Allstate Data Shows Holiday Hazards Hit Close to Home for New York Residents

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Allstate Data Shows Holiday Hazards Hit Close to Home for New York Residents

New York State Poll Reveals Changes in Activities and Routines that Can Increase Home Security Risk

New insurance claims data from the Allstate Insurance Company shows that fire poses as an increased threat to home security and safety for New York residents during the holiday season. A new survey also highlights how holiday pressures and changes in activities, behaviors and routines can leave New York homeowners vulnerable to home perils.

“Breaking out of our routines and making the most of our time with family and friends is what the holidays are all about,” said Jackie Darrohn Allstate Spokesperson. “It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, so Allstate is reminding homeowners to use caution and remember to think through potential safety hazards in the home this holiday season.”

In New York, the risk of fire during the holiday season is 18% greater than the rest of the year.

Candles are the most likely to cause a holiday-related fire. In fact, Christmas week is among the top three weeks for candle-related claims. The median cost for candle-related claims is almost $50,000.

On average, there are three times more turkey fryer claims during the holiday season than any other time of the year. The median cost for turkey fryer-related claims is almost $29,000.

Since 2008, the most costly holiday fire claim involved an artificial Christmas tree in the homeowners’ living room. The total loss amount cost nearly $2.4 million.

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B-roll: Holiday Home Hazards Featuring Allstate’s Western TerritoryPresident, Kathy Mabe:

Survey Methodology

The survey of 9,880 American adults age 18+ was conducted October 25 – November 5, 2013 via an online survey using a sample panel. 200 interviews were conducted in each state with the exception of AK: n = 104, WY: n = 140, ND: n = 174, SD: n = 181, VT: n = 176, and DC: n = 105. Analyses for each state were weighted to match its demographic profile. In addition, analyses of the overall findings were weighted by the national population parameters. The survey was conducted by FTI Consulting, Inc. (FTI) for Allstate.

For More information and a new quote please call Shirley Eizember, Pinckney Insurance Agency, 41 Port Watson St, Cortland New York. 607-756-8505

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®.

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