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Randall, Smith Top Allstate’s List of Stormiest Texas Counties

Texas storms affected more Allstate insured homes in Randall county than any other part of the state over the past five years, while Smith county saw the highest frequency of lightning. Allstate tallied the top 25 Texas counties affected by severe weather; identifying areas with …

Allstate Moving 400 Tech Jobs to Chicago

Insurance company Allstate has announced plans to open an innovation hub with 400 employees at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The Northbrook-based company announced that the 45,000-square-foot office space will house the company’s Quantitative Research & Analytics and Connected Car teams. The …

Mass. AG: Encompass to Pay for Repair of Vehicles Brought to Unregistered Shops

A subsidiary of Allstate has agreed to pay for the correction of faulty repair work performed on motor vehicles brought to unregistered body shops in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Sept. 24. The assurance of discontinuance with Encompass …

Allstate to Offer Ridesharing Endorsement in Four States

Allstate has launched a “Ride for Hire” endorsement for qualified transportation network company drivers that will be available in four states – Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia – by the end of this year. The Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement …

Allstate Seeks to Recruit Over 100 New Exclusive Agency Owners in Northeast

Allstate Corp. announced its plan to grow its exclusive agency count and hire more licensed sales staff and financial professionals in the Northeast region. Allstate said Monday that it seeks to appoint 63 new Allstate-exclusive agency owners, approximately 172 licensed …

Esurance Becomes Baseball’s Exclusive Auto Insurance Partner

Esurance has become Major League Baseball’s exclusive auto insurance partner in a multiyear agreement that includes title sponsorship of the sport’s new all-digital All-Star balloting. Neither MLB nor Esurance, which was bought by Allstate Corp. in 2011 as part of …

Bell, Smith Top Allstate’s Stormiest Counties in Texas List

Allstate has tallied the top 25 Texas counties affected by severe weather; identifying areas with highest frequencies of wind and hail, and lightning related homeowner property damage claims from 2010 through 2014. Storms in Bell County, Texas, affected more Allstate …

Private Auto Premiums See Largest Q3 Growth in 10 Years: SNL

Private auto insurance industry direct premiums written rose 5.13 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the largest third-quarter year-over-year growth in the past 10 years, according to an analysis by SNL Financial. The 30 largest auto writers by market …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Homeowner Insurance Rate Hikes not Challenged by Texas Commissioner

The Texas insurance commissioner has allowed the three largest home insurers to impose significant rate hikes on many policyholders despite the objections of a state consumer advocate. Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber can reject any new rates that are deemed excessive …