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Eric Brandt Joins Esurance as Chief Claims Officer

San Francisco, CA — October 14, 2014

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, today announced that Eric Brandt has joined the company as Managing Director and Chief Claims Officer. Brandt will oversee the strategic direction and management of Esurance's entire claims function.

"I am pleased to have Eric join the Esurance team," said Esurance President and CEO Gary Tolman. "He brings a wealth of experience that will be incredibly valuable to our organization as we work to enhance customer service and bring more innovations to market that help drive the evolution of self-directed insurance."

Brandt has over 20 years of experience in claims, most recently as Chief Claims Officer at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. Prior to Fireman's Fund, he spent several years at The Hartford Financial Services Group and 16 years at Progressive in various claims leadership roles around the U.S.

"It's an exciting time to join Esurance," said Brandt. "They have a great team rolling out industry-first innovations, like Video Appraisal, which are redefining the claims experience and making claims processes easier for customers. I look forward to generating more customer-focused ideas that bring 'insurance for the modern world' to life."

Brandt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance from Pennsylvania State University. He will report to Gary Tolman and be based at Esurance headquarters in San Francisco.

About Esurance®

Esurance provides auto, homeowners, motorcycle, and renters 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 video claims appraisals, 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 or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).


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