GEICO teams on standby for Hurricane Ignacio

HONOLULU, Aug. 28, 2015 – GEICO's Catastrophe Response (CAT) Team, which includes auto damage adjusters, is on standby waiting to assist the local community and policyholders in the event that Hurricane Ignacio makes landfall in Hawaii.

GEICO urges policyholders to report any losses as early as possible on the GEICO mobile app, or by logging onto GEICO's Claims Center or calling (800) 841-3000.

Commercial vehicle policyholders can file a claim by calling (866) 509-9444. Claims can be filed as soon as storm damage affects property, and the claims will be processed immediately and resolved as quickly as possible.

Tim Dayton, head of GEICO's operations in Hawaii, urges policyholders to take the necessary steps to protect their families and to follow the directions of local officials. In addition, features severe weather safe driving tips as well as links to trusted weather and disaster preparedness resources.

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.

Adds Dayton, "GEICO will be reaching out to the public on TV, local radio and social media so residents receive the most current claims information affecting their area."

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.

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