History & Timeline 1940s03/22/2007
Awards and Recognition
Financial responsibility laws spread across the country, making it both practical and wise for car owners to purchase bodily injury and property damage liability insurance. World War II brings gasoline rationing and a halt to auto production. Fewer people are on the road.
Allstate develops a series of training courses for women agents to replace men on military leave. Women also begin handling claims.
Allstate's post-war planning committee predicts Allstate will write $13 million in premium volume by 1949. Written premium in 1949 actually reaches more than $45 million.
Allstate creates the "Illustrator Policy." It uses simpler language and illustrations so customers can more easily understand policy language and coverage.
Written premium is $45.3 million, with 708,763 policyholders and more than 2,800 employees.
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