Allstate News

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 …

Recruiting Allstate in Colorado Will Pay for Refers

Under its effort to continue expanding across Colorado, Allstate says it will appoint 24 new agency owners in the state this year and it will offer to pay people for referring qualified candidates. Including support staff the expansion is expected to create at …

GEICO’s Advertising Spending Slows But Still Tops $1 Billion: SNL

After two years of double-digit percentage increases in advertising spending, GEICO Corp. boosted its ad spend by just over five percent in 2013, according to research by  SNL Financial. GEICO, with its Gecko and Maxwell the pig mascots, has been …

Allstate Beefs Up Agency Force

Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, increased its agency count for the first time since 2007 as the company targeted growth beyond the U.S. East Coast to diversify risk. The insurer had 11,600 Allstate-exclusive agencies …

Allstate: Catastrophe Losses in January Reached $277M

Allstate Corp. said estimated catastrophe losses for the month of January were $277 million. The cost is $180 million after tax, the personal lines insurer said. Catastrophe losses were from six events at an estimated cost of $271 million, pre-tax, …

Allstate Sees No Need for Big Homeowners Rate Increases

Allstate Corp. aims to grow its share of the U.S. home and auto insurance markets without the need for “abnormally large” rate increases, its CEO said, after the company’s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter. Shares of Allstate, …

Hike in Auto Insurance Rates Expected in Illinois

Illinois drivers should get ready to pay more for insurance. Northbrook-based Allstate says in a regulatory filing that rates for customers will climb between 2.5 and 3.5 percent later this month. Esurance rates are rising about 3.2 percent in late …

Allstate Insurance to Expand in Midwest with New Agencies

Allstate Insurance Co. has announced plans to appoint new agency owners in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio this year. The company plans to appoint 21 new insurance agency owners in Indiana. Additionally, Allstate’s new and existing Indiana insurance agencies plan to …

Allstate, State Farm, Farmers Plan to Raise Home Insurance Rates in Texas

Texas’ three largest home insurers are kicking off 2014 with steep increases in policyholder premiums, according to a report published on Jan. 4. The Dallas Morning News reports that Allstate, Farmers and State Farm plan to raise rates for most …

GEICO Passes Allstate to Become 2d Largest U.S. Auto Insurer: SNL

Based on third quarter reports, GEICO Corp. has surpassed Allstate Corp. to become the nation’s second-largest private auto insurer. According to data compiled by SNL, GEICO logged $4.89 billion in direct premiums written during the third quarter of 2013, while …