GEICO lowers rates for commercial auto insurance plans in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla., December 16, 2013 – If you are a business owner in Florida and have commercial vehicles, GEICO could have good news for you. GEICO's new rates on commercial auto insurance policies in Florida could save business owners money on their business auto insurance.

"As the largest insurer of personal autos in Florida, GEICO already has a strong presence in the state," said George Rogers, regional vice president of GEICO's Lakeland, Fla., location. "Because we now write commercial auto insurance in Florida directly, we can meet even more of our customers' needs. We delight in providing competitive insurance with fantastic service, and our commercial insurance products provide even more opportunities for our customers to save money."

Commercial insurance packages cover the cars, trucks and vans used by small businesses such as contractors, retailers, caterers, professional services and others. In addition to providing protection for a variety of business vehicles, GEICO offers protection for business operations and property through the GEICO Insurance Agency.

"We are very pleased to offer affordable commercial coverage for businesses in Florida," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "Customers can now contact GEICO for all of their automobile insurance needs, and through the GEICO Insurance Agency we can meet other insurance requests they may have. We are very well known for being an insurer of choice for our personal auto insurance coverage, but more and more business owners in Florida are discovering our extensive business insurance solutions, as well."

GEICO offers commercial packages to both new and existing customers and can provide free rate quotes. For more information on GEICO's commercial auto policies and to get a free quote, call (866) 509-9444 or go to http://www.geico.com/information/aboutinsurance/commercial/.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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.