This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
B. The Claims Process.
The Claim Forms shall be maintained by an independent claims administrator (Administrator) chosen by the Class Counsel until the claims period has been completed. At that time, the forms shall be provided to Allstate for use in distributing the settlement proceeds. However, at no time shall any such form (1) be used in any proceeding, action, etc. in regard to any individual employee, (2) be placed (or a copy placed) in any individual employees personnel file, or (3) be provided to any manager or supervisor at the claims office level or below. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that no current or former employee could, in any way, be negatively impacted by filing a claim.