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Allstate announced it will end its Esurance brand next year, which the company bought for $1 billion in 2011. Allstate says the move is intended to create a “transformative growth plan” and focus on the company’s brand name, while home, renters, auto and life insurance policies will continue to be sold online but under the Allstate name. Allstate is also consolidating Encompass Insurance, a subsidiary that sells personal property & casualty insurance, and Answer Financial, a website that allows customers to compare quotes, under the Allstate brand.

J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, has acquired J.S. Dyer & Associates (JSDA), a structural engineering firm located in Irvine, California. Founded in 1992, J.S. Dyer & Associates provides a range of structural engineering services, including risk assessments, forensic engineering investigations, seismic evaluations and more.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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