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October 24, 2014

GIA: County’s oldest insurance agency uses the latest technology

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:37 am, Tue Dec 17, 2013.

Galveston Insurance Associates (GIA) has been the agent of choice for families and businesses for 121 years. Founded in 1892, GIA is the oldest agency in the county and largest on Galveston Island, providing reliable, quality insurance products and service to their customers throughout the State of Texas. 

But, being the oldest doesn’t mean the agency is behind the times. In fact, GIA is ahead of most other agencies in the quest to improve customer contact and service. 

The explosive growth of technology over the past decade has touched almost every facet of our lives. The rapid transition from desktop PCs with wired access to the Internet to mobile technology has had a profound impact on society and on the way business is conducted. GIA is always searching for ways to make managing asset protection easier for customers.

Have you ever been pulled over and started to panic because you couldn’t find your auto liability card or driver’s license? Or were in an auto accident and had no idea how to file a claim or what information you would need to provide to the insurance company? And, how many times have you had to Google-search your agent just to call him or her? Well, GIA has an app for all that! Not only is GIA’s website mobile-ready, but now the agency has a smartphone app for your iPhone or Android phone.

GIA’s app provides you a place to conveniently store your driver’s license photo, insurance policy number and vehicle information, including a copy of your auto ID card. If you’re in an accident, just click on Accident Support and you can call 911, get information on what to do, and call GIA or create an accident report of information the insurance company will need. You can even include photos of your damage and the accident scene. Then, with just a few clicks, email your accident report to the agency. Or, click the Contact button and call the agency or get driving directions to either office. You can also request a policy change or refer a friend.

From the app’s home screen, you can quickly be linked to GIA’s website, Facebook or Twitter pages. On the mobile website, you can request a quote, contact the agency, get claim reporting information and more.

Being an independent insurance agency provides GIA with access to many of the best insurance companies, allowing the agency to shop the insurance market for its customers. GIA provides coverage for generations of families as well as businesses of all sizes. 

GIA has dedicated departments for Personal, Business, Life and Health, and Financial Products. 

GIA’s Associates invite you to contact them today for an insurance review and start receiving the benefits of having all of your policies with an Independent Insurance Agent who is committed to service before and after the storm. GIA has two convenient offices, on Galveston Island at 6025 Heards Lane and in Friendswood at 1102B South Friendswood Drive. Call GIA at (409) 740-1251 or (281) 442-1892, or visit their website at www.gia-tx.com. Or, better yet, download their smartphone app!