Allstate Seeking to Grow Agents by 17 Percent in Pennsylvania

Insurance Company Seeking to Bring 260 Positions to the Keystone State

May 19, 2015, 15:00 ET from Allstate Insurance Company

MALVERN, Pa., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruiting campaign to expand in Pennsylvania.  Allstate plans to appoint more than 260 new insurance agents and personal financial representatives in the Keystone State over the next year. 

"Pennsylvania's strong economy is fueling this expansion plan.  We target cities and areas that are growing and have an increased need to protect what matters most to the people in those communities as a part of Allstate's broader strategy to expand in Pennsylvania," said Ed Norcia, Allstate's Northeast Region Strategic Deployment Leader. 

Allstate is seeking agency owners who are mid-career, mid-level managers who want to own and operate their own business. 

"We are aggressively targeting qualified professionals," Norcia adds. "A property and casualty insurance background is not required.  Allstate will provide them with comprehensive education and the resources to help them get off to a solid start.  They do need a strong entrepreneurial drive and passion to help others in their community."

Allstate Agent Tonia Pittman opened her agency in the Somerset area in October of 2013 and has already seen tremendous profit and growth. Pittman was drawn to Allstate because of the support provided to business owners from the very beginning.

"This opportunity has allowed me to go after my dreams," Pittman said. "I always wanted to own my own business and Allstate provided the tools for me to grow my business quickly and provide my staff the best training in the industry."

Of those 260 positions, 63 appointments will be agency owners and 25 will be exclusive financial professionals. The addition of the new agencies will have a compounding effect on the Pennsylvania job market since each new agent normally opens with a minimum of two employees to help ensure customers are well served with courtesy and efficiency.  The balance of 172 positions will fill these roles (see below for location breakdown). 

Agency Growth in Pennsylvania

Allstate's Pennsylvania insurance agent recruiting goals are segmented by area across the state:

City

Approximate Goals

Philadelphia – Five County

100 Total:

30 Agency Owners

70 Licensed Sales Staff

Northeastern Pennsylvania

30 Total

8 Agency Owners

22 Licensed Sales Staff

Central Pennsylvania

60 Total:

15 Agency Owners

45 Licensed Sales Staff

Western Pennsylvania

45 Total:

10 Agency Owners

35 Licensed Sales Staff

Allstate Looking to Appoint 25 Exclusive Financial Professionals

Allstate is seeking experienced financial professionals who have their Series 6 and 63 licenses to sell variable life insurance and annuities, mutual funds, individual stocks and other financial products, and who also may have additional licenses to sell health and accident insurance. Each exclusive financial professional will partner solely with one or more Allstate agency owners to offer life and retirement products that help protect Allstate customers and their families.

"Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, yet almost half of all Americans do not have life insurance," said Regional Financial Sales Leader Dan Mattingly of Allstate. "Our exclusive financial professionals help our customers improve their financial well-being and better understand the fundamental building blocks of financial fitness."

"I enjoy partnering with Allstate agency owners to help their customers understand their life and retirement options, manage the risk and protect their futures," said Allen Readinger Allstate exclusive financial professional in Allentown. "I believe I can truly make a difference in their lives."

Learn More about Becoming an Allstate Agent or Exclusive Financial Professionals

To help with the deployment efforts, Allstate is offering a $5,000 award to the person who refers a qualified agency owner or exclusive financial professional candidate to Allstate. The referral award is payable upon of the appointment of the candidate as an Allstate agency owner.

Candidates interested in becoming an Allstate agency owner need a minimum of $50,000 of liquid capital to invest in their agency. This money does not go to Allstate; it helps ensure the agency can successfully fund the normal day-to-day costs associated with opening and running a business. Licensed sales producers need no liquid capital to apply.

Call for More Information

Interested candidates can learn more about becoming an Allstate agency owner by logging on to allstate.com or by calling 1-877-470-8150, option 1.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

*Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 agency agreement.

Contact:

Julia Reusch

(610) 705-2254

julia.reusch@allstate.com 

@AllstateNE

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