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GEICO's CAT Team Ready to Serve Policyholders Following Hurricane Sandy

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

GEICO's Catastrophe Response Teams (CAT) are in place and ready to assist policyholders when Hurricane Sandy advances through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

All GEICO policyholders are urged to visit www.geico.com or call 1-800-841-3000 as soon as any storm damage affects them and their claims will be processed immediately. GEICO will dispatch special claims teams to damaged areas if necessary to help get people back on the road.

“This is expected to be one of the worst weather conditions we've seen in a long time,” said Rick Hoagland, GEICO's vice president of claims. “Our top priority right now is to make sure that our customers are safe. We're ready and willing to help out any way we can to alleviate the burden on our policyholders during this difficult time.”

GEICO officials say that additional information is available at GEICO's online Catastrophe Center with preparedness tips, links to other important hurricane information and weather sites, and immediate claims handling capabilities.

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.

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. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for over 11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

GEICO Communications
301-986-3271

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