GEICO recognized among 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014 –For the third consecutive year, GEICO's two regional offices in Virginia were named one of 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

GEICO's offices in Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach were both recognized for their effort in providing a supportive and satisfying work environment for more than 6,000 associates in the state.

"As we celebrate the end of a great year, we also celebrate the work, dedication and motivation our associates bring to our growing company," said Joe Thomas, regional vice president in GEICO's Virginia Beach office. "Being named one of the best places to work in Virginia is a great honor and we’re proud to provide a supportive and satisfying workplace for our associates."

The GEICO Virginia Beach office serves as the largest private employer in its community with roughly 2,500 associates. GEICO's Fredericksburg location is also one of the area’s largest private employers with more than 3,500 associates.

With more than 30,000 associates nationwide, GEICO will continue to grow by hiring 1,400 associates between each office beginning in 2014. Interested candidates can visit the GEICO careers site.

"Not only does GEICO provide a great workplace environment, but also provide opportunities for people to build a career,” said Nancy Pierce, regional vice president in GEICO's Fredericksburg office. “We’re always looking for dedicated candidates who are committed to servicing our policyholders and driving our company forward."

The “Best Places to Work in Virginia” survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the state, benefitting the state's economy, its work force and businesses. The rankings are published in the February 2014 issue of Virginia Business.

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.