COURTESY OF ALLSTATE INSURANCE
OAK PARK, Ill., December 18, 2013 – Allstate employee Venus Harris traveled to Washington, DC recently as part of Allstate's first-ever Congressional "Fly-In" to talk with lawmakers about issues affecting the insurance industry and consumers. Harris met with Congressmen Randy Hultgren and Brad Schneider, and Congressman Danny Davis' office to highlight Allstate's public policy priorities and discuss her experience as a representative of the insurance industry. Harris was joined by fellow Allstate agency owners and employees from across the country, and by members of Allstate's Federal Affairs team.
"It was an honor to travel to Washington, D. C. and discuss issues facing the insurance industry with my elected officials," said Harris. "It's critical for all of us to understand the political process and help educate local lawmakers about issues important to you as a constituent."
During the meetings, Harris discussed issues ranging from tax reform to support for modernizing and improving the insurance regulatory system for the benefit of consumers. Additionally, participants discussed the importance of competition in the aftermarket auto parts industry and the need to transform our current catastrophe management system, which could save taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars through the creation of a privately funded, publicly sponsored, national catastrophe fund.