GEICO Honors And Ratings

Below are some of the industry honors and ratings that GEICO (or its parent company Berkshire Hathaway) has received for its financial strength, commitment to providing good customer service, and credit-worthiness.

Financial Ratings:

A.M. Best

  • Financial strength rating: A++ (Superior)
  • Debt rating on company's existing debt securities: aaa
  • The outlook for both ratings—stable

Information current as of July 28, 2017

Standard and Poor's (S&P)

  • Corporate credit rating: AA+
  • Financial strength rating of its subsidiaries: AA+

Information current as of August 8, 2011

Moody's Investors Services

  • Berkshire Hathaway holds Aa2 rating
  • Aa1 rating for Insurance Financial Strength

Information current as of March 15, 2012


  • Berkshire Hathaway insurance units—financial strength rating: AA+
  • Berkshire Hathaway—long term issuer default rating: AA-
  • GEICO Corporation long term issuer default rating: AA-

Information current as of February 17, 2017

Ward Group

GEICO was named to the Ward's 50 top group of financially high-performing insurers for the 27th consecutive year. The 2017 award recognizes that GEICO achieved outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance. Companies in the Ward's top 50 also have produced excellent returns on average equity and assets, total revenue, growth in revenue, surplus to written premium and combined ratio over a five-year average.

Information current as of July 18, 2017

Insurance Information Institute

2017 Insurance Fact Book

Berkshire Hathaway is named a leading company in world and U.S. insurance markets.

  • #1 global insurance company by revenues, 2016
    [Based on an analysis of companies in the Global Fortune 500. Includes stock and mutual companies. Original source: Fortune.]
  • #2 writer of private passenger auto insurance by direct premiums written, 2016
    [Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.]
  • #2 writer of property/casualty insurance by direct premiums written, 2016
    [Before reinsurance transactions, includes state funds. Based on U.S. total, includes territories. Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.]

Customer Satisfaction Ratings:

Kanbay Research Institute

  • Rated GEICO #1 as the most desired insurer among consumers based on:
    • high regard for customer service
    • focus on staff training and development
  • Consumers praise speed of GEICO's telephone operations, along with associates' strong knowledge base and courtesy.
  • earned high marks for functionality with rate quotes typically processed in 15 minutes.

Customer Respect Group

  • GEICO earned top honors in a survey that evaluated how auto insurers treat their online customers. Customers evaluated site usability, communication and trust of personal data.

Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index

  • 2017 – GEICO earned top honors among car insurance companies for its ability to create loyal customers.


Black EOE Journal

  • GEICO recognized for excellence in diversity, and included in the "2009 Annual Yearbook" in the Top Banks, Financial Institutions & Insurance Company category.

Hispanic Network Magazine

  • Named a "2009 Best of the Best" in the Top Banks, Financial Institutions & Insurance Company category, and recognized for excellence in diversity.

Professional Woman's Magazine

  • GEICO recognized for excellence in diversity and as a "2009 Best of the Best" in the Top Banks, Financial Institutions & Insurance Company category.

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies List (2017)

  • Berkshire Hathaway ranks #1 in the property and casualty insurance industry and #4 among America's Most Admired Companies.


  • Berkshire Hathaway named among top 3 most highly respected companies in the world.

Harris Interactive Survey

  • Berkshire Hathaway is at the top of the list for its overall business strategy and was named the nation's most admired company following the global financial crisis.

Ethisphere Magazine

  • GEICO named a leader in ethical practices in property/casualty industry.
  • Berkshire Hathaway named a leader in ethical practices in financial services industry.

The Washington Consumers' Checkbook

  • Voted Best Buy



  • GEICO's Tucson office was named a "Top Company to Work for in Arizona" in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.

Virginia Business

  • In 2014, 2013 and 2012, GEICO's Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach, Va. offices were named "Best Places to Work in Virginia."


Ranking employers for overall online talent and communication, as well as, their careers website, online application, social media and professional networks, and mobile career communication (websites & apps), GEICO distinguished itself in the following categories:

Virginian-Pilot Best of Hampton Roads

  • In 2013, GEICO and its Virginia Beach, Va. office were voted "Best Insurance Company," "Best Employer for Advancement and Benefits" and "Most Enjoyable Place to Work."


Webby Award

* The Martin Agency, for GEICO Mobile

Internet Advertising Competition – IAC

(Web Marketing Association)

The Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards were developed by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for creating work, and showcasing the award winning Internet advertising.

* in conjunction with The Martin Agency
**in conjunction with CDG Interactive

Mobile WebAward Competition

(Web Marketing Association)

The Web Marketing Association presents the annual MobileWebAwards competition, which honors the advertising industry's best mobile websites, responsive websites and mobile apps.


  • Mobile Insurance Scorecard

GEICO's Mobile App and insurance site received a #1 ranking on Keynote's Mobile Insurance Scorecard, competing against top insurers.

After reviewing approximately 100 criteria across mobile web and mobile app channels (on both Android and iOS), GEICO was awarded the highest overall score in all four performance categories (functionality, ease of use, privacy and security and quality and availability).

First Overall: 2019, 2018, 1Q 2017, 3Q 2016, 1Q 2016, 2Q 2015

Dynatrace Keynote & Keynote

WebAward Competition

(Web Marketing Association)

Each year the Web Marketing Association names the Best Insurance web site as part of the annual WebAward Competition. The WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program.

Forrester Research, Inc.

  • GEICO achieved the highest overall score in Forrester Research's US Mobile Auto Insurance Functionality Benchmark.
    2017, 2015, 2014, 2013

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

  • GEICO named 2012 "Business of the Year" for its efforts to improve the local Macon, Ga. economy, and its support of local charitable and civic causes.

Keynote Competitive Research (2011)

  • GEICO is ranked first for technical quality according to Keynote KCR (2011).

    Best Technical Quality Award

American Brand Excellence Awards

  • GEICO earns top honors in the financial/insurance category for 2010.
Direct Marketing Association
  • GEICO honored as 2010 Marketer of the Year for outstanding achievements in multichannel direct marketing.

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Information current as of November 2019