GEICO helps business owners protect what matters

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2014 – GEICO knows that running a small business is no easy task. Between managing staff, maintaining inventory, processing payments and seeking out new customers, small business owners are constantly working through a checklist that never quite seems to end.

Perhaps that's why so many businesses are uninsured or underinsured. Many small business owners may not realize how important business insurance is or may think it's something they don't have the time and money to properly address.

"As a small business owner, nothing is more important than protecting your company from the risks that you face in your business' operations," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "It's crucial to devote a portion of your time and budget to ensuring that your business has the right level of coverage."

That's where GEICO can help.

GEICO offers commercial vehicle insurance packages to business owners, including those who own small businesses such as contractors, retailers, caterers, professional services and others, to cover their cars, trucks and vans used on the job. GEICO also offers protection for business operations and property through the GEICO Insurance Agency.

"GEICO Commercial is able to meet business' insurance needs by offering commercial auto, general liability, business owners' policies and professional liability insurance," Powell said. "These coverages can help ensure you're covered in the case of an accident, disaster or lawsuit, and provide peace of mind."

Small business owners can obtain a commercial auto quote and purchase a policy through GEICO by going to

For more information on GEICO's business insurance, go to or call (866) 509-9444.

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 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 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, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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