Customers automatically get Geico’s multi-policy discount when they bundle Geico auto insurance with a homeowners, renters, condo, or mobile home policy from Geico. The exact discount amount depends on your location and policy details. You can get a quote online or call 800-207-7847 for more information.
Is Geico’s multiple policy discount different from the multi-car discount?
Geico’s multi-policy discount and multi-car discount are two different savings opportunities. The multi-car discount is for insuring more than one vehicle on the same Geico auto policy.
Many people will be eligible for both discounts. For example, you could bundle your renter’s insurance with an auto policy that also covers your motorcycle. In that case, you’d qualify for both multiple policies (renters/auto) and multiple vehicles (car/motorcycle).
Completing a Geico defensive driving course qualifies drivers for a discount of up to 5% or 10% on their Geico car insurance premium. Geico-approved online defensive driving courses cost $14.95 to $24.95, depending on the provider and your state of residence.
In general, Geico defensive driving courses improve students’ driving skills by teaching them how to react effectively in hazardous situations. Main topics include how to drive in bad weather and on wet or icy roads, how to correct course if you lose control, how to veer off the roadway safely, and how to react if something crosses into your lane suddenly. Courses also cover the dangers of road rage, speeding, aggressive driving and driving under the influence.
Geico’s defensive-driving course discount is available in most (but not all) states, and rules and qualifications vary. Geico has a convenient directory to help you learn more about the defensive driving requirements in your state.
If you already have a course in mind, check with Geico to see if that course will qualify you for the discount. You can also find an approved Geico defensive driving course, and learn how to sign up, through the National Safety Council or the American Safety Council. Many states offer the option of taking the course online rather than in a classroom.
GEICO is cheap because it sells insurance directly to consumers and offers a lot of discounts. GEICO is not the cheapest insurer out there, though. For example, GEICO ranks 21st for the cheapest car insurance among 46 major companies, based on WalletHub’s 2019 GEICO car insurance review. Competitors like Esurance and Progressive are actually a bit cheaper overall.… read full answer
Still, GEICO is pretty cheap relative to many other major insurance providers, and there are good reasons for that.
GEICO is cheap for many consumers because it offers a wider variety of discounts than many major providers. There are GEICO discounts based on a driver’s history and habits on the road as well as any affiliation they have with 800+ eligible organizations, including the federal government. You can also get discounts for taking a driver’s education course or making your payments electronically. GEICO offers a number of discounts for having a car with certain safety equipment, too, such as “passive restraint” seat belts and anti-lock brakes. Most consumers qualify for more than one discount, which helps to lower the overall cost of their premiums.
The fact that it sells insurance directly to consumers is another big reason why GEICO is so cheap. This eliminates the cost of middlemen. GEICO has significantly fewer local offices and agents than companies like State Farm and Allstate, limiting agents to high-population areas only. Having a smaller agent network gives GEICO savings it can pass on to its policyholders.
GEICO started with direct phone sales but has grown rapidly in the 21st century by developing easy-to-use sales technology. In fact, GEICO focuses today on keeping their rates low by investing in, and beating the competition in, technology that helps reduce manhours, minimize their cost of selling and increase convenience to consumers. Today, you can use GEICO’s advanced website or mobile app to easily find information on insurance or get a personalized quote. You also can check rates and get help with coverage and discount decisions on GEICO’s apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
If you already have a Geico policy, call customer service (800-207-7847) to ask about the additional affiliation discount of up to 8%. The discount is currently available to members of more than 800 partner organizations, and any organization with 50,000 or more active members is eligible for the program. Participating organizations include alumni associations, fraternities, sororities, colleges, universities, societies, charities, and large employers. To find out if your organization is among them, you can enter its name or browse through the categories on … read full answerGeico’s website.
Popular Organizations with Geico Affiliation Discounts
National Association of Federal Employees
National Association of Government Contractors
Texas A&M University
National Peace Corps Association
BJ’s Wholesale Club Members
World Golf Tour
If you find an organization that you belong to in Geico's list, go to the organization’s website and sign in with your member credentials, if necessary. You can then go to the section on member benefits and find a link for a Geico insurance quote. Discounts vary by organization and state.
These affiliation partnerships help Geico market its products and expand its customer base. In return, organization members receive discounts on Geico insurance policies. The organizations also receive a fee from Geico for every member who requests a Geico quote, even if they don’t buy a policy.
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