Founded in 1931 in Illinois, the Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer in America. It expanded into Canada in 1953 and is now headquartered in Markham, Ont. It offers home and auto coverage in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Allstate’s folksy, midwestern brand isn’t just a marketing ploy; the company actually tries to embody the neighbourly values it espouses. Take its Good Hands Network for example: it’s a program that guarantees policyholders they’ll be able to reach a broker or claims adjuster at any time of day and on multiple channels — be it online, over the phone, or in person.