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About Root Insurance

Root Insurance was founded by Dan Manges and its current CEO Alex Timm in 2015. The company uses a mobile app to track potential customers’ driving habits over the course of several weeks. Upon receiving a passing grade, these potential customers are offered a premium based on their score and other factors. The company prides itself on only insuring good drivers and, as such, is able to maintain lower premiums for its customers.

Root Insurance offers auto insurance products and services such as liability coverage, bodily injury coverage, property damage coverage, rental insurance, and roadside assistance. Prospective employees can look for career opportunities at each of Root’s locations throughout the U.S., with the Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix, Arizona, branches offering remote positions. Career paths that offer remote opportunities include data science, analytics, engineering, marketing, customer service, and more.

Root Insurance is committed to its philosophy that “good drivers should pay less” for car insurance. The company recognizes the flaws of the insurance industry and is working to eliminate credit scores from its pricing model in an effort to create a fairer system for applicants. Root states that credit scoring is both an unfair and inaccurate practice, since low or limited credit scores are not a factor when determining whether a person is a safe driver or not. The company hopes to have fully eliminated credit scoring by 2025.

Root Insurance

80 E. Rich St. – Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (866) 980-9431

Firm Stats

CEO: Alex Timm

Base Salary

$42,427 - $47,123

Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL