Video on Allstate IncomeProtector(SM) Annuity Explains Retirement Income Savings Option in Easy-to-Understand Terms

Aug 22, 2012, 15:49 ET from The Allstate Corporation

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of us are visual learners – we remember things better when we see them in writing. Others are auditory learners – we learn more by hearing an explanation. An Allstate video appealing to both types of learners has attracted new attention to the complex topic of annuities.

"Insurance in general and annuities in particular can be difficult to understand," said Bob Becker, Allstate senior vice president, Allstate Life Insurance Company. "In response, we created a video about our new Allstate IncomeProtectorSM annuity to explain retirement income savings options through visuals and the announcer's step-by-step discussion of our annuity's features in easy-to-understand terms. The video works for both visual and auditory learners. We're enthusiastic about our customers' positive reaction to this approach." 

The video, posted online at, begins by pointing out common retirement worries: losing your savings if markets decline, not having a predictable and reliable income stream or even outliving your money in retirement. The video then discusses various aspects of the Allstate IncomeProtector annuity that can address these retirement concerns, including guaranteed lifetime income, principal protection and bonuses under certain circumstances, which vary by state and are offered at the discretion of the company.

"My customers have given the video rave reviews, it's been featured on agent websites and in seminars all over the country, and it's had more than 5,000 views on YouTube in just the past few weeks," said Troy Trahan, an Allstate exclusive financial specialist in Louisiana. "While a six-minute video can't tell you everything you need to know about retirement planning, it's a great way to build your knowledge about the products and features available to help you achieve a more secure future."

For more information on the Allstate IncomeProtector annuity, contact your local Allstate agency. Additional information about retirement planning can be found online at

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 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 $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

Allstate IncomeProtectorSM annuity is a deferred income fixed indexed annuity contract issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company, Home Office: Northbrook, IL. Allstate IncomeProtector annuity is available in most states with contract series number LU10996 or ICC12-AF9.

SOURCE The Allstate Corporation