CORALVILLE, Iowa, November 17, 2012 – In the fifteen years that GEICO has been in Coralville, the company’s 350 associates have become a pivotal part of the company’s sales and service operations as well as the local community. Coralville associates have gone the extra mile volunteering at local organizations especially during the holiday season.
“This time of the year, the holidays lights are spectacular and the meals are delicious and the gift giving is a lot of fun, but they are among the furthest things from your mind if you are in need,” said Gary Brown, GEICO regional vice president. “At GECIO, the holidays have always been a time for giving back to the community. GEICO has a good citizens group that coordinates its civic and charitable activities and involvement.”
In 2011, GEICO associates contributed an average of $100 through the local United Way campaign. The company participates in Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics and the March of Dimes walk each year. While communities on the east coast waited for official disaster relief, Coralville associates mobilized in support of Hurricane Sandy victims to help out with supplies and raising donations.
“Coralville is a great place to live and GEICO is a part of this thriving community,” said Brown. “Our associates feel that it’s up to them to take care of the community through volunteerism and charity work and be a good corporate partner in the process.”
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.