Geico Business Insurance Review 2021: Pros and Cons

Geico has a high customer satisfaction rating for auto insurance, but other coverage types are administered by a third party.
Kelsey SheehyAug 18, 2021

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Geico has been in the auto insurance game for over 70 years, offering coverage for personal and commercial vehicles. Its customer satisfaction ratings (above average) and complaint rate (below average) bode well for business owners looking to insure a single work vehicle or a fleet of them.

Need another type of ? Geico offers that too, but through a third-party insurer that underwrites the policy and handles any claims.

If you’re not in the market for commercial auto insurance, go directly to the independent provider to price out your business coverage and compare rates.

Geico offers the following coverage options for small-business owners:

While Geico underwrites its own business auto coverage, the rest of Geico’s business insurance policies are through or a network of , depending on the coverage type. The availability of specific policies will vary by state.

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Geico offers coverage through Hiscox, which has coverage limits ranging from $300,000 to $2 million. For reference, a typical general liability insurance policy includes a per-occurrence limit of $1 million and an aggregate limit of $2 million.

General liability insurance is recommended for all business owners. You can get it as a standalone policy, or bundle it with commercial property insurance through Geico’s business owner's policy.

Liability insurance typically covers third-party claims of bodily injury, property damage, personal injury and advertising injury. It also covers medical expenses, legal defense costs and electronic data liability. If your business is sued, general liability insurance can help cover legal fees and settlements.

What liability insurance doesn’t cover: damage to your own property, injuries to your employees or against claims of negligence or professional mistakes. Commercial property insurance, workers’ compensation or professional liability coverage would be required in those instances.

is often referred to as errors and omissions insurance because, in a nutshell, that’s what it covers.

Specifically, Geico’s professional liability insurance covers:

As with many of Geico’s business insurance products, professional liability insurance is underwritten and administered by a third-party insurer.

Geico has over seven decades of experience insuring automobiles. In recent years, the insurer has elicited fewer complaints than expected for its size and its auto claims satisfaction rating has risen from below average to above average.

Geico’s typically include liability (bodily injury and property damage), physical damage, personal injury, uninsured motorist and collision. Coverage levels and deductibles can be customized to meet the needs of your business.

Geico business auto insurance is underwritten and administered by Geico, rather than a third-party insurer. That means quotes, claims and customer service are all handled by Geico directly.

Business car insurance is a smart move for electricians, contractors, landscapers, caterers — really anyone who uses their vehicle for work purposes. The exception to this rule: rideshare and delivery drivers. Geico recommends rideshare insurance instead.

Geico insures the following types of commercial vehicles:

Geico does not offer business auto coverage for semi trucks and tractor-trailers.

It’s difficult to predict the cost of business insurance, as rates vary widely depending on coverage, location, business type and associated risk factors, but a ballpark figure is helpful to index against as you shop for coverage.

Below are average prices for general liability and business owner's policies, as reported by Hiscox, which underwrites and administers these coverage options for Geico.

Geico does not list the average cost for other business policies on its website, but you can get a personalized quote online or over the phone. Be prepared to supply details about your business — name, physical address, business type, ownership structure, number of employees and annual payroll — to receive an initial quote. Business auto insurance quotes are through Geico but quotes for other business insurance types are through a third party.

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