Government Employees Insurance Company (GIECO) has announced the availability of a range of new features for its GEICO App to offer an improved mobile experience for its customers.

According to the company, the additional features will also help the customers shopping for insurance, as well as the smartphone users searching for useful car tips and information.

GEICO information technology assistant vice president Steve Smith said: "We’ve focused on expanding the self- service features of the app, which will offer added convenience and a better customer experience for the user."

The application incorporates a new password that enables quick and easy access to policy information, besides introduction of a new Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) scanning feature to help provide quote to the smartphone user by scanning a vehicle’s window sticker.

Self-service features of the application have also been expanded enabling policyholders use their mobile device to reschedule a claims appointment, view vehicle coverages and discounts, access their payment schedule and print and email insurance ID cards.

GEICO, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the US.