GEICO's Dana Machajewski earns The Institute's President's CPCU Scholarship

BUFFALO, N.Y., August 27, 2014 – GEICO's Dana Machajewski, an underwriting trainer in the company's Buffalo, N.Y., regional office, has been awarded The Institute's President's Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Scholarship. The award, of which only 100 are presented annually nationwide, will support Machajewski's pursuit of the CPCU designation course of studies.

The CPCU program consists of 11 courses that cover insurance company operations, management and technical training. The Institute also awarded the scholarship to GEICO's Dana Hornstein, an underwriting associate in the company's Lakeland, Fla., office.

GEICO supports CPCU education for all associates through its Insurance Studies Program and tuition reimbursement programs.

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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