GEICO closes all workplaces in California

GEICO is closing all of its offices in California.

GEICO is closing all of its offices in California.

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Californians hoping to get into the GEICO insurance office to meet their needs were in luck: The company closed all of its 38 offices in the state.

Of them website currently only lists a handful of San Diego dealerships open for business in California. Until recently, it listed the offices of bay area agents in Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Morgan Hill, Fremont, Mountain View, Emeryville, San Leandro and San Jose. Sacramento Bee reports 38 offices are closing and hundreds of GEICO workers are being laid off statewide.

Those wishing to apply for a GEICO policy will need to access their services online. Customers in California cannot purchase policies over the phone.

“We continue to write policies in California, and we still deliver through our direct channels to the more than 2.18 million California customers who currently insure with us,” GEICO told the Bee in a statement. Father.

Because the move may affect customers without internet access, California Department of Insurance is monitoring the closure to ensure Californians still have equitable access to GEICO services.

GEICO, headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is one of the largest auto insurance companies in the nation. The privately held company is a subsidiary of the giant business conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

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