Insurance is something that may seem rather dull to talk about but it's part of most of our daily lives if you own a car or home. We see tons of insurance commercials on TV everyday from quite a few different insurance companies. This week, one of the major U.S. insurance businesses launched a Modern app for Windows 8.
GEICO Insurance's app, how available for download in the Windows Store, lets people who have an account with the company check up on their various policies. The app also allows users to pay their bill and even view, email and print out their insurance cards. There's also telephone contact info in case you need to get a claim filed. Finally, new users are sent via the app to the GEICO website to get a free quote. Sadly, there's not much of GECIO's gecko mascot in the app; it would have been nice to get access to videos or other content featuring the CGI British (we think) character.
It looks like GEICO is the first U.S. insurance company to launch an app for Windows 8. The only other company that has such an app in the Windows Store is HDFC ERGO Insurance, which is based in India. All of the other U.S. carriers such as Allstate, Nationwide, State Farm, Progressive, and others have yet to make their Windows 8 app debut but we suspect they might consider launching their own apps after GEICO's debut this week.
Source: Windows Store | Image via Geico