GEICO drops rates for Virginia commercial auto plans

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., August 19, 2014 – GEICO is introducing lower rates in Virginia for commercial auto insurance customers, including contractors, retailers, caterers, professional services and other businesses.

"GEICO has a tremendous presence in Virginia in private passenger auto, and these rating changes to commercial plans will significantly lower premium rates to meet the needs of our business customers," said Joe Thomas, regional vice president in GEICO's Virginia Beach office. "We're excited to make our outstanding commercial auto services available to even more customers, and to make operating a commercial fleet more affordable than ever."

Small business owners in particular need commercial vehicle insurance packages to cover their cars, trucks and vans used on the job. In addition to providing protection for a variety of business vehicles, GEICO offers protection for business operations and property through the GEICO Insurance Agency.

"As a business owner, protecting your livelihood is critical," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "We want Virginia business owners to receive the same great GEICO service while saving money on commercial insurance. GEICO Commercial also offers additional commercial products, including general liability and business owners' policies, which can protect your business from other risks and exposures."

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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