have proven when teens get gradual experience and driving privileges, their odds of getting into a car crash are reduced. Typical state programs include a minimum number of driving hours with a parent or guardian before earning a license, and restrictions on nighttime driving and the number of passengers in the vehicle. They are proven to reduce teen car crashes by up to 40 percent.</p> <p>Additional findings from the survey include:</p> <p><strong>Hispanic parents are looking for resources that will help inform them about teen driving laws.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Twenty-three percent of Hispanic parents are not very familiar with the teen driving laws in their state.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> <li>Seventy percent of Hispanic parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar to learn more about their state's teen driving laws. Only 34 percent of white parents say that they would attend an in-person seminar.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Hispanic parents' concern for their teens translates into strict driving rules.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hispanic parents worry their teens are not ready to drive. Hispanic parents cite the need to be more responsible (43 percent) and safety concerns (36 percent) as the top two reasons why their teen hadn't started the licensing process.</li> <li>Notably, Hispanic parents set a lot of rules around nighttime driving. Seventy-one percent of Hispanic teens say that their parents are very strict about nighttime driving compared to 56 percent of whites.</li> <li>Hispanic teens also don't violate nighttime driving restrictions as much as their white peers (80 vs. 53 percent).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Hispanic parents may not realize the risks their teens face, which could leave teens ill-equipped for dangers on the road.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Traffic safety experts say and research shows that time spent driving with a parent is one of the top ways teens can be more prepared for the road. However, 70 percent of Hispanic parents believe that factors outside of hours spent driving with their teen contributes to their teens' driving skills, compared to 44 percent of whites.</li> <li>Practice driving with a parent in more challenging driving conditions also helps prepare teens to anticipate dangers on the road.&nbsp; However, when learning to drive, Hispanic teens reported rarely or never driving on high speed roads (62 percent), bad weather (79 percent), and during the night (49 percent).</li> </ul> <p>"It's really encouraging to see that parents in the Hispanic community are putting rules in place for their teen driver," continued Monsivais. "It's not easy, but it's something I do with my own teen driver. The Allstate Foundation's tools can help parents feel more comfortable and prepared before our teens head out on the road."</p> <p>For more information and additional survey findings, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org/vamos</a></p> <p><strong>About the &iexcl;Vamos! Survey</strong> <br /> The Vamos survey was conducted from September 19 through October 9, 2013, by GfK using Knowledge Panel&reg; and Cada Cabeza&reg;. A national sample of 1,615 Hispanic and white parents and teens were interviewed. The margin of error is +/- 4. 9 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org" target="_blank">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kyle Donash <br /> <a href="mailto:Kyle.%20Donash@allstate.com">Kyle. Donash@allstate.com</a> <br /> 847-402-5600</p> Infographic: ¡Vamos! looks into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6e13/02ce/6e1302ce-2e7f-4ea3-9f4e-088ba9e00d08-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: ¡Vamos! looks into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-vamos-looks-into-the-attitudes-and-behaviors-of http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-vamos-looks-into-the-attitudes-and-behaviors-of Infographic: ¡Vamos! looks into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6e13/02ce/6e1302ce-2e7f-4ea3-9f4e-088ba9e00d08-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: ¡Vamos! looks into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents Spanish Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into the attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents Spanish Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into the attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/0ec207a0-f3b7-4efc-ad6b-ff17883b0324 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/0ec207a0-f3b7-4efc-ad6b-ff17883b0324 Spanish Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into the attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents Spanish Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into the attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents. English sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior English sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/b9f33e16-e054-4083-8b4d-b53d12df9774 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/b9f33e16-e054-4083-8b4d-b53d12df9774 English sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior English sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior. English Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents English Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/af85dcfc-1dd9-4a60-8f75-0db0eb84e04f http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/af85dcfc-1dd9-4a60-8f75-0db0eb84e04f English Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents English Webisode: ¡Vamos! or “Let’s Go” looks into attitudes of Hispanic teen drivers and their parents. Spanish sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior Spanish sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/bcc4e931-d5c8-46c8-8ac0-46649e560ca9 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/bcc4e931-d5c8-46c8-8ac0-46649e560ca9 Spanish sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior Spanish sound bites: Parent and teen discuss safe driving behavior. Allstate Announces Sale of Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate has entered into an agreement to sell Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. to Service King Collision Repair Centers. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2014 and result in a small after-tax gain.</p> <p>"This sale reflects a continued focus on investing capital where we have a competitive advantage in providing unique offerings to the four consumer insurance segments," said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. "Our ownership of Sterling has deepened the company's understanding of the collision-repair business and helped us build industry relationships. The transition for our customers and Allstate agencies will be seamless."</p> <p>Allstate purchased Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. in 2001. Sterling operates 62 collision-repair facilities in 16 states and has 1,200 employees.</p> <p>Service King has been repairing Allstate customers' vehicles for more than 30 years and is part of Allstate's Good Hands Repair Network of more than 3,200 prequalified repair shops across the country that offer excellent service and high-quality options for collision repair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.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">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">owners to 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></p> <p>Laura Strykowski<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:06:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/66a8ae13-b3df-464c-8d46-0ff69daec6ef http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/66a8ae13-b3df-464c-8d46-0ff69daec6ef Allstate Announces Sale of Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate has entered into an agreement to sell Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. to Service King Collision Repair Centers. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2014 and result in a small after-tax gain.</p> <p>"This sale reflects a continued focus on investing capital where we have a competitive advantage in providing unique offerings to the four consumer insurance segments," said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. "Our ownership of Sterling has deepened the company's understanding of the collision-repair business and helped us build industry relationships. The transition for our customers and Allstate agencies will be seamless."</p> <p>Allstate purchased Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. in 2001. Sterling operates 62 collision-repair facilities in 16 states and has 1,200 employees.</p> <p>Service King has been repairing Allstate customers' vehicles for more than 30 years and is part of Allstate's Good Hands Repair Network of more than 3,200 prequalified repair shops across the country that offer excellent service and high-quality options for collision repair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.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">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">owners to 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></p> <p>Laura Strykowski<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to North Texas with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up six automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in North Texas 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 that we have the necessary time to inspect your 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> <p><strong>James Woods Chevy</strong><br /> 3906 S Interstate 35E<br /> Denton, TX 76210</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Lewisville Sterling</strong><br /> 750 East Jones Street<br /> Lewisville, TX 75057</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday &ndash; 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mark Tucker Agency</strong><br /> 3572 FM 2181<br /> Hickory Creek, TX 75065</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Service King Carrolton</strong><br /> 2309 Midway Rd<br /> Carrolton, TX 75001</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Home Depot Denton</strong><br /> 1900 Brinker Rd<br /> Denton, TX 76208</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Sterling Body Shop</strong><br /> 6813 K Avenue<br /> Plano, TX 75074</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.</p> <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 <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate.com</a>.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:44:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1fd719da-f872-4a25-97d0-ba44d8ac796b http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1fd719da-f872-4a25-97d0-ba44d8ac796b Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to North Texas with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up six automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in North Texas 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 that we have the necessary time to inspect your 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> <p><strong>James Woods Chevy</strong><br /> 3906 S Interstate 35E<br /> Denton, TX 76210</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Lewisville Sterling</strong><br /> 750 East Jones Street<br /> Lewisville, TX 75057</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday &ndash; 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mark Tucker Agency</strong><br /> 3572 FM 2181<br /> Hickory Creek, TX 75065</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Service King Carrolton</strong><br /> 2309 Midway Rd<br /> Carrolton, TX 75001</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Home Depot Denton</strong><br /> 1900 Brinker Rd<br /> Denton, TX 76208</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Sterling Body Shop</strong><br /> 6813 K Avenue<br /> Plano, TX 75074</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.</p> <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 <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate.com</a>.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109</p> Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Curved LED televisions embedded in the windshield of real vehicles will serve as centerpieces of Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>℠</sup>" 2014 national campaign tour. Kicking off during the peak of "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," Reality Rides is a unique driving simulation experience featuring innovative distracted driving technology. The tour will start in Philadelphia and travel to more than 40 American cities at venues ranging from community gatherings to sporting events and teen safe driving advocacy programs.</p> <p>Reality Rides consists of a driving simulator that utilizes a real - but stationary - vehicle equipped with virtual reality technology, including a new curved LED television embedded in the car windshield. The television displays an animated environment and reacts to the driver's motions. Using the car's 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.</p> <p>"With measurable results and increasing demand, the Allstate Reality Rides tour is featuring new technology upgrades this year to provide our customers and consumers the most realistic driving simulation experience we've used to date," said Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president of marketing, innovation and corporate relations at Allstate Insurance Company. "The tour has increased awareness of distracted driving dangers, while providing families with a fun way to spark a serious discussion about road safety."</p> <p>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the experience, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the drive happened in real life. Participants will also have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge that promises to not text and drive.</p> <p>Last year, the first tour surveyed more than 1,700 people who experienced the Reality Rides simulator. Seventy-three percent said they learned more about distracted driving after experiencing the simulation, and 83 percent found the program "fun and effective," which fueled Allstate to continue the efforts in 2014.</p> <p><strong>Key findings from the 2013 Allstate Reality Rides tour survey indicate drivers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, but there is still opportunity to influence their safer driving actions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>More than one-third of drivers say they text and drive at least some of the time, and 71 percent believe their driving ability while texting is worse than if they were driving without distractions.</li> <li>Half of drivers say that they talk on the phone while driving.</li> <li>Nearly eight-in-ten drivers think texting while driving is the same or worse than drunk driving.</li> <li>After the simulation, 68 percent of participants said they will <em>never</em> text and drive again and 62 percent said they wouldn't let others drive distracted.</li> <li>Seventy-seven percent of participants said they are less likely to ride with others who are texting and driving thanks to Reality Rides.</li> <li>Four-in-ten drivers have no or minimal knowledge about Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws.<em><sup>i</sup></em></li> </ul> <p>Allstate continues to advocate for distracted driving prevention because in 2010 and 2011 more than 3,000 deaths from crashes with a distracted driver occurred each year.<em><sup>i</sup></em> Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<em><sup>ii</sup></em></p> <p>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 1-34, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<em><sup>iii</sup></em> Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 40 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<em><sup>iv</sup></em> Additionally, recent 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.<em><sup>v</sup></em></p> <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 survey of more than 1,700 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April through November of 2013 via 26 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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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> </em><em>2013, Allstate Reality Rides Survey</em><br /> <em><sup>ii</sup></em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html" target="_blank"><em>http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html</em></a><em> <br /> <sup>iii</sup> Source: 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><br /> <em><sup>vi</sup></em><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><br /> <sup>v</sup></em><em>Centers for Disease Control</em><br /> <em><sup>vi</sup></em><a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/license-to-save" target="_blank"><em>http://www.allstatefoundation.org/license-to-save</em></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather <br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:31:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c7a9f03f-0d8a-4b7e-ad3b-a7fc96ade9e2 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c7a9f03f-0d8a-4b7e-ad3b-a7fc96ade9e2 Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Curved LED televisions embedded in the windshield of real vehicles will serve as centerpieces of Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>℠</sup>" 2014 national campaign tour. Kicking off during the peak of "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," Reality Rides is a unique driving simulation experience featuring innovative distracted driving technology. The tour will start in Philadelphia and travel to more than 40 American cities at venues ranging from community gatherings to sporting events and teen safe driving advocacy programs.</p> <p>Reality Rides consists of a driving simulator that utilizes a real - but stationary - vehicle equipped with virtual reality technology, including a new curved LED television embedded in the car windshield. The television displays an animated environment and reacts to the driver's motions. Using the car's 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.</p> <p>"With measurable results and increasing demand, the Allstate Reality Rides tour is featuring new technology upgrades this year to provide our customers and consumers the most realistic driving simulation experience we've used to date," said Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president of marketing, innovation and corporate relations at Allstate Insurance Company. "The tour has increased awareness of distracted driving dangers, while providing families with a fun way to spark a serious discussion about road safety."</p> <p>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the experience, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the drive happened in real life. Participants will also have the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge that promises to not text and drive.</p> <p>Last year, the first tour surveyed more than 1,700 people who experienced the Reality Rides simulator. Seventy-three percent said they learned more about distracted driving after experiencing the simulation, and 83 percent found the program "fun and effective," which fueled Allstate to continue the efforts in 2014.</p> <p><strong>Key findings from the 2013 Allstate Reality Rides tour survey indicate drivers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving, but there is still opportunity to influence their safer driving actions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>More than one-third of drivers say they text and drive at least some of the time, and 71 percent believe their driving ability while texting is worse than if they were driving without distractions.</li> <li>Half of drivers say that they talk on the phone while driving.</li> <li>Nearly eight-in-ten drivers think texting while driving is the same or worse than drunk driving.</li> <li>After the simulation, 68 percent of participants said they will <em>never</em> text and drive again and 62 percent said they wouldn't let others drive distracted.</li> <li>Seventy-seven percent of participants said they are less likely to ride with others who are texting and driving thanks to Reality Rides.</li> <li>Four-in-ten drivers have no or minimal knowledge about Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws.<em><sup>i</sup></em></li> </ul> <p>Allstate continues to advocate for distracted driving prevention because in 2010 and 2011 more than 3,000 deaths from crashes with a distracted driver occurred each year.<em><sup>i</sup></em> Studies have shown drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash, and texting while driving is the equivalent to driving impaired after drinking four beers.<em><sup>ii</sup></em></p> <p>Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 1-34, with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.<em><sup>iii</sup></em> Stronger teen driving laws, referred to as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), have been shown to reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 40 percent in the states where they have been adopted.<em><sup>iv</sup></em> Additionally, recent 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.<em><sup>v</sup></em></p> <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 survey of more than 1,700 Americans age 15+ was conducted from April through November of 2013 via 26 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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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> </em><em>2013, Allstate Reality Rides Survey</em><br /> <em><sup>ii</sup></em><a href="http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html" target="_blank"><em>http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html</em></a><em> <br /> <sup>iii</sup> Source: 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><br /> <em><sup>vi</sup></em><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><br /> <sup>v</sup></em><em>Centers for Disease Control</em><br /> <em><sup>vi</sup></em><a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org/license-to-save" target="_blank"><em>http://www.allstatefoundation.org/license-to-save</em></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather <br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/f8fc/d701/f8fcd701-dd6c-4282-9587-0df75295654a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/virtual-reality-takes-a-new-turn-with-allstate-s-reality-ridess-6 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/virtual-reality-takes-a-new-turn-with-allstate-s-reality-ridess-6 Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/f8fc/d701/f8fcd701-dd6c-4282-9587-0df75295654a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 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src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/83f1/c051/83f1c051-3305-4115-893a-78377a6a9abf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/virtual-reality-takes-a-new-turn-with-allstate-s-reality-ridess-1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/virtual-reality-takes-a-new-turn-with-allstate-s-reality-ridess-1 Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/83f1/c051/83f1c051-3305-4115-893a-78377a6a9abf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Virtual Reality Takes a New Turn with Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" Across America Tour Allstate Continues Colorado Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for 24 Exclusive Agency Owners and 48 Support Staff Personnel Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Colorado, Allstate will appoint 24 new agency owners in Colorado this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 72 jobs in Colorado, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff personnel to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Colorado," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agency owners can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Englewood, Colo.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsColorado.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsColorado.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:29:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c0415251-cf7f-4e7e-a0c0-b7f9f9d4225a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c0415251-cf7f-4e7e-a0c0-b7f9f9d4225a Allstate Continues Colorado Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for 24 Exclusive Agency Owners and 48 Support Staff Personnel Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Colorado, Allstate will appoint 24 new agency owners in Colorado this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 72 jobs in Colorado, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff personnel to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Colorado," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agency owners can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Englewood, Colo.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsColorado.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsColorado.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Iowa Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Six Exclusive Agency Owners and 12 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Iowa, Allstate will appoint six new agency owners in Iowa this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create nearly 20 jobs in Iowa, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Iowa," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:27:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/b878ce7b-3a6c-4b20-a4f3-288203f4e543 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/b878ce7b-3a6c-4b20-a4f3-288203f4e543 Allstate Continues Iowa Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Six Exclusive Agency Owners and 12 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Iowa, Allstate will appoint six new agency owners in Iowa this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create nearly 20 jobs in Iowa, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Iowa," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Kansas Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Nine Exclusive Agency Owners and 20 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Kansas, Allstate will appoint nine new agency owners in Kansas this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 30 jobs in Kansas, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Kansas," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Overland Park.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:25:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/12681921-a46b-43d2-a1de-2276dc5bb48a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/12681921-a46b-43d2-a1de-2276dc5bb48a Allstate Continues Kansas Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Nine Exclusive Agency Owners and 20 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Kansas, Allstate will appoint nine new agency owners in Kansas this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 30 jobs in Kansas, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Kansas," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Overland Park.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Missouri Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for 14 Exclusive Agency Owners and 28 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Missouri, Allstate will appoint 14 new agency owners in Missouri this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create more than 40 jobs in Missouri, including support staff. Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Missouri," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner. To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Overland Park, KS.&nbsp;Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br />(303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:23:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/696b579a-9d7b-4109-8bc0-7f8d721d9642 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/696b579a-9d7b-4109-8bc0-7f8d721d9642 Allstate Continues Missouri Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for 14 Exclusive Agency Owners and 28 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Missouri, Allstate will appoint 14 new agency owners in Missouri this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create more than 40 jobs in Missouri, including support staff. Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Missouri," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner. To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, April 19 in Overland Park, KS.&nbsp;Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsKC.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br />(303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Montana Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Four Exclusive Agency Owners and Eight Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Montana, Allstate will appoint four new agency owners in Montana this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 12 jobs in Montana, including support staff. Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Montana," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp;"Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp;No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp;To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, May 10 in Billings.&nbsp;Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsMT.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsMT.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:20:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1e037a42-ea21-4223-995a-40bb17613b8d http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1e037a42-ea21-4223-995a-40bb17613b8d Allstate Continues Montana Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Four Exclusive Agency Owners and Eight Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Montana, Allstate will appoint four new agency owners in Montana this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 12 jobs in Montana, including support staff. Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Montana," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp;"Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp;No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp;To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, May 10 in Billings.&nbsp;Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsMT.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsMT.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Nebraska Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Six Exclusive Agency Owners and 12 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Nebraska, Allstate will appoint six new agency owners in Nebraska this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create nearly 20 jobs in Nebraska, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Nebraska," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, May 31 in Omaha.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsNebraska.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsNebraska.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:18:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/578aa6b4-9e07-4e26-affc-b84eca0e539c http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/578aa6b4-9e07-4e26-affc-b84eca0e539c Allstate Continues Nebraska Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Six Exclusive Agency Owners and 12 Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Nebraska, Allstate will appoint six new agency owners in Nebraska this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create nearly 20 jobs in Nebraska, including support staff.&nbsp; Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Nebraska," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leaders and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood.&nbsp; "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (913) 685-6714, email <a href="mailto:Seth.Young@allstate.com">Seth.Young@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Saturday, May 31 in Omaha.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsNebraska.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsNebraska.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management, local Allstate agents and other Allstate employees will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Continues Wyoming Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Four Exclusive Agency Owners and Eight Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Wyoming, Allstate will appoint four new agency owners in Wyoming this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 12 jobs in Wyoming, including support staff.&nbsp;Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Wyoming," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Monday, April 28 in Casper.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsWyoming.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsWyoming.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:16:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/73923e1a-196e-459a-82c2-96a43fcc03de http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/73923e1a-196e-459a-82c2-96a43fcc03de Allstate Continues Wyoming Recruiting Efforts Company Searching for Four Exclusive Agency Owners and Eight Support Staffers Across State<br />Offering Public up to a $5,000 Referral Fee<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>In an effort to continue expanding across Wyoming, Allstate will appoint four new agency owners in Wyoming this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The expansion effort is expected to create at least 12 jobs in Wyoming, including support staff.&nbsp;Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff to help make sure customers are treated with efficiency and courtesy.</p> <p>While people with all previous job experiences are welcome to apply, people with sales, customer-service and management experience are encouraged to consider the Exclusive Agent Opportunity.</p> <p>"With the marketplace as strong as it is, and Allstate investing in the state, the Exclusive Agent opportunity is a fantastic next career for individuals who want to own and operate their own business in Wyoming," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West Central Region's Strategic Deployment Leader. "Our local field sales leader and recruiters are seeking professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to customer service and want the support of the Allstate brand and team behind their new business venture."</p> <p>"Allstate is unique among all other insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," continued Chitwood. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.&nbsp; No other branded insurer has this option."</p> <p>To help with recruiting, Allstate is offering up to $5,000 to people who refer a qualified candidate. The referral fee is payable upon the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.&nbsp; To find out more about the opportunity or to refer a candidate, people should call (303) 779-3720, email <a href="mailto:Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com">Kelly.McIntyre@allstate.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHands.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHands.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested candidates can also join Allstate representatives and agents at a Be The Good Hands Session on Monday, April 28 in Casper.&nbsp; Register at <a href="http://www.BeTheGoodHandsWyoming.com" target="_blank">www.BeTheGoodHandsWyoming.com</a>. At the session, local Allstate management and local Allstate agents will discuss the Allstate Exclusive Agent opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell <br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.Howell@allstate.com</a></p> The Money Gender Gap <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6c7d/c7db/6c7dc7db-a39d-4266-be5e-711327d99bda-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The Money Gender Gap Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:55:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-money-gender-gap http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/the-money-gender-gap The Money Gender Gap <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/6c7d/c7db/6c7dc7db-a39d-4266-be5e-711327d99bda-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> The Money Gender Gap New Survey Reveals Gender Gap Among Teens Planning to Attend College Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey also indicates more girls are considering different options for higher education due to the rising cost of education<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Junior Achievement USA<strong>&reg; </strong>(JA) and The Allstate Foundation's 2014 Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey reveals a gender gap among teenagers' views and habits on college plans and future earning power.</p> <p>Junior Achievement USA has conducted the Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey for the last 15 years, partnering with The Allstate Foundation since 2005. The survey found that 91 percent of teen girls, ages 13-18, plan to attend college or trade school after they graduate from high school, compared to 86 percent of their male counterparts.</p> <p>"It is important for young women and men to understand their options&mdash;and the financial implications&mdash;for continuing their education," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA. "As an organization that strives to empower all young people to own their economic success, JA will continue to help position students for success whether that means attending college, vocational school or another educational path."</p> <p>Of teens planning to attend college, girls may be giving more thought to how they financially will achieve their goals. Seventy-nine percent of teen girls (ages 13-18) plan to seek scholarships/grants to pay for college, compared to 66 percent of boys 13-18. Sixty-six percent of teen girls say the rising costs of college have changed their decisions about their future college plans (versus 57 percent of teen boys), and 40 percent of teen girls say they are considering staying in-state to save money on tuition costs (versus 30 percent of teen boys).</p> <p>"The Allstate Foundation partners with Junior Achievement to uncover new trends and identify solutions to the financial issues of the day for young people," said Don Civgin, President and CEO of Allstate Financial. "The next generation has tremendous potential and we want to make sure that potential is realized. The Allstate Foundation is committed to making the next generations' dreams and financial goals a reality."</p> <p>Since 2005, Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation have partnered to provide students with valuable information about personal finance in the classroom and help them apply it in their lives. The <em>JA Economics for Success</em><strong>&reg; </strong>program, created in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, has helped more than 1.2 million students set personal goals about money and make wise financial choices. The program also helps empower students to develop, plan and set goals to help protect them from unexpected financial pitfalls.</p> <p>Other key findings from the survey include:</p> <ul> <li>Parents are more likely to give their sons an allowance than their daughters. Among all young people surveyed, 67 percent of boys compared with 59 percent of girls say they get an allowance from their parents. </li> <li>Forty-three percent of teen boys think they will make more than $35,000 at their first jobs, compared with 35 percent of teen girls. </li> <li>When it comes to financial literacy, boys and girls agree that parents/guardians do not spend enough time talking to them about money-related topics (52 percent of boys and 51 percent of girls among all young people surveyed). </li> </ul> <p><em>An executive summary of the 2014 Junior Achievement USA/Allstate Foundation Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey is available at <a href="http://www.ja.org" target="_blank">www.ja.org</a>. </em></p> <p><strong>About Junior Achievement USA&reg; (JA)</strong><br /> Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit <a href="http://www.ja.org" target="_blank">www.ja.org</a> for more information.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation<br /> </strong>Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA from February 12-24, 2014 among 1,234 youths ages 8-18. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p> <p>Stephanie Bell<br /> Junior Achievement USA&reg;<br /> (719) 540-6171<br /> <a href="mailto:sbell@ja.org">sbell@ja.org</a><br /> @JA_USA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Kyle Donash<br /> The Allstate Foundation<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kyle.donash@allstate.com">kyle.donash@allstate.com</a><br /> @AllstateNews</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:53:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ae2d98d-ea75-4884-bba7-bc32f29bfbe7 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ae2d98d-ea75-4884-bba7-bc32f29bfbe7 New Survey Reveals Gender Gap Among Teens Planning to Attend College Junior Achievement USA® and The Allstate Foundation survey also indicates more girls are considering different options for higher education due to the rising cost of education<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Junior Achievement USA<strong>&reg; </strong>(JA) and The Allstate Foundation's 2014 Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey reveals a gender gap among teenagers' views and habits on college plans and future earning power.</p> <p>Junior Achievement USA has conducted the Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey for the last 15 years, partnering with The Allstate Foundation since 2005. The survey found that 91 percent of teen girls, ages 13-18, plan to attend college or trade school after they graduate from high school, compared to 86 percent of their male counterparts.</p> <p>"It is important for young women and men to understand their options&mdash;and the financial implications&mdash;for continuing their education," said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA. "As an organization that strives to empower all young people to own their economic success, JA will continue to help position students for success whether that means attending college, vocational school or another educational path."</p> <p>Of teens planning to attend college, girls may be giving more thought to how they financially will achieve their goals. Seventy-nine percent of teen girls (ages 13-18) plan to seek scholarships/grants to pay for college, compared to 66 percent of boys 13-18. Sixty-six percent of teen girls say the rising costs of college have changed their decisions about their future college plans (versus 57 percent of teen boys), and 40 percent of teen girls say they are considering staying in-state to save money on tuition costs (versus 30 percent of teen boys).</p> <p>"The Allstate Foundation partners with Junior Achievement to uncover new trends and identify solutions to the financial issues of the day for young people," said Don Civgin, President and CEO of Allstate Financial. "The next generation has tremendous potential and we want to make sure that potential is realized. The Allstate Foundation is committed to making the next generations' dreams and financial goals a reality."</p> <p>Since 2005, Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation have partnered to provide students with valuable information about personal finance in the classroom and help them apply it in their lives. The <em>JA Economics for Success</em><strong>&reg; </strong>program, created in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, has helped more than 1.2 million students set personal goals about money and make wise financial choices. The program also helps empower students to develop, plan and set goals to help protect them from unexpected financial pitfalls.</p> <p>Other key findings from the survey include:</p> <ul> <li>Parents are more likely to give their sons an allowance than their daughters. Among all young people surveyed, 67 percent of boys compared with 59 percent of girls say they get an allowance from their parents. </li> <li>Forty-three percent of teen boys think they will make more than $35,000 at their first jobs, compared with 35 percent of teen girls. </li> <li>When it comes to financial literacy, boys and girls agree that parents/guardians do not spend enough time talking to them about money-related topics (52 percent of boys and 51 percent of girls among all young people surveyed). </li> </ul> <p><em>An executive summary of the 2014 Junior Achievement USA/Allstate Foundation Teens &amp; Personal Finance Survey is available at <a href="http://www.ja.org" target="_blank">www.ja.org</a>. </em></p> <p><strong>About Junior Achievement USA&reg; (JA)</strong><br /> Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit <a href="http://www.ja.org" target="_blank">www.ja.org</a> for more information.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation<br /> </strong>Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.allstatefoundation.org" target="_blank">www.allstatefoundation.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Junior Achievement USA from February 12-24, 2014 among 1,234 youths ages 8-18. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contacts: </strong></p> <p>Stephanie Bell<br /> Junior Achievement USA&reg;<br /> (719) 540-6171<br /> <a href="mailto:sbell@ja.org">sbell@ja.org</a><br /> @JA_USA&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Kyle Donash<br /> The Allstate Foundation<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kyle.donash@allstate.com">kyle.donash@allstate.com</a><br /> @AllstateNews</p> Allstate Closes Sale of Lincoln Benefit Life <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) has completed the sale of Lincoln Benefit Life Company to Resolution Life Holdings, Inc. "This divestiture is another strategic step for Allstate to serve distinct consumer segments with differentiated offerings," said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. "Allstate Financial will now focus on providing proprietary life and non-proprietary retirement products to the customer segment served by local Allstate agencies. This sale also supports our risk and return objectives of reducing exposure to interest rates and spread-based businesses."</p> <p>The sale includes Lincoln Benefit Life Company's life insurance business generated through independent agencies and its entire deferred fixed annuity and long-term care insurance businesses. Lincoln Benefit Life Company's life insurance policies sold through Allstate agencies will be retained through a reinsurance arrangement. The sale will reduce Allstate's life and annuity reserves and investment portfolio by approximately $12.7 billion and $11.9 billion, respectively. The estimated gross sale price is $796 million, representing $587 million of cash and the retention of tax benefits. The estimated GAAP loss on sale is approximately $510 million, which is $11 million lower than the estimated loss of $521 million recorded in 2013 due to contractual closing adjustments. The transaction is estimated to result in a statutory accounting gain of approximately $365 million and is expected to reduce Allstate Life Insurance Company's capital requirement by $1 billion. Net income generated by Lincoln Benefit Life was approximately $140 million in 2013.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;."</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> Marc Raybin <br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:50:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/cc8f5d94-a787-4cd5-8255-89aa90b6e3c7 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/cc8f5d94-a787-4cd5-8255-89aa90b6e3c7 Allstate Closes Sale of Lincoln Benefit Life <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) has completed the sale of Lincoln Benefit Life Company to Resolution Life Holdings, Inc. "This divestiture is another strategic step for Allstate to serve distinct consumer segments with differentiated offerings," said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. "Allstate Financial will now focus on providing proprietary life and non-proprietary retirement products to the customer segment served by local Allstate agencies. This sale also supports our risk and return objectives of reducing exposure to interest rates and spread-based businesses."</p> <p>The sale includes Lincoln Benefit Life Company's life insurance business generated through independent agencies and its entire deferred fixed annuity and long-term care insurance businesses. Lincoln Benefit Life Company's life insurance policies sold through Allstate agencies will be retained through a reinsurance arrangement. The sale will reduce Allstate's life and annuity reserves and investment portfolio by approximately $12.7 billion and $11.9 billion, respectively. The estimated gross sale price is $796 million, representing $587 million of cash and the retention of tax benefits. The estimated GAAP loss on sale is approximately $510 million, which is $11 million lower than the estimated loss of $521 million recorded in 2013 due to contractual closing adjustments. The transaction is estimated to result in a statutory accounting gain of approximately $365 million and is expected to reduce Allstate Life Insurance Company's capital requirement by $1 billion. Net income generated by Lincoln Benefit Life was approximately $140 million in 2013.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;."</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> Marc Raybin <br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to Central Texas with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up three automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in Central Texas 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 that we have the necessary time to inspect your 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> <p><strong>Big Johns Paint &amp; Body DI</strong><br /> 2010 S. IH 35 Blvd. <br /> Belton, TX 76513</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Caliber Collision DI</strong><br /> 5300 E. Central Texas Expy<br /> Killeen, TX 76543</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday - Closed</p> <p><strong>Dependable Paint &amp; Body DI</strong><br /> 3404 E. Veterans Memorial<br /> Killeen, TX 76543</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p> <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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:51:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/7c302438-a195-4673-b791-13e875b16a67 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/7c302438-a195-4673-b791-13e875b16a67 Allstate Opens Claims Automobile Drive-In Inspection Locations After Hail Storms Allstate brings support to Central Texas with auto drive-in inspection locations<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company has set up three automobile drive-in locations to help policyholders in Central Texas 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 that we have the necessary time to inspect your 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> <p><strong>Big Johns Paint &amp; Body DI</strong><br /> 2010 S. IH 35 Blvd. <br /> Belton, TX 76513</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Caliber Collision DI</strong><br /> 5300 E. Central Texas Expy<br /> Killeen, TX 76543</p> <p>Hours of Operation:<br /> Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday &amp; Sunday - Closed</p> <p><strong>Dependable Paint &amp; Body DI</strong><br /> 3404 E. Veterans Memorial<br /> Killeen, TX 76543</p> <p>Hours of Operation: <br /> Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.<br /> Saturday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p> <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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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>Kristen Freis<br /> (469) 585-1109</p> 5 Easy Ways to Show Your Car You Care During National Car Care Month National Car Care Month is in April – find out the best way to keep your car safe, clean, and ready for the warmer weather.<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>April is here, and while many of us use the opportunity to go outside for fresh air or clean up the house, it's also the perfect time to make sure your family cars are in their best condition. And the extra attention isn't just good for your wallet &ndash; it's also going to help the environment, as well as your fellow drivers. The Car Care Council has designated April as National Car Care Month as a way to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are in road-ready shape!</p> <p>The Car Care Council aims to spread awareness that better car maintenance has several benefits, including cleaner air, energy conservation, safer roads, and consumer savings. Better car maintenance can save money, improve safety, and reduce pollution.</p> <p>"It is always very important to give your vehicle a once-over before driving," stated Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate Spokesperson for New York. "Checking your battery, engine, brakes, tire pressure, coolant, transmission, and windshield washer fluids before driving long distances is essential. Also, always make sure mirrors and seats are adjusted and seat belts are working properly. "</p> <p>The Car Care Council recommends the following maintenance tips for spring:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Check every fluid.</strong> There are several fluids that require attention on a periodic basis including power steering, engine oil, brake and transmission fluids, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze. For maximum engine life, change the oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles, or as directed in your owner's manual. Use specified oil grade and weight. </li> <li><strong>Check hoses and belts.</strong> A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorated from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced. </li> <li><strong>Check the tires.</strong> Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.</li> <li><strong>Check the brakes.</strong> Now is a good time to check the entire system, including brake linings, rotors and drums.</li> <li><strong>Change the wiper blades.</strong> Replace every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering.</li> </ul> <p>And now that National Car Care month is here, Darrohn also suggests an additional check on your auto insurance policy, making sure that everything is up to date with the most current features.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Allstate Corporation (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">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. 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></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> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:27:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/e30f1f22-5a53-426e-8856-2c7b0343c555 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/e30f1f22-5a53-426e-8856-2c7b0343c555 5 Easy Ways to Show Your Car You Care During National Car Care Month National Car Care Month is in April – find out the best way to keep your car safe, clean, and ready for the warmer weather.<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>April is here, and while many of us use the opportunity to go outside for fresh air or clean up the house, it's also the perfect time to make sure your family cars are in their best condition. And the extra attention isn't just good for your wallet &ndash; it's also going to help the environment, as well as your fellow drivers. The Car Care Council has designated April as National Car Care Month as a way to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are in road-ready shape!</p> <p>The Car Care Council aims to spread awareness that better car maintenance has several benefits, including cleaner air, energy conservation, safer roads, and consumer savings. Better car maintenance can save money, improve safety, and reduce pollution.</p> <p>"It is always very important to give your vehicle a once-over before driving," stated Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate Spokesperson for New York. "Checking your battery, engine, brakes, tire pressure, coolant, transmission, and windshield washer fluids before driving long distances is essential. Also, always make sure mirrors and seats are adjusted and seat belts are working properly. "</p> <p>The Car Care Council recommends the following maintenance tips for spring:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Check every fluid.</strong> There are several fluids that require attention on a periodic basis including power steering, engine oil, brake and transmission fluids, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze. For maximum engine life, change the oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles, or as directed in your owner's manual. Use specified oil grade and weight. </li> <li><strong>Check hoses and belts.</strong> A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorated from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced. </li> <li><strong>Check the tires.</strong> Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.</li> <li><strong>Check the brakes.</strong> Now is a good time to check the entire system, including brake linings, rotors and drums.</li> <li><strong>Change the wiper blades.</strong> Replace every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering.</li> </ul> <p>And now that National Car Care month is here, Darrohn also suggests an additional check on your auto insurance policy, making sure that everything is up to date with the most current features.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Allstate Corporation (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">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. 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></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 to Discuss First Quarter 2014 Earnings With Investors <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, May 7 to discuss first quarter 2014 earnings. The company will issue a news release announcing quarterly results at or after 4:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 6. Shortly thereafter, the company plans to post supplementary financial and statistical information online and file its quarterly Form 10-Q. These materials will be available on Allstate's website at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p>The investor webcast also can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to participate in the live event, a webcast replay and downloadable MP3 file will be posted on the company's website shortly after the event ends.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:24:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9033007a-975f-4dfe-97e4-aa8cbeb97770 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9033007a-975f-4dfe-97e4-aa8cbeb97770 Allstate to Discuss First Quarter 2014 Earnings With Investors <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, May 7 to discuss first quarter 2014 earnings. The company will issue a news release announcing quarterly results at or after 4:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 6. Shortly thereafter, the company plans to post supplementary financial and statistical information online and file its quarterly Form 10-Q. These materials will be available on Allstate's website at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p>The investor webcast also can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to participate in the live event, a webcast replay and downloadable MP3 file will be posted on the company's website shortly after the event ends.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" href="http://www.allstate.com/">www.allstate.com</a>, <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">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;."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> The Allstate Foundation Supports Washington Mudslide Recovery Efforts Allstate Foundation to Donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Snohomish County<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a donation of $10,000 to The American Red Cross of Snohomish County to support recovery efforts in the recent Oso mudslide. Allstate agents and employees will also be working to raise funds and collect donation items in their local Washington offices.</p> <p>"Allstate and The Allstate Foundation would like to thank The American Red Cross of Snohomish County for their efforts in supporting individuals and the greater community affected by the mudslide here in Washington," stated Brian Walsh, field senior vice president of Allstate's Northwest Region. "They are first on the scene after disaster strikes and it is important that companies, like Allstate, recognize the resources and efforts of The Red Cross and support them as they help the community recover."</p> <p>In addition to support from The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees and agency owners across Washington are engaging in fundraising efforts to support area food banks in need of help replenishing the food available for the local community.</p> <p>Allstate's presence in Washington is anchored by more than 300 employees and hundreds of agency owners who help protect its customers from life's uncertainties.</p> <p>Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have a strong philanthropic presence in Washington centered on investments in teen safe driving, financial empowerment for domestic violence survivors and building safe and vital communities. In 2013, more than $300,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations across Allstate's Northwest Territory. Allstate agency owners are central to this charitable commitment and volunteer at numerous nonprofits throughout the region.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Frank Clouser<br /> 425-489-5238</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:48:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/2aba4a1e-5b3c-4043-9db3-84f14e4e7984 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/2aba4a1e-5b3c-4043-9db3-84f14e4e7984 The Allstate Foundation Supports Washington Mudslide Recovery Efforts Allstate Foundation to Donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Snohomish County<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Today, The Allstate Foundation announced a donation of $10,000 to The American Red Cross of Snohomish County to support recovery efforts in the recent Oso mudslide. Allstate agents and employees will also be working to raise funds and collect donation items in their local Washington offices.</p> <p>"Allstate and The Allstate Foundation would like to thank The American Red Cross of Snohomish County for their efforts in supporting individuals and the greater community affected by the mudslide here in Washington," stated Brian Walsh, field senior vice president of Allstate's Northwest Region. "They are first on the scene after disaster strikes and it is important that companies, like Allstate, recognize the resources and efforts of The Red Cross and support them as they help the community recover."</p> <p>In addition to support from The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees and agency owners across Washington are engaging in fundraising efforts to support area food banks in need of help replenishing the food available for the local community.</p> <p>Allstate's presence in Washington is anchored by more than 300 employees and hundreds of agency owners who help protect its customers from life's uncertainties.</p> <p>Allstate and The Allstate Foundation have a strong philanthropic presence in Washington centered on investments in teen safe driving, financial empowerment for domestic violence survivors and building safe and vital communities. In 2013, more than $300,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations across Allstate's Northwest Territory. Allstate agency owners are central to this charitable commitment and volunteer at numerous nonprofits throughout the region.</p> <p><strong>About The Allstate Foundation</strong><br /> Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.AllstateFoundation.org">www.AllstateFoundation.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Frank Clouser<br /> 425-489-5238</p> As the snow and ice begin to melt, be on the lookout for what the winter weather may leave behind What to do to minimize ice damming and roof damage <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.</p> <p>Following harsh winters like the one we've experienced this season, it's not uncommon for ice dams to form on roof tops and cause damage inside and outside a home. Ice dams are lumps of ice that form on gutters, eaves and valleys, and prevent melting snow from running down. As the snow melts, the water backs up, seeps under shingles or tiles and can eventually leaks into the home.</p> <p>Allstate is seeing ice damming activity in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. "We know many residents are still feeling the effects of the winter blast," said Danny Jovic, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company spokesperson. "However, we want people who have been hammered by the bitter cold conditions to know what to look for and take precautions if it's safe to do so."</p> <p><strong>Minimize Ice Dam Formation on Your Roof</strong><strong> </strong><br /> For personal safety, avoid getting on the roof or working from a ladder to remove large amounts of snow and ice. Here are other tips from Allstate New Jersey to help safely minimize potential ice damming damage:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>If it's safe to do so, use a snow rake or soft broom to clear fresh snowfall from gutters. </li> <li>Avoid using any sharp tools or ice picks to remove ice as this can cause more damage. </li> <li>Consider calling a licensed expert to remove the snow and ice dams. </li> <li>Watch inside your home for unexpected water leakage on walls or ceilings </li> <li>Identify areas of heat loss in your attic and then properly insulate those areas.</li> <li>Wrap or insulate heating ductwork in order to reduce heat loss through the attic.</li> <li>Ensure there is proper ventilation by installing soffit vents that move air upward to a ridge vent or other venting near the roof ridge.</li> <li>Seal all openings to the attic (e.g. light fixtures)</li> <li>Prior to snow falling, keep gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and natural debris.</li> </ul> <p>Policyholders may want to review their policy or contact their agent if they have any questions. By protecting your home using the winter weather tips above, homeowners may avoid experiencing potential damage. Find other ways to protect your home from ice damming at Allstate's Be Aware and Prepare website: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/ice-dam.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/ice-dam.aspx</a>.</p> <p>Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company services more than 450,000 households throughout New Jersey. Widely known by its slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;," Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate New Jersey agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, and the corporation provided more than $370,000 in 2013 to local nonprofit organizations across New Jersey.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>Danny Jovic <br /> 908-252-5164</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/39e53114-a3e7-4098-b6bb-f053bfedc32a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/39e53114-a3e7-4098-b6bb-f053bfedc32a As the snow and ice begin to melt, be on the lookout for what the winter weather may leave behind What to do to minimize ice damming and roof damage <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Worn out by the winter weather? We all are. But don't let your guard down just yet. Now that the snow and ice are beginning to melt, turn your attention to your roof.</p> <p>Following harsh winters like the one we've experienced this season, it's not uncommon for ice dams to form on roof tops and cause damage inside and outside a home. Ice dams are lumps of ice that form on gutters, eaves and valleys, and prevent melting snow from running down. As the snow melts, the water backs up, seeps under shingles or tiles and can eventually leaks into the home.</p> <p>Allstate is seeing ice damming activity in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. "We know many residents are still feeling the effects of the winter blast," said Danny Jovic, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company spokesperson. "However, we want people who have been hammered by the bitter cold conditions to know what to look for and take precautions if it's safe to do so."</p> <p><strong>Minimize Ice Dam Formation on Your Roof</strong><strong> </strong><br /> For personal safety, avoid getting on the roof or working from a ladder to remove large amounts of snow and ice. Here are other tips from Allstate New Jersey to help safely minimize potential ice damming damage:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>If it's safe to do so, use a snow rake or soft broom to clear fresh snowfall from gutters. </li> <li>Avoid using any sharp tools or ice picks to remove ice as this can cause more damage. </li> <li>Consider calling a licensed expert to remove the snow and ice dams. </li> <li>Watch inside your home for unexpected water leakage on walls or ceilings </li> <li>Identify areas of heat loss in your attic and then properly insulate those areas.</li> <li>Wrap or insulate heating ductwork in order to reduce heat loss through the attic.</li> <li>Ensure there is proper ventilation by installing soffit vents that move air upward to a ridge vent or other venting near the roof ridge.</li> <li>Seal all openings to the attic (e.g. light fixtures)</li> <li>Prior to snow falling, keep gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and natural debris.</li> </ul> <p>Policyholders may want to review their policy or contact their agent if they have any questions. By protecting your home using the winter weather tips above, homeowners may avoid experiencing potential damage. Find other ways to protect your home from ice damming at Allstate's Be Aware and Prepare website: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/ice-dam.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.allstate.com/catastrophe/ice-dam.aspx</a>.</p> <p>Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company services more than 450,000 households throughout New Jersey. Widely known by its slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;," Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate New Jersey agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, and the corporation provided more than $370,000 in 2013 to local nonprofit organizations across New Jersey.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>Danny Jovic <br /> 908-252-5164</p> Allstate, Rick Fairless Unveiling Custom Motorcycle at Daytona Bike Week Riders can enter to win the bike and a personalized Rick Fairless paint job<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 4 Photos</strong><p>This Friday, March 7, Allstate Insurance Company and legendary motorcycle builder Rick Fairless will unveil to the crowds at Daytona Bike Week his latest custom creation &ndash; a reimagined Victory Vegas 8-Ball.</p> <p>The custom-built motorcycle is part of this year's grand prize for the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and will feature signature Rick Fairless designs and customization never before seen by the public. This is the fifth year of the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and the first year that a Fairless custom is featured as the grand prize.</p> <p>"When Allstate asked me to build this year's bike, they asked for one that really fit the image of its riders. I knew I had to push the limits a little with this bike because they insure so many different kinds of folks," Fairless said. "We ended up with a bike that is really going to turn some heads. This ain't a bolt-on custom."</p> <p>Fairless will be on hand to help debut the new custom machine at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone, which is located at Daytona Speedway. Riders in attendance will have the opportunity to see the bike in-person, learn more about how the Allstate Victory Vegas 8-Ball came to be from Fairless himself, enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the motorcycle, as well as see some of the other custom bikes Allstate owns, including Arlen Ness and Dave Perewitz originals.</p> <p>In addition to winning the motorcycle, Allstate will give the winner a trip for two to Rick Fairless' Strokers Dallas for a free custom paint job consultation, personalized by Fairless himself.</p> <p>"We're confident that the winner of this year's Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes is not only going to love their new ride," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company, "but they're also going to love the whole Allstate experience."</p> <p>Following the unveiling, the Allstate Victory Vegas 8-Ball, along with Allstate's other custom creations, will be on display in 2014 at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone at the following motorcycle rallies: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Daytona Bike Week: Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 7-15)</li> <li>Arizona Bike Week: Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 2-6)</li> <li>Leesburg Bikefest: Leesburg, Fla. (April 25-27)</li> <li>Americade, NY: Lake George, N.Y. (June 2-7)</li> <li>Thunder in the Valley: Johnstown, Pa. (June 26-29)</li> <li>Roar on the Shore: Erie, Pa. (July 16-19)</li> <li>Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Sturgis, S.D. (August 2-9)</li> <li>Delmarva Bike Week: Salisbury, Md. (September 11-14)</li> <li>Bikes, Blues &amp; BBQ: Fayetteville, Ark. (September 24-27)</li> <li>Biketoberfest: Daytona, Fla. (October 16-19)</li> <li>Lone Star Rally: Galveston, Texas (November 6-9)</li> </ul> <p>Participants can enter the Allstate Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle Sweepstakes through February 28, 2015, online at <a href="http://www.allstatemotorcyclesweepstakes.com">www.allstatemotorcyclesweepstakes.com</a>, or at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone which visits select rallies across the country (see above). The winner will be announced in March 2015.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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;"># # #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Chris Bauer, Allstate Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:Chris.Bauer@allstate.com">Chris.Bauer@allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> <p>Justin Nicolette, Taylor<br /> (704) 644-6936<br /> <a href="mailto:jnicolette@taylorstrategy.com">jnicolette@taylorstrategy.com</a></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:07:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/58af930d-b172-4dc2-9578-0bbf8471792a http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/58af930d-b172-4dc2-9578-0bbf8471792a Allstate, Rick Fairless Unveiling Custom Motorcycle at Daytona Bike Week Riders can enter to win the bike and a personalized Rick Fairless paint job<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 4 Photos</strong><p>This Friday, March 7, Allstate Insurance Company and legendary motorcycle builder Rick Fairless will unveil to the crowds at Daytona Bike Week his latest custom creation &ndash; a reimagined Victory Vegas 8-Ball.</p> <p>The custom-built motorcycle is part of this year's grand prize for the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and will feature signature Rick Fairless designs and customization never before seen by the public. This is the fifth year of the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes and the first year that a Fairless custom is featured as the grand prize.</p> <p>"When Allstate asked me to build this year's bike, they asked for one that really fit the image of its riders. I knew I had to push the limits a little with this bike because they insure so many different kinds of folks," Fairless said. "We ended up with a bike that is really going to turn some heads. This ain't a bolt-on custom."</p> <p>Fairless will be on hand to help debut the new custom machine at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone, which is located at Daytona Speedway. Riders in attendance will have the opportunity to see the bike in-person, learn more about how the Allstate Victory Vegas 8-Ball came to be from Fairless himself, enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the motorcycle, as well as see some of the other custom bikes Allstate owns, including Arlen Ness and Dave Perewitz originals.</p> <p>In addition to winning the motorcycle, Allstate will give the winner a trip for two to Rick Fairless' Strokers Dallas for a free custom paint job consultation, personalized by Fairless himself.</p> <p>"We're confident that the winner of this year's Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes is not only going to love their new ride," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company, "but they're also going to love the whole Allstate experience."</p> <p>Following the unveiling, the Allstate Victory Vegas 8-Ball, along with Allstate's other custom creations, will be on display in 2014 at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone at the following motorcycle rallies: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Daytona Bike Week: Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 7-15)</li> <li>Arizona Bike Week: Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 2-6)</li> <li>Leesburg Bikefest: Leesburg, Fla. (April 25-27)</li> <li>Americade, NY: Lake George, N.Y. (June 2-7)</li> <li>Thunder in the Valley: Johnstown, Pa. (June 26-29)</li> <li>Roar on the Shore: Erie, Pa. (July 16-19)</li> <li>Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Sturgis, S.D. (August 2-9)</li> <li>Delmarva Bike Week: Salisbury, Md. (September 11-14)</li> <li>Bikes, Blues &amp; BBQ: Fayetteville, Ark. (September 24-27)</li> <li>Biketoberfest: Daytona, Fla. (October 16-19)</li> <li>Lone Star Rally: Galveston, Texas (November 6-9)</li> </ul> <p>Participants can enter the Allstate Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle Sweepstakes through February 28, 2015, online at <a href="http://www.allstatemotorcyclesweepstakes.com">www.allstatemotorcyclesweepstakes.com</a>, or at the Allstate Rider Protection Zone which visits select rallies across the country (see above). The winner will be announced in March 2015.</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, 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 title="http://www.allstate.com/" 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;." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners 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;"># # #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Chris Bauer, Allstate Media Relations<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:Chris.Bauer@allstate.com">Chris.Bauer@allstate.com</a><br /> On Twitter @AllstateNews</p> <p>Justin Nicolette, Taylor<br /> (704) 644-6936<br /> <a href="mailto:jnicolette@taylorstrategy.com">jnicolette@taylorstrategy.com</a></p>