Local GEICO office opens to serve Clearwater area

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 15, 2018 – GEICO has opened a new local office at 18423 U.S. Highway 19 North in Clearwater, near Clearwater Mall. Gus Espinosa, an experienced insurance industry professional, will lead a team of six licensed agents at the new bay-area location.

"We have some of the most competitive rates in our area," Espinosa said. "And, we look forward to working with communities up and down the U.S. 19 corridor in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties and taking care of all their unique insurance needs."

Prior to opening GEICO's Clearwater local office, Espinosa served in the Air Force more than 20 years and worked in the insurance industry for more than 10 years. Espinosa and his staff members—Mike Leatherbury, April Brenay, Kristen Seikus, Ryan Arnett, Joe Gough and Daryus Dunbar—can help customers with not only auto insurance, but also coverage for homes, condos, renters, boats, motorcycles, identity theft and more. Additionally, Espinosa and other staff members speak fluent Spanish.

GEICO agents in the Clearwater local office look to bring savings to policyholders through multi-line and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, University of Central Florida and University of Florida may qualify for savings. Also, as a military veteran, Espinosa can work with military members to see if they qualify for an additional discount.

Weekday hours for GEICO's Clearwater local office are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. To get a quote or learn more visit GEICO's Clearwater local office online or call (727) 373-1283.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger car insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of car insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (car & 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 GEICO Mobile, 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, Inc. Commercial car insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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