Allstate

Esurance, National General Insurance
Illinois
Insurance

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Allstate fired an employee over religious beliefs and statements made outside the workplace. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Allstate covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and suspended PAC donations to Members of Congress who objected to the election certification. The company streamlined funds to Planned Parenthood, created ads promoting LGBTQ values, is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal, and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Allstate receives a High Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Allstate received a score of 60 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). In 2005, Allstate fired an employee for writing an opinion piece at home on his own time explaining his religious views against homosexuality and his beliefs that the movement was dangerous (3)(4). Since then, Allstate has had a new CEO but has not changed its anti-religious stance.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

Allstate’s HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (1)(2). Allstate unilaterally restricts matching charitable gifts to educational institutions “that advocates a particular religious belief or restricts attendance on the basis of religion” (3). It does not have restrictions against other educational matches.

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Allstate does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1)(2).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Allstate’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related” care for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company has released advertisements supporting the LGBTQ movement and advocacy (3). CEO Thomas J. Wilson is a member of the Business Roundtable (4).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Allstate’s HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Allstate has enabled corporate gifts to Planned Parenthood (3). Allstate has pledged over $7 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5). Allstate is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6)(7).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Rationale

Allstate used PAC donations to fund the Equality PAC (1). The PAC has resumed bipartisan donations in 2021 (2).

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January 9, 2024

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