Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 2012 – Adam Smith of Las Vegas was greeted by hundreds of associates in GEICO’s Tucson office when he arrived in town last week to celebrate being the owner of the company’s record-setting 11-millionth auto policy.
“The monetary saving is excellent,” said Smith. “Out of all the people that bought GEICO auto insurance that day, I was the 11-millionth one. It’s surreal.”
The GEICO Gecko was among the first to welcome Smith at the Tucson International Airport. Smith later met Christopher Oliva, the sales associate in GEICO’s Tucson office who sold the milestone policy, and Dillon Wheeler, a GEICO auto damage adjuster who referred Smith to GEICO to get a quote.
“I’ve been with GEICO for the 9- and 10-millionth policies sold, but to be part of this major milestone is a thrill beyond words,” said Oliva. “At the rate we seem to be going, I have no doubt I will see many more millions throughout my career here.”
Martha Furnas, Tucson’s regional vice president, was pleased with the hearty enthusiasm GEICO associates showered on Smith, Oliva and Wheeler.
“It’s been an exciting year for GEICO,” said Furnas. “We are thrilled that we crossed the 11-millionth policy threshold and proud that one of our very own associates from our Tucson office made the record-setting sale.”
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.