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Geico is the second-largest auto insurer in the country, after State Farm. It sells mainly personal auto insurance, with other business in marine insurance, commercial auto insurance and other types. You can buy homeowners, renters, business insurance and other coverage types through the Geico Insurance Agency, but the policies will come from other companies.
The name Geico stands for Government Employees Insurance Co.
Geico is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a large conglomerate with ownership in other well-known companies such as Dairy Queen, Duracell, Fruit of the Loom, Oriental Trading Co., See's Candies and many more.
Geico customers with an Amazon Echo or Google Assistant can use the devices to get an account balance, pay a bill, send insurance ID cards and more. The Geico mobile app can provide all those things, plus help report and track a claim, find parking, see nearby gas prices and more.
Geico overall satisfaction rating for auto insurance
|Overall rating||Price satisfaction||Customer service satisfaction|
Would you choose Geico again for auto insurance?
|Numbers might not total 100% due to rounding|
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Geico car insurance price comparison
Here's a look at how car insurance premiums compare among Geico and other large auto insurers.
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|Source: Premiums reported by EverQuote users, based on policies with bodily injury liability coverage of 100/300. Rates are based on single vehicles with one driver who has a good driving record with no violations. Premiums for sedans, coupes and hatchbacks were averaged. Premiums are based on expenditures reported between Jan. 1, 2016, and April 1, 2018. Your own rates will be different.|
Geico auto insurance options
Here's a look at whether Geico offers other auto insurance options.
|SR-22 insurance (proof of auto insurance filing)||Yes|
|Source: EverQuote research. Product options might not be available in all states.|
Geico car insurance discounts
Here are some of the Geico auto insurance discounts offered, based on our review of state insurance filings. Discount details may change among states, and might not be available in all states or from each Geico subsidiary. Also, some vehicles may be ineligible for certain discounts, like motorcycles and antique cars.
Geico discounts related to the drivers
- Good driver.
- Student away.
- Good student (for students age 16 to 24 who has a B average or above, is ranked in the top 20% of their class, or other criteria).
- Deployed driver.
- Continuous insurance.
- CDL (for those with a commercial driver's license).
- Defensive driver (for those age 50 or 55, depending on the state, who complete an approved course).
- Membership in one of many organizations such as alumni associations and professional organizations.
Geico discounts related to the vehicle
- New vehicle.
- Extra vehicle.
- Seat belt.
- Anti-lock brake.
- Restraint discount (for air bags).
Geico discounts related to the purchase
Consumer complaints against Geico
Every state's insurance department handles complaints against insurers that operate in the state. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners collects complaint data and produces a complaint ratio. The number is meant to show the number of complaints relative to a company's size of business. The industry median ratio is 1.00 and lower numbers are better.
Companies within Geico Corp.
Geico Corp. is part of Berkshire Hathaway, a business conglomerate owned by Warren Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway also owns all or part of Benjamin Moore, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamond Shops, HomeServices of America, Jordan's Furniture, Kraft Heinz Foods, See's Candies and many other companies.
Geico primarily sells auto insurance. Other insurance types, such as homeowners, renters, boat and commercial insurance, are sold through the Geico Insurance Agency but the insurance is provided by other companies such as American Modern, Homesite and Liberty Mutual.
Geico Corp.'s subsidiaries include:
- GEICO Indemnity Company
- GEICO Casualty Co.
- Government Employees Insurance Co.
- GEICO General Insurance Co.
- GEICO Insurance Agency
- GEICO Advantage Insurance Co.
- GEICO Choice Insurance Co.
- GEICO Secure Insurance Co.
- Boat America Corp.
- GEICO Marine Insurance Co.
- Boat Owners Association of The United States
- GEICO County Mutual Insurance Co. (Texas)
Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence
Geico contact information
5260 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Customer service: (800) 207-7847
Claims: (800) 841-3000
Methodology for ratings
For star ratings and whether customers would choose the company again, EverQuote commissioned a survey of 150 current customers of Geico in March 2018. The survey was not open to the public on EverQuote.com.
Updated Oct. 26, 2018