This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
UNLESS YOU INCLUDE YOUR WRITTEN EXPLANATION FOR THE CHALLENGE WITH THIS CLAIM FORM. HOWEVER, THIS CLAIM FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED IN
ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT.
Please be aware that Allstate will withhold taxes from the portion of any settlement award attributed to wages, and a 1099 form will be issued for the portion attributed to interest and/or penalties.