Geico Homeowners Insurance Review 2023

Geico’s home insurance, sold through third parties, may be right for you if you already have a Geico auto policy.
Sarah Schlichter
Ben Moore
By Ben Moore and  Sarah Schlichter 
Edited by Caitlin Constantine

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Pros:

  • Offers customers with current Geico car insurance a discount on their auto policy.

Cons:

  • Doesn't underwrite its own homeowners policies.

  • Can’t choose which company you’ll be matched with.

  • Can’t file a claim through Geico.

Bottom line: Best for Geico car insurance customers looking to bundle their auto and homeowners policies.

Geico is one of the biggest insurers in the country, yet it technically does not offer its own home insurance. Instead it partners with third-party insurers. Customers won’t know which company the homeowners policy is from until they get a quote — which can make for a confusing customer experience. But homeowners insurance customers who already have a Geico auto insurance policy may qualify for a discount on their car insurance.

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About Geico home insurance

While Geico is best known for its auto insurance, it does provide the option for customers to purchase homeowners insurance through its website and agents. Geico functions as a broker and matches customers with third-party home insurers through the Geico Insurance Agency. This means that a homeowners insurance policy purchased from Geico will actually be from another company.

If you already have car insurance from Geico, purchasing a homeowners policy may qualify you for an auto insurance discount. However, Geico doesn’t allow you to choose the insurer you’ll be matched with. And, once purchased, you may need to work with the third party directly to manage your policy and file a claim — so there’s little convenience from bundling.

State availability

Geico can match you with a homeowners insurance company in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Geico home insurance coverage

You can customize your homeowners policy with numerous add-ons, but below are the types of coverage that generally come standard:

Type of coverage

What it does

Pays to repair or rebuild the structure of your home.

Covers damage to unattached structures such as a shed or fence.

Pays to repair or replace personal belongings such as furniture or clothing.

Pays for hotel stays, restaurant meals or other expenses if you have to live elsewhere while your home undergoes covered repairs.

Covers legal expenses and damages if you're responsible for injuries to other people or their property.

Medical payments

Covers injuries to guests in your home, regardless of fault.

Beyond these standard coverage types, your options for customizing your policy may differ depending on which company Geico matches you with.

Discounts

Discounts from third-party homeowners insurers will vary, but a few discounts are available through Geico Insurance Agency. If you’re already a Geico auto insurance customer, you could get a discount on your auto policy for getting a homeowners policy through the company.

Other discounts may be available for homes with:

  • Home security systems.

  • Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Consumer experience

Website: You can use Geico’s website to get a homeowners insurance quote from one of the company’s affiliates or to learn about various types of insurance. The website offers a list of contact numbers for the companies in its homeowners insurance network, which includes well-known insurers like The Hartford, Liberty Mutual and Travelers.

App: The Geico app lets you view your homeowners policy information, but you’ll need a Geico auto or motorcycle policy to use it. You may have access to a mobile app with more robust features depending on the home insurer you’re matched with.

Claims: To file a claim, you'll need to contact the partner company that underwrites your policy. Some offer online claims reporting, while others may require you to file over the phone. Geico has a list of phone numbers and links for all its partners on its website.

Customer service: Geico has a chatbot that can help with quick questions. You can also log in to send direct messages to the company, or call 800-241-8098 with questions about your homeowners insurance policy.

Where Geico stands out

Savings for Geico auto policyholders. Geico is one of the cheapest car insurers in the U.S., according to NerdWallet’s rate analysis — and by getting your home insurance through Geico, too, you may be eligible for further discounts.

Availability. Because Geico works with so many third parties, it’s able to sell homeowners insurance in all states, though availability is limited in parts of Florida.

Where Geico falls short

Limited information about policies. Coverage and discounts vary from one third party to another, so Geico’s website is short on details about what options you might have for your homeowners policy. You’ll need to get a quote to see which company you’re matched with and the coverage options available to you.

Convenience of claim filing. You’ll need to reach out to the insurer that underwrites your policy, not to Geico, in order to submit a claim for theft or home damage.

Geico vs. competitors

Geico vs. Allstate home insurance

The biggest difference between Geico and Allstate home insurance is that Allstate offers its own policies while Geico sells through third parties. That means Allstate offers more details about coverage and discounts on its website so you know what to expect before you get a quote. Plus, you’ll file any claims directly with Allstate.

However, there are plenty of similarities. Both Allstate and Geico are among the biggest insurers in the U.S., and their policies are widely available across the country. They both offer the convenience of quotes online or by phone, and they’ll give you a discount if you bundle your car and homeowners policies.

To learn more, check out our Allstate home insurance review.

Geico vs. State Farm home insurance

The key difference between Geico and State Farm home insurance is where their policies come from. State Farm writes its own homeowners insurance while Geico offers policies through third parties. You won’t know which company is actually insuring you until you get a quote on the Geico website (or through its call center).

One nice perk that comes with State Farm homeowners policies is extended replacement cost for your dwelling. Dwelling coverage is the part of your policy that pays to repair or replace the structure of your home. Extended replacement coverage is a cushion that raises your dwelling limit in case it costs more than expected to rebuild your home after a covered disaster. The home insurance company Geico pairs you with may or may not offer this coverage — and if it does, it may cost extra.

Check out our State Farm home insurance review to learn more.

Is Geico home insurance right for you?

If you’ve already got Geico car insurance — or you’re interested in switching — it’s worth getting a quote from the Geico Insurance Agency to see whether the home insurance it offers is right for you.

Other home insurance companies to consider

Not ready to make a decision? You may be interested in these other homeowners insurance companies:

  • Amica: Great customer service plus an approved contractor program to help with claims.

  • Hippo: Digital-first insurance that comes with free smart-home technology in many states.

  • Lemonade: Quick and easy coverage, with a portion of premiums donated to charity.

  • Progressive: Like Geico, it sells homeowners insurance through third parties.

Frequently asked questions

Besides auto and homeowners insurance, the company offers other products, including umbrella insurance and policies for motorcycles, ATVs and RVs. Read our review of Geico renters insurance.

As with other types of home insurance, Geico offers manufactured and mobile home insurance through third parties through the Geico Insurance Agency. Learn more about manufactured and mobile home insurance.

Geico partners with dozens of companies to offer homeowners policies, including Chubb, Homesite, Liberty Mutual and Travelers.

Geico offers homeowners policies in every state, but notes on its website that it has a “limited market” in Florida. If your home isn’t covered, see our guide to Florida homeowners insurance for other options.

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