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Headquarters: 5260 Western Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Employees: 26,000
CEO: Tony Nicely
Subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway


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GEICO is the third largest private-passenger auto insurer in the United States. It has 11 million auto policyholders and insures more than 17 million vehicles.

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, boats, homes, apartments and mobile homes. Personal umbrella protection is also available.

GEICO has taken a special interest in serving the U.S. Military since the company's founding. GEICO provides discount programs and service options that can best serve U.S. troops at home and overseas during wartime as well as peacetime.

The company is a subsidiary of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, headed by Warren Buffett. It has 12 regional offices around the country.

GEICO is known for its gecko mascot and offbeat TV commercials.

Company headquarters are in Chevy Chase, MD.

Regional offices:
Fredericksburg, VA
Woodbury, NY
Macon, GA
San Diego, CA
Dallas, TX
Lakeland, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Buffalo, NY
Tucson, AZ

Service centers:
Coralville, IA
Honolulu, HI


GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Company The name goes back to GEICO's first customers in 1936 who were government employees and Military personnel. Founder Leo Goodwin went into business determined that he could deliver automobile insurance at reduced prices by selecting prime customer groups and marketing directly to them. Goodwin succeeded in driving down operating costs and passed on the savings to policyholders up front as discounts.

In 1996, GEICO became a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.


- Medical and dental coverage
- Life insurance
- Paid vacation, holidays, and leave programs
- Disability plans
- Voluntary long-term care
- Special scholarship programs for children of associates
- Paid college tuition for associates
- Associate assistance programs
- Dependent care assistance
- Business casual dress
- Profit-sharing - As an associate, you are eligible for GEICO's outstanding profit-sharing plan. You may invest up to 50% of your salary (pre-tax) in your 401(k) associate savings account, subject to an annual IRS dollar limitation. GEICO's profit-sharing program is based on factors that contribute to the company's value: policy growth and underwriting performance. Over the last several years, GEICO's contribution have averaged 18.4%. (Past performance is not a promise or indicator of future results.)

Updated June 18, 2012

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