GEICO on duty for Houston policyholders throughout flooding

HOUSTON, Texas, April 19, 2016 – GEICO expresses its concern for those residents in the Houston, Texas, area affected by the severe flooding, and urges policyholders whose cars have been damaged to report their claims as early as possible.

Policyholders may report a loss on their GEICO app, on the GEICO website or by calling (800) 841-3000.

"Our auto damage adjusters are in the Houston area ready to assist policyholders with damaged or flooded vehicles," said Dan Beacom, GEICO assistant vice president. "If your vehicle has been damaged, contact GEICO right away so we can make arrangements to take care of your claim quickly."

GEICO advises residents to heed all weather warnings and road closures. However, if driving is absolutely necessary, GEICO recommends these rain and flood measures to help keep you safe:

  • Heavy rain can make it difficult for other drivers to see you. Keep your headlights on and drive slowly, keeping your eyes out for on-coming traffic.
  • If you see a large puddle or standing water, go around it or choose a different route. That puddle could be hiding a deep hole.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to brake and do so gently in order to avoid hydroplaning.

"The safety of our policyholders and the quick and quality repair of their vehicles is our first priority during stressful times like these," said Beacom.

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.