GEICO ridesharing policy now available to Connecticut drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 15, 2015 – GEICO now offers its ridesharing insurance product, which delivers end-to-end coverage for personal and ridesharing use, to drivers in Connecticut.

New and existing drivers that have been approved to drive for Uber (UberX and UberXL), Lyft, Sidecar and other services in Connecticut can now get the insurance coverage they need through GEICO. Drivers can visit GEICO's commercial insurance site for a free rate quote or call (866) 509-9444.

"Being close to New York City makes Connecticut a key market for rideshare drivers," said Rick Hoagland, GEICO regional vice president. "Our product eliminates coverage gaps for rideshare drivers and delivers a complete insurance solution at an affordable price along with GEICO's outstanding customer service."

"We continue to see a remarkable demand for our product, said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "Our policyholders appreciate comprehensive coverage and peace of mind, and now rideshare drivers can have both with this new policy."

GEICO's ridesharing product replaces the driver's personal auto policy and provides coverage regardless of whether the driver is logged into the transportation network company's app. The product is available through GEICO Commercial at a price significantly lower than taxi and commercial rates.

Connecticut drivers can get a quote online 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.