The Allstate Insurance Company has protected families for more than 80 years. The idea started in 1930 by Sears, Roebuck & Co. President and Board Chairman, General Robert E. Wood, who wanted to create an automobile insurance company and sell insurance by mail. Allstate, named after a tire sold in the Sears catalog, had more than 110,000 policyholders by the end of the 1930s. Today, Allstate provides insurance products to approximately 16 million households.
The Allstate Corporation provides an array of insurance to cover home, life, auto, business, and identity insurance, protecting risk in all aspects of life. Allstate offers its protection products through multiple brands and diverse distribution channels via Allstate, Esurance, Encompass, SquareTrade, and Answer Financial brands. It is important when insuring your home to get Dwelling Coverage – this covers the structure of your home – roof, walls, attached garage, and more. “Other Structure” coverage includes detached portions of your home, such as a shed or detached garage. Allstate provides discounts for homeowners based on no prior claims, new roof, new home, or recent resale purchase. It also offers bundle savings for multiple policies.
Based in Northbrook, Illinois, Allstate is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States. The company’s leaders, employees, and local agency owners are an integral part of Allstate’s heritage.