JOPLIN, Mo. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- May 23, 2011 -- In the wake of the recent tornadoes in Missouri, GEICO's Catastrophe Team (CAT) and claims teams are ready to assist policyholders affected.
"After the devastating tornadoes that hit Joplin, Mo., and other parts of the Midwest this past weekend, we want to make sure that our customers are safe," said Nancy Pierce, GEICO's vice president of claims. "We're doing everything we can to lighten the burden on our policyholders; we have added staff to make sure all claims are handled quickly so that we can get our policyholders back on the road as soon as possible."
GEICO urges policyholders to report their claims as early as possible. To reach GEICO's claims team anytime, 24 hours a day, call 1-800-841-3000, or report the claim on GEICO's Web site, www.geico.com.
To ensure the safety of its policyholders, GEICO encourages residents to get in touch with their local authorities to find more information regarding temporary housing, school cancellations and other pertinent information. If your vehicle has been damaged by the recent storms, especially if windows are broken, GEICO recommends covering it with plastic or other material to protect it from further damage.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for 10 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 16 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.
CONTACT: GEICO Communications
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE
SOURCE: GEICO Copyright Business Wire 2011