National General to be acquired by Allstate for $4 billion

National General - Business Deal

The insurance giant is making the purchase to expand its auto reach and independent agent business. Insurance giant Allstate Corp announced this week that it will purchase National General Holdings Corp for about $4 billion. This will be a cash purchase, boosting the insurer’s auto insurance business just as the pandemic crisis has made that sector highly profitable. Auto insurance claims are way down due to the smaller amount of traffic on the roads. National General shareholders will be compensated with $32 per share in cash. They will also receive…

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Allstate faces “thousands” of insurance job layoffs for its staff

Insurance job layoffs - layoffs from COVID-19 - newspaper article

The insurer intends to let thousands of people go in an effort to reduce its costs, say reports. Allstate Corporation plans to use thousands of insurance job layoffs to try to cut costs, say several reports. The news came directly from the insurer’s CEO who discussed it in a recent video conference call. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson held a video conference call with his senior team leaders. In that call, he talked about the fact that thousands of insurance job layoffs were on their way. These “thousands of jobs” would…

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Another Allstate auto insurance rebate is likely to be issued to policyholders

The insurer is moving to provide drivers with further relief as the pandemic continues to slash miles. The Allstate Corp insurer will likely issue another auto insurance rebate to its policyholders as a result of decreased driving habits throughout the pandemic, said the company’s CEO Tom Wilson. This additional reduction will be meant as a reflection of the ongoing driving reduction in certain areas. Allstate announced its first auto insurance rebate wave on April 6. At that time, it was returning over $600 million in premiums to its policyholders. The…

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Leo Burnett creative agency and Allstate part ways after sixty years

Leo Burnett and Allstate Part Ways

The insurance company is moving ahead with Droga5 from Accenture Interactive. Technically speaking, Allstate insurance moved away from Leo Burnett and toward Accenture Interactive’s Droga5 as its creative agency several months ago, but the businesses have now officially ceased working together. At first, the door was left open for the continued handling of projects, but that has now ended. When Allstate insurance first started looking elsewhere, it had left the door open to Leo Burnett to continue handling projects. However, the insurer has now chosen Droga5 and the door is…

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Allstate AI technology helps spot and stop fraud

Allstate AI - Technology - Hand

The insurance company is using artificial intelligence to reduce its payments to fraudulent claims. New Allstate AI technology is being used to help slash the number of times fraudsters get away with making claims. Insurance fraud has become an $80 billion industry in the United States, forcing premiums skyward. Fraudulent claims in the U.S. are currently estimated to be worth more than $80 billion every year. Legitimate customers are required to cover the cost of the payments that scammers are receiving through higher premiums. Among the reasons that insurance fraud…

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Ford partners with insurer to boost Allstate Milewise program enrollment

Allstate Milewise Program - Ford vehicle

The joint effort will help the automaker’s customers to sign up for the tracking program. Ford Motor Co. has entered into a deal with the Allstate Milewise program that will open some of the automaker’s customers to this form of auto insurance. This will allow them to track their driving behaviors in order to save money for safe driving. Most Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles that feature embedded modems will be compatible with the Allstate Milewise program connection. That program is currently available to drivers in 14 states across…

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New Allstate app to help good drivers save more on auto insurance premiums

Allstate app - Man using mobile phone

The insurer is testing a new app-based program to monitor motorist behaviors for weekly savings opportunities. A new Allstate app has entered into the testing process with the goal of allowing good drivers to prove how safe they are behind the wheel in exchange for savings. The program monitors a number of habits such as speeding and braking hard. The idea expands on existing usage-based insurance strategies including those already offered by the insurer. The goal is to make it possible for good drivers to demonstrate that they are a…

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