GEICO opens local office in Lynbrook

LYNBROOK, N.Y., March 31, 2021—GEICO has opened a new local office at 475 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook, steps away from the Long Island Railroad Lynbrook platform. Melissa Matassa will lead a team of licensed agents who will serve customers living in South Shore communities as well as neighborhoods near West Hempstead, Valley Stream, Freeport and Baldwin.

Matassa's GEICO roots run deep, as she worked at the company's regional office in Woodbury, New York, for more than 30 years prior to opening her Lynbrook location. She began her GEICO career while still in high school working as a telephone operator. While working towards her business degree at SUNY Farmingdale, Matassa continued to pursue her GEICO career and held various management positions in sales, service, underwriting and most recently HR and talent development.

Matassa and her staff members—Jackie Lalena, Terrell Brown, Josh Mendez, Matias Hernandez, Eric Cheung, Bhumika Kaur, Sean St. John, Bryan Jimenez and Kathleen Shkinder Downey—can help customers purchase car insurance, as well as coverage for homeowners, renters, condos, RVs, motorcycles, umbrella, identity protection, jewelry, commercial and more.

For those who like to spend time on the bay or Long Island Sound, team members can help with coverage for boats of all sizes as well as personal watercrafts.

The Lynbrook local office also has bilingual staff members and is proud to serve the Spanish–speaking community.

"I grew up with GEICO and watched us quickly become New York's largest auto insurer because of the great rates and outstanding service we offer," Matassa said. "Our team looks forward to working with customers to recommend insurance plans that fit best with their individual lifestyles."

GEICO agents in the Lynbrook local office also look to bring savings to policyholders through multi–policy and special association and alumni discounts. For example, alumni from Stony Brook, St. John's, West Point, New York Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Art and Design and New York Institute of Photography may qualify for additional savings.

GEICO's Lynbrook local office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Customers who plan to visit the office in person must wear a mask upon entering the lobby. All staff members wear a mask when meeting with customers. To get a quote or learn more visit GEICO's Lynbrook local office online or call (516) 881-3210.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the third-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 27 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 38,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, LLC. Visit for a quote or to learn more.