State Farm Insurance Co. says it will likely move at least some of its claims services employees out of Bloomington.
State Farm spokeswoman Holly Anderson said Friday that the company told employees this week that the potential move is being studied.
The Bloomington-based company wouldn't say how many workers could be involved, where the jobs could be moved to or when. The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reported that as of 2011 1,600 people worked at the center where the claims workers are based.
New figures released this week by State Farm say Illinois drivers are less likely to hit a deer in the next year. The insurance company says drivers in the state have a 1 in 214 chance of hitting a deer in the next 12 months. That compares with a 1 in 162 chance last year. Nationwide, the figure is 1 in 174.
Bloomington-based State Farm says Illinois drivers made 39,000 claims last year for accidents involving deer. Nationwide, there were 1.2 million claims, down about 3.5 percent.