WOODBURY, N.Y., September 3, 2010 – As Hurricane Earl heads further north towards New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, GEICO is preparing its Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) to follow the hurricane up the Eastern Seaboard.
GEICO’s latest online Catastrophe Center is now carrying preparedness tips, links to additional hurricane information, weather sites, and immediate claims-handling procedures. In addition, visit GEICO’s YouTube page for a video on what to do as Earl approaches.
GEICO is urging its policyholders to log onto www.geico.com or call 1-800-841-3000 as soon as they experience any damage. GEICO is prepared to dispatch special claims teams to get people back on the road.
"At GEICO, safety is a top priority and we urge policyholders to take all necessary steps to protect their families, their homes and their vehicles prior to the storm," said Nancy Pierce, vice president of claims for GEICO. "It’s also highly recommended that residents heed the instructions of their local fire and police agencies. Local city and government Websites are also a great resource when looking for emergency and evacuation information."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.