Published: May 30, 2019Updated: May 23, 2022

About Geico

GEICO is well-known in the insurance world for our quality service and in the media world for our marketing campaign. We are famous, but more importantly, we offer you superior auto insurance protection and amazing customer service.

GEICO was established by Leo and Lillian Goodwin in 1936 during the Great Depression. Despite the obvious financial challenges of that time, GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) has grown from a company that focused on government employees to a huge corporation that has millions of happy customers representing all walks of life. Our company is one of the most recognizable in the world due to the GEICO Gecko, who has become a symbol of our excellent customer service and honest concern for the little guy. We offer many types of insurance products, and our automotive coverage ranks among the best available.

Claim Handling

When you’ve been in an accident, you need immediate help from your insurance company. GEICO maintains its high customer satisfaction rankings largely due to its efficient claim handling. Our customers can file a claim 24/7 and can contact us via mobile app, website, or phone. When asked, consumers give us high marks for our claim handling. It is not surprising that Kanbay Research Institute ranks GEICO #1 with consumers based on customer service and staff training and development. Your claims are always handled quickly and correctly by our knowledgeable and courteous representatives.

Financial Strength

GEICO is thriving financially with even more growth forecast in the coming years. Currently, GEICO has over 17,000,000 active auto policies and insures more than 28 million vehicles. Standard and Poor’s (S&P) gives us a AA+ corporate credit rating and A.M. Best gives us an A++ financial strength rating. In fact, we are the second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States, employing more than 40,000 associates.

Customer Discounts

At GEICO, we work to keep our coverage strong and our prices reasonable. We offer you several ways to save even money on your policy. For instance, you may qualify for reduced rates if you complete a defensive driving course or qualify for the Five-Year Good Driving Discount, the Multi-Car Discount or the Membership and Employee Discount.

Military Discounts

We work to support our military in every way possible, including offering service members special service options as well as discount programs whether they are serving abroad or here at home.

Senior Programs

Seniors can save through a number of GEICO programs, including the Defensive Driver Discount, given when a senior over 50 completes a defensive driving course. You may also benefit from the Five-Year Good Driving Discount, the Retired Government and Military Discount, the Multi-Car Discount and the Membership and Employee Discount.

Additional Services

GEICO offers a car buying service to help you save on both new and used vehicles. Also, in most states, GEICO offers Accident Forgiveness that protects you from rate increases after your first at-fault collision.

Website and Contact Information

You can reach us 24/7 through our website,, or by calling us at 800-841-3000. You can also use our links to download a mobile app for your iPhone from the Apple App store or for your Android through Google Play.

Corporate Headquarters is located at 5260 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Our mailing address is One GEICO Plaza, Washington, D.C. 20076