Allstate Insurance review 2020: auto, home and life

Founded in 1931 by General Robert E. Wood, then-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, Allstate Insurance Company has written insurance policies for almost 90 years. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and publicly owned since 1995, Allstate began as a mail-order auto insurance company but quickly expanded its product line.



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Throughout its history, Allstate has advocated for automobile safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, lobbying government officials and working with automakers to reduce injuries and fatalities on the road.

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The company’s emphasis on safety continues today, with innovative programs such as Allstate Drivewise(R), which provides personalized driving feedback to help make you a safer driver-and save money on your premiums.

Consumers now recognize Allstate as a leader in the automobile, home and life insurance industries, but its product portfolio also includes employee benefits, investment services and roadside assistance services.

As one of

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Review: Oppo’s Reno4 Pro 5G is a good-looking powerhouse of a phone but not exactly a bargain

Are our future top brand smartphones Chinese instead of Korean or American? This week will see the launch of the iPhone 12, expected to sell by the ton-load.

ut elsewhere, Samsung is static in its market share while Huawei — number three in Ireland and number one globally — is now set to struggle with its Google ban.

So it’s an interesting time for Oppo, a longstanding top Chinese brand, to enter the Irish market. Oppo has launched here with two very interesting propositions.

While I haven’t had a chance to look at the very competitively-priced 5G-enabled Reno4 Z (€379), I have had some time with the Reno4 Pro. Yes, it sounds like a 1980s car. But there’s little else that’s vintage about this powerhouse. While I think it could have been a knockout at around €50-€100 less (because right now it’s a little more expensive than Samsung’s excellent S20

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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Review

Voltaire said, “It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.”

Beauty, thy name is Lexus LC 500.

OK, the name isn’t beautiful, but Toyota’s luxury brand understands beauty and sure as heck knows how to affect us … mix beauty, power and luxury, then drop the top.

If you’ve seen the bodacious LC 500 coupe since its 2018 debut you know it’s a looker. Sleek lines, stylish corseted nose and sexy rear end. For 2021 Lexus creates a drop-top version that exudes even more beauty.

READ: 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Roadster Review

Mine was a pre-production model that Lexus graciously sent to Midwest auto writers during this pandemic when new vehicles are becoming a bit scarce as factories have been closed and are slowly reopening and ramping up production.

Funny, but even as a pre-pro

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T-Mobile REVVL 5G Review – Have Carrier Phones Come Far Enough?

The new T-Mobile REVVL 5G is a carrier-branded smartphone and that probably means — at least in the minds of many — that it’s a low-value gadget that’s hardly worthy of a glance, let alone a full review. But this device showcases the importance of not judging a book by its cover.

Not only does the T-Mobile REVVL 5G excel in terms of what it sets out to do. Namely, offering 5G in an affordable package that doesn’t lag behind the competition. It offers a clean Android experience without the often-unneeded frills or bloatware. Moreover, it provides great results as a mobile camera, with only a few exceptions. And its display is going to be hard to beat too. And all of that, for under $400.

So, leaving preconceptions behind, let’s take a deeper dive into how this phone works in the real world. Beyond the specs sheet and carrier

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VGK Announce Annual Review Of Foundation’s Efforts In The Vegas Valley

VEGAS (October 5, 2020) – The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, October 5, a recap of the team’s foundation efforts in the community throughout the 2019-20 season. The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation supports various Las Vegas non-profit organizations that fall under the following five pillars: Health and Wellness, Youth Sports, Military and First Responders, Hunger and Homelessness and Education. During the 2019-20 season, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation has donated to-date over $2.7 million back to the Las Vegas Community.

Donations were raised throughout the season through various events and initiatives including the foundation’s Golf Tournament, Knight to Remember Gala, game-day and online auctions, Charity Night and the 51/49 raffle.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and team donated more than $1.2 million dollars to those that were in need during this time, as well as local medical professionals and first responders. $700,000 was donated to part-time

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Rolls-Royce Ghost review: Without doubt one of the most comfortable cars ever – Colin Goodwin

Nearly fell at the first fence with this week’s road test. Our subject under the magnifying glass is the new Rolls-Royce Ghost – the less opulent and extravagant member of the range.

My colossal near blunder was to have almost come out with the ridiculous statement that this Rolls is a bit of a bargain (albeit with the caveat that it’s reasonably priced when compared to a supercar like a McLaren or Ferrari).

Trouble is I hadn’t thoroughly read the specification sheet for our test car. The list price for the Ghost is £208,000 – then I spotted the options list which adds a staggering £83,000 to the total. But the real shocker is that this doesn’t include local taxes, so we’re now up to about £360k.

Er… some entry-level model.

But with the sordid business of money behind us, let’s have a look at this magnificent motor.

The previous

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Lexus LC 500 Convertible (2020) review

You could buy a Mercedes-Benz SL, but that’s quite old now. New Aston Martin Vantage Roadster? It’s hard to argue against, but it’s also nudging £130k. Porsche 911 Cabriolet? Obviously lovely, but also a bit obvious. Those buying a convertible clearly want something that stands out, unlike anything else on the road. Enter the Lexus LC 500 Convertible.

This is the open-top sister car to the LC 500 coupe, which we’ve already driven in both regular V8 and LC 500h hybrid guises. The drop-top is only coming as a V8: the folding roof eats up all the space otherwise taken up by the hybrid batteries (it barely leaves enough room for luggage either). Still, as if we’re going to complain that a V8 is the default choice…

A 477hp 5.0-litre V8 at that, sweeping this two-tonne open-top four-seater to 62mph in 5.0 seconds, yet still returning a class-average 24.1mpg. Yes,

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Best’s Review Examines the State of the Automobile Market

Best’s Review explores how auto insurance distribution strategies are shifting.

  • “Independent Streak” looks at auto insurance distribution and the renewed focus on independent agents; and

  • “Best’s Rankings: Top Auto Writers” covers AM Best Rankings of the top 25 private passenger auto, commercial, auto liability, auto physical damage and total auto writers.

Best’s Review also examines the latest developments in the global insurance market. Although the global reinsurance industry has been influenced by both negative and positive factors, AM Best continues to maintain a stable outlook.

  • “Lands of Opportunity” looks at recent moves by some multinationals to expand life insurance and other operations in the Asia-Pacific region;

  • Best’s Review interviews AM Best rating analysts about the global reinsurance industry. Learn more in “A Complex Situation”; and

  • In “Insurance Exec Memoir,” Brian O’Hara, founding president and former chief executive officer and chairman of XL Capital, now AXA XL, shares stories about

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