Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating GEICO Corporation (“GEICO”) regarding its recent data breach. The GEICO data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT GEICO CORPORATION:
GEICO is an insurance company based in Maryland. Founded in 1936, GEICO offers a variety of insurance options, including auto, motorcycle, ATV, RV, and boat insurance. In addition to vehicle insurance, GEICO also provides a variety of property and business insurance options, as well as life, umbrella, travel, and overseas insurance. Today, GEICO is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States and insures more than 28 million vehicles.2 Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, GEICO maintains 18 major offices across the United States and employs more than 10,000 individuals.
Recently, GEICO discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been accessed and acquired. In January 2024, GEICO reported the data breach to the Attorney General of Texas. According to the breach report, GEICO has notified individuals whose data may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license or government issued ID number (e.g., passport, state ID card)
- Date of birth
- Financial information (e.g., account number, credit or debit card number)
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from GEICO Corporation:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the GEICO data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by GEICO Corporation:
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.