GEICO's CAT team standing by to serve policyholders as Tropical Storm Erika moves closer to U.S.

LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 28, 2015 – GEICO's Catastrophe Claims Response Team (CAT) and auto damage adjusters are standing by ready to assist policyholders if and when Tropical Storm Erika reaches U.S. locations along the Florida coast and Eastern Seaboard.

GEICO urges policyholders to report any losses as early as possible on the GEICO mobile app, GEICO's website or call GEICO's claims team (800) 841-3000.

"We've been following Tropical Storm Erika very closely, so we are aware of the serious damage this storm can cause," said George Rogers, senior vice president for GEICO. "We want people to know that we are ready to assist and do as much as possible to get their claims handled quickly so that they can get back to their everyday lives."

GEICO urges policyholders to take all necessary steps to protect their families, their homes and their vehicles prior to the storm. The company also urges residents to heed the instructions of their local fire and police agencies.

GEICO officials say that additional information is available at GEICO's online Catastrophe Center with preparedness tips, links to other important hurricane information and weather sites, and immediate claims handling capabilities.

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.