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Schaumburg resident meets with Congress on key issues

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  • Allstate employees and agency owners meet with Congressional leaders to discuss key insurance issues. Carlos Herrera pictured, back row, far left.

      Allstate employees and agency owners meet with Congressional leaders to discuss key insurance issues. Carlos Herrera pictured, back row, far left.

Matt Kruse

Local Allstate Employee Carlos Herrera Selected to Meet with Members of Congress on Key Insurance Issues

Carlos Herrera joins fellow Allstate agents and employees on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on topics facing insurance industry and consumers

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill., December 19, 2013 -- Allstate employee Carlos Herrera traveled to Washington, DC recently as part of Allstate's first-ever Congressional "Fly-In" to talk with lawmakers about issues affecting the insurance industry and consumers. Herrera met with Congressmen Peter Roskam, Senator Dick Durbin, and Senator Mark Kirk to highlight Allstate's public policy priorities and discuss his experience as a representative of the insurance industry. Herrera was joined by fellow Allstate agency owners and employees from across the country, and by members of Allstate's Federal Affairs team.

"It was an honor to travel to Washington, D. C. and discuss issues facing the insurance industry with my elected officials," said Herrera. "It's critical for all of us to understand the political process and help educate local lawmakers about issues important to you as a constituent."

During the meetings, Herrera discussed issues ranging from tax reform to support for modernizing and improving the insurance regulatory system for the benefit of consumers. Additionally, participants discussed the importance of competition in the aftermarket auto parts industry and the need to transform our current catastrophe management system, which could save taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars through the creation of a privately funded, publicly sponsored, national catastrophe fund.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via, and 1-800 AllstateŽ, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With AllstateŽ. " As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

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