Washington, D.C., October 29, 2012 – GEICO’s Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) are in place and ready to assist policyholders when Hurricane Sandy advances through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
All GEICO policyholders are urged to visit www.geico.com or call 1-800-841-3000 as soon as any storm damage affects them and their claims will be processed immediately. GEICO will dispatch special claims teams to damaged areas if necessary to help get people back on the road.
“This is expected to be one of the worst weather conditions we’ve seen in a long time,” said Rick Hoagland, GEICO’s vice president of claims. “Our top priority right now is to make sure that our customers are safe. We’re ready and willing to help out any way we can to alleviate the burden on our policyholders during this difficult time.”
GEICO officials say that additional information is available at GEICO’s online Catastrophe Center with preparedness tips, links to other important hurricane information and weather sites, and immediate claims handling capabilities.
To ensure the safety of its policyholders, GEICO encourages residents to get in touch with their local authorities to find more information regarding temporary housing, school cancellations and other pertinent 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 12 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.