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Allstate makes leap into personalized auto insurance pricing

March 30, 2020 / Bethan Moorcraft

Allstate has done it again. The forward-thinking, tech-savvy firm has become the first insurer to offer auto insurance pricing that fluctuates from week-to-week. This new option, referred to as personalized pricing, is the latest iteration of Allstate’s popular Milewise pay-per-mile insurance policy, which launched in 2018. Milewise is a telematics-based insurance program that uses a plug-in OBD2 dongle to collect driving data, which is then transmitted back to Allstate and presented to customers on the Allstate mobile app. The device records how many miles a driver has travelled and then deducts a set amount of premium for every mile driven using a prepaid system of billing. The program was initially aimed at drivers with low annual mileage, for example stay-at-home parents, retirees, and telecommuters, under the premise that they would achieve cost savings by opting for pay-as-you-go insurance.