UPDATE: 09/30/2014: On September 30, 2014, pursuant to the Court’s order, the Plaintiffs filed a Second Amended Complaint. Please see the filing here.
UPDATE: 08/20/2014: This case has been reassigned to the Honorable W. Keith Watkins of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. See the notice here.
UPDATE: 6/27/2014: We have been receiving a lot of calls concerning the status of the litigation. At this time, there is nothing to report. Both parties are waiting on a ruling from the Court on Allstate’s Motion to Dismiss. The filing of a motion to dismiss by Allstate does NOT mean that the Plaintiffs’ have lost. This is routine procedure in these type cases. As soon as there in an update in this case, we will promptly update this website.
According to our investigation, in July of this year (2013), Allstate Insurance Company notified many of its retirees that it would cease paying for retiree life insurance benefits, effective January 1, 2016. The retirees trusted Allstate to follow through on its promise of lifetime life insurance benefits, they relied on that promise, and they have planned their retirement accordingly. Most notably, many retirees chose not to purchase their own fixed-cost life insurance at a younger age when such insurance was more reasonably priced. These retirees cannot find life insurance today at reasonable rates and may be forced out of their coverage as a result. If you have received such a notification, or Allstate has stopped paying your retiree life insurance benefits, and would like a free evaluation of your legal options, then please contact Taylor Bartlett at 205-326-3336 or 1-800-241-9779.