November 2012                                                                                                       Email us:


The Good Hands Promise: People Come First

Superstorm Sandy affected millions of people in the Eastern United States. Watch this video to see how New Jersey-based Exclusive Agent Mike Short exemplifies Allstate's Good Hands promise to help customers, financially and emotionally, when they need it most. Being an Allstate agent is more than a job, it's an opportunity to help protect people from life's uncertainties and restore lives.


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Allstate is opening new multi-agent locations in Brookfield, WI and Springfield, IL. These locations offer you a unique opportunity to share an office with several other agents, earn enhanced commissions, an additional monthly marketing allowance and have shared costs for office space, monthly expenses and overhead!
If you are interested in this opportunity or want more information, contact Matt Flaskamp at 847-402-2849.

Finding a New Career in An Unexpected Place: My Mailbox                           
Cathy Darracott
, Agency Owner, Seattle, Washington


It started with a postcard. That is how I first found out about the Allstate opportunity. I was working in financial services at the time so I already had the appropriate licenses. I was looking for a change and I went for it. Seven and a half years later, my only regret is that I didn't learn about becoming an Allstate agent a decade earlier.


The best thing about the Allstate opportunity is that I am in control of my own destiny.


I know a lot of people who are unhappy with their bosses. Being an agency owner takes a lot of work, of course, but knowing that I am the boss of my own agency motivates me to work harder.


Allstate's support has been key to my success, especially in the beginning because I started my agency from scratch. I looked at the compensation charts for the first year and committed myself to meeting those goals. I knew I had to hit the ground running in order to make it work for me. I am proud to say I did make those goals and I acknowledge it was a team effort.


My father has helped me out immeasurably. He was retiring from his long-term career around the time I was opening my agency. I half-jokingly mentioned I would be looking for someone with a good work ethic and that I would accept his application, never thinking he would take me up on it. To my surprise and delight, he called me a few months later and said, "I just earned my insurance license. When do you want me to start?" Now I have the pleasure of working with him. He is dependable, reliable and has exceptional people skills.


I also enjoy being active with some of The Allstate Foundation's initiatives. Most recently, I participated in the Purple Purse campaign during October, which raised $250,000 for the YWCA to help empower survivors of domestic violence.


Whether it's being involved in a philanthropic cause or talking to a prospect or a customer, I believe in treating people with respect. The "In Good Hands" language is not just a slogan; it's a call to action. For me, it's another reason why being an Allstate agent continues to be such a good fit.  

Earn up to $2,500   

Know someone who is driven to succeed, ambitious and focused? GREAT! They might be interested in an opportunity to own an Allstate agency* or become a personal financial representative! And, here's the good news for you, with every agency owner and personal financial representative referral who gets appointed, you could earn a referral bonus up to $2,500.
If you have a referral you would like to submit for this opportunity, contact Allstate's Midwest Region recruiting team at 800-964-4235.

Allstate in the News

Allstate and The Allstate Foundation Commit up to $1.2 Million to Help Rebuild Local Communities After Sandy

Local agents in affected areas will be contacted about available grants, up to $5,000 each, for local nonprofits where agency owners volunteerMore


Allstate's "Life's Unpredictable" Online Game Encourages Players to Consider their Life
Insurance Needs

In addition to zombies and ninjas, players encounter thought-provoking, real-world facts about life's uncertainties. The purpose of the game, which you can play here, is to provide a lighthearted approach to a serious subject. More

Allstate Recognized as one of America's Top 15 Community-Minded Companies

The first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 corporations, The Civic 50, ranked Allstate 13th nationally and acknowledged the company's commitment to helping communities. More


Domestic Violence Survivors Receive Access to More than $1 MIllion in Financial Empowerment Services

The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program, a joint effort between The Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence, aims to reach an estimated 30,000 survivors of domestic violence. More

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