GEICO ridesharing policy now available to Ohio drivers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2015 – GEICO now offers its ridesharing insurance product, which delivers end-to-end coverage for personal and ridesharing use, to drivers in Ohio.

New and existing drivers that have been approved to drive for Uber (UberX and UberXL), Lyft, Sidecar and other services in Ohio 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.

"Ohio has seen substantial growth in its rideshare market, and GEICO wants to make sure these drivers are properly insured," said Don Robinson, 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."

"Because they use the same vehicle for personal use and to provide rides for a fee, rideshare drivers have unique insurance needs that go well beyond a traditional auto insurance policy," said Othello Powell, director of GEICO commercial lines. "Our policyholders appreciate comprehensive coverage and peace of mind, which our new product can give them."

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.

Ohio drivers can get a quote online or call (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.