Los Angeles Times

Geico closes all of its offices in California

Policyhold­ers with the insurance giant can still access accounts online or on an app.

- By Noah Goldberg

Geico is going all-digital with its insurance policies in California.

The American insurance giant is no longer offering inperson locations to purchase car and homeowners insurance in the state, the company’s website shows.

A member of the company’s service team confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that California­ns’ insurance policies are still valid.

“We are still offering coverage within the state of California,” said a representa­tive in a Twitter message with The Times. “With the closures happening, your policy will not be impacted.”

Geico insurance policyhold­ers can still access their accounts online or on the company’s mobile app. They can also purchase California policies online, the representa­tive said.

Geico, which until recently had locations across the Los Angeles area, including a branch that opened in Burbank just last year, now lists zero available agents in California.

The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that Geico had closed each of its 38 offices in the state, resulting in more than 100 layoffs. The insurer’s website showed no available locations or agents as of Tuesday morning.

The Bee also reported that Geico is no longer selling insurance over the telephone in California.

Locations in Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Burbank and Torrance that were all open recently were all listed as “permanentl­y closed” online.

Headquarte­red in Maryland and founded in 1936, Geico is one of the largest auto and homeowners insurance companies in the country.

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