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Insurers Report Estimated Q1 Catastrophe Losses

Carriers are starting to report their pretax catastrophe loss estimates for the 2021 first quarter, and the numbers are significant. Below are preliminary numbers from Allstate, Arch, AXIS, and The Hanover. *** The Allstate Corp. said it had nearly $1.7 …

Allstate Sees Surge in Demand for Pay-Per-Mile Insurance During COVID Shutdowns

The COVID-19 shutdowns that swept the U.S. have been a boon for a newer auto-insurance product: pay-per-mile coverage. During the pandemic, Allstate Corp. has seen interest surge in its Milewise offering, which lets customers pay auto-insurance premiums for just the …

Allstate Reports Net Income Rose 52% for Q4

Insurer Allstate reported improved auto underwriting results and strong investment returns for the fourth quarter 2020. Net income was up 52% to $2.6 billion for the quarter compared to net income of $1.7 billion in the same quarter in 2019. …

Allstate to Sell Life Insurance Company to Blackstone for $2.8B to Grow in P/C

The Allstate Corp. is selling Allstate Life Insurance Co. to entities managed by investment firm Blackstone for $2.8 billion. Explaining the move from Allstate’s perspective, Allstate CEO Tom Wilson referred to a strategy to grow market share in personal lines …

Insurers Ink $90 Billion in Merger Deals as They Pursue Post-Coronavirus Clout

Insurers pummeled by the pandemic are looking to deals as they race to see who’ll emerge strongest when the outbreak subsides. The takeover of RSA Insurance Group Plc and Allstate Corp.’s largest acquisition ever have helped push industry deals announced …

Allstate Reports 26.7% Increase in Q3 Net Income to $1.13 Billion

The Allstate Corp. reported a 26.7% increase in its third quarter net income, primarily due to higher auto insurance underwriting income and net realized capital gains. Allstate’s third quarter net income able to common shareholders was $1.13 billion, or $3.58 …

Indiana Court: Allstate Liable in Fatal Crash Because Victim Was a ‘Resident Relative’

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that Allstate must pay $25,000 in uninsured motorist benefits to the estranged husband of a woman who died while riding as a passenger in a car crash after moving back in with her parents. …

An Insurance Lyft: CSAA Forms Rideshare Carrier; Allstate, Liberty Mutual Offer Coverage

A new carrier has joined the rideshare insurance market, offering coverage to Lyft drivers in 11 states. At the same time, ridesharing firm Lyft’s drivers now also have access to coverage from Allstate and Liberty Mutual in a handful of …

Allstate to Cut 3,800 Jobs as Latest Step in Multi-Year Growth Plan

The Allstate Corp. said it will cut approximately 3,800 jobs in claims, sales, service and support functions as part of its continuing plan to grow its property/casualty market share. The layoffs will affect about eight percent of the insurer’s 45,780 …

Allstate to Buy National General for $4 Billion, Growing Auto, Independent Agent Business

U.S. Insurer Allstate Corp. said on Tuesday it will buy National General Holdings Corp. for about $4 billion in cash, scaling up its auto insurance business at a time when the coronavirus has crushed traffic on roads and reduced claims. …