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I received a estimate in the mail. The insurance looked great. I made a phone call to the local agent in De Pere Wisconsin The Prill agency and from the quoted rate the actual “went up over $500 on homeowners insurance alone. Let alone mentioning how much it went up on automobile insurance. This is the company I will never do business with again. They implemented what is known as the bait and switch they send you a piece of paper from the agency saying this is customized to your house and when you actually call them they switch it. I would advise if you need insurance for your home or auto to call anyone except Allstate. They truly are not a good hands people.
I had a homeowner's policy with Allstate for fifteen years and never filed a single claim, after making approximately three repairs to my roof out of my own pocket due to storm damage and an aging roof, I finally filed a claim for a roof replacement after having a certified roofer inspect and finding extensive damage from storms and wind. An Allstate representative came out and denied the claim, stating he only found minor damage that could be repaired for less than my deductible. I was warned by several different roofing companies that Allstate would deny my claim as they are very well known to do. After fifteen years as a loyal customer, when I needed them they were not there. I cancelled them, paid for my own roof and went with a better more reliable company.
I reported to Allstate that my wood floor in kitchen was buckled due to water damage caused by mouse eating thru water line to ice maker. They refused to cover damage because they said leak had been going on for a few weeks based on condition of wood. I called them as soon as I realized the problem. There was no water on floor. I think this is awful service, especially since I am a 20 year customer. Apparently they would have paid if the floor was less buckled, although the repair to floor would still be needed even with a little buckling. It's not as if the leak had been going on for months. I can't report what I don't see.
Allstate sent us a quote by mail. I called to confirm the price. Allstate will not stand by their own quote. Erika ** admitted the letter is just a scheme to get you to call them. Erika's name is signed to the letter giving you the impression that the agent wrote the quote but it's computer generated.
Took me 35 years to figure that this company does not care about their customers, after reading all kinds of negative reviews, I decided to share my problem with them. All my family is insured by Allstate, house and cars, 6 months ago during a Hail/Windstorm our house roof got damaged and there were a few houses around the street that got their roof replaced within 2 months, none of the homeowners have insurance with Allstate only us.
Allstate spent thousands sending Adjusters and making estimates that didn't even covered our deductible, I had 5 different contractors give me estimates and all said the same thing, the roof needs to be replaced and that the insurance needs to pay. Hired a public adjuster and after (6 months) Allstate finally decided they are going to pay, sent a check to the public adjusters which went out of business. Now they are telling me I need to seek legal action to get the money they sent them and that they could not cancel the check sent to the adjusters, trying to tell me that they discourage getting a 3rd party involved in claims, when the reason why I had to do it was because they basically denied my claim. I got the Texas Department of Insurance involved in the hopes that they do something about this insurance companies.
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Our home flooded 10 days ago. An adjuster has not even shown up yet. I called him Monday and he said he would be here today 9-10. Called at 9:10 and said he is running late and leaving Paris soon. Paris is 1h and 10 min away. Missing my 5th day of work and I have a meeting at 1:00. Nothing but issues and being jerked around. I have never heard of an adjuster taking 10 days to show up and being so unprofessional! We also have been increased approx $1000 in the last 3 years!!
To all who have had issues with Allstate on claims, unsubstantiated or significant rate changes, unfair/shady practices, you have a free option at your disposal for help. Every state has a Commissioner of Insurance who oversees a State Corporation Commission. You can file a claim via form on their website. Their job is to ensure that citizens are provided with access to adequate and reliable insurance protection; that the insurance companies selling policies are financially sound to support payment of claims; that the agents selling company policies are qualified and conduct their business according to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as acceptable standards of conduct; and that the insurance policies are of high quality, are understandable and are fairly priced.
My state has a Homeowners Guide on their website as well for more details. They even provide a number for you to call to ask questions about the claim process. Filing valid claims through the Bureau is not what Insurance Companies want. It's essentially an audit! After 30 years of using Allstate for homeowners and auto policies, I've had less than a handful of minimum claims submitted. There was one minor claim in the last 12 years which paid out. It wasn't until I filed a claim last year that I was notified of a 6 month rate increase of $190!!! That is a 25% increase to my original 6 month premium. Here's the kicker - the claim was denied.
As a cancer patient on disability I have to live within a very constraining budget, of which I personally explained numerous times in the office to my agent’s rep that was writing my policy. I had disclosed I price shopped using the same coverage with their competitors. Having had State Farm since initial construction of this home we were fully aware of replacement costs. September 27, 2017, I paid in full, coverage for our home and two vehicles. December 26, 2017, I received an email they were going to electronically withdrawal an additional $653.00 from our account (We had paid in full for one year homeowners insurance and 6 month vehicle coverage). This withdrawal was to be initiated January 2, 2018. I called the rep who had worked with me in September and she recalled my numerous visits to their office prior to purchasing said policies.
Now, three months later, I’m notified that my home is underinsured by over $40,000 dollars. She told me I needed to pay or cancel when I explained I did not have access to said monies they were requesting and that I felt they should have notified me much earlier and waited for the adjuster before offering me services and collecting said funds. An ironic note to this, the extra money they claim needs to be paid to insure my home is approximately the difference between Allstate and the other companies I was shopping. Now I have 20 days to pay their demanded increase, of which I do not have.
I selected Allstate Insurance for my mobile home insurance company going through RideNow Insurance Company located in Tempe AZ. My payments were supposed to be $39 a month. I paid 3 months of payments in advance which I paid through RideNow Insurance Company. After they received my money I received an email from Allstate raising my premium to $62 a month. I called my insurance agent Jordan at RideNow to call Allstate to see what was going on. Jordan from RideNow called me back to tell me a Inspector came out and I had more steps going up to my front door, and a front covered porch and a carport by the back door.
If Jordan had done her homework she would have known this. I found another company with a much lower price with better coverage and had an inspector come out. When I cancelled Allstate with Jordan at RideNow Insurance I was told that Allstate would be issuing me a check for $5... although I still had a $60 credit per Allstate's email they sent to me. So Allstate decided to keep my money. I will never use Allstate again. And Jordan at RideNow Insurance is not very good either. What a RIPOFF! Unless you like giving your money away... all I can say is beware. I paid 3 mos in advance so I could have some breathing time after Christmas. I guess Allstate Insurance and RideNow Insurance thought I was making a donation to their company when I wasn't. Nothing like stealing from the disabled.
Recently received a card from the agency in Kalamazoo. I went there to get a better rate on my 4 home insurance policy, which were all insured previously by other insurance companies. Got the quote sounded great. Then started getting cancellation notices from each home they insured. Every time I try to call no one answers and no one returns my calls. I can't get any money back from them. Paid 3 months in advance for insurance on a home they never insured, yet still will not give me my money back. They have a poor way of running their business, I feel that they shouldn't have said they would insure them if they had no plan on keeping their word. As I said, all were insured with other companies before I moved to Allstate. They are horrible.
I selected Allstate after they gave me a quote on my home insurance. I paid my premium in full one week before it was due. Two months later they came back with another bill stating my square foot was changed. I disagreed, but no one returned my calls. Now after I went with a different company, they sent the bill to a collection agency. No one is will to help me either from the local Minneapolis agent or the main office. I would stay from this company at al cost.
I own a condo in an apartment complex and had a leak from an above unit destroy my bathroom. I immediately reported it to my management company and they advised it was a toilet leak from above unit. Shortly after I was contacted by the above tenant's Metlife insurance policy that they will cover me. After waiting for a few weeks Metlife said they aren't covering me. Allstate told me that since they have admitted guilt to file a claim and they will reimburse me for the damages and then pursue Metlife. An adjuster came to the property whom hated his job and his life. Basically said they won't cover me because the damage is worse since it first occurred and I didn't report it in time. So I was trying to pursue Metlife so Allstate wouldn't have to pay and got screwed because there is apparently some type of time frame to report a leak. Now they are both getting sued.
On 11/5/2017 a macroburst (straight line winds) caused siding, gutter, roof and window damage to the exterior of my home. I called Allstate the next day and an adjuster came out on 11/14/2017. He gave me a check for $2,100 to cover the cost to replace (4) windows, gutter, siding fascia and 25 shingles. Labor for the roof was estimated at $12.58, siding $206.09, and gutter $30.29. I wonder what contractor would replace the shingles for $12.58? No labor was given for the window replacements. I have only been with Allstate for one year. The previous 34 years I had been with State Farm. You are definitely not in good hands with Allstate.
I purchased a loss assessment rider from Allstate Insurance as part of my condo policy. My agent said this coverage had no exclusions and covered all legitimate loss assessment claims. Our condo community was hit with a huge hail storm and it damaged all the roofs. Our association levied a $5000 assessment against all 100 owners. Allstate denied my claim, and the only other homeowner that also had Allstate that filed a claim. They denied the my claim because as part of replacing the roofs, gutters and flashing had to be updated to current code in our city. The code improvements are required and less than 5% of the total repair cost, but Allstate still denied the claim. My agent told me that Allstate has been denying all loss assessment claims that she has seen in recent months.
When Hurricane Sandy hit, a large tree fell on our home. The people we spoke with on the phone were polite and courteous, but that was the only part of the experience that was good. The adjuster they sent was by far one of the worst, unprofessional people I have ever dealt with. Only gave us half of amount of money we needed to repair our home. After being a customer for over 25 years, and never filing a single claim, that's how we were treated. Definitely not in good hands, no follow up, no returned phone calls. I would never recommend Allstate, extremely disappointed. The adjuster was from Texas and was completely clueless. Don't use Allstate, they are absolutely the worst. My home is still not finished, I needed, by multiple estimates over $20,000.00 to repair the home properly. They gave us just over $10,000.00. What a ripoff.
During the course of my homeowner's claim filing, I had 4 different representatives, 3 different adjuster, spoke with 2 managers to report my slow and unprofessional claims processing after 1 month time frame to receive 0 dollars. Guess what Allstate you need to remove your ad about great claims service or money back guarantee on WHAT...
I have been an Allstate customer for 34 years and I have never filed a claim. In March of 2017 we had high winds and damaged our roof. The inspector came out and filed the report. The claim was denied because the roof is old. I have been grandfathered in with replacement insurance and they will not pay for the roof. I am looking for a new insurance company.
The heat exchanger in my Lennox pulse furnace, junk, developed a hole in it. I was told it was from a design defect in the casting process. I called Allstate, explained the problem, as it was explained to me, and was told, by four different agents, that I would be covered, so I authorized removal & replacement of the furnace. Two hours after I told the furnace service people they could begin work Allstate calls me back and tells me I'm not covered, now I'm out $5000 dollars.
As a senior citizen, I am stunned at the dismissive Allstate has treated my storm damages. Hurricane enforced winds & rain on 9/11/17, caused garage roof leaking water in walls and ceilings. Ceilings and walls, floors saturated then adjuster shows up 17 days later and speculate that roof damage probably wasn't from rainstorm that had last for over 16 hours. I am beyond disappointed. 34 days later still have blue tarp on roof, wood floors darken, ceiling and walls cut open. My house looks a wreck. So depressing. Paid my premiums on time for over 17 years, then mistreated when I am need. Can't imagine what other Senior Citizens are experiencing nationwide.
We have been customers for many years now. Our first agent that wrote our ins gave us special assessment ins as 10K then the other person that took over kept it at 10K or what we thought was 10K turned out to be 1K, so I blame the ins agents as I was always asking about HO6 and how much and was always told it was 10K.
We got a special assessment letters in Sept. 2017 in the mail about hail damage and having the roofs replaced, Allstate will not cover a thing for the 14 of us that live in the complex, they say it is not a special assessment. In March we upped everything on our homeowners that is when we found out that either the agents we had didn't put it on the paperwork correctly as 10K or someone higher up had fat fingers.
When we have asked for copies of old policies we get the run around that they don't keep that paperwork so far back! So the complex that I live in everyone else that has different ins companies got paid with no problem whatsoever. Looking for new insurance. No more chances for this awful ins company. You pay and pay and always on time never a claim but when you do have one you shouldn't ever have to fight with your ins company to get something covered. The commercial on TV that states, "You're in good hands with Allstate", that is a false advertisement. I have not seen a whole lot of good reviews. I have spoken to people that had this ins company in the past and they had to go through the same thing with hail damage and they still wouldn't pay.
Two weeks ago my son wanted apartment insurance for his apartment in Florida. He called their 800 number listed on the website. After he gave his social security just for ID purpose to get a quote and his zip code they said in his zip code they do not insure his area. Yesterday he received a letter stating a credit check was run! And he doesnt fit in with their guidelines. I called them a few hours ago. Got this rude, vile, nasty person on the phone who yelled at me telling me they always run a credit report and I said, “This is not what your commercial says and this is not what anything on the computer says before you put in a quote.” She kept yelling at me and over talking me. The company was caught and this is how they handle things. I am not saying not to use them but I am saying read all the complaints others have to say on Allstate’s rip off and scams and complaints. I feel they are a questionable company.
We had documented hail damage in our area a few weeks ago. I work for a roofing contractor and immediately had our guys come out and look at our roof which has sustained visible damage. My vehicle was also parked at the property and a separate claim had to be filed for that. Once we confirmed the damage we filed a claim with our homeowners insurance through Allstate. They sent a 3rd party adjuster out (who was actually a disgruntled ex employee of our contractors) and he denied the claim stating there was not enough "granular loss" where the hail hit. So considering the conflict of interest we asked for a re-inspect.
Allstate came out with an adjuster who never got on the roof but had yet another 3rd party adjuster get on the roof. They noted damage on the ridge vent, gutters, drip edge, and fascia. However, denied the claim because there was 8 hits in a square and not their desired 14. Per their words "this house got smacked with hail" but they still denied the roof. This to me is outrageous. There is clear hail damage which over time it will cause leaks and result in interior damage but they will deny that claim because the roof was damaged and we should have gotten it fixed... But it wasn't enough damage to warrant a claim!? Ridiculous.
After a hail storm, an adjuster came out to check on my claim. To start, she asked me to go back in the house as she did not need me to tell her what the damage was. After getting her report, I told Allstate my siding couldn't be matched, they said it could and sent me an envelope to put a piece of my siding in so they could prove it. Of course they couldn't. Next they said that Iowa is not a line of sight state, so they only had to pay for actual damage. I called them and gave them the Iowa code that showed they were wrong. They came back with the fact that I had a little siding which did not match the other, which meant they didn't have to pay. We had made upgrades to our house, go back to fact that our siding can't be matched, and we were forced to put on different siding. Also we had painted all of the siding. Gentleman from Allstate said matching 6 year old paint wasn't their problem.
They are a joke of a company. I will get the last laugh. Luckily my job gives me contact with many people. I will go to my deathbed telling people to not get their insurance from Allstate. I have filed a complaint against them with the state of Iowa. Please stay away from Allstate insurance. The only thing their hands are good for is taking your money.
I made a claim to my Allstate Homeowners policy last spring for hail damage. I live in Denver Colorado. During the hail storm the siding on the west side of my home was severely damaged. I was told by the adjuster that came out that only the damaged side of the home would be replaced per state guidelines. I told the adjuster, because the siding had been painted previously it was going to be hard to match colors. Lifetime the siding contractor advised me that the siding on my home was discontinued and would be hard to replace, so Allstate sent a sample of the siding to a forensic lab for determination. The Lab determined that there was a suitable replacement available on the market.
I was advised by Lifetime that the siding the forensic lab suggested would not match the existing color currently on the home. I told the supplement adjuster Vo ** on 9/20/17 that the contractor stated they could not match the existing color of the siding on the home, he suggested to replace it anyways with mis-matched colors. I understand that state guidelines only require Allstate to replace only the siding on the home damaged by hail but, was told by Allstate representatives that Allstate would make repairs so that the home would be in the same state it was before the hail storm. The problem I have with Allstate's adjustment is the color of the siding on my home all matched prior to the hail damage and should all match the same after the repairs.
My wife and I have had Allstate Homeowners and Auto Insurance for over 14 years. We had never made a claim for our home. This year literally hundreds of homes in our neighborhood had their shingles replaced due to hail damage claims from many other reputable insurance companies. Every home surrounding our home had their shingles replaced... many even had their gutters replaced also. We asked two different contractors that replaced roofs throughout our neighborhood to inspect our roof. They insisted that we had the same hail damage as everyone in the neighborhood. When Allstate sent out adjusters and inspectors (they hired) we were told that we did not have any hail damage to our roof at all. They said "You have the best roof I have ever seen (with a chuckle).
When we complained to the assigned Allstate adjuster they said "We can send out a Structural Engineer" to inspect your roof. They sent out two different engineers on two separate occasions (that Allstate hired) that also reported that we had no damage at all from hail. The only other person in our immediate neighborhood that got refused was a guy that owns a roofing company that also has Allstate!!! The same adjuster that refused us refused him!!! All homes in this neighborhood are less than 14 years old. Prices are $650,000 - $1000,000,000+ in Dominion Valley Country Club, Haymarket, VA. Literally every home surrounding us (several deep) and hundreds in our neighborhood had their roofs replaced due to hail damage claims.
Several different roofing contractors stated that Allstate was known to deny claims working with "inspectors" and "Structural Engineers" that they hire. We were told that if those inspectors agreed that there was hail damage Allstate would not use them to inspect other homes. We actually had two separate claims. The second claim was made after the first was denied. We had another hail storm and the last neighbors on our street are having their roofs replaced. I am looking at a roofing crew through my office window as I type this warning about Allstate Homeowners Insurance!!! DO NOT USE ALLSTATE!!!
I've had Allstate for 5 years, paying top dollar on a policy, house valued @ 250k and I was sold into a policy double that amount. Heavy storms hit the Houston area over the past 6 months and water started leaking into my house in all areas of my home. The ceiling started to fall and mold buildup was everywhere with all kinds of interior damage from water leaking from my roof. I made a claim with Allstate and had my General Contractor present at the inspection. My General Contractor informed me that all the leaks are coming from 9 roof vents that where the wind had pushed the shingles around the vents back, exposing the vent and allowing water to enter my home. WIND DAMAGE!!!
The Allstate Adjuster denied my claim saying it was damage due to poor Installation of the roof vents. Here's the kicker, the Adjuster used a 3rd party inspector to inspect the roof and that person told my General Contractor in confidence that the Allstater Adjuster denies all claims regardless of type of storm damage. The Allstate Adjuster had the nerve to accuse my General Contractor of mechanically damaging my roof. My General Contractor had never been on my roof prior to the Allstate Inspection. Also I found out that the Allstate Adjuster is a 3rd party independent adjuster as well who wears an Allstate shirt but drives their own personal vehicle (that's how you're able to tell). You are not in good hand with Allstate.
Presently, I live in Arizona and renting my home in Euclid, Ohio. On August 6th a drunk driver rammed into my home and my renters were in bed w/ baby. As of today, we still have not heard from the claim adjuster that inspected the claim nor have they contacted our contractor to start work. In the meantime, my renters are very unhappy and have withheld their rent payment until the house gets fix. We have had Allstate for over 37 years and this is the first time we have had these issues. We had two other claims in the past and result were done very quickly. Very upset with how this has been handled. Claim# **. Very upset with Allstate - your motto is hard to believe after this experience.
Allstate Agency owned by Rafael ** cancelled my insurance and attempted to charge my mortgage company without my knowledge. All workers in his office denied this, yet they did admit that a worker had called my number and informed my wife that we were past due when in fact we owed nothing. Changed services to another Allstate carrier. They gave me the details of attempted charges to mortgage company.
Been a Allstate customer for 10 years auto and homeowners insurance. They made a quick inspection about a month ago and today I get a letter in mail saying insurance is being cancelled... Reasons being Trampoline frame is warped... porch had a appliance... and my rear steps are missing (because we was taking out brick step and about to build deck). Never called to see what's going on just decided to cancel my insurance. I mean do they not at least give you a certain amount of days to get these things fixed? Had a mother employee had the same thing they cancel him because he had a English bulldog I mean come on...
They suck. After 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa should had taught me a lesson but I stuck with them. But by the reviews it seems they love you if you make payments and never have a claim but when you have a claim then you’re a liability to them... Allstate sucks I do not recommend them... Oh and my local office here want return our calls to resolve the issue about a new inspection... Cause trampoline been gone steps built and the pressure washer is put up in shop so I need answers and they don't respond.
We had hail damage on our two year old roof in November. The first adjuster agreed to settle on an amount. His supervisor decided he was wrong and rescinded the offer. They claim the 30 year warrantied roof was defective. Well, 10 houses right around us have had their roofs replaced due to the storm. Literally, 10 houses. After going back and forth between Allstate and GAF (for the warranty) nothing has been accomplished. The last correspondence from Allstate was that we had to hire our own inspector (that had to be approved by THEM). They can still disagree with the decision. BTW, this is after 40 years with Allstate and one major claim 20 years ago. We will be finding another insurance company. I can only imagine what would happen if God forbid, our house burned down. I am very disappointed in Allstate and GAF also.
Allstate expert review by Matthew Brodsky
Allstate is one of America’s largest and most popular insurance companies. The company provides many types of insurance, including auto insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance and more.
Accessible: Allstate offers insurance across America, making it a convenient choice for a homeowners insurance policy no matter where a person lives.
Reward programs: This company offers helpful programs for people who pay for protection but don’t need to use it, such as the claims-free rewards program,. Even if discount programs aren’t advertised, consumers should call or email their insurance representatives to ask about discounts, since many companies award them without publicizing them.
Convenience: Allstate has an excellent Web presence and convenient online tools. Potential customers can request custom quotes via tools on the company’s website.
Customer service: Allstate is a huge company, but it operates with thousands of local agents around the country.
Best for: Traditional homeowners, condo owners, mobile home owners
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