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Allstate to Forgive 15% of Monthly Auto Premiums, Provide Free ID Theft CoverageInsurance carriers are continuing to step forward with offers of help for customers and communities affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Allstate announced that its Allstate, Esurance and Encompass personal auto insurance customers will receive a Shelter-in-Place Payback, a premium credit that recognizes that people are driving less during this emergency. Most customers will receive 15% of their monthly premium in April and May, totaling more than $600 million. Customers will receive the money back through a credit to their bank account, credit card or Allstate account.

Allstate is also offering free identity protection to all Americans in recognition of the heightened exposure to cybercrime likely as more people work, take classes and visit with friends virtually. Allstate is making the Allstate Identity Protection product free for the rest of the year with no opt-out-requirement. This product helps protect people from identity theft and financial fraud and provides more control over information shared digitally. U.S. residents can get the free identity protection product through Dec. 31, 2020, regardless of whether they are already Allstate customers, by signing up in April or May.