Allstate Donates $1,000 to Nor'Wester Rotary

Left to Right:  Andy Callis, President of Nor'Wester Rotary, Matt Elwood, owner of Allstate Insurance and Helen Arnold, Nor'Wester Rotarian.

Left to Right:  Andy Callis, President of Nor'Wester Rotary, Matt Elwood, owner of Allstate Insurance and Helen Arnold, Nor'Wester Rotarian.

I would like to recognize my mom, Helen, for her volunteer efforts with Nor’Wester Rotary for nearly 17 years now!

Allstate has also recognized her with a $1,000 Helping Hands in the Community grant from the Allstate Foundation. The Allstate Foundation offers these grants to charitable, social or humanitarian organizations where the Allstate agency owner or employee volunteers.

I submitted the application a while back in honor of Helen’s efforts as a community leader and her community involvement. Allstate recently sent the Rotary Foundation a check for $1,000 to benefit the organization as operating support or program funding.

Customer Appreciation Event

Here at Matt Elwood’s Allstate Agency, we are holding our first customer appreciation event to show our thanks to all of our wonderful customers. We have rented out Deer Park Cinema for a private showing of Star Trek Beyond. In addition to the movie, we are hosting a free small soda and popcorn for our customers and their guest.

Invitations have been sent out via email, text and direct mail. If you haven’t received your invitation, please call or text the agency to reserve your seats at 360-452-9200. You can also email 

Or you can also let us know via our Facebook Event and also Like Us on Facebook.

Come join us for a FREE private showing of Star Trek Beyond! 

Where: Deer Park Cinema
            96 Deer Park Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362
When:  Saturday July 23rd, 2016
Time:   Check In- 9:30am
            Movie- 10:00am

Please RSVP as seats are limited to the first 215 people!

Live Long and be Better Protected…



For some people, being on two wheels is a way of life. Here at Matt Elwood’s Allstate Agency we want you to be able to enjoy your ride and have peace of mind with great motorcycle insurance. 

We offer quality coverage that will be sure to protect you, your family and your motorcycle. We not only offer you liability coverage, but also collision and comprehensive coverage that helps you in case of an at fault accident or in the event of fire, theft or even hitting a deer (which there are plenty of in Port Angeles). 

Allstate has great package options! Our Gold and Silver packages offer Rider Protection (an Allstate Exclusive!), Towing & Labor, Rental Reimbursement and Optional Coverage for Custom Parts. 

Within our Gold Package, we offer New Motorcycle Replacement coverage which would help get you a new bike if by chance your newly purchased motorcycle was totaled. The gold package also offers Trip Interruption Insurance. This coverage reimburses you for your transportation costs (up to $50/day), lodging (up to $100/day) and food expenses (up to $50/day) when you are disabled at least 100 miles away from your home, with a total reimbursement up to $750. 


We offer multi-policy and multi-motorcycle discounts. Our Good Rider discount can save you up to 10% if you have gone without an at-fault accident or major violation in the last 60 months. If you have passed a motorcycle safety driving program in the last 36 months you can qualify for a 5% discount. 

You could save up to an additional 10% off of your premium if you are a member of one of these Motorcycle Organizations: American Motorcycle Association, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, Gold Wing Touring or Road Riders Association, Harley Owners Group, Honda Riders Club of America, Motorcycle Safety Foundation or Motorcycle Touring Association.


Have a Smart Phone? Download Allstate’s Good Ride mobile app. You will be able to log your trip, share your ride on Facebook, sync to your Apple Watch, keep track of your maintenance with the maintenance log and even access your Emergency Roadside Assistance. Another great feature with the Good Ride app is that you can plan your ride with everything from a rider checklist to local weather and gas station location.

At Allstate we can advise you about getting personalized coverage for your motorcycle that meets your unique needs. Please call or text us at 360-452-9200 or stop by our office at 707 East Front Street in Port Angeles. 

Clallam County Home Show 2016!

Come see us at the Clallam County Home Show located at the Port Angeles High School Gymnasium on March 12th and 13th from 9:30 am to 4 pm. 

We will be located in booth 202 in the Roughrider Gym!

Our agency is very excited about taking part in this amazing community event. We look forward to meeting new people, engaging with our current customers and answering questions. 

Come by and see us and enter one of our drawings!

Headlight Restoration… What Is It?

Have you ever driven at night and noticed that the headlights of the driver in the opposite lane is making it hard for you to see them?

Cloudy headlights are more than just a cosmetic issue, it can also pose a serious threat to one’s safety. 

Headlights can become cloudy or hazy from age. Today’s headlights are made from a polycarbonate plastic that has a UV protectant on it. But with excess UV exposure and other environmental factors such as rock chips, the UV protectant can deteriorate over time leaving your headlight lens exposed to the elements. When this happens, your lens can become hazy or cloudy reducing the effectiveness of your headlight by up to 80%. 

Want a local solution? Jason, owner of Bondy’s Glass of Port Angeles, offers headlight restoration for a $25 fee. He has also agreed to restore any Allstate Customers headlights when they come in for a Windshield Service, free of charge. 

Please call Jason Bondy at Bondy’s Glass at 360-452-6639 or visit them at 1919 E. First Street in Port Angeles, WA. 

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is provided as a public service with the understanding that Allstate nor Elwood Benefits Inc. makes any warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy or dependability of the information in this blog. Additionally, neither Allstate nor Elwood Benefits Inc. will be held accountable for any commercial providers or their products or services.

Are Solar Panels Covered On My Homeowner’s Insurance?

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It depends…Here’s how it works with Allstate in the state of Washington.

If you are looking at getting Solar Panels for your home, there are a few things that you need to think about first.

How you attach them to your home makes a big difference!


If the panels will be permanently attached to your home, then they would be covered under your dwelling coverage. If you are adding the solar panels after your policy has been written, make sure that you talk to your agent to increase the dwelling coverage.


If they are going to be standalone panels, such as set up in the yard, then they would be covered under the “other structures” coverage, such as your detached garage. Most policies include an automatic 10% of what the dwelling amount is for other structures. It’s a good idea to verify that you have enough coverage.


If you are going to have portable panels, those would be covered under your contents coverage, like your furniture and belongings.

If you are considering solar panels and want to make sure that you are covered correctly, please give us a call at Matt Elwood’s Allstate Agency at 360-452-9200.