WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2011 – GEICO understands how customers want to handle their insurance business these days - easy and fast - so it is launching a new GEICO Facebook app called "GEICO Shortcuts," to give GEICO policyholders access to their insurance information using the functionality of the popular social networking site.
"Facebook’s dramatic growth has significantly changed the way people consume information," said Steve Smith, GEICO assistant vice president for information technology. "We’ve created an app that makes it easier for customers to get access to GEICO within the Facebook environment."
Here are some features of the GEICO Shortcuts app:
• Pay your bill (via a stored account or using the one-time card option)
• Retrieve your ID cards to save or print
• View GEICO Privileges deals
• Rate Caveman Photo Crasher photos
• Unlock tokens by performing certain tasks within the Facebook app
The GEICO Shortcuts app joins an ever expanding list of mobile apps released in 2011 including the GEICO Guinea Pig Getaway app, the GEICO BroStache app and the Caveman Photo Crasher app. To access GEICO Shortcuts, click on http://on.fb.me/nLo8Vb or to experience GEICO.com’s latest innovation, visit http://www.geico.com/information/mobile. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
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.