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Esurance Again Named to InformationWeek 500 as a Top IT Innovator in 2013

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San Francisco, CA — September 30, 2013

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, announced it ranked 28th on this year's prestigious InformationWeek 500 list, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative business technology users.

Coming in second among 40+ Insurance companies, Esurance's continued innovations in mobile were a chief reason for the company's inclusion in this year's list, including:

  • Mobile Express Lane™ — a feature that pre-fills vehicle data, including VINs and prior insurance information on a smartphone to help people get a personalized insurance quote faster, allowing customers to shop for car insurance on the go and make the insurance process easier.
  • Photo Claims — a unique feature on the Esurance mobile app that lets policyholders upload pictures of their minor car damage with their smartphone to help get their car insurance claim settled more easily. The success of this new feature is best described by Esurance policyholders, who have called it "easy," "quick," and "user-friendly."

Additionally, Esurance has continued to embrace virtualization and cloud computing to keep pace with the company's rapid growth and to help make buying and managing car insurance easier for consumers.

"Our continued focus on mobile to help meet the evolving needs of on-the-go consumers allows them to enjoy a faster, more streamlined experience than ever before," said Elinor Mackinnon, managing director and CIO of Esurance. "We take pride in the innovations we bring to our customers every day. Esurance is honored to make the InformationWeek 500 list for the third consecutive year."

Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 listing also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and the Principal Financial Group. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Esurance®

Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).

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