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Allstate® Tools & Resources

Looking for general insurance information, helpful tools or answers to common coverage questions? Browse the featured sections below or use the links at left to explore insurance articles, videos, calculators and more.


Buying Car Insurance for the First Time?
Check out the information below on key coverages, potential discounts and other factors that may affect your purchase decision.

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It is possible to get a good auto insurance plan if you're a college student. You just have to know how to look and what to look for.

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Your age does not affect the types of coverage you can obtain for your vehicle, although age is one of the factors taken into account in premium costs.

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Here are some common car insurance coverages to consider for your first auto policy.

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As you progress toward closing the deal with the insurance provider of your choice, keep an eye open for some of the following key indicators.

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Here are some tips that can help you understand the amount of money you're spending on car insurance.

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Ask an Agent
Allstate agents answer your insurance questions, from policy explanations to coverage descriptions, in this video series.

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A customer came home to discover that his house had been broken into and many of his valuables stolen. Learn how his renters personal property protection helped him replace what was taken

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An agent recalls a customer whose fence was damaged in a storm, and how other structures coverage helped pay for the repairs.

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Underinsured motorist coverage helped one customer recover after he was injured in a serious accident caused by an underinsured driver.

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Hear how one customer benefited from multiple coverages after an unfortunate accident on his motorcycle.

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video IconAllstate agent Erik Larson.

Should you convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA? This calculator helps you to determine the most advantageous option.

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Featured Videos



What Is a Personal Umbrella Policy?

A personal umbrella policy, sometimes referred to as a PUP, can help provide liability coverage beyond the limits of an underlying policy. Learn about the things a PUP can help protect in this video.

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Featured Tools



Retirement Savings Calculator

Whether you're entry-level, mid-career or nearing retirement, see how much you need to save each month to help reach your retirement goal — and what it could cost you if you put off saving for just a couple years.

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Auto Insurance

Shopping for auto insurance? It's important to understand the basics. The Allstate.com Tools & Resources section provides information about the various types of auto insurance coverage you can choose from, and much more!

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Home Insurance

No matter what kind of home you live in, it's important to protect what matters most to you. The Allstate.com Tools & Resources section is full of information that you can use to help you as you choose the right homeowners insurance policy for your needs.

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