Its not often I blog about non technical issues and just rant and rave. This is one of those moments. This particular rant is about Allstate, and cutting through the hype.I've been a loyal Allstate customer for at least 10 years now, unsure of exact date...but around 10 years. I have never had an accident. Never had an auto claim on my insurance.I was pulling out of the office a month or so ago and tapped a co-workers car. I mean tapped. I was able to push the corner of her plastic bumper out...no dent...just a scuff.I told her to get me a copy of the bill. It was $1200.00. There are sensors, yada yada in the bumper. Ok.So I submit to Allstate online to see what they'd say about it. The claims adjuster called me and talked through, I asked him will this affect my insurance rates?He said Noooo...your a loyal, long time customer. Its only $1200.00.Ok...well then go ahead and pay it, otherwise I will just pay it out of pocket.All is fine....then I get my 6 month bill yesterday. Instead of the normal $505.00 / 6 month. Its $987.00.So I call them and ask real nicely, why did my rates go up? er uh...why did my rates DOUBLE!!