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) 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.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.