Georgia ridesharing drivers can now get covered with GEICO

MACON, Ga., June 22, 2015 – If you drive for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other similar Transportation Network Companies (TNC) in Georgia, you'll want to know that GEICO has continued the expansion of its new auto insurance product in the Peach State that covers both your personal and ridesharing needs.

"More and more people are becoming TNC drivers to supplement their incomes," said Rhett Rayburn, GEICO regional vice president. "We're pleased to offer these Georgia drivers an affordable, end-to-end product that covers vehicles for personal use, ridesharing and other on-demand services."

GEICO offers ridesharing coverage through GEICO Commercial at a price significantly lower than taxi and commercial rates. GEICO first introduced its ridesharing product in Virginia and Maryland earlier this year and feedback from customers on pricing and service has been positive.

"We worked hard to develop a hassle-free product that covers both personal and ridesharing use and meets the needs of our customers both in coverage and pricing," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "The insurance applies whether or not the app is on and whether or not you have a passenger. It's also priced significantly less than a commercial policy so that TNC drivers can save money, even if they're only occasionally using their car for on-demand services."

More details about GEICO's ridesharing product can be found on the ridesharing insurance FAQs page. Drivers in Texas, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia can get a ridesharing quote at https://www.geico.com/getaquote/ridesharing/ or by calling (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 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.