United Way Best Practice Award goes to GEICO

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2014 – The United Way of San Diego County has awarded GEICO its Best Practice Award in the category of Best Large Company for its partnership and contributions to the organization. GEICO has supported the United Way of San Diego County for more than a decade and increased its support from close to $315,000 in 2012 to almost $380,000 in 2013.

"United Way San Diego County is grateful for the support of GEICO associates and their desire to make San Diego County a better place," said Vincent Delgado of the United Way of San Diego County. "GEICO's support of programs like the Day of Action Book Drive helped kids across the country receive books and encouraged them to read at home."

"It's a tremendous honor to receive the Best Practice Award from the United Way of San Diego County," said Shawn Burklin, regional vice president. "We see this organization as a community leader dedicated to improving the education, health and wellness of people throughout the area, and we're glad to support those efforts throughout the years."

GEICO's representatives recently accepted the award at the United Way's Live United Community Celebration and Campaign Kickoff Event at the University of California, San Diego.

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.