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For more than 80 years, we have helped customers realize their hopes and dreams. Our growing network of small businesses features teams of trusted advisors in communities across the country working to change the way consumers think about insurance, provide total household solutions and deliver a best-in-class customer experience.
What Is Allstate Insurance California?
Allstate launched on April 17, 1931, as the Great Depression intensified and Americans struggled with financial insecurity. The first policy insured a 1930 Studebaker at $41.60 for the year.
The first claim was paid when a customer walked into Allstate’s one-room headquarters holding a door handle that had been pried off by a would-be car thief.
By the end of 1931, Allstate had 4,217 active car insurance policies. There were 113,427 customers at the end of that decade.
Did Allstate leave California?
Allstate Corp. is no longer issuing new homeowners insurance policies in California. Fellow insurance giant State Farm announced a similar decision last month, citing wildfire risks and skyrocketing construction costs.
Allstate quietly put new property coverage in California on pause last year. It indicated that the pause would become permanent in a notice recently sent to the California Department of Insurance, according to numerous media reports.
Would-be customers who enter a California ZIP code on Allstate’s website get a message saying the company does not offer property insurance there.
Why is Allstate pulling out of California?
On why two insurance giants may have pulled out of the state
California is an enormously attractive place to write insurance because of the balance of real estate in California — we all know how much real estate costs, and maybe some of it could cost less.
What’s going on is that there’s an interaction between the changing risk of wildfire … and limitations on the rate that insurers can charge for homeowners’ coverage.
I think that the perception of risk really changed after 2017 and 2018, as it sure did for me. I live in a Wildland Urban Interface, and I’m much more aware of wildfire risk, as are my neighbors.
Which insurance company is leaving California?
Last month, California’s insurance market was rocked by announcements from State Farm, Allstate, Farmers, and AIG, saying they would stop sales of new policies, citing headwinds brought on by catastrophic weather events, inflation, and economic conditions.
Others, like Nationwide, have announced actions to curb further losses and to manage their property and casualty portfolios.
California’s insurance troubles are only just beginning, according to Arnold. Carriers could withdraw at a more rapid pace in the next few years, leaving fewer and fewer options for homeowners.
Who is the largest insurer in California?
As of 2021, according to the California Department of Insurance, Allstate had nearly $4.4 billion in written property and casualty premiums in the state, making it the fourth-largest insurer there. State Farm, with more than $7 billion in written premiums, was the largest property insurer there at the time.
California has become an increasingly expensive state for property insurance carriers. Soaring inflation has driven up the cost of rebuilding damaged homes, while the risk of wildfire remains high.
In 2022, California had 7,490 wildfires, which collectively destroyed 362,455 acres and killed nine people, according to Cal Fire, the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. As of early June 2023, the state has experienced 985 fires that have burned more than 1,000 acres.
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