Feed http://allstatenewsroom.com en-US Copyright 2014 40 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:26:24 -0600 Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday Holiday shoppers can use Parking Reminder feature to find their car as well as Gas Finder to get the lowest price for gas before a Thanksgiving road trip<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>There could be a few less worries this holiday season as Black Friday shoppers use a new Parking Reminder tool in the Allstate Mobile app to find their parked car after some holiday shopping. The free Parking Reminder feature can be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile<sup>sm</sup> app and is available to anyone countrywide &ndash; with or without an Allstate policy.</p> <p>When someone parks their car and presses the 'Park Here' button, the app drops a pin at that exact location and after ringing up the holiday deals while shopping, someone can tap the 'Find Car' button and the app shows precisely where the car was parked on a map so shoppers can easily walk straight to their vehicle. The app also shows the distance to the parked car. Plus, if a friend or family member needs to run back to the car while shopping, the app allows you to text or email the location of the parked car to someone else.</p> <p>With Parking Reminder, drivers can also start a timer within the app when they leave their car to help them remember how much time they have left on a paid meter.</p> <p>"The holidays are a wonderful time, but can create stress for many people," says Allstate's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "These new benefits within Allstate Mobile are little conveniences that help consumers everywhere bring out the good in their holiday shopping season and throughout the year."</p> <p>The new feature inside the Allstate Mobile app has uses beyond Black Friday shopping, too. For holiday air travelers, Parking Reminder can be used to find their car in an airport's long-term parking lot.</p> <p>And, if the holiday season means a road trip, the Allstate Mobile app has an answer for finding the least expensive gas in the area. Allstate Mobile has a Gas Finder tool, powered by GasBuddy, which allows drivers to find the best price for gasoline near their location. This added convenience can also be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile app.</p> <p>Parking Reminder and Gas Finder are new additions to the Allstate Mobile app, which also allows customers to pay their bill, access policy and agent information on-the-go, request Roadside assistance, or use tools like QuickFoto Claim&reg; in the event they're involved in an accident.</p> <p>The Allstate Mobile app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information about all of the company's available mobile tools, please visit: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/mobile">www.allstate.com/mobile</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <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 the web 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 <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>Justin Herndon<br /> <a href="mailto:Justin.Herndon@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> 727-512-8314</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/068bf5e8-e698-4757-b43f-bbee0d15d519 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/068bf5e8-e698-4757-b43f-bbee0d15d519 Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday Holiday shoppers can use Parking Reminder feature to find their car as well as Gas Finder to get the lowest price for gas before a Thanksgiving road trip<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>There could be a few less worries this holiday season as Black Friday shoppers use a new Parking Reminder tool in the Allstate Mobile app to find their parked car after some holiday shopping. The free Parking Reminder feature can be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile<sup>sm</sup> app and is available to anyone countrywide &ndash; with or without an Allstate policy.</p> <p>When someone parks their car and presses the 'Park Here' button, the app drops a pin at that exact location and after ringing up the holiday deals while shopping, someone can tap the 'Find Car' button and the app shows precisely where the car was parked on a map so shoppers can easily walk straight to their vehicle. The app also shows the distance to the parked car. Plus, if a friend or family member needs to run back to the car while shopping, the app allows you to text or email the location of the parked car to someone else.</p> <p>With Parking Reminder, drivers can also start a timer within the app when they leave their car to help them remember how much time they have left on a paid meter.</p> <p>"The holidays are a wonderful time, but can create stress for many people," says Allstate's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "These new benefits within Allstate Mobile are little conveniences that help consumers everywhere bring out the good in their holiday shopping season and throughout the year."</p> <p>The new feature inside the Allstate Mobile app has uses beyond Black Friday shopping, too. For holiday air travelers, Parking Reminder can be used to find their car in an airport's long-term parking lot.</p> <p>And, if the holiday season means a road trip, the Allstate Mobile app has an answer for finding the least expensive gas in the area. Allstate Mobile has a Gas Finder tool, powered by GasBuddy, which allows drivers to find the best price for gasoline near their location. This added convenience can also be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile app.</p> <p>Parking Reminder and Gas Finder are new additions to the Allstate Mobile app, which also allows customers to pay their bill, access policy and agent information on-the-go, request Roadside assistance, or use tools like QuickFoto Claim&reg; in the event they're involved in an accident.</p> <p>The Allstate Mobile app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information about all of the company's available mobile tools, please visit: <a href="http://www.allstate.com/mobile">www.allstate.com/mobile</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <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 the web 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 <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>Justin Herndon<br /> <a href="mailto:Justin.Herndon@allstate.com">Justin.Herndon@allstate.com</a><br /> 727-512-8314</p> Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/3a7c/8d67/3a7c8d67-4d81-4036-92f5-0ec29779b4c2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-provides-another-way-to-find-your-parked-car-on-black-friday http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-provides-another-way-to-find-your-parked-car-on-black-friday Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/3a7c/8d67/3a7c8d67-4d81-4036-92f5-0ec29779b4c2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate Provides Another Way to Find Your Parked Car on Black Friday Webisode: Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI Explores Work-Life Balance. Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI Explores Work-Life Balance. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/592727ef-b99d-4cbc-8a58-aa30722927ad http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/592727ef-b99d-4cbc-8a58-aa30722927ad Webisode: Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI Explores Work-Life Balance. Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI Explores Work-Life Balance. One in Four Employed Americans Required to Work over the Holidays, Finds Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll American workers show enthusiasm for workplace and employers, but concern around pay, benefits and the impact of technology. <br /><strong>This release contains: 2 Related Documents, 3 Photos, 1 Video</strong><p>Approximately one quarter of the American workforce will be required to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Despite this, American workers express not only satisfaction in their own work, but also pride in the role their employers play in communities. These are among the key findings of the 21st Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> <a href="http://assets.nationaljournal.com/FTI Allstate NJ Heartland XXI Topline Results.pdf" target="_blank">Heartland Monitor Poll</a>, which surveyed Americans' attitudes toward their jobs and, employers and the encroachment of the workplace into other facets of life.</p> <p>The latest edition of the Heartland Monitor shows that American workers think very highly of their employers, with 82 percent of poll respondents saying they believe that their employer makes a positive impact on the community and 87 percent of workers saying they would recommend their place of employment to others. Ninety percent of workers polled are proud to tell people about their employer, and 88 percent believe in their employer's mission and purpose. Likewise, working Americans are highly satisfied with their jobs: 93 percent said they are satisfied and 54 percent said they are very satisfied. Interestingly, among those who currently work somewhere with 10 or fewer employees, 69 percent say they are very satisfied with their job, surpassing those in 11-100 employee jobs (52 percent), 101-2,500 employee jobs (49 percent), and 2,501+ employee jobs (50 percent).</p> <p>"Companies that do good in their communities are highly regarded by the people who make it possible &ndash; their employees," said Harriet Harty, senior vice president of human resources at Allstate. "As a company made up of thousands of small, locally-owned businesses, Allstate knows first-hand that involvement in the communities we serve is incredibly meaningful to both employees and our customers."</p> <p>Despite Americans' positive feelings toward their work and employers, family still comes first for the vast majority of people. By more than a three-to-one margin, Americans say they "work to live" (76 percent) rather than "live to work" (22 percent). If given the choice, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose "more flexibility and shorter hours&hellip;but less pay" while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose "more pay&hellip;but less flexibility and longer hours." Millennials, and to a lesser extent, Gen X'ers, placed higher emphasis on flexibility from their employer, more so than workers from the Baby Boomer generation. When asked about the importance of flexible work hours, 77 percent of employed Millennials polled said they think it is important to have "the flexibility to work at different hours," compared to 64 percent of Gen X'ers and 60 percent of Boomers. This compared to 67 percent for all workers.</p> <p>"Like other results already released from the poll, these assessments of workplace satisfaction find Americans convinced that their own lives are generally moving in the right direction, even if the country is not," said Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. "And yet, like the earlier soundings, these findings also capture the strain many Americans feel trying to both provide for, and participate in, their family in an age of slow or nonexistent wage growth."</p> <p>The findings aren't all positive, and in some areas real dissatisfaction exists: just under half (45 percent) of the American workforce say there's at least some chance they will work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day. More than half (55 percent) of these workers say it won't be by their own choice. Ultimately, one-in-four (25 percent) American workers will be required to work on one of these major holidays.</p> <p>Further, only 31 percent of employed respondents say they're very satisfied with their pay, a sharp drop from the 54 percent who say they're very satisfied overall with their job. Likewise, just 43 percent of employed respondents, are very satisfied with the benefits, 45 percent with the amount of paid vacation and sick leave offered, and 38 percent with opportunities for advancement.</p> <p><strong>Among the key findings in The Allstate/</strong><strong><em>National Journal</em></strong><strong> Heartland Monitor Poll XXI:</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Employee Satisfaction and Pride</strong></p> <p>Overall, Americans share a high degree of satisfaction with their jobs, believe they are successful, and think favorably about their employer.</p> <ul> <li>Among working Americans, those most satisfied in their work include business owners (68 percent very satisfied), and those at the executive level (64 percent). </li> <li>Working Americans are nearly universal (98 percent) in their belief that they are successful in their job, with two-in-three (63 percent) seeing themselves as very successful. When determining what it means to be successful, more than half (55 percent) of American workers are likely to point to softer indicators like "making a positive impact" (31 percent) or "doing what you like" (24 percent) over more concrete measures like "a good work-life balance" (14 percent), pay (9 percent), receiving recognition (7 percent), and having authority (2 percent).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Sacrifices for Work</strong></p> <p>For many Americans, the days of a nine-to-five job with time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave are over. Despite overall satisfaction and pride in their jobs, Americans report making significant personal sacrifices to make ends meet while balancing work responsibilities with family commitments. Amid these pressures from work, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time in their employer and would sacrifice pay to have a job that offered more flexibility.</p> <ul> <li>Just over half (53 percent) of American workers now hold a traditional Monday through Friday nine-to-five job while 47 percent say they usually work nights, weekends, or some combination of schedules. </li> <li>Those with and without 9am to 5pm schedules expressed similar dissatisfaction with their pay (only 31 and 32 percent very satisfied, respectively). But those working outside the 9am to 5pm track were much less likely than conventional nine-to-fiver's to say they were very satisfied with their required hours at work (just 42 percent vs. 64 percent) or their ability to balance work and home (40 percent vs. 54 percent). Those outside the 9am to 5pm world were also somewhat less likely to report satisfaction with their access to paid vacation and sick leave.</li> <li>Work has increasingly impacted Americans' personal time: 81 percent of American workers say they are required to be in contact outside of working hours, with 41 percent saying they're required to be in contact frequently. More than half (56 percent) of American workers checked email or otherwise checked in with work on their last vacation. </li> <li>With these challenges, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time, and most say they would choose a job with less pay to obtain that. If given the choice between jobs based on the balance between work and personal/family time, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose "more flexibility and shorter hours&hellip;but less pay" while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose "more pay&hellip;but less flexibility and longer hours.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> Since April 2009, the Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor Polls have explored Americans' personal financial experiences, their views on the financial system, and their opinion of how the federal government's budget situation impacts their personal finances. The most recent Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor poll was conducted by FTI Consulting, from October 22&ndash;26, 2014, among N=1,000 American adults age 18+, with 500 reached via landline and 500 reached via cell phone. The margin of error for the N=1,000 telephone sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <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>About National Journal</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>National Journal</em></a> is regarded as the most credible and influential publication in Washington, providing more than 3 million influentials in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work. Fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan, <em>National Journal</em> has a four-decade history of serving leaders in Washington&mdash;and around the country&mdash;with trustworthy, in-depth analysis on legislation, politics, and the structural trends shaping America.</p> <p><strong>About FTI Consulting</strong><br /> FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.fticonsulting.com" target="_blank">www.fticonsulting.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contacts:</strong><strong> </strong><br /> Jeff Cartwright<br /> National Journal<br /> <a href="mailto:Jeff@nationaljournal.com">Jeff@nationaljournal.com</a> <br /> (202) 266-7405</p> <p>Matthew Clark<br /> FTI Consulting<br /> <a href="mailto:Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com">Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com</a> <br /> (202) 728-8766</p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> Allstate<br /> <a href="mailto:Kari.Mather@allstate.com">Kari.Mather@allstate.com</a> <br /> (480) 707-2526</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5f5aef0f-6213-47e6-9219-d91d7a7ced54 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5f5aef0f-6213-47e6-9219-d91d7a7ced54 One in Four Employed Americans Required to Work over the Holidays, Finds Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll American workers show enthusiasm for workplace and employers, but concern around pay, benefits and the impact of technology. <br /><strong>This release contains: 2 Related Documents, 3 Photos, 1 Video</strong><p>Approximately one quarter of the American workforce will be required to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day or New Year's Day. Despite this, American workers express not only satisfaction in their own work, but also pride in the role their employers play in communities. These are among the key findings of the 21st Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> <a href="http://assets.nationaljournal.com/FTI Allstate NJ Heartland XXI Topline Results.pdf" target="_blank">Heartland Monitor Poll</a>, which surveyed Americans' attitudes toward their jobs and, employers and the encroachment of the workplace into other facets of life.</p> <p>The latest edition of the Heartland Monitor shows that American workers think very highly of their employers, with 82 percent of poll respondents saying they believe that their employer makes a positive impact on the community and 87 percent of workers saying they would recommend their place of employment to others. Ninety percent of workers polled are proud to tell people about their employer, and 88 percent believe in their employer's mission and purpose. Likewise, working Americans are highly satisfied with their jobs: 93 percent said they are satisfied and 54 percent said they are very satisfied. Interestingly, among those who currently work somewhere with 10 or fewer employees, 69 percent say they are very satisfied with their job, surpassing those in 11-100 employee jobs (52 percent), 101-2,500 employee jobs (49 percent), and 2,501+ employee jobs (50 percent).</p> <p>"Companies that do good in their communities are highly regarded by the people who make it possible &ndash; their employees," said Harriet Harty, senior vice president of human resources at Allstate. "As a company made up of thousands of small, locally-owned businesses, Allstate knows first-hand that involvement in the communities we serve is incredibly meaningful to both employees and our customers."</p> <p>Despite Americans' positive feelings toward their work and employers, family still comes first for the vast majority of people. By more than a three-to-one margin, Americans say they "work to live" (76 percent) rather than "live to work" (22 percent). If given the choice, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose "more flexibility and shorter hours&hellip;but less pay" while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose "more pay&hellip;but less flexibility and longer hours." Millennials, and to a lesser extent, Gen X'ers, placed higher emphasis on flexibility from their employer, more so than workers from the Baby Boomer generation. When asked about the importance of flexible work hours, 77 percent of employed Millennials polled said they think it is important to have "the flexibility to work at different hours," compared to 64 percent of Gen X'ers and 60 percent of Boomers. This compared to 67 percent for all workers.</p> <p>"Like other results already released from the poll, these assessments of workplace satisfaction find Americans convinced that their own lives are generally moving in the right direction, even if the country is not," said Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. "And yet, like the earlier soundings, these findings also capture the strain many Americans feel trying to both provide for, and participate in, their family in an age of slow or nonexistent wage growth."</p> <p>The findings aren't all positive, and in some areas real dissatisfaction exists: just under half (45 percent) of the American workforce say there's at least some chance they will work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day. More than half (55 percent) of these workers say it won't be by their own choice. Ultimately, one-in-four (25 percent) American workers will be required to work on one of these major holidays.</p> <p>Further, only 31 percent of employed respondents say they're very satisfied with their pay, a sharp drop from the 54 percent who say they're very satisfied overall with their job. Likewise, just 43 percent of employed respondents, are very satisfied with the benefits, 45 percent with the amount of paid vacation and sick leave offered, and 38 percent with opportunities for advancement.</p> <p><strong>Among the key findings in The Allstate/</strong><strong><em>National Journal</em></strong><strong> Heartland Monitor Poll XXI:</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Employee Satisfaction and Pride</strong></p> <p>Overall, Americans share a high degree of satisfaction with their jobs, believe they are successful, and think favorably about their employer.</p> <ul> <li>Among working Americans, those most satisfied in their work include business owners (68 percent very satisfied), and those at the executive level (64 percent). </li> <li>Working Americans are nearly universal (98 percent) in their belief that they are successful in their job, with two-in-three (63 percent) seeing themselves as very successful. When determining what it means to be successful, more than half (55 percent) of American workers are likely to point to softer indicators like "making a positive impact" (31 percent) or "doing what you like" (24 percent) over more concrete measures like "a good work-life balance" (14 percent), pay (9 percent), receiving recognition (7 percent), and having authority (2 percent).</li> </ul> <p><strong>Sacrifices for Work</strong></p> <p>For many Americans, the days of a nine-to-five job with time off for holidays, vacation, and sick leave are over. Despite overall satisfaction and pride in their jobs, Americans report making significant personal sacrifices to make ends meet while balancing work responsibilities with family commitments. Amid these pressures from work, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time in their employer and would sacrifice pay to have a job that offered more flexibility.</p> <ul> <li>Just over half (53 percent) of American workers now hold a traditional Monday through Friday nine-to-five job while 47 percent say they usually work nights, weekends, or some combination of schedules. </li> <li>Those with and without 9am to 5pm schedules expressed similar dissatisfaction with their pay (only 31 and 32 percent very satisfied, respectively). But those working outside the 9am to 5pm track were much less likely than conventional nine-to-fiver's to say they were very satisfied with their required hours at work (just 42 percent vs. 64 percent) or their ability to balance work and home (40 percent vs. 54 percent). Those outside the 9am to 5pm world were also somewhat less likely to report satisfaction with their access to paid vacation and sick leave.</li> <li>Work has increasingly impacted Americans' personal time: 81 percent of American workers say they are required to be in contact outside of working hours, with 41 percent saying they're required to be in contact frequently. More than half (56 percent) of American workers checked email or otherwise checked in with work on their last vacation. </li> <li>With these challenges, Americans are looking for more flexibility and more personal time, and most say they would choose a job with less pay to obtain that. If given the choice between jobs based on the balance between work and personal/family time, two in three (67 percent) Americans would choose "more flexibility and shorter hours&hellip;but less pay" while just one-in-four (26 percent) would choose "more pay&hellip;but less flexibility and longer hours.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Survey Methodology</strong><br /> Since April 2009, the Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor Polls have explored Americans' personal financial experiences, their views on the financial system, and their opinion of how the federal government's budget situation impacts their personal finances. The most recent Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor poll was conducted by FTI Consulting, from October 22&ndash;26, 2014, among N=1,000 American adults age 18+, with 500 reached via landline and 500 reached via cell phone. The margin of error for the N=1,000 telephone sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <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>About National Journal</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>National Journal</em></a> is regarded as the most credible and influential publication in Washington, providing more than 3 million influentials in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work. Fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan, <em>National Journal</em> has a four-decade history of serving leaders in Washington&mdash;and around the country&mdash;with trustworthy, in-depth analysis on legislation, politics, and the structural trends shaping America.</p> <p><strong>About FTI Consulting</strong><br /> FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.fticonsulting.com" target="_blank">www.fticonsulting.com</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contacts:</strong><strong> </strong><br /> Jeff Cartwright<br /> National Journal<br /> <a href="mailto:Jeff@nationaljournal.com">Jeff@nationaljournal.com</a> <br /> (202) 266-7405</p> <p>Matthew Clark<br /> FTI Consulting<br /> <a href="mailto:Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com">Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com</a> <br /> (202) 728-8766</p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> Allstate<br /> <a href="mailto:Kari.Mather@allstate.com">Kari.Mather@allstate.com</a> <br /> (480) 707-2526</p> Allstate to Present at Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 9. The conference is being held at the Conrad New York Hotel in New York.</p> <p>A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to hear the live event, a replay will be posted on the investor relations and <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/leadership-executive-speeches/releases">executive speeches</a> sections of the company's website shortly after the presentation ends.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/63fe9021-d158-456e-b500-54ff58ccf10d http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/63fe9021-d158-456e-b500-54ff58ccf10d Allstate to Present at Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 9. The conference is being held at the Conrad New York Hotel in New York.</p> <p>A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>. For those unable to hear the live event, a replay will be posted on the investor relations and <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/channels/leadership-executive-speeches/releases">executive speeches</a> sections of the company's website shortly after the presentation ends.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Allstate Insurance Company Provides Safety Tips to Western New York Residents During and After the Snowstorm <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Many residents in Western New York are experiencing significant winter weather conditions due to the lake-effect snowstorm. The main concern of Allstate is the safety of all residents in and around the Buffalo area. Allstate and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) offer these tips to staying safe during the storm, and preventing further damage after the storm, as warm weather returns.</p> <p><strong>Before / during the storm:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Keep the house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.</li> <li>Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent freezing.</li> <li>Identify the location for the main water shutoff in your home. Find out how it works in case you have to use it.</li> <li>If you use fireplaces, wood stoves and electric heaters, watch them closely and make sure they are working properly.</li> <li>If you haven't already, make sure all hoses are disconnected from outside spigots.</li> <li>If your garage is attached to your house, keep the garage doors closed. The door leading to the house is probably not as well-insulated as an exterior door.</li> <li>Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up and seep into your house.</li> <li>Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home free from snow and ice.</li> </ul> <p><strong>After the storm:</strong></p> <ul> <li>If you discover that pipes are frozen, don't wait for them to burst. Take measures to safely thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance.</li> <li>If your pipes burst, first turn off the water and then mop up spills. You don't want the water to do more damage than it already has.</li> <li>If it is safe to do so, make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Remove any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged from water seepage. Save your receipts from any temporary repairs.</li> <li>Avoid getting on the roof and avoid working on a ladder or beneath a roof that has accumulated large amounts of snow and icicles.</li> <li>Watch inside your home for unexpected water leakage on walls or ceilings. Ice build-up in eaves and gutters following heavy snows can prevent drainage. As the snow melts water can seep under shingles or tiles and into the home.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Minimize ice dam formation on your roof:</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 to help safely minimize potential ice damming damage:</p> <ul> <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.</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>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:04:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/0a0f5db6-fc90-4ef7-b1cf-07ab2bc58ed3 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/0a0f5db6-fc90-4ef7-b1cf-07ab2bc58ed3 Allstate Insurance Company Provides Safety Tips to Western New York Residents During and After the Snowstorm <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Many residents in Western New York are experiencing significant winter weather conditions due to the lake-effect snowstorm. The main concern of Allstate is the safety of all residents in and around the Buffalo area. Allstate and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) offer these tips to staying safe during the storm, and preventing further damage after the storm, as warm weather returns.</p> <p><strong>Before / during the storm:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Keep the house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.</li> <li>Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent freezing.</li> <li>Identify the location for the main water shutoff in your home. Find out how it works in case you have to use it.</li> <li>If you use fireplaces, wood stoves and electric heaters, watch them closely and make sure they are working properly.</li> <li>If you haven't already, make sure all hoses are disconnected from outside spigots.</li> <li>If your garage is attached to your house, keep the garage doors closed. The door leading to the house is probably not as well-insulated as an exterior door.</li> <li>Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up and seep into your house.</li> <li>Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home free from snow and ice.</li> </ul> <p><strong>After the storm:</strong></p> <ul> <li>If you discover that pipes are frozen, don't wait for them to burst. Take measures to safely thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance.</li> <li>If your pipes burst, first turn off the water and then mop up spills. You don't want the water to do more damage than it already has.</li> <li>If it is safe to do so, make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Remove any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged from water seepage. Save your receipts from any temporary repairs.</li> <li>Avoid getting on the roof and avoid working on a ladder or beneath a roof that has accumulated large amounts of snow and icicles.</li> <li>Watch inside your home for unexpected water leakage on walls or ceilings. Ice build-up in eaves and gutters following heavy snows can prevent drainage. As the snow melts water can seep under shingles or tiles and into the home.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Minimize ice dam formation on your roof:</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 to help safely minimize potential ice damming damage:</p> <ul> <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.</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>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Insurance Company Files $6 Million Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against No-Fault Medical Clinics, Medical Doctors and Chiropractic Providers <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company seeks to recover $6 million in damages against 30 professional entities, their record owners and one chiropractor billing and practicing under her own name, in its seventh insurance fraud lawsuit of 2014. Since 2003, Allstate has filed 59 fraud lawsuits in New York State seeking more than $266 million in damages.</p> <p>The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the following defendants: A &amp; F Medical P.C., Advanced Chiropractic of New York P.C., Alignment Chiropractic Care P.C., Art of Healing Medicine, P.C., Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic P.C., Avicenna Medical Arts PLLC, AVM Chiropractic P.C., Big Apple Chiropractic P.C., Bronx-Metro Chiropractic Health Services P.C., BSZ Chiropractic P.C., Dedicated Chiropractic P.C., Dumont Medical Diagnostic P.C., Dynasty Medical Care, P.C., Elmont Wellness Chiropractic P.C., Flow Chiropractic P.C., Golden Hands Chiropractic P.C., Great Health Care Chiropractic P.C., Heights Chiropractic Services P.C., M. Sadees M.D. P.C., New Beginning Chiropractic P.C., No More Pain Chiropractic P.C., Northshore Chiropractic Diagnostic P.C., Power Chiropractic P.C., Priority Medical Diagnostic P.C., RB Chiropractic Care P.C., Richmond Medical Diagnostics P.C., Supreme Health Chiropractic P.C., True-Align Chiropractic Care P.C., Way To Health Chiropractic P.C., White Plains Medical Care, P.C., Robert Albano, D.C., Adeliya Akpan, M.D., Karl Bauer, D.C., Autumn Cutler, D.C., Ahmed Elsoury, M.D., Nicholas Fennelli, M.D., Andrew Garcia, D.C., Michael Gorelik, D.C., Surender Gorukanti, M.D., Graig Granovsky, D.C., Joseph Humble, D.C., Anthony Mandracchia, D.C., Alexander Mazurovsky, D.C., Sophia Mohuchy, D.C., Russell Nersesov, D.C., Charles Nguyen, D.C., Mohamed Nour , M.D., Ramkumar Panhani , M.D., Svetlana Pinkusovich, M.D., Alexander Pinkusovich, M.D., Nicolette Merav Sadees, M.D., Paul Scarborough, D.C., Mark Soffer, D.C., Alexander Veder, M.D., Narcisse Versailles, M.D., Guy Villano, D.C., Melanie Walcott, D.C. and Yakov Zilberman, D.C.</p> <p>It alleges that the defendants engaged in parallel and virtually identical schemes to defraud in which they, either individually or through the defendant professional corporations which they purported to own, submitted bills to Allstate for reimbursement for Voltage-Input Sensory Nerve Conduction Threshold Testing ("VsNCT Testing") that was not performed as billed, was fabricated or was of no diagnostic value. The Complaint further alleges that in addition to administering medically unnecessary VsNCT Testing which had no diagnostic value, defendants fraudulently billed Allstate for VsNCT Testing using a Current Procedural Terminology ("CPT") Code (95904) which is reserved for more expensive standard sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing.</p> <p>According to the Insurance Information Institute, no-fault fraud is costing New Yorkers millions of dollars year-after-year. "In essence, honest hardworking New Yorkers are paying a "<strong>fraud tax</strong>," said Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate spokesperson. "We need lawmakers to enact meaningful insurance reform that puts the citizens of New York first."</p> <p>Allstate is joined by other insurers and many New York State leaders in its pursuit for comprehensive reform of the no-fault system. "The no-fault system is being exploited and responsible citizens are the victims," Darrohn said. "Without the support of lawmakers, incidents of fraud will continue to increase. We need to work together this legislative session to fix the broken no-fault system."</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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:12:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/543708c7-08e9-4670-874c-751256cf1482 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/543708c7-08e9-4670-874c-751256cf1482 Allstate Insurance Company Files $6 Million Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against No-Fault Medical Clinics, Medical Doctors and Chiropractic Providers <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>Allstate Insurance Company seeks to recover $6 million in damages against 30 professional entities, their record owners and one chiropractor billing and practicing under her own name, in its seventh insurance fraud lawsuit of 2014. Since 2003, Allstate has filed 59 fraud lawsuits in New York State seeking more than $266 million in damages.</p> <p>The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against the following defendants: A &amp; F Medical P.C., Advanced Chiropractic of New York P.C., Alignment Chiropractic Care P.C., Art of Healing Medicine, P.C., Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic P.C., Avicenna Medical Arts PLLC, AVM Chiropractic P.C., Big Apple Chiropractic P.C., Bronx-Metro Chiropractic Health Services P.C., BSZ Chiropractic P.C., Dedicated Chiropractic P.C., Dumont Medical Diagnostic P.C., Dynasty Medical Care, P.C., Elmont Wellness Chiropractic P.C., Flow Chiropractic P.C., Golden Hands Chiropractic P.C., Great Health Care Chiropractic P.C., Heights Chiropractic Services P.C., M. Sadees M.D. P.C., New Beginning Chiropractic P.C., No More Pain Chiropractic P.C., Northshore Chiropractic Diagnostic P.C., Power Chiropractic P.C., Priority Medical Diagnostic P.C., RB Chiropractic Care P.C., Richmond Medical Diagnostics P.C., Supreme Health Chiropractic P.C., True-Align Chiropractic Care P.C., Way To Health Chiropractic P.C., White Plains Medical Care, P.C., Robert Albano, D.C., Adeliya Akpan, M.D., Karl Bauer, D.C., Autumn Cutler, D.C., Ahmed Elsoury, M.D., Nicholas Fennelli, M.D., Andrew Garcia, D.C., Michael Gorelik, D.C., Surender Gorukanti, M.D., Graig Granovsky, D.C., Joseph Humble, D.C., Anthony Mandracchia, D.C., Alexander Mazurovsky, D.C., Sophia Mohuchy, D.C., Russell Nersesov, D.C., Charles Nguyen, D.C., Mohamed Nour , M.D., Ramkumar Panhani , M.D., Svetlana Pinkusovich, M.D., Alexander Pinkusovich, M.D., Nicolette Merav Sadees, M.D., Paul Scarborough, D.C., Mark Soffer, D.C., Alexander Veder, M.D., Narcisse Versailles, M.D., Guy Villano, D.C., Melanie Walcott, D.C. and Yakov Zilberman, D.C.</p> <p>It alleges that the defendants engaged in parallel and virtually identical schemes to defraud in which they, either individually or through the defendant professional corporations which they purported to own, submitted bills to Allstate for reimbursement for Voltage-Input Sensory Nerve Conduction Threshold Testing ("VsNCT Testing") that was not performed as billed, was fabricated or was of no diagnostic value. The Complaint further alleges that in addition to administering medically unnecessary VsNCT Testing which had no diagnostic value, defendants fraudulently billed Allstate for VsNCT Testing using a Current Procedural Terminology ("CPT") Code (95904) which is reserved for more expensive standard sensory Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing.</p> <p>According to the Insurance Information Institute, no-fault fraud is costing New Yorkers millions of dollars year-after-year. "In essence, honest hardworking New Yorkers are paying a "<strong>fraud tax</strong>," said Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate spokesperson. "We need lawmakers to enact meaningful insurance reform that puts the citizens of New York first."</p> <p>Allstate is joined by other insurers and many New York State leaders in its pursuit for comprehensive reform of the no-fault system. "The no-fault system is being exploited and responsible citizens are the victims," Darrohn said. "Without the support of lawmakers, incidents of fraud will continue to increase. We need to work together this legislative session to fix the broken no-fault system."</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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> 631-233-6048<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Announces Dividends <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced a quarterly dividend of 28 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation's common stock, payable in cash on January 2, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 28, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from October 15, 2014 through January 14, 2015. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on January 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2014, as follows:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Series</strong></p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>Annual </strong><br /> <strong>Dividend Rate</strong></p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>Quarterly Amount </strong><br /> <strong>Per Depositary Share</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series A</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>5.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.3515625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series C</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.75%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.421875</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series D</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.4140625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series E</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.4140625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series F</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.25%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.390625</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services in the United States and Canada.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:37:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c6dd68d5-787f-412b-87d2-e383cade23af http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c6dd68d5-787f-412b-87d2-e383cade23af Allstate Announces Dividends <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced a quarterly dividend of 28 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation's common stock, payable in cash on January 2, 2015, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 28, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Stock Dividends</strong><br /> The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from October 15, 2014 through January 14, 2015. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on January 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2014, as follows:</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Series</strong></p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>Annual </strong><br /> <strong>Dividend Rate</strong></p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p><strong>Quarterly Amount </strong><br /> <strong>Per Depositary Share</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series A</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>5.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.3515625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series C</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.75%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.421875</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series D</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.4140625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series E</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.625%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.4140625</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>Series F</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>6.25%</p> </td> <td align="center" valign="top"> <p>$0.390625</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services in the United States and Canada.</p> <p>Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on <a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com">www.allstateinvestors.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Californian Wins Online Home Inventory Sweepstakes Protect It Or Lose It game and Digital Locker® mobile app help people protect what they own<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos, 2 Videos</strong><p>For three months this fall, Americans earned a lesson in protecting their belongings via Allstate's online <em>Protect It Or Lose It</em> game that challenges players to protect everyday items as well as valuables&mdash;everything from kitchen utensils to prized artwork and more. For participating any time from July 15 to October 15, players were entered into a $5,000 grand prize sweepstakes, and Los Angeles-area resident Rick Lacher of Valley Village, Calif., is the lucky winner in the random drawing.</p> <p>In <em>Protect It Or Lose It, </em>online gamers select personal belongings from among a cascade of items that also include such everyday risks as fire and robbery. While catching personal belongings to protect, players learn the approximate value of these common possessions and then move to a new, more challenging level where belongings and risks of loss change.</p> <p>To play, visit <a href="http://www.ProtectItOrLoseIt.com" target="_blank">www.ProtectItOrLoseIt.com</a> and get more tips to ensure your family is protected in the event of a loss. The site includes links to Allstate's recently updated <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com" target="_blank">Digital Locker&reg;</a> application, which helps people keep an inventory of personal property on their smart phone, tablet device or computer.</p> <p>A recent "Protect It Or Lose It" survey from Allstate found that nearly all adults (90 percent) are concerned about protecting their homes yet haven't valued their possessions in years &ndash; let alone documented all that they own.</p> <p>Taking advantage of Allstate's <em>Digital Locker&reg;</em> mobile app and regularly reviewing insurance coverage helps renters, condo and homeowners be better informed and better prepared.</p> <p>The app has received more than 70,000 downloads to-date, and is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use tool. Organize personal property by room, category or custom labels, add photos and estimate the cost of items with it. Allstate's <em>Digital Locker&reg;</em> provides password-protected online storage, keeping the information safe and easily accessible in the event of loss and opening a claim.</p> <p>To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com" target="_blank">www.digitallocker.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment.&nbsp;Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.&nbsp;In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Corporate Relations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> (909) 612-6644<br /> <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com</a> <br /> On Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/AllstateinCA" target="_blank">@AllstateinCA</a></p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/e189a9ef-37f7-4ea2-bf09-39fdcaa1b275 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/e189a9ef-37f7-4ea2-bf09-39fdcaa1b275 Californian Wins Online Home Inventory Sweepstakes Protect It Or Lose It game and Digital Locker® mobile app help people protect what they own<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos, 2 Videos</strong><p>For three months this fall, Americans earned a lesson in protecting their belongings via Allstate's online <em>Protect It Or Lose It</em> game that challenges players to protect everyday items as well as valuables&mdash;everything from kitchen utensils to prized artwork and more. For participating any time from July 15 to October 15, players were entered into a $5,000 grand prize sweepstakes, and Los Angeles-area resident Rick Lacher of Valley Village, Calif., is the lucky winner in the random drawing.</p> <p>In <em>Protect It Or Lose It, </em>online gamers select personal belongings from among a cascade of items that also include such everyday risks as fire and robbery. While catching personal belongings to protect, players learn the approximate value of these common possessions and then move to a new, more challenging level where belongings and risks of loss change.</p> <p>To play, visit <a href="http://www.ProtectItOrLoseIt.com" target="_blank">www.ProtectItOrLoseIt.com</a> and get more tips to ensure your family is protected in the event of a loss. The site includes links to Allstate's recently updated <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com" target="_blank">Digital Locker&reg;</a> application, which helps people keep an inventory of personal property on their smart phone, tablet device or computer.</p> <p>A recent "Protect It Or Lose It" survey from Allstate found that nearly all adults (90 percent) are concerned about protecting their homes yet haven't valued their possessions in years &ndash; let alone documented all that they own.</p> <p>Taking advantage of Allstate's <em>Digital Locker&reg;</em> mobile app and regularly reviewing insurance coverage helps renters, condo and homeowners be better informed and better prepared.</p> <p>The app has received more than 70,000 downloads to-date, and is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use tool. Organize personal property by room, category or custom labels, add photos and estimate the cost of items with it. Allstate's <em>Digital Locker&reg;</em> provides password-protected online storage, keeping the information safe and easily accessible in the event of loss and opening a claim.</p> <p>To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com" target="_blank">www.digitallocker.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment.&nbsp;Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.&nbsp;In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Jim Klapthor, Allstate Corporate Relations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> (909) 612-6644<br /> <a href="mailto:Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com">Jim.Klapthor@Allstate.com</a> <br /> On Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/AllstateinCA" target="_blank">@AllstateinCA</a></p> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/f491/d041/f491d041-d453-4848-aad4-86a411554b60-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:45:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll-2 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll-2 Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/f491/d041/f491d041-d453-4848-aad4-86a411554b60-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/fbf8/8a67/fbf88a67-aa8d-417b-abea-9015faabb6d8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:44:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/fbf8/8a67/fbf88a67-aa8d-417b-abea-9015faabb6d8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/3e52/e357/3e52e357-10c2-44f3-b659-29279d3bc04f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:44:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll-1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-heartland-monitor-poll-1 Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/3e52/e357/3e52e357-10c2-44f3-b659-29279d3bc04f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Heartland Monitor Poll New Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll Finds Narrow Majority of Americans See Work/Life Balance as Attainable Americans Not Optimistic about Cooperation in Washington or Politics Role in Improving Lives<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos</strong><p>Despite concerns about the direction of the country and the likelihood of compromise in Washington following the mid-term election, a majority of the American public believes that most people can still find a way to balance the demands of work, family and contributions to community. These are among the key findings of the 21st Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> <a href="http://assets.nationaljournal.com/FTI%20Allstate%20NJ%20Heartland%20XXI%20Poll%20Topline%20Results%20for%20Release%201.pdf">Heartland Monitor Poll</a>, which explores what Americans believe is necessary to balance their obligations at work, at home and in their neighborhoods and what they think could help them do better.</p> <p>Of the topline results in the Heartland Monitor, a narrow majority of Americans (54 percent) believe that "most people can succeed at work, make a good living, and contribute to their family and their community, if they manage their time well and set the right priorities." Some groups are especially positive with younger adults demonstrating significant optimism compared to the wider public: About one-third (36 percent) of 18 to 33-year-olds in the poll feel that balancing a successful career with family and civic commitments is unattainable in today's economy, while 59 percent, said that people can succeed in all three facets of modern life. &nbsp;Perhaps less surprising, 61 percent of men said work/life balance is attainable, compared to 48 percent of women with similar splits recorded among fathers and mothers.</p> <p>In line with previous Heartland Monitor polls, respondents to the survey also expressed belief in personal or individual responsibility when it comes to making life better. Sixty percent said that "more Americans taking responsibility to work hard, improve their skills and education and provide for their families" would make life a lot better. With regard to civic and community activity, two-thirds of survey participants called for greater contributions of time and money to charity and community groups. Specifically, 36 percent said that volunteering and donation to non-profits from other citizens would make life a lot better, and a further 33 percent said such actions would make life somewhat better.</p> <p>"As we have seen throughout the past six years, Americans continue to display a resilient determination in this latest survey of their attitudes and experiences," said Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. "But it's also clear that amid living standards that have remained essentially stagnant since 2000, many Americans are finding it an impossible puzzle to both provide for their family and participate in family life the way they'd like to."</p> <p>"The poll results present an opportunity to understand what's at the heart of Americans living a &lsquo;good life' and the challenges they face in achieving it," said Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations, Allstate. "Americans believe in themselves and their ability to achieve a work-life balance. Family, health, giving back to the community, and earning enough to pay for education and retirement, are all incredibly important to Americans' ability to live the good life."</p> <p>With the recent midterm election delivering a crippling defeat for Democrats, the Heartland Monitor Poll&mdash;which was conducted just prior to November 4&mdash;also shows that few Americans, regardless of party affiliation, expect cooperation in Washington to improve. Though a majority of Americans say more cooperation in Washington would benefit people like them, the poll found that just 13 percent of those surveyed said they believed that "as a result of [the] election, Congress and the President" will cooperate more than before to get things done.</p> <p><strong>Among the key findings in The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI:</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Having It All</span></p> <p>More than half the country believes in Work/life balance, but the concept remains a fantasy for many. The Heartland Monitor Poll captured both optimism and widespread anxiety about whether most people can achieve both in today's economy.</p> <ul> <li>The nation is somewhat split on work-life balance: slightly more than half the country (54 percent) believes you can still "have it all" when it comes to managing work, family, and a good living successfully; 40 percent think in today's economy, this is unattainable.</li> <li>A substantial gender gap separated attitudes on this question. Three-fifths of men surveyed said that most people could succeed at both work and home. But women split more evenly: 48 percent said it was possible, and 46 percent said it was not. </li> <li>Among adults in their prime working years from 30 through 49, 45 percent agree that "In today's economy, it's not possible for most people to succeed at work&hellip;and have enough time to contribute to their family, and their community."&nbsp; </li> <li>Sixty-eight percent believe that "even in today's competitive economy, employers could make it a priority to give workers much more flexibility in their schedules and happier workers would be more productive and better for business."</li> <li>Forty-nine percent have gone to work sick because they couldn't take off or felt like they shouldn't take time off.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pessimism for Politics</span></p> <p>Did the results of the midterms matter? Polled in late October in the lead up to the elections, most respondents expect to remain disappointed with Washington, regardless of the outcome on Nov. 4.</p> <ul> <li>Nearly 60 percent said regardless of what happened on Nov. 4, the level of cooperation will stay about the same in Washington, and another 21 percent said it would get worse.</li> <li>Far more Americans believe the country would benefit from greater compromise between Republicans and Democrats (with 54 percent saying it would make life "a lot better"), than from either party amassing unified control of the White House and Congress. </li> <li>Just 13 percent of those surveyed said they believed that "as a result of [the] election, Congress and the President" will cooperate more than before to get things done. </li> <li>The President's approval rating remained low: 41 percent of American adults surveyed approved of Obama's job performance, with 49 percent disapproving. </li> <li>Just 9 percent said they approved of Congress's job performance, tying the lowest Congressional approval rating since the Heartland Monitor Poll began measuring this sentiment in 2012. </li> <li>Sixty-three percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Twenty-four percent say we're going in the right direction. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Survey Methodology </strong><strong> </strong><br /> Since April 2009, the Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor Polls have explored Americans' personal financial experiences, their views on the financial system, and their opinion of how the federal government's budget situation impacts their personal finances. The most recent Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor poll was conducted by FTI Consulting, from October 22&ndash;26, 2014, among N=1,000 American adults age 18+, with 500reached via landline and 500 reached via cell phone. The margin of error for the N=1,000 telephone sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, 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><strong>About National Journal</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/"><em>National Journal</em></a> is regarded as the most credible and influential publication in Washington, providing more than 3 million influentials in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work. Fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan, <em>National Journal</em> has a four-decade history of serving leaders in Washington&mdash;and around the country&mdash;with trustworthy, in-depth analysis on legislation, politics, and the structural trends shaping America.</p> <p><strong>About FTI Consulting</strong><br /> FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.fticonsulting.com">www.fticonsulting.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Jeff Cartwright<br /> National Journal<br /> <a href="mailto:abross@theatlantic.com">jeff@nationaljournal.com</a> <br /> (202) 266-7405</p> <p>Matthew Clark<br /> FTI Consulting<br /> <a href="mailto:Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com">Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com</a> <br /> (202) 728-8766</p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> Allstate<br /> <a href="mailto:Kari.Mather@allstate.com">Kate.Hollcraft@allstate.com</a><br /> (847) 691-9486</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:11:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/79b2a9bd-0a27-460c-9d75-139d91f6bfe5 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/79b2a9bd-0a27-460c-9d75-139d91f6bfe5 New Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll Finds Narrow Majority of Americans See Work/Life Balance as Attainable Americans Not Optimistic about Cooperation in Washington or Politics Role in Improving Lives<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos</strong><p>Despite concerns about the direction of the country and the likelihood of compromise in Washington following the mid-term election, a majority of the American public believes that most people can still find a way to balance the demands of work, family and contributions to community. These are among the key findings of the 21st Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> <a href="http://assets.nationaljournal.com/FTI%20Allstate%20NJ%20Heartland%20XXI%20Poll%20Topline%20Results%20for%20Release%201.pdf">Heartland Monitor Poll</a>, which explores what Americans believe is necessary to balance their obligations at work, at home and in their neighborhoods and what they think could help them do better.</p> <p>Of the topline results in the Heartland Monitor, a narrow majority of Americans (54 percent) believe that "most people can succeed at work, make a good living, and contribute to their family and their community, if they manage their time well and set the right priorities." Some groups are especially positive with younger adults demonstrating significant optimism compared to the wider public: About one-third (36 percent) of 18 to 33-year-olds in the poll feel that balancing a successful career with family and civic commitments is unattainable in today's economy, while 59 percent, said that people can succeed in all three facets of modern life. &nbsp;Perhaps less surprising, 61 percent of men said work/life balance is attainable, compared to 48 percent of women with similar splits recorded among fathers and mothers.</p> <p>In line with previous Heartland Monitor polls, respondents to the survey also expressed belief in personal or individual responsibility when it comes to making life better. Sixty percent said that "more Americans taking responsibility to work hard, improve their skills and education and provide for their families" would make life a lot better. With regard to civic and community activity, two-thirds of survey participants called for greater contributions of time and money to charity and community groups. Specifically, 36 percent said that volunteering and donation to non-profits from other citizens would make life a lot better, and a further 33 percent said such actions would make life somewhat better.</p> <p>"As we have seen throughout the past six years, Americans continue to display a resilient determination in this latest survey of their attitudes and experiences," said Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. "But it's also clear that amid living standards that have remained essentially stagnant since 2000, many Americans are finding it an impossible puzzle to both provide for their family and participate in family life the way they'd like to."</p> <p>"The poll results present an opportunity to understand what's at the heart of Americans living a &lsquo;good life' and the challenges they face in achieving it," said Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations, Allstate. "Americans believe in themselves and their ability to achieve a work-life balance. Family, health, giving back to the community, and earning enough to pay for education and retirement, are all incredibly important to Americans' ability to live the good life."</p> <p>With the recent midterm election delivering a crippling defeat for Democrats, the Heartland Monitor Poll&mdash;which was conducted just prior to November 4&mdash;also shows that few Americans, regardless of party affiliation, expect cooperation in Washington to improve. Though a majority of Americans say more cooperation in Washington would benefit people like them, the poll found that just 13 percent of those surveyed said they believed that "as a result of [the] election, Congress and the President" will cooperate more than before to get things done.</p> <p><strong>Among the key findings in The Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll XXI:</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Having It All</span></p> <p>More than half the country believes in Work/life balance, but the concept remains a fantasy for many. The Heartland Monitor Poll captured both optimism and widespread anxiety about whether most people can achieve both in today's economy.</p> <ul> <li>The nation is somewhat split on work-life balance: slightly more than half the country (54 percent) believes you can still "have it all" when it comes to managing work, family, and a good living successfully; 40 percent think in today's economy, this is unattainable.</li> <li>A substantial gender gap separated attitudes on this question. Three-fifths of men surveyed said that most people could succeed at both work and home. But women split more evenly: 48 percent said it was possible, and 46 percent said it was not. </li> <li>Among adults in their prime working years from 30 through 49, 45 percent agree that "In today's economy, it's not possible for most people to succeed at work&hellip;and have enough time to contribute to their family, and their community."&nbsp; </li> <li>Sixty-eight percent believe that "even in today's competitive economy, employers could make it a priority to give workers much more flexibility in their schedules and happier workers would be more productive and better for business."</li> <li>Forty-nine percent have gone to work sick because they couldn't take off or felt like they shouldn't take time off.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Pessimism for Politics</span></p> <p>Did the results of the midterms matter? Polled in late October in the lead up to the elections, most respondents expect to remain disappointed with Washington, regardless of the outcome on Nov. 4.</p> <ul> <li>Nearly 60 percent said regardless of what happened on Nov. 4, the level of cooperation will stay about the same in Washington, and another 21 percent said it would get worse.</li> <li>Far more Americans believe the country would benefit from greater compromise between Republicans and Democrats (with 54 percent saying it would make life "a lot better"), than from either party amassing unified control of the White House and Congress. </li> <li>Just 13 percent of those surveyed said they believed that "as a result of [the] election, Congress and the President" will cooperate more than before to get things done. </li> <li>The President's approval rating remained low: 41 percent of American adults surveyed approved of Obama's job performance, with 49 percent disapproving. </li> <li>Just 9 percent said they approved of Congress's job performance, tying the lowest Congressional approval rating since the Heartland Monitor Poll began measuring this sentiment in 2012. </li> <li>Sixty-three percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Twenty-four percent say we're going in the right direction. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Survey Methodology </strong><strong> </strong><br /> Since April 2009, the Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor Polls have explored Americans' personal financial experiences, their views on the financial system, and their opinion of how the federal government's budget situation impacts their personal finances. The most recent Allstate/<em>National Journal</em> Heartland Monitor poll was conducted by FTI Consulting, from October 22&ndash;26, 2014, among N=1,000 American adults age 18+, with 500reached via landline and 500 reached via cell phone. The margin of error for the N=1,000 telephone sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate Corporation</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, 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><strong>About National Journal</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/"><em>National Journal</em></a> is regarded as the most credible and influential publication in Washington, providing more than 3 million influentials in public policy and business with the insights they need to make government work. Fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan, <em>National Journal</em> has a four-decade history of serving leaders in Washington&mdash;and around the country&mdash;with trustworthy, in-depth analysis on legislation, politics, and the structural trends shaping America.</p> <p><strong>About FTI Consulting</strong><br /> FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.fticonsulting.com">www.fticonsulting.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Media Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Jeff Cartwright<br /> National Journal<br /> <a href="mailto:abross@theatlantic.com">jeff@nationaljournal.com</a> <br /> (202) 266-7405</p> <p>Matthew Clark<br /> FTI Consulting<br /> <a href="mailto:Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com">Matthew.clark@fticonsulting.com</a> <br /> (202) 728-8766</p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> Allstate<br /> <a href="mailto:Kari.Mather@allstate.com">Kate.Hollcraft@allstate.com</a><br /> (847) 691-9486</p> Allstate’s Digital Locker® <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/eb7b/9da8/eb7b9da8-3065-40c2-9b0a-aa75c700fa7d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate’s Digital Locker® Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:04:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-s-digital-locker http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-s-digital-locker Allstate’s Digital Locker® <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/eb7b/9da8/eb7b9da8-3065-40c2-9b0a-aa75c700fa7d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate’s Digital Locker® Free Allstate App Helps Homeowners Inventory Their Belongings Revitalized mobile app makes protecting possessions easier and more secure<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos, 2 Videos</strong><p>According to a recent "Protect It Or Lose It" survey from Allstate, nearly all homeowners (90 percent) are concerned about protecting their homes, yet haven't valued their possessions in years &ndash; let alone documented what they have. From furniture to jewelry to even bedding and bath towels, it's important to have a record of your possessions should something happen to your home. To help homeowners get a handle on the task, Allstate is launching a new version of Digital Locker&reg;, a free mobile app which makes taking a home inventory a click away.</p> <p>"The enhanced Digital Locker app is part of our ongoing commitment to help customers take steps to protect their belongings before disaster strikes," said Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president of marketing, innovation and corporate relations, at Allstate Insurance Company. "We took feedback directly from our users, and created the new app which provides an even better experience."</p> <p>Digital Locker is a tool that helps homeowners photograph and document their possessions quickly and easily. The innovative new Digital Locker app features multiple enhancements including faster set-up, easier search and more ways to secure your inventory.</p> <p>Recent Digital Locker enhancements include:</p> <ol> <li>Faster room-by-room set up with property wizard</li> <li>Easier ways to search and categorize items </li> <li>More options to safely secure your inventory </li> <li>Easy export options provide extra security</li> <li>Seamless syncing between the web and your mobile devices </li> </ol> <p>Award-winning actress and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth is partnering with Allstate's Protect It Or Lose It campaign to get the word out about the benefits of Digital Locker. She learned firsthand that taking the time to protect your belongings before something bad happens can save you thousands of dollars, and stress, in the long run.</p> <p>"Last year, I had water damage in my house, and hadn't properly inventoried my possessions. I lost a lot of items that were important to me," said Chenoweth. "I want to spread the word about Allstate's free and easy way to be prepared so other people don't have the headaches of trying to remember the items they've lost when they file a claim."</p> <p>The app has received nearly 75,000 downloads to-date, and is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use tool that helps you keep an inventory of your personal property. You can organize personal property by room, category or custom labels, take photos or add pictures directly from your device's photo library, and estimate the cost of your items. It provides password-protected online storage, keeping the information about your home safe and accessible from your smart phone, tablet device or computer. Digital Locker makes it simple to manage your personal property in real time and access your information quickly in the event you need to make a claim.</p> <p>To learn more about Allstate's Digital Locker, visit <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com">www.digitallocker.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kari.mather@allstate.com">kari.mather@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kate.hollcraft@allstate.com">kate.hollcraft@allstate.com</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:40:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fbe191af-fcff-4d11-a215-cfc41061de99 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/fbe191af-fcff-4d11-a215-cfc41061de99 Free Allstate App Helps Homeowners Inventory Their Belongings Revitalized mobile app makes protecting possessions easier and more secure<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 3 Photos, 2 Videos</strong><p>According to a recent "Protect It Or Lose It" survey from Allstate, nearly all homeowners (90 percent) are concerned about protecting their homes, yet haven't valued their possessions in years &ndash; let alone documented what they have. From furniture to jewelry to even bedding and bath towels, it's important to have a record of your possessions should something happen to your home. To help homeowners get a handle on the task, Allstate is launching a new version of Digital Locker&reg;, a free mobile app which makes taking a home inventory a click away.</p> <p>"The enhanced Digital Locker app is part of our ongoing commitment to help customers take steps to protect their belongings before disaster strikes," said Sanjay Gupta, executive vice president of marketing, innovation and corporate relations, at Allstate Insurance Company. "We took feedback directly from our users, and created the new app which provides an even better experience."</p> <p>Digital Locker is a tool that helps homeowners photograph and document their possessions quickly and easily. The innovative new Digital Locker app features multiple enhancements including faster set-up, easier search and more ways to secure your inventory.</p> <p>Recent Digital Locker enhancements include:</p> <ol> <li>Faster room-by-room set up with property wizard</li> <li>Easier ways to search and categorize items </li> <li>More options to safely secure your inventory </li> <li>Easy export options provide extra security</li> <li>Seamless syncing between the web and your mobile devices </li> </ol> <p>Award-winning actress and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth is partnering with Allstate's Protect It Or Lose It campaign to get the word out about the benefits of Digital Locker. She learned firsthand that taking the time to protect your belongings before something bad happens can save you thousands of dollars, and stress, in the long run.</p> <p>"Last year, I had water damage in my house, and hadn't properly inventoried my possessions. I lost a lot of items that were important to me," said Chenoweth. "I want to spread the word about Allstate's free and easy way to be prepared so other people don't have the headaches of trying to remember the items they've lost when they file a claim."</p> <p>The app has received nearly 75,000 downloads to-date, and is a free, flexible, and easy-to-use tool that helps you keep an inventory of your personal property. You can organize personal property by room, category or custom labels, take photos or add pictures directly from your device's photo library, and estimate the cost of your items. It provides password-protected online storage, keeping the information about your home safe and accessible from your smart phone, tablet device or computer. Digital Locker makes it simple to manage your personal property in real time and access your information quickly in the event you need to make a claim.</p> <p>To learn more about Allstate's Digital Locker, visit <a href="http://www.digitallocker.com">www.digitallocker.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kari.mather@allstate.com">kari.mather@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Kate Hollcraft<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:kate.hollcraft@allstate.com">kate.hollcraft@allstate.com</a></p> New Yorkers May Be Thankful for Valuable Safe Driving Tips Allstate Insurance offers travel tips to keep drivers safe during the holidays<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which means an increased risk of crashes on the road. Allstate Insurance Company wants to remind all New York travelers &ndash; whether traveling across the country or across town &ndash; to follow some very important safety tips from the Insurance Information Institute that could have your loved ones saying thanks when you arrive safely.</p> <ol type="1"> <li><strong>T</strong>ake time to plan before your trip sinceThanksgiving has become one of the busiest travel weeks of the year with so many more people on the road. Plan to be on the road in the morning, the higher risk times are in the evenings because more cars and more drowsy drivers are on the road.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>H</strong>ave the car packed with safety in mind.Whether you're traveling alone or with other passengers, your car will likely be packed with food, gifts, and luggage.&nbsp; The safest spot in the car is the trunk but you should always secure any items and make sure they do not block the rear window.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>A</strong>lways buckle up because one of the best ways to guarantee a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, every time.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>N</strong>ever drink and drive. Make sure you select a designated driver before you arrive at any holiday party.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>K</strong>eep your vehicle in top shape by scheduling a maintenance checkup, which may include keeping fluids topped off, checking wipers and scheduling an oil change or tune up.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>F</strong>requent stops can help when traveling longer distances. Take pit stops in order to stretch your legs and improve blood flow. If possible, alternate drivers along the way, as well.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>U</strong>se a map or GPS to help you get where you're going and find gas stations or restaurants along the way.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>L</strong>eave time to relax so you have plenty of rest before heading back out on the road.</li> </ol> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, 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>Contact:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a><br /> 631-233-6048</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:22:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1ebe03e9-0ab3-4177-8424-94df825b7cee http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1ebe03e9-0ab3-4177-8424-94df825b7cee New Yorkers May Be Thankful for Valuable Safe Driving Tips Allstate Insurance offers travel tips to keep drivers safe during the holidays<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which means an increased risk of crashes on the road. Allstate Insurance Company wants to remind all New York travelers &ndash; whether traveling across the country or across town &ndash; to follow some very important safety tips from the Insurance Information Institute that could have your loved ones saying thanks when you arrive safely.</p> <ol type="1"> <li><strong>T</strong>ake time to plan before your trip sinceThanksgiving has become one of the busiest travel weeks of the year with so many more people on the road. Plan to be on the road in the morning, the higher risk times are in the evenings because more cars and more drowsy drivers are on the road.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>H</strong>ave the car packed with safety in mind.Whether you're traveling alone or with other passengers, your car will likely be packed with food, gifts, and luggage.&nbsp; The safest spot in the car is the trunk but you should always secure any items and make sure they do not block the rear window.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>A</strong>lways buckle up because one of the best ways to guarantee a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, every time.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>N</strong>ever drink and drive. Make sure you select a designated driver before you arrive at any holiday party.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>K</strong>eep your vehicle in top shape by scheduling a maintenance checkup, which may include keeping fluids topped off, checking wipers and scheduling an oil change or tune up.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>F</strong>requent stops can help when traveling longer distances. Take pit stops in order to stretch your legs and improve blood flow. If possible, alternate drivers along the way, as well.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>U</strong>se a map or GPS to help you get where you're going and find gas stations or restaurants along the way.<br /> <br /> </li> <li><strong>L</strong>eave time to relax so you have plenty of rest before heading back out on the road.</li> </ol> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, 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>Contact:</p> <p>Christina Kelly<br /> <a href="mailto:ckelx@allstate.com">ckelx@allstate.com</a><br /> 631-233-6048</p> DeVries, James <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/e005/8beb/e0058beb-ce9d-48ed-8f12-15ca2a4793a2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> DeVries, James Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:01:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/DeVries-James-2 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/DeVries-James-2 DeVries, James <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/e005/8beb/e0058beb-ce9d-48ed-8f12-15ca2a4793a2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> DeVries, James Infographic: Best Drivers with Rain and Snow Factor Ranking <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4765/8a8f/47658a8f-3325-482a-b540-dbe331ce1e90-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Best Drivers with Rain and Snow Factor Ranking Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:05:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-best-drivers-with-rain-and-snow-factor-ranking http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/infographic-best-drivers-with-rain-and-snow-factor-ranking Infographic: Best Drivers with Rain and Snow Factor Ranking <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4765/8a8f/47658a8f-3325-482a-b540-dbe331ce1e90-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Infographic: Best Drivers with Rain and Snow Factor Ranking Broll: Winter Driving Broll: Winter Driving Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:05:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/feb94ce7-5492-40e9-b934-d968076e818b http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/feb94ce7-5492-40e9-b934-d968076e818b Broll: Winter Driving Broll: Winter Driving Wet Winter Forecast Ahead for Southern States: Know How Your City Drivers Stack Up In Rain and Snow Allstate America's Best Drivers Report® Ranks Safest Cities When Factoring in Precipitation<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts this winter (2014-2015) will have higher than average precipitation in the Southern United States<sup>i</sup>. Allstate Insurance Company reminds customers and consumers to know how cities' drivers perform when wetter conditions are factored into their America's Best Drivers Report&reg; ranking, and recommends preparing for the winter roads ahead.</p> <p>"The Report is a safety awareness tool that shows how city drivers fare when you consider how often the average driver will get into a collision," said Mike Roche, executive vice president of claims, Allstate. "Factors such as precipitation may impact a city's collision frequency ranking. Allstate is providing important lessons on the road this winter, and especially for cities that don't commonly experience these weather patterns."</p> <p>Allstate America's Best Drivers Report&reg; is based on Allstate claims data and ranks America's 200 largest cities<sup>ii</sup> in terms of car collision frequency to identify which have the safest drivers. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and other drivers. The data uncovers how these cities rank when precipitation is a factor. These rankings are based on the expected driver performance given each city's average annual precipitation as measured by NOAA.</p> <p>According to the Report, drivers in Brownsville, Texas are the safest when precipitation is factored into its collision frequency ranking. The average driver in Brownsville will experience a collision every 14.2 years which is nearly 30 percent less than the national average. While other cities may have lower collision frequencies, the average Brownsville driver performs well given its levels of precipitation in addition to its collision likelihood<sup>iii</sup>.</p> <p><strong>Top 10 safest driving cities with precipitation as a factor include:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><strong>City Rank with <br /> Precipitation Factor</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>City</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>NOAA Average <br /> Precipitation<br /> (inches/year)</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Average Years<br /> Between Collisions</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Accident Likelihood <br /> (Compared to national<br /> average of every 10 years)</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">Brownsville, Texas</td> <td align="center">27.44</td> <td align="center">14.2</td> <td align="center">29.5% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">Fort Collins, Colo.</td> <td align="center">14.97</td> <td align="center">14.2</td> <td align="center">29.6% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">Kansas City, Kan.</td> <td align="center">39.06</td> <td align="center">12.9</td> <td align="center">22.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">4</td> <td align="center">Huntsville, Ala.</td> <td align="center">55.82</td> <td align="center">12.6</td> <td align="center">20.3% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">5</td> <td align="center">Boise, Idaho</td> <td align="center">11.73</td> <td align="center">14.0</td> <td align="center">28.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">6</td> <td align="center">Montgomery, Ala.</td> <td align="center">52.8</td> <td align="center">12.4</td> <td align="center">19.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">7</td> <td align="center">Madison, Wis.</td> <td align="center">37.27</td> <td align="center">12.2</td> <td align="center">17.8% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">8</td> <td align="center">Olathe, Kan.</td> <td align="center">41.86</td> <td align="center">12.1</td> <td align="center">17.5% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">9</td> <td align="center">Kansas City, Mo.</td> <td align="center">39.06</td> <td align="center">12.0</td> <td align="center">16.8% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">10</td> <td align="center">Cedar Rapids, Iowa</td> <td align="center">34.61</td> <td align="center">12.1</td> <td align="center">17.1% less likely</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Allstate recommends drivers use caution especially when driving under rainy and snowy winter conditions:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li><strong>Be aware of road conditions. </strong>Ice, snow, fog, rain - all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.</li> <li><strong>Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. </strong>Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations &ndash; be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as heating, defrosters, brakes, fluid levels and windshield wipers. </li> <li><strong>Keep a safety kit in your vehicle.</strong> In case of an emergency, ensure your car is equipped with gloves, boots, blankets, flares, water, jumper cables and a flashlight.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Report</strong> <br /> Allstate's interactive mapping tool demonstrates how location factors like precipitation weight a city's driving safety ranking. When taking challenging roadway conditions into consideration, some cities' safest drivers ranking changed based on the likelihood for collision and this location factor.</p> <p>To view the complete Allstate America's Best Drivers Report with an interactive mapping of the rankings, or to see previous years' results, visit <a href="http://www.allstate.com/bestdriversreport" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/bestdriversreport</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/allstatenews" target="_blank">AllstateNews</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><sup>i</sup> <em>NOAA Winter Predictions: </em><a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.html" target="_blank"><em>http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.html</em></a></p> <p><sup>ii</sup> <em>The Allstate America's Best Drivers Report&reg; tabulates property damage collision frequency of Allstate insured drivers from 2011-2012.The report analyzes the 200 largest cities from the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2012 as of July 1, 2013. The Allstate Best Drivers Report is produced solely to boost the country's discussion about safe driving and to increase awareness of the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel. The report is not used to determine auto insurance rates.</em></p> <p><sup>iii</sup> <em><em>For the precipitation factor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) precipitation data from a geolocation measured closest to each city center over a 30-year period was used to determine the location factor ranking. </em><a href="http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/normals/1981-2010/" target="_blank"><em>http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/normals/1981-2010/</em></a> </em></p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:05:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1568a4b3-f9c9-4a02-b85d-dc364c1f93d4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/1568a4b3-f9c9-4a02-b85d-dc364c1f93d4 Wet Winter Forecast Ahead for Southern States: Know How Your City Drivers Stack Up In Rain and Snow Allstate America's Best Drivers Report® Ranks Safest Cities When Factoring in Precipitation<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts this winter (2014-2015) will have higher than average precipitation in the Southern United States<sup>i</sup>. Allstate Insurance Company reminds customers and consumers to know how cities' drivers perform when wetter conditions are factored into their America's Best Drivers Report&reg; ranking, and recommends preparing for the winter roads ahead.</p> <p>"The Report is a safety awareness tool that shows how city drivers fare when you consider how often the average driver will get into a collision," said Mike Roche, executive vice president of claims, Allstate. "Factors such as precipitation may impact a city's collision frequency ranking. Allstate is providing important lessons on the road this winter, and especially for cities that don't commonly experience these weather patterns."</p> <p>Allstate America's Best Drivers Report&reg; is based on Allstate claims data and ranks America's 200 largest cities<sup>ii</sup> in terms of car collision frequency to identify which have the safest drivers. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and other drivers. The data uncovers how these cities rank when precipitation is a factor. These rankings are based on the expected driver performance given each city's average annual precipitation as measured by NOAA.</p> <p>According to the Report, drivers in Brownsville, Texas are the safest when precipitation is factored into its collision frequency ranking. The average driver in Brownsville will experience a collision every 14.2 years which is nearly 30 percent less than the national average. While other cities may have lower collision frequencies, the average Brownsville driver performs well given its levels of precipitation in addition to its collision likelihood<sup>iii</sup>.</p> <p><strong>Top 10 safest driving cities with precipitation as a factor include:</strong></p> <table border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><strong>City Rank with <br /> Precipitation Factor</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>City</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>NOAA Average <br /> Precipitation<br /> (inches/year)</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Average Years<br /> Between Collisions</strong></td> <td align="center"><strong>Accident Likelihood <br /> (Compared to national<br /> average of every 10 years)</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">Brownsville, Texas</td> <td align="center">27.44</td> <td align="center">14.2</td> <td align="center">29.5% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">Fort Collins, Colo.</td> <td align="center">14.97</td> <td align="center">14.2</td> <td align="center">29.6% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">3</td> <td align="center">Kansas City, Kan.</td> <td align="center">39.06</td> <td align="center">12.9</td> <td align="center">22.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">4</td> <td align="center">Huntsville, Ala.</td> <td align="center">55.82</td> <td align="center">12.6</td> <td align="center">20.3% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">5</td> <td align="center">Boise, Idaho</td> <td align="center">11.73</td> <td align="center">14.0</td> <td align="center">28.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">6</td> <td align="center">Montgomery, Ala.</td> <td align="center">52.8</td> <td align="center">12.4</td> <td align="center">19.4% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">7</td> <td align="center">Madison, Wis.</td> <td align="center">37.27</td> <td align="center">12.2</td> <td align="center">17.8% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">8</td> <td align="center">Olathe, Kan.</td> <td align="center">41.86</td> <td align="center">12.1</td> <td align="center">17.5% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">9</td> <td align="center">Kansas City, Mo.</td> <td align="center">39.06</td> <td align="center">12.0</td> <td align="center">16.8% less likely</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">10</td> <td align="center">Cedar Rapids, Iowa</td> <td align="center">34.61</td> <td align="center">12.1</td> <td align="center">17.1% less likely</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Allstate recommends drivers use caution especially when driving under rainy and snowy winter conditions:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li><strong>Be aware of road conditions. </strong>Ice, snow, fog, rain - all of these weather conditions require extra caution and slower speeds. Stopping safely in rain and snow takes greater lengths of roadway than in dry conditions.</li> <li><strong>Maintain your vehicle to prepare for extreme weather. </strong>Headlights and brake lights are critical in low visibility situations &ndash; be sure they are consistently maintained along with other critical car functions such as heating, defrosters, brakes, fluid levels and windshield wipers. </li> <li><strong>Keep a safety kit in your vehicle.</strong> In case of an emergency, ensure your car is equipped with gloves, boots, blankets, flares, water, jumper cables and a flashlight.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Report</strong> <br /> Allstate's interactive mapping tool demonstrates how location factors like precipitation weight a city's driving safety ranking. When taking challenging roadway conditions into consideration, some cities' safest drivers ranking changed based on the likelihood for collision and this location factor.</p> <p>To view the complete Allstate America's Best Drivers Report with an interactive mapping of the rankings, or to see previous years' results, visit <a href="http://www.allstate.com/bestdriversreport" target="_blank">www.allstate.com/bestdriversreport</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kari Mather<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> @<a href="http://www.twitter.com/allstatenews" target="_blank">AllstateNews</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><sup>i</sup> <em>NOAA Winter Predictions: </em><a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.html" target="_blank"><em>http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.html</em></a></p> <p><sup>ii</sup> <em>The Allstate America's Best Drivers Report&reg; tabulates property damage collision frequency of Allstate insured drivers from 2011-2012.The report analyzes the 200 largest cities from the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 50,000, measured for 2012 as of July 1, 2013. The Allstate Best Drivers Report is produced solely to boost the country's discussion about safe driving and to increase awareness of the importance of being safe and attentive behind the wheel. The report is not used to determine auto insurance rates.</em></p> <p><sup>iii</sup> <em><em>For the precipitation factor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) precipitation data from a geolocation measured closest to each city center over a 30-year period was used to determine the location factor ranking. </em><a href="http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/normals/1981-2010/" target="_blank"><em>http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/normals/1981-2010/</em></a> </em></p> Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/9063/126e/9063126e-e28d-4ee8-b8f3-e76efdc6c71c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:35:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/actress-kerry-washington-unveils-her-design-for-this-year-s-al http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/actress-kerry-washington-unveils-her-design-for-this-year-s-al Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/9063/126e/9063126e-e28d-4ee8-b8f3-e76efdc6c71c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/22fd/d62a/22fdd62a-1051-4a9c-afbd-c6d0f775a8b0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:35:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/actress-kerry-washington-unveils-her-design-for-this-year-s-al-1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/actress-kerry-washington-unveils-her-design-for-this-year-s-al-1 Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/22fd/d62a/22fdd62a-1051-4a9c-afbd-c6d0f775a8b0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Actress Kerry Washington unveils her design for this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse benefitting survivors of domestic violence Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely to Join Allstate as Vice President, Treasury <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely will join the company as its vice president, treasury, effective December 1. She will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of liquidity, capital, ratings and corporate structure issues.</p> <p>"We are pleased that Stephanie is joining Allstate and look forward to benefiting from her financial management expertise and broad leadership capabilities, which she demonstrated most recently in pioneering financial literacy programs on behalf of the city of Chicago and its schools," said Steven E. Shebik, chief financial officer.</p> <p>"I am thrilled to be a part of Allstate given its growth, strong business opportunities and community leadership, particularly here in my hometown of Chicago," Neely said. "I'm looking forward to joining Allstate and contributing to its continued financial success."</p> <p>Neely has more than two decades of financial services experience. As treasurer and chief investment officer for the city of Chicago for eight years, she has raised financial reporting standards and broadened Chicago's financial literacy, community outreach and other programs. Neely began her career as a financial analyst with Smith Barney and assistant vice president at Paine Webber. She subsequently held municipal finance management positions at First Chicago/Bank One Capital Markets and other firms, and served as vice president of the institutional sales team for Northern Trust Global Investments from 2005 to 2006. Neely earned her bachelor's degree from Smith College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:30:00 -0600 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/22f7a4f3-a23d-4871-ba83-003121c660eb http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/22f7a4f3-a23d-4871-ba83-003121c660eb Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely to Join Allstate as Vice President, Treasury <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely will join the company as its vice president, treasury, effective December 1. She will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of liquidity, capital, ratings and corporate structure issues.</p> <p>"We are pleased that Stephanie is joining Allstate and look forward to benefiting from her financial management expertise and broad leadership capabilities, which she demonstrated most recently in pioneering financial literacy programs on behalf of the city of Chicago and its schools," said Steven E. Shebik, chief financial officer.</p> <p>"I am thrilled to be a part of Allstate given its growth, strong business opportunities and community leadership, particularly here in my hometown of Chicago," Neely said. "I'm looking forward to joining Allstate and contributing to its continued financial success."</p> <p>Neely has more than two decades of financial services experience. As treasurer and chief investment officer for the city of Chicago for eight years, she has raised financial reporting standards and broadened Chicago's financial literacy, community outreach and other programs. Neely began her career as a financial analyst with Smith Barney and assistant vice president at Paine Webber. She subsequently held municipal finance management positions at First Chicago/Bank One Capital Markets and other firms, and served as vice president of the institutional sales team for Northern Trust Global Investments from 2005 to 2006. Neely earned her bachelor's degree from Smith College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.</p> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Maryellen Thielen<br /> (847) 402-5600</p> Allstate Reports Broad-Based Growth and Strong Profitability <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2014" target="_blank">http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2014</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:13:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5221291a-90d1-4c26-b082-cabafe224334 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/5221291a-90d1-4c26-b082-cabafe224334 Allstate Reports Broad-Based Growth and Strong Profitability <strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2014" target="_blank">http://www.allstateinvestors.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=93125&amp;p=irol-qii2014</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Cathy Mayo, Allstate Spokesperson "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Cathy Mayo<br /> (727) 465-8688<br /> <a href="mailto:cathy.mayo@allstate.com">Cathy.Mayo@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:46:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c3975dd0-9c41-4361-842e-2642ea36c451 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/c3975dd0-9c41-4361-842e-2642ea36c451 Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Cathy Mayo, Allstate Spokesperson "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Cathy Mayo<br /> (727) 465-8688<br /> <a href="mailto:cathy.mayo@allstate.com">Cathy.Mayo@allstate.com</a></p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Melissa Rippy. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:41:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ad701e3-f4ef-4e3f-9d62-21236f27a452 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/6ad701e3-f4ef-4e3f-9d62-21236f27a452 Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Melissa Rippy. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Jarrett Devereaux, "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:39:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/393a2226-3ecb-4b05-8283-fa570df45985 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/393a2226-3ecb-4b05-8283-fa570df45985 Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Jarrett Devereaux, "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Jason Heard. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:37:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/bbdf874f-4255-4668-b4bb-10158d637bc1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/bbdf874f-4255-4668-b4bb-10158d637bc1 Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said local Allstate agent, Jason Heard. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Stephanie Howell<br /> (303) 842-3715<br /> <a href="mailto:Stephanie.howell@allstate.com">Stephanie.howell@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate Roadside Services Launches Advocacy Campaign to Raise Awareness of Move Over Laws Support families of fallen service workers and Allstate will match donations up to $25,000<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>More than one tow truck operator is killed every week by motorists. Today, to honor the men and women who have lost their lives during service, Allstate Roadside Services has teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) to launch the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.</p> <p>As part of the national campaign, Allstate and the ITRHFM created an online Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled <a href="http://youtu.be/Of-ZUPA0QwU">"Move Over, Slow Down"</a> to showcase the impact that Move Over laws can have on individuals both on and off the road. Featuring families who have lost loved ones as a result of motorists not slowing down or moving over when it mattered most, the emotional PSA reveals the lasting impact one moment in time can have when a motorist is distracted.</p> <p>"Three feet can mean the difference between life and death," said Paul Huber, Allstate Roadside Services Sr. Director Service Operations. "With countless Providers on the road doing their job to help others, we want to ensure we are doing our part to help protect not only them, but all tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws."</p> <p>With the busy holiday travel season approaching, Allstate hopes that the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign supporting Move Over laws will help make motorists more aware of what they need to do if they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.</p> <p>To help families of the fallen in their time of need, Allstate is encouraging individuals to make a donation to the Survivor Fund on the ITRHFM website (<a href="http://www.thesurvivorfund.com">www.thesurvivorfund.com</a>). Donations will be matched up to $25,000 through November 30.</p> <p>"Our goals for the 'Provider Safety Advocacy' campaign are to raise awareness of Move Over laws and help create a safer environment for those on the road. We hope that this campaign will keep moving over and slowing down top of mind for those behind the wheel so that we can help reduce the number of lives lost," Huber said.</p> <p>To learn more about the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign and watch the PSA, visit the Allstate YouTube channel - <a href="http://t.signauxun.com/link?url=http%3a%2f%2fyoutu.be%2fOf-ZUPA0QwU&amp;ukey=agxzfnNpZ25hbHNjcnhyGAsSC1VzZXJQcm9maWxlGICAwITR2KwJDA&amp;k=23a710708f224c6ea6420b6d1f63ae7b">http://youtu.be/Of-ZUPA0QwU</a>. Use <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MoveOver&amp;src=typd">#MoveOver</a> to spread the message and follow the conversation on Twitter.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong>&reg;<br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum</strong><br /> The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Chattanooga, TN, houses an array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery. The rotating collection includes early equipment by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan, and Weaver. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have significantly advanced the industry. The Museum includes a theater, a library, and a gift shop selling souvenirs related to the towing industry. On the outside grounds is the Wall of the Fallen memorial, dedicated to towers who died in the line of service. The ITRHFM Survivor Fund assists the families of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of service by providing a uniform financial gift at the time of their loss. ITRHFM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations for its programs and operations from individuals, corporations and groups. To learn more visit <a href="http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org">www.internationaltowingmuseum.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> April Eaton, Allstate Media Relations<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:April.Eaton@allstate.com">April.Eaton@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Katie Zach, Taylor<br /> 704-644-6556<br /> <a href="mailto:kzach@taylorstrategy.com">kzach@taylorstrategy.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:45:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/bcfabf3a-bcda-4a22-af41-55ba4b62ce47 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/bcfabf3a-bcda-4a22-af41-55ba4b62ce47 Allstate Roadside Services Launches Advocacy Campaign to Raise Awareness of Move Over Laws Support families of fallen service workers and Allstate will match donations up to $25,000<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo</strong><p>More than one tow truck operator is killed every week by motorists. Today, to honor the men and women who have lost their lives during service, Allstate Roadside Services has teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) to launch the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.</p> <p>As part of the national campaign, Allstate and the ITRHFM created an online Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled <a href="http://youtu.be/Of-ZUPA0QwU">"Move Over, Slow Down"</a> to showcase the impact that Move Over laws can have on individuals both on and off the road. Featuring families who have lost loved ones as a result of motorists not slowing down or moving over when it mattered most, the emotional PSA reveals the lasting impact one moment in time can have when a motorist is distracted.</p> <p>"Three feet can mean the difference between life and death," said Paul Huber, Allstate Roadside Services Sr. Director Service Operations. "With countless Providers on the road doing their job to help others, we want to ensure we are doing our part to help protect not only them, but all tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws."</p> <p>With the busy holiday travel season approaching, Allstate hopes that the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign supporting Move Over laws will help make motorists more aware of what they need to do if they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.</p> <p>To help families of the fallen in their time of need, Allstate is encouraging individuals to make a donation to the Survivor Fund on the ITRHFM website (<a href="http://www.thesurvivorfund.com">www.thesurvivorfund.com</a>). Donations will be matched up to $25,000 through November 30.</p> <p>"Our goals for the 'Provider Safety Advocacy' campaign are to raise awareness of Move Over laws and help create a safer environment for those on the road. We hope that this campaign will keep moving over and slowing down top of mind for those behind the wheel so that we can help reduce the number of lives lost," Huber said.</p> <p>To learn more about the "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign and watch the PSA, visit the Allstate YouTube channel - <a href="http://t.signauxun.com/link?url=http%3a%2f%2fyoutu.be%2fOf-ZUPA0QwU&amp;ukey=agxzfnNpZ25hbHNjcnhyGAsSC1VzZXJQcm9maWxlGICAwITR2KwJDA&amp;k=23a710708f224c6ea6420b6d1f63ae7b">http://youtu.be/Of-ZUPA0QwU</a>. Use <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MoveOver&amp;src=typd">#MoveOver</a> to spread the message and follow the conversation on Twitter.</p> <p><strong>About Allstate</strong>&reg;<br /> <a title="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/" href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p><strong>About International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum</strong><br /> The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Chattanooga, TN, houses an array of displays and exhibits showcasing the history of towing and recovery. The rotating collection includes early equipment by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan, and Weaver. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who have significantly advanced the industry. The Museum includes a theater, a library, and a gift shop selling souvenirs related to the towing industry. On the outside grounds is the Wall of the Fallen memorial, dedicated to towers who died in the line of service. The ITRHFM Survivor Fund assists the families of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of service by providing a uniform financial gift at the time of their loss. ITRHFM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations for its programs and operations from individuals, corporations and groups. To learn more visit <a href="http://www.internationaltowingmuseum.org">www.internationaltowingmuseum.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> April Eaton, Allstate Media Relations<br /> 847-402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:April.Eaton@allstate.com">April.Eaton@allstate.com</a></p> <p>Katie Zach, Taylor<br /> 704-644-6556<br /> <a href="mailto:kzach@taylorstrategy.com">kzach@taylorstrategy.com</a></p> Allstate is helping protect tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/bb0d/158d/bb0d158d-80fa-4b28-853a-93e767a81b0e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate is helping protect tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:44:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-is-helping-protect-tow-truck-drivers-and-first-responde http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/allstate-is-helping-protect-tow-truck-drivers-and-first-responde Allstate is helping protect tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/bb0d/158d/bb0d158d-80fa-4b28-853a-93e767a81b0e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Allstate is helping protect tow truck drivers and first responders by bringing attention to Move Over laws Allstate Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Fund Financial Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant program expected to reach 30,000 survivors<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Today, The Allstate Foundation announced 14 recipients in a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program, now in its seventh year, provides funds to state domestic violence coalitions to help address the No. 1 reason victims stay in and return to violent relationships&mdash;finances.</p> <p>"New research shows that three in five Americans know someone who has been the victim of abuse and more than one in four have been abused themselves," said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Allstate. "In almost all of these situations, financial abuse and control are used to trap women in abusive relationships. These grants will help women and their families leave abuse behind and take control of their financial futures."</p> <p>The 2014 Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant recipients are:</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>California Partnership to End Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>New Jersey Coalition For Battered Women</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Ohio Domestic Violence Network</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Texas Council on Family Violence, Inc.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc.</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Each grantee will work with local domestic violence organizations to provide education and support for domestic violence survivors in the areas of budgeting, credit repair and management, investing, and retirement planning. The Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum, designed specifically for survivors, is the main financial education resource used to deliver the information.</p> <p>Additionally, each of the grantees has identified a focus area in one or more of the following categories:</p> <p><strong>Job Readiness and Job Training:</strong> Helping survivors get or maintain training and meaningful employment, such as resume writing, developing interview skills and hard skills.</p> <p><strong>Matched Savings Program including IDAs: </strong>Helping survivors make the most of their savings and grow their savings using asset building strategies through one-to-one match savings accounts. <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Micro-Loan: </strong>Providing smalls loans at no or low interest with flexible repayment rules and options. The loans are used as a means to improve or establish credit.</p> <p>Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has been helping survivors overcome abuse by partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence and local nonprofits. More than 400,000 domestic violence survivors have been reached with financial empowerment services more than 7,717 advocates have been trained on the program's main financial education resource: The <a href="http://www.clicktoempower.org/financial-tools/financial-empowerment-curriculum">Moving Ahead Through Financial Management</a> curriculum.</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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Kyle Donash <br /> 847-402-5600<br /> Kyle.Donash@allstate.com</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:23:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/18bbd4bb-3aab-420e-8917-e407d73a8f46 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/18bbd4bb-3aab-420e-8917-e407d73a8f46 Allstate Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Fund Financial Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant program expected to reach 30,000 survivors<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Today, The Allstate Foundation announced 14 recipients in a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program, now in its seventh year, provides funds to state domestic violence coalitions to help address the No. 1 reason victims stay in and return to violent relationships&mdash;finances.</p> <p>"New research shows that three in five Americans know someone who has been the victim of abuse and more than one in four have been abused themselves," said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Allstate. "In almost all of these situations, financial abuse and control are used to trap women in abusive relationships. These grants will help women and their families leave abuse behind and take control of their financial futures."</p> <p>The 2014 Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant recipients are:</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>California Partnership to End Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>New Jersey Coalition For Battered Women</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Ohio Domestic Violence Network</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Texas Council on Family Violence, Inc.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc.</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="237" valign="top"> <p>Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition</p> </td> <td width="270" valign="top"> <p>Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Each grantee will work with local domestic violence organizations to provide education and support for domestic violence survivors in the areas of budgeting, credit repair and management, investing, and retirement planning. The Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum, designed specifically for survivors, is the main financial education resource used to deliver the information.</p> <p>Additionally, each of the grantees has identified a focus area in one or more of the following categories:</p> <p><strong>Job Readiness and Job Training:</strong> Helping survivors get or maintain training and meaningful employment, such as resume writing, developing interview skills and hard skills.</p> <p><strong>Matched Savings Program including IDAs: </strong>Helping survivors make the most of their savings and grow their savings using asset building strategies through one-to-one match savings accounts. <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Micro-Loan: </strong>Providing smalls loans at no or low interest with flexible repayment rules and options. The loans are used as a means to improve or establish credit.</p> <p>Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has been helping survivors overcome abuse by partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence and local nonprofits. More than 400,000 domestic violence survivors have been reached with financial empowerment services more than 7,717 advocates have been trained on the program's main financial education resource: The <a href="http://www.clicktoempower.org/financial-tools/financial-empowerment-curriculum">Moving Ahead Through Financial Management</a> curriculum.</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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Kyle Donash <br /> 847-402-5600<br /> Kyle.Donash@allstate.com</p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Allstate New York spokesperson Jaclyn Darrohn. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp;Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chindaly Griffith<br /> (847) 402-7568<br /> <a href="mailto:cgrig@allstate.com">cgrig@allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:53:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f137aa2b-fae5-4eb5-9605-12249c789d8e http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/f137aa2b-fae5-4eb5-9605-12249c789d8e Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Allstate New York spokesperson Jaclyn Darrohn. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp;Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chindaly Griffith<br /> (847) 402-7568<br /> <a href="mailto:cgrig@allstate.com">cgrig@allstate.com</a></p> Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Allstate's Executive Vice President of Product Operations Steve Sorenson. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Amy Hirth<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:ahirt@allstate.com">ahirt@allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/a3bd1fbc-c736-493e-86a8-313b66c72014 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/a3bd1fbc-c736-493e-86a8-313b66c72014 Safety Tips for a Spooky Night Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 1 Photo, 1 Video</strong><p>Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.</p> <p>"Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform into anything they want to be," said Allstate's Executive Vice President of Product Operations Steve Sorenson. "But it's most important for them to be safe. By following a few basic safety tips, everyone can do their part to make the holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons."</p> <p>Unfortunately, on Halloween one of the real horrors occurs when individuals choose to drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008-2012, more than half (51 percent) of all crash fatalities on Halloween night involved a drunk driver or motorcycle operator.</p> <p>To prevent a true nightmare from happening, NHTSA and National Safety Council offer advice for motorists, parents and kids to help ensure that only the costumes are scary on Halloween.</p> <p>Tips for Motorists:</p> <ul> <li>Designate a sober driver or, if impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.</li> <li>Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians.</li> <li>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.</li> <li>Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.</li> <li>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.</li> <li>Avoid using cell phones while driving.</li> <li>Avoid driving if inexperienced.&nbsp; Halloween, with all its distractions, can be a challenge for teen drivers with limited time behind the wheel.</li> </ul> <p>Tips for Parents:</p> <ul> <li>Review all appropriate pedestrian and traffic safety rules with children.</li> <li>Make sure costumes, wigs and accessories are fire-resistant.</li> <li>Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to make sure they are visible if children are out after dusk.</li> <li>Make certain that masks have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Parents should encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.</li> <li>Provide well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.</li> <li>Make certain that knives, swords and other accessories are made from cardboard or flexible materials. Children should not carry sharp objects.</li> </ul> <p>Finally,</p> <ul> <li>Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.</li> <li>Carry flashlights with fresh batteries to help children and motorists see more clearly.</li> <li>Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.</li> <li>Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.</li> <li>Use extra caution if it's raining and roads are slippery. </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.allstatenewsroom.com/">The Allstate Corporation</a> (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its <a href="http://www.allstate.com/" target="_blank">Allstate</a>, <a href="http://www.encompassinsurance.com/" target="_blank">Encompass</a>, <a href="http://www.esurance.com/" target="_blank">Esurance</a> and <a href="http://www.answerfinancial.com/" target="_blank">Answer Financial</a> brand names and <a href="http://www.allstate.com/financial" target="_blank">Allstate Financial</a> business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate&reg;." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to <a href="http://www.allstate.com/corporate-responsibility.aspx" target="_blank">support local communities</a>. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.</p> <p># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Amy Hirth<br /> (847) 402-5600<br /> <a href="mailto:ahirt@allstate.com">ahirt@allstate.com</a></p> Broll: Kids trick or treating Broll: Kids trick or treating. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/073c65c4-c4e3-486c-837b-e27911313d57 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/073c65c4-c4e3-486c-837b-e27911313d57 Broll: Kids trick or treating Broll: Kids trick or treating. Going trick or treating <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4ed3/a0c4/4ed3a0c4-da83-4aeb-a7b6-cd116cfa536e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Going trick or treating Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:05:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/going-trick-or-treating http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/going-trick-or-treating Going trick or treating <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/4ed3/a0c4/4ed3a0c4-da83-4aeb-a7b6-cd116cfa536e-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Going trick or treating Sandy 1 Year Anniversary Sandy 1 Year Anniversary. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:48:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/b3f11911-0c56-463a-abde-6c0da531b3de http://allstatenewsroom.com/videos/b3f11911-0c56-463a-abde-6c0da531b3de Sandy 1 Year Anniversary Sandy 1 Year Anniversary. Allstate "Reality Rides℠" Pit-Stops at the University of Texas at El Paso to Combat Distractions on the Road Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Today, Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" stops-off in El Paso on its tour of more than 40 American cities. A curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle will serve as the centerpiece of the "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" 2014 tour. In this second annual national campaign tour, Allstate Insurance Company is gaining steam its efforts to bring awareness around distraction-free driving.</p> <p>Reality Rides will visit the University of Texas in El Paso from 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Miner Alley.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is evolving as Allstate customers' and consumers' needs are evolving with new technologies to engage drivers in a compelling and safe format," said Oscar Arrieta, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The simulator proved effective in changing the opinions of drivers who experienced it last year and we're excited to share it with El Paso residents."</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>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the simulations, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience 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.</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. 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.</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. 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. 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.</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> 469-585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9b277ec6-5abe-42ef-ad0f-f6d57be528d4 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/9b277ec6-5abe-42ef-ad0f-f6d57be528d4 Allstate "Reality Rides℠" Pit-Stops at the University of Texas at El Paso to Combat Distractions on the Road Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions <br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Today, Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" stops-off in El Paso on its tour of more than 40 American cities. A curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle will serve as the centerpiece of the "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" 2014 tour. In this second annual national campaign tour, Allstate Insurance Company is gaining steam its efforts to bring awareness around distraction-free driving.</p> <p>Reality Rides will visit the University of Texas in El Paso from 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Miner Alley.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is evolving as Allstate customers' and consumers' needs are evolving with new technologies to engage drivers in a compelling and safe format," said Oscar Arrieta, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The simulator proved effective in changing the opinions of drivers who experienced it last year and we're excited to share it with El Paso residents."</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>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the simulations, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience 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.</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. 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.</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. 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. 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.</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> 469-585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Allstate "Reality Rides℠" Pit-Stops at the University of Texas at San Antonio to Combat Distractions on the Road Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Today, Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" stops-off in San Antonio on its tour of more than 40 American cities. A curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle will serve as the centerpiece of the "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" 2014 tour. In this second annual national campaign tour, Allstate Insurance Company is gaining steam its efforts to bring awareness around distraction-free driving.</p> <p>Reality Rides will visit the University of Texas in San Antonio from 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is evolving as Allstate customers' and consumers' needs are evolving with new technologies to engage drivers in a compelling and safe format," said Tarla Bapodra, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The simulator proved effective in changing the opinions of drivers who experienced it last year and we're excited to share it with San Antonio residents."</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>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the simulations, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience 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. </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. 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.</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. 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. 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.</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> 469-585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4f7348df-291d-41c9-a144-b0f000bcda24 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4f7348df-291d-41c9-a144-b0f000bcda24 Allstate "Reality Rides℠" Pit-Stops at the University of Texas at San Antonio to Combat Distractions on the Road Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 9 Photos</strong><p>Today, Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" stops-off in San Antonio on its tour of more than 40 American cities. A curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle will serve as the centerpiece of the "Reality Rides<sup>SM</sup>" 2014 tour. In this second annual national campaign tour, Allstate Insurance Company is gaining steam its efforts to bring awareness around distraction-free driving.</p> <p>Reality Rides will visit the University of Texas in San Antonio from 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.</p> <p>"Reality Rides is evolving as Allstate customers' and consumers' needs are evolving with new technologies to engage drivers in a compelling and safe format," said Tarla Bapodra, a local Allstate exclusive agency owner. "The simulator proved effective in changing the opinions of drivers who experienced it last year and we're excited to share it with San Antonio residents."</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>These simulations demonstrate the potential consequences distracted drivers could face while on the road. To add impact to the simulations, participants are given traffic "tickets" that reveal potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience 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. </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. 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.</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. 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. 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.</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Kristen Freis<br /> 469-585-1109<br /> <a href="mailto:kfrei@allstate.com">kfrei@allstate.com</a></p> Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School "Reality Rides℠" simulation and $5,000 grant supports students in Staten Island<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 11 Photos, 1 Video</strong><p>Local Allstate Insurance agents, Todd Cameron, Anthony Fauci, Philip Hui, Larry Smith and Colin Wheeler received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for their commitment to helping others on Staten Island. With this award came a $5,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Tottenville High School on Staten Island where all five Allstate agents volunteered by raising awareness around distraction-free driving to over 250 students during Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" event.</p> <p>"These New York agents are active and respected members of the business community, protecting people with insurance and financial services products," said Don Rubbo, New York Regional Sales Leader. "They also make a point of getting involved personally by dedicating their time and efforts to making a difference in people's lives."</p> <p>Allstate's Reality Rides made its Staten Island debut this September, its third and final city the simulator will tour in New York state this year. Tottenville High School students experienced first-hand how distractions impair their ability to drive in Allstate's Reality Rides simulator, a curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle. Students were given traffic "tickets" that revealed potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life. Participants also had the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge that promises to not text and drive.</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>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> </ul> <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. 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. 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.</p> <p>"Allstate believes that it is very important for corporations to take an active interest in the communities they serve. Allstate is proud to partner with Tottenville High School," said Rubbo. "With support from The Allstate Foundation, Allstate Agents Cameron, Fauci, Hui, Smith and Wheeler on Staten Island are making our hometown a better, safer place to live."</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chindaly Griffith<br /> <a href="mailto:cgrig@allstate.com">cgrig@allstate.com</a></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:51:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4d695c09-6df3-40ef-b279-45994046ceea http://allstatenewsroom.com/releases/4d695c09-6df3-40ef-b279-45994046ceea Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School "Reality Rides℠" simulation and $5,000 grant supports students in Staten Island<br /><strong>This release contains: 1 Related Document, 11 Photos, 1 Video</strong><p>Local Allstate Insurance agents, Todd Cameron, Anthony Fauci, Philip Hui, Larry Smith and Colin Wheeler received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for their commitment to helping others on Staten Island. With this award came a $5,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Tottenville High School on Staten Island where all five Allstate agents volunteered by raising awareness around distraction-free driving to over 250 students during Allstate's "Reality Rides℠" event.</p> <p>"These New York agents are active and respected members of the business community, protecting people with insurance and financial services products," said Don Rubbo, New York Regional Sales Leader. "They also make a point of getting involved personally by dedicating their time and efforts to making a difference in people's lives."</p> <p>Allstate's Reality Rides made its Staten Island debut this September, its third and final city the simulator will tour in New York state this year. Tottenville High School students experienced first-hand how distractions impair their ability to drive in Allstate's Reality Rides simulator, a curved LED television embedded in the windshield of a real vehicle. Students were given traffic "tickets" that revealed potential infractions a driver could receive if the experience happened in real life. Participants also had the opportunity to take the Allstate X the TXT&reg; pledge that promises to not text and drive.</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>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> </ul> <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. 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. 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.</p> <p>"Allstate believes that it is very important for corporations to take an active interest in the communities they serve. Allstate is proud to partner with Tottenville High School," said Rubbo. "With support from The Allstate Foundation, Allstate Agents Cameron, Fauci, Hui, Smith and Wheeler on Staten Island are making our hometown a better, safer place to live."</p> <p>To track the Allstate Reality Rides tour and see photos of participants, visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/xthetxt">facebook.com/xthetxt</a>. While there, check out information and resources, engage in the conversation and invite family and friends to take action in support of stronger teen driving laws.</p> <p><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/">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>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Chindaly Griffith<br /> <a href="mailto:cgrig@allstate.com">cgrig@allstate.com</a></p> Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/b493/54af/b49354af-2756-4be8-a3dd-a46e4eae5449-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:48:00 -0500 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/staten-island-allstate-agents-donate-5k-to-tottenville-high-sch-1 http://allstatenewsroom.com/photos/staten-island-allstate-agents-donate-5k-to-tottenville-high-sch-1 Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School <img src="http://cdn.allstatenewsroom.com/photos/b493/54af/b49354af-2756-4be8-a3dd-a46e4eae5449-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> Staten Island Allstate Agents Donate $5k to Tottenville High School