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Founded in 1931, Allstate was started as part of the Sears Roebuck and Company. It became a publicly-traded company in 1993, and it became a fully independent company in 1995.
Allstate’s focus has always been on safety and consumer rights. It was part of the group that filed to have seatbelts mandatory. It also was involved in coming up with a rate classification system to allow safer drivers cheaper rates.
Today, Allstate provides insurance policies to nearly 16 million households.