GEICO introduces ridesharing product to Pennsylvania drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2015 – After launching a new ridesharing product in Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Texas earlier this year, GEICO is now expanding its ridesharing offering to drivers in Pennsylvania.

New and existing drivers that have been approved to drive for Uber (UberX and UberXL), Lyft, Sidecar and other services in Pennsylvania can now get the insurance coverage they need through GEICO.

"With the rapid growth of ridesharing and Transportation Network Companies in Pennsylvania, we are excited to introduce a product that is specifically designed to meet the needs of ridesharing consumers," said Nancy Pierce, GEICO regional vice president. "Our product offers customers a complete insurance solution at an affordable price along with the outstanding customer service they can expect from GEICO."

"Rideshare drivers have unique insurance needs that go well beyond a traditional auto insurance policy," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "We created this product as a low-cost solution that covers both personal and ridesharing use and other on-demand services."

GEICO's ridesharing product replaces the driver's personal auto policy and provides coverage both for personal and ridesharing use. GEICO will offer the product through GEICO Commercial at a price significantly lower than taxi and commercial rates.

Pennsylvania drivers can get a quote at https://www.geico.com/getaquote/ridesharing/ or by calling (866)509-9444.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles.

To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and purchase additional products, policyholders can log into their car insurance policy, connect via GEICO Mobile, phone or by visiting a GEICO local agent.

Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and life coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available.

Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.