Posts by Nathan Erb

Top do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for 2013

By on October 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Don’t feel like picking up a pre-designed costume with a cheap plastic mask at the store this Halloween? Make your alter-ego a piece of pop culture with one of these do-it-yourself ideas. Then, share your ideas in the comments. Daft Punk – Easiest to pull off with a friend, grab a helmet and suit and […]

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Voice of the interns: meet our IT team

By on October 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

In this blog series, we introduce you to our some of our interns so you can hear what an internship at GEICO is like. Our latest post features two interns majoring in computer science who led projects on our mobile development team. Our summer interns may have headed back to school for the semester, but […]

Posted in: IT @ GEICO, On the Web, Working at GEICO


Thieves now favor full-size trucks

By on July 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Full-size trucks have become extremely popular with consumers. According to a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute, they’re just as popular with thieves. In fact, the top five vehicles with the highest insurance claim frequency for theft are all full-size trucks. The “winner” (on a list where you don’t want to be #1) is […]

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Have a question? Just ask Lily on the GEICO App.

By on May 9, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Voice recognition has come a long way. Gone are the days of yelling into your phone, hoping it recognizes the contact name you’re trying to dial. Today’s voice assistants allow you to just talk naturally, and we like them so much, we’ve created our own! Meet Lily – the new interactive voice assistant available on […]

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Planning a summer road trip? Visit these roadside attractions along the way

By on April 2, 2013 at 7:55 AM

The featured article in our Spring newsletter took at a look at 10 of our favorite roadside attractions. Below are a few more unusual, quirky destinations. Share your favorites in the comments! Cabazon Dinosaurs – Cabazon, Calif. Come to a real-world Jurassic Park. Ms. Dinny, a 150-ton dinosaur, is the largest concrete dino in the […]

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GEICO introduces Garden Gnome Insurance: protection for your gnome, sweet gnome

By on April 1, 2013 at 7:04 AM

You’d be surprised how many weird insurance policies there are. Alien abduction insurance, for example, is real. GEICO doesn’t offer it, however, because we’ve been focusing our research on a much more practical product: Garden Gnome Insurance. You might not think you need Garden Gnome Insurance. But, I’m sure the first victim of a garden […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications, Odds & Ends, Sales and Service


Top 5 blog posts of 2012

By on January 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Now that it’s 2013, there are endless lists of resolutions and “Best Of” countdowns from 2012. It’s also a chance for me to dig into our blog posts over the past year, and see which ones you liked the most. Based on views, comments and buzz, here are the five most popular posts from the […]

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Federal leave cards – from paper to mobile app

By on November 20, 2012 at 7:47 AM

With a name like “Government Employees Insurance Company,” it’s no surprise that we’ve been providing federal leave cards since the 1950’s, when federal workers were the primary customers of GEICO. Today, federal employees can track their leave on the go with an app from GEICO. Simply download the app, enter your current sick and annual […]

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Download a new mobile game – GEICO Tricky Traffic

By on November 16, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Looking for a new, free game to play on your iPhone or Android? You’re in the right place. Our newest app, GEICO Tricky Traffic, takes you to Geckoville, where you’ll be the mayor. Test your driving skills with GEICO’s latest mobile game. Your job is to direct the traffic and guide every citizen safely to […]

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geico.com has a fancy new look

By on September 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

We’ve been working hard to bring you an easier, more streamlined experience on geico.com. The new design makes it simpler to log in, pay a bill or get an ID card. You’ll also see a whole new color scheme and still be greeted by the loveable Gecko.   It’s all about making your online experience […]

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