GEICO CAT teams on standby for Hermine

LAKELAND, Fla., September 1, 2016 – As Tropical Storm Hermine closes in on Florida and with the likelihood of it becoming a hurricane in coastal regions, GEICO is encouraging residents to tune into local and national weather forecasts and to follow advisories, updates and official emergency instructions.

"As we continue to track Hermine, we’re alerting our Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) so they’ll be ready to assist policyholders any way we can," said GEICO senior vice president Shawn Burklin. "We’re urging residents to heed the instructions of their local officials to protect their families, their homes and vehicles during the storm."

The storm is expected to cause damaging conditions, and GEICO policyholders should report any losses on their GEICO mobile app, GEICO's website or call GEICO's claims team at 1-800-841-3000 anytime, day or night. Commercial vehicle policy holders can file a claim by calling 1-866-509-9444.GEICO says claims can be filed as soon as storm damage affects property, and the claims will be processed and resolved as quickly as possible.

For more information on Hermine, please visit In addition, GEICO’s online hub GEICO More offers hurricane preparedness information as well as links to trusted weather and disaster safety resources.

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.

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