Geico vs. The General
If you need car insurance, you might be considering Geico and The General. Both companies have their strengths and weaknesses. The General gets an A+ from the Better Business Bureau and is known for providing insurance to high-risk drivers.
Geico offers many discounts in an effort to bring down the cost of your insurance and has an innovative app that you can use to view your policy, submit a claim or even find the cheapest gas in your area.
Having a hard time deciding between the two? We’ve lined up Geico and The General in a side-by-side comparison so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
|About||Geico’s been around since 1936 is the nation’s second-largest auto insurance company. It streamlines the process of purchasing comprehensive car insurance for your peace of mind.||The General specializes in budget-friendly insurance plans for drivers who may be deemed “risky” elsewhere. Conveniently selling directly to customers online, insurance can be approved and put a driver on the road in no time.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Geico for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit The General for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|States served||All 50 states||46|
|J.D. Power ratings**||3/5 on overall claims satisfaction||N/A|
|Driver discounts||View driver discounts|
|Vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts|
* Based on Better Business Bureau’s company rating
** Based on the 2016 U.S Auto Claims Satisfaction Study
Geico offers far more discounts than The General, but The General provides insurance to high-risk drivers who might be having a hard time getting coverage otherwise.