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GEICO Closes California Insurance Offices; Policies Can Only Be Bought Online

 Tuesday, August 2, 2022

 The Sacramento Bee

GEICO has closed all of its 38 California agent offices that sell auto and homeowners policies and other lines and has also ended the practice of selling insurance through telephone agents in the state.

Three offices in Sacramento, one in Roseville, three in Fresno and one in Modesto were among offices that have closed in the last few days. The closures are resulting in more than 35 layoffs in the Sacramento area and hundreds statewide.

The GEICO office in Roseville only opened in July 2021. GEICO put out a press release at the time saying it would meet the insurance needs of all Placer County residents.

The California Department of Insurance is following GEICO’s actions, said California Deputy Insurance Commissioner Michael Soller. ‘We are monitoring to make sure consumers are protected,’ he said in a statement.