GEICO Closes All Its California Offices

GEICO is closing all of its offices in California.

GEICO is closing all of its offices in California.

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Californians looking to walk into a GEICO insurance office for their needs are out of luck: The company has closed all of its 38 offices in the state.

Their website currently lists only a few agents in San Diego as open for business in California. Until recently, it listed Bay Area agents’ offices in Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Morgan Hill, Fremont, Mountain View, Emeryville, San Leandro, and San Jose. The Sacramento Bee reports that 38 offices are closing, resulting in hundreds of GEICO employees being laid off across the state.

People who want to sign up for a GEICO policy must access their offerings online. California customers cannot purchase policies over the phone.

“We will continue to write policies in California and we will continue to be available through our direct channels to the more than 2.18 million California customers currently insured with us,” GEICO told the Bee in a statement.

Because the move could affect customers who don’t have internet access, the California Department of Insurance is monitoring the closures to ensure Californians still have equitable access to GEICO’s 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 business giant Berkshire Hathaway.

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