This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-K filed Feb 25, 2010.
Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
In March 2008, the FASB issued new accounting guidance, which amends and expands the disclosure requirements for derivatives. The new disclosures are designed to enhance the understanding of how and why an entity uses derivative instruments and how derivative instruments affect an entity's financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. The standard requires, on a quarterly basis, quantitative disclosures about the potential cash outflows
associated with the triggering of credit-risk-contingent features, if any; tabular disclosures about the classification and fair value amounts of derivative instruments reported in the statement of financial position; disclosure of the location and amount of gains and losses on derivative instruments reported in the statement of operations; and qualitative information about how and why an entity uses derivative instruments and how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect the entity's financial statements. Disclosures are not required for earlier periods presented for comparative purposes. The new guidance affects disclosures only and therefore the adoption as of March 31, 2009 had no impact on the Company's results of operations or financial position.