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, GEICO.com 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), 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.