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Nation's largest publicly-traded personal insurance company.

2775 Sanders Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Employees: 70,000
CEO: Thomas Wilson
Stock symbol: ALL

Website: http://www.allstate.com

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The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Allstate sells 13 major lines of insurance, including auto, property, life and commercial. Allstate also offers retirement and investment products and banking services. Allstate is widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate" slogan. 

The company markets private passenger auto and homeowners insurance under the Allstate, Encompass and Esurance brand names. Esurance, an Allstate company, provides Esurance brand auto insurance products directly to consumers online, through call centers and through select agents, including Answer Financial.

The company serves 16 million households and insures one out of every eight homes and one out of every nine autos in the U.S. It is also one of the country's top life insurers.

Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Sears President Robert Wood decided to sell auto insurance to customers by mail. The name Allstate was borrowed from an automobile tire in a Sears catalog. With the backing of Sears, the business took off. Allstate became a publicly traded company in 1993 and totally independent from Sears in 1995.

Allstate has approximately 12,000 exclusive agencies and financial representatives in the United States and Canada. It also owns the Esurance brand that sells insurance online along with Encompass and Answer Financial.

Allstate reported 2013 revenues of $34.5 billion, up 3.3% from the previous year, and net income of $2.26 billion. The company reported assets of $123.5 billion at the end of 2013.

In 2013, Allstate paid $17.9 billion in total Property-Liability insurance claims and claims expenses.

The company says 57% of employees are women and 32%% are minorities.


Medical - Generally, employees may choose between point-of-service (POS) or indemnity coverage, depending on where they live, and an HMO option. There are three POS options to choose from: Buy-Up, Standard and Catastrophic.

Dental - Comprehensive coverage for many restorative and reconstructive services are offered. This also includes orthodontic benefits for eligible dependents, and 100 percent coverage for preventive care.

Vision - The plan covers periodic exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.

Employee Life Insurance - Provides options up to five times an employee's Qualified Annual Earnings (QAE). Evidence of insurability rules may apply.

Dependent Life Insurance - Dependent Life Insurance offers two levels of coverage for your spouse and/or eligible dependent children.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance - AD&D insurance coverage is provided at no cost. The benefit amount is two times Qualified Annual Earnings, up to $300,000.

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance - Long term disability insurance provides benefits to participants who become totally disabled and cannot work for an extended period of time. The LTD plan offers two options: a 90-day or 140-day waiting period. Evidence of insurability rules may apply.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account - Eligible employees can contribute up to $3,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to help pay for eligible health care expenses.

Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account - Eligible employees can contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to help pay for eligible dependent day care expenses.

Group Legal - This plan provides access to a nationwide network of attorneys who can provide assistance with covered legal questions or problems.

Allstate Retirement Plan - The pension plan provides retirement benefits, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with Allstate. Employees are vested after 5 years.

Profit Sharing Fund with 401(k) options - Pre-tax [i.e., 401(k)] and after-tax employee deposit options are available. Eligible employees can contribute from 1 percent to 50 percent of their annual income; the maximum amount for 2005 is $14,000. On pre-tax deposits of up to 5 percent of pay, a fixed Company Contribution is made, along with one that varies based on the Company's performance. The minimum amount the company will contribute is 50 cents and the maximum is $1.50. All Company Contributions are made in the form of Allstate stock. The Fund offers several investment options, along with the ability to make changes to your account on a daily basis. Subject to the Fund's terms, loans are available and rollovers will be accepted from other qualified employer plans

Time Off - The company offers a Paid Time Off Bank for vacation, sick and personal days each year,. This amount is based on the following years of service:

 Years of Service

Paid Time Off Bank
Less than 1 year

14 (prorated)
1-4 years

5-9 years

10-14 years

15-19 years

20-24 years



Updated October 3, 2014