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Root is the easier, more affordable way to insure your stuff. Good drivers can save up to 52% on car insurance. Renters insurance starts at just $6/month when you bundle with auto. It’s affordable coverage for the things that matter most, and it’s all conveniently located in the Root app.

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Root car insurance:
Unlike traditional car insurance companies that base rates on demographics, like your age, marital status, or gender, we use a mobile app to measure driving behavior and base rates primarily on how people actually drive. By removing bad drivers from the equation, we’re able to keep our rates low. Good drivers save up to 52%. There's a reason we’ve been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, Wired, The Washington Post, and Fortune Magazine. (See disclaimers below.)

Why choose Root car insurance?

Good drivers save up to 52%
• Drive with the Root app for a free quote
• Your driver score is the #1 factor that goes into your rate (progressively making car insurance more fair)
• Don’t pay for bad drivers (like you would with other companies)

Car insurance, all in an app
• Customize to fit your budget and pay for your policy
• Add vehicles and drivers
• Make changes and instantly see the difference in price
• File a claim and snap photos to submit in 5 minutes

Root member benefits
• Good driver discount automatically applied
• Roadside Assistance included with every policy
• Free Lyft rides on select holidays
• Earn referral bonus offers

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Root renters insurance:
If you rent your house, condo, or apartment, you can get renters insurance starting at just $6/month. And that covers more than just the stuff in your home—your stuff stays covered even when you take it out into the world, like when you’re traveling. It also helps replace items damaged from smoke or fire, and helps pay for a place to stay if your home is too damaged to live in. It even helps pay for medical expenses if someone gets hurt in your home. It’s a whole lot of coverage, for a very low price.

It’s easy to use and conveniently located in the same app as Root car insurance, so you can have everything you need in one place. And, you get a 5% discount for bundling car and renters insurance.

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Root Insurance. No agents. No paperwork. No hassle. Bringing simple, affordable insurance nationwide. Get the good driver discount you deserve, and make sure all your stuff is covered for less. To start, download the Root app today.

Start saving money with car insurance based primarily on how you drive. Bundle with renters insurance to get a 5% discount. Download the Root app and get a quote now.

Learn more by visiting our website: https://www.joinroot.com
Being cheap is smart: https://www.joinroot.com/cheap-is-smart

Connect with us on social:
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https://www.instagram.com/rootinsuranceco
https://twitter.com/rootinsuranceco
https://linkedin.com/company/rootinsuranceco

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Disclaimer for quotes: We reserve the right to refuse to quote any individual a premium rate for the insurance advertised herein.
Disclaimer for savings: Based on savings reported by actual customers who purchased a new Root policy between September 2018 - August 2019; changes in coverage levels not evaluated.
Disclaimer for coverage: Coverage is available in the event of a covered loss. Exclusions may apply.
Form 1. Not available in all states.

Copyright ROOT 2019. ROOT is a registered servicemark of Root Insurance Company, Columbus, OH.
Telematics is not used and resulting represented savings are not applicable in California. Referral program also not applicable in California. Visit joinroot.com/califaq for more information. Roadside Assistance purchased as separate coverage in CA.

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Version History

Launched Aug 05, 2015 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 8 days, on average.

Feb 12
2020
(Current)
Version 152.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, just bug fixes and performance improvements from us today.

Feb 06
2020
Version 151.0.0

Be an achiever

Just some minor bug fixes to report this week. But did you know that the Root app comes with achievements? You can earn them just for digging deeper into the Root experience. You’ll learn more about the way we do car insurance, and you’ll even score achievement points along the way. Everybody loves points.

Feb 03
2020
Version 150.2.0

Bug fixes: a limerick

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Jan 24
2020
Version 149.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your writer got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

Jan 16
2020
Version 148.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your writer got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

Jan 09
2020
Version 147.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Jan 03
2020
Version 146.0.0

2020 vision

It's a brand new decade, and here at Root we can't wait to see where the future takes us. We have some thrilling stuff just over the horizon, and we wish you a new year that's just as amazing as the one we have planned.

Oh, and just a few bug fixes in this week's update. We were pretty busy cleaning up all of the orange confetti.

Dec 18
2019
Version 145.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Dec 12
2019
Version 144.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Dec 06
2019
Version 143.0.0

Let’s talk turkey

Last week, the Root team took some time off for the holidays to be with family and friends, so there's not much to share in this week's update aside from a few bug fixes.

The good news is that (after a long, long post-pumpkin-pie nap) we're back in action this week and ready to dive into some exciting new features. Thanks for driving with us, as always.

Nov 27
2019
Version 142.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end other than some bug fixes. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Nov 21
2019
Version 141.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your writer got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

Nov 14
2019
Version 140.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Nov 06
2019
Version 139.0.0

The struggle is real

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Nov 03
2019
Version 138.1.0

Pumpkinesque

Another set of bug fixes and small improvements to the Root app this week. Stay tuned for more from us in the near future, and enjoy your autumn while it lasts. Insurance from Root isn't quite pumpkin-flavored, but we like to think it's pretty close.

Oct 24
2019
Version 137.0.0

Be an achiever

Just some minor bug fixes to report this week. But did you know that the Root app comes with achievements? You can earn them just for digging deeper into the Root experience. You’ll learn more about the way we do car insurance, and you’ll even score achievement points along the way. Everybody loves points.

Oct 17
2019
Version 136.0.0

Space is important

Look, we get it. Personal space matters. That's why, this week, we found a spot in the app where there wasn't quite enough space, and we gave it more space. Not too much. Just the right amount. Speaking of which, we'll see you next week with another update.

Oct 10
2019
Version 135.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Oct 02
2019
Version 134.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Sep 26
2019
Version 133.0.0

The struggle is real

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Sep 20
2019
Version 132.0.0

Cook out with Root

It's a pretty quiet week here at Root. Our devs have been busy fixing a few minor bugs and improving performance. In the meantime, enjoy the fall weather and toss some potatoes and carrots on the grill for us. You know, root vegetables.

Sep 12
2019
Version 131.0.0

Pumpkinesque

Another set of bug fixes and small improvements to the Root app this week. Stay tuned for more from us in the near future, and enjoy the first inklings of autumn. Insurance from Root isn't quite pumpkin-flavored, but we like to think it's pretty close.

Sep 06
2019
Version 130.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Aug 30
2019
Version 129.2.0

Laying our cards on the table

This week at Root, it's finally time for us to show our hand: at long last, we've arrived in Nevada. That means citizens of the Silver State can finally get access to Root's fair, innovative approach to car insurance.

Aug 28
2019
Version 129.1.0

Laying our cards on the table

This week at Root, it's finally time for us to show our hand: at long last, we've arrived in Nevada. That means citizens of the Silver State can finally get access to Root's fair, innovative approach to car insurance.

Aug 22
2019
Version 128.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your writer got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

Aug 16
2019
Version 127.1.0

Spreading our roots

It's been an exciting few weeks at Root as we move faster and faster In our quest to bring innovative car insurance across the United States. The latest news? We've finally arrived in Tennessee, California, and Virginia.

Fun fact: you can now draw a line across the whole country without leaving a state full of happy Root customers. That would be a pretty long line.

Aug 09
2019
Version 126.1.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Aug 08
2019
Version 126.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Aug 01
2019
Version 125.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Jul 26
2019
Version 124.1.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Jul 18
2019
Version 123.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Jul 11
2019
Version 122.1.0

Great insurance is our goal

It's been another busy week at Root. In addition to celebrating the U.S. women's soccer team by scoring a few bug fixes, we're prepping the pitch for some exciting developments in the near future. Stay tuned.

Jul 01
2019
Version 121.0.0

Pixels and picnic baskets

Summer is rolling along here at Root. We're releasing our weekly update a little ahead of schedule, but it's still packed with all of the bug fixes and improved performance you've come to expect from your favorite car insurance company. Take some time to enjoy the sunshine this week, and stay safe on the road.

Jun 27
2019
Version 120.0.0

(Summer)time enough at last

It's another week of bug fixes and groundwork for upcoming features here at Root. Stay tuned, enjoy the warm weather, and drive safe out there.

Jun 19
2019
Version 119.0.0

Asking the real questions

This week at Root, we made some improvements to the questions we ask when you file a claim in the app. Now, we ask you better questions and we're smarter about which ones we ask. The upshot is that it's even easier to get us everything we need to help get you back on the road.

Jun 13
2019
Version 118.0.0

I’m an achiever
[sung to the tune of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer”]

Then I got the app, now I'm an achiever
Not a scrap of doubt in my mind
I joined Root, and I'm an achiever
The other guys’ rates were so high

Did you know that the Root app comes with achievements? You can earn them just for digging deeper into the Root experience. You’ll learn more about the way we do car insurance, and you’ll even score achievement points along the way. Everybody loves points.

Jun 06
2019
Version 117.0.0

What's your status?

This week at Root, we've made it easier to stay up to speed with what's going on with your car insurance claim. In addition to calling or emailing your claims expert straight from the app, you'll now be able to see status updates that let you know what we're doing to get your claim resolved.

May 30
2019
Version 116.0.0

Bug fixes: a limerick

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

May 23
2019
Version 115.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your copywriter got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

May 16
2019
Version 114.0.0

Bug fixes are in the air this week at Root as we sit down for the new season of everyone’s favorite show about finding true love through a few weeks of extremely watchable drama.

We probably aren't going to dress up in a crazy costume to impress you (nobody likes a fake sloth), but we're serious about our commitment to reinventing car insurance. And as always, we hope you’ll pick us to be the insurance company of your dreams this year. See you next week.

May 08
2019
Version 113.0.0

Cook out with Root

It's a pretty quiet week here at Root. Our devs have been busy fixing a few minor bugs and laying the groundwork for some exciting things that are coming soon. In the meantime, here's a car insurance limerick. Enjoy the weather and toss some potatoes and carrots on the grill for us. You know, root vegetables.

There once was a driver named Sue
who got a new car that was blue.
She insured it through Root
(with low deductibles, to boot)
then she drove to a spring barbecue.

May 01
2019
Version 112.0.0

We're halfway there (whoa, oh)

This week, Root is excited to have finally arrived in Connecticut. Now that we're finally available in the Nutmeg State, we're officially halfway to our goal of unbreaking car insurance for the whole country. Only twenty-five more states to go.

Fun fact: Connecticut has the distinction of having the first speed limit laws in America, set at a jaunty twelve miles per hour. Thankfully, Root is cruising toward the rest of the nation a little bit faster than that.

Apr 25
2019
Version 111.0.0

An update update

Let's face it: the world is a busy place. It's tough enough to keep up to date with family, friends, and sports, let alone your favorite car insurance apps. This week, we've simplified at least one of those things.

The Root app is now better at letting you know when you should update to the latest version for improvements, new features, and bug fixes. Unfortunately, you’re still on your own when it comes to keeping up with loved ones.

Apr 18
2019
Version 110.0.0

Fifty shades of orange

This week at Root, we're learning that there are a lot of oranges. Among clementines, tangerines, blood oranges, and all the rest, there's an orange for just about anyone, and all of them look just a little diff—oh. Never mind. Despite the enthusiasm of this particular citrus fan, this week's update is actually about the color, not the fruit.

The app was orange. But not as orange as we wanted. So we made the app more orange.

Apr 11
2019
Version 109.0.0

Location, location, location

Root's doing some more spring cleaning this week. Our devs squashed a pesky bug that might've asked you to turn on your location settings again. And again. And again. (Sorry about that.)

Apr 04
2019
Version 108.0.0

A stark update

No game-changing updates for today. But we do have a haiku.

A dev has no name
Silently striking at bugs
The face of triumph.

Mar 28
2019
Version 107.0.0

Rainy season at Root

It's officially spring in Ohio, which means lots of rain outside the Root office. But we aren't letting it get us down. We're busy sweeping the supply closet, washing away a few clingy bugs, and tidying up some lines of code this week. That doesn't mean we can't take a few minutes to look pensively out the window while listening to some sentimental music, though. What else are rainy afternoons for?

Mar 21
2019
Version 106.0.0

Alley-oop with Root

This week, code isn't the only thing we're putting into brackets at Root. The office is buzzing as we apply our data-driven superpowers to the world of college basketball, and we can't wait to see if we're as good at sports predictions as we are at spotting smooth braking and turning.

Regardless of who wins the office tourney, though, great drivers will always be the number one seed in our hearts. Oh, and the (bug) fix is in.

Mar 14
2019
Version 105.0.0

Springing into action

Nothing much to share from us this week, but there's more to come soon. So here's a seasonal poem in the tanka form instead:

Root's at work this spring.
Warm breath of wind and fair rates,
and devs squashing bugs.

Outside, plants wake, and the Root
app blooms like an orange sunrise.

Mar 07
2019
Version 104.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, a Twizzler, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves.

Feb 28
2019
Version 103.0.0

Georgia on Root’s mind

We’ve arrived in Georgia! With peanuts, pecans, and peaches aplenty, the largest state east of the Mississippi is ripe for all kinds of sweet delights. And now, there's a new treat for citizens of the Peach State: savings of up to 52% on car insurance.

Feb 21
2019
Version 102.0.0

We’re in Colorado

Good news, Coloradans! We’ve arrived in the Centennial State. Root’s got you covered from the desert, to the canyons, to the mountains, white with snow! Wait–that’s not how the song goes. In any case, you should take the test drive and see how much you could save with Root.

Feb 18
2019
Version 101.4.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Feb 13
2019
Version 101.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Feb 06
2019
Version 100.0.0

Staying organized

Bugs don’t spark joy, so our devs are (thoughtfully) clearing them out.

By the way, even if you haven’t tidied up your glove box KonMari-style, you can still find all of the information you need right in the app–the Root insurance card lives in your phone.

See you next week!

Jan 31
2019
Version 99.0.0

It’s gonna be a cold one

No big news on our end, but brace yourselves for this week’s Arctic blast by driving cautiously when temperatures are extremely low. Better yet, don’t even drive at all. Just stay inside forever. Hide under a blanket fort, and embrace that this is your life now.

Jan 25
2019
Version 98.1.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week!

Jan 24
2019
Version 98.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week!

Jan 17
2019
Version 97.0.0

A bonus haiku

Nothing big to share today. We thought we’d use this time together to remind you (in haiku form) that you can make some cash by referring your friends to Root.

Refer all your friends.
They test drive and get a quote:
Sweet bonus for you.

Jan 09
2019
Version 96.0.0

First impression rose

Bug fixes are in the air this week at Root as we kick off 2019 glued to the new season of everyone’s favorite show about finding love in the most artificial way possible. We don’t need to fake an Australian accent to tell you that we hope you’ll pick us to be the car insurance company of your dreams this year. But we’ll do it anyway. See you next week!

Jan 04
2019
Version 95.0.0

I’m an achiever
[sung to the tune of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer”]

Then I got the app, now I'm an achiever
Not a scrap of doubt in my mind
I joined Root, and I'm an achiever
The other guys’ rates were so high

Did you know that the Root app comes with achievements? You can earn them just for digging deeper into the Root experience. You’ll learn more about the way we do car insurance, and you’ll even score achievement points along the way. Everybody loves points.

Dec 22
2018
Version 94.1.0

The messenger

The best thing about Root—well, besides the saving up to 52% on car insurance based primarily on how you drive, not who you are—is that you can do everything you need in the app. Manage your policy, find your insurance cards, everything. Even messaging our top-notch Support folks for help. That's right. You can send us a message right in the app. Simple. You know, the way car insurance should be.

Dec 20
2018
Version 94.0.0

The messenger

The best thing about Root—well, besides the saving up to 52% on car insurance based primarily on how you drive, not who you are—is that you can do everything you need in the app. Manage your policy, find your insurance cards, everything. Even messaging our top-notch Support folks for help. That's right. You can send us a message right in the app. Simple. You know, the way car insurance should be.

Dec 13
2018
Version 93.0.0

Root’s in South Carolina

Great news. Root is now available in South Carolina!

We’re proud to have made it to the home of the Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest peppers in the world. Sure, we may not merit quite as many units on the Scoville spiciness scale, but Root is bringing the heat to the car insurance industry by saving good drivers up to 52%. So, good drivers of the Palmetto State, check us out and see how much you could save.

Dec 06
2018
Version 92.0.0

Bug fixes: a limerick

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Nov 29
2018
Version 91.0.0

Brand new digs

This week the Root team upgraded to our shiny new HQ, so aside from a few bug fixes, we don’t have any big updates to the app in this release. (We’ve been too busy making sure the coffee and flavored water keep flowing. Not together.) See you next week!

Nov 21
2018
Version 90.0.0

Get a piece of this

Look, let’s talk turkey: our engineers nabbed some bugs this week. We have some big new developments coming soon, but for now this writer needs to get back to perfecting our secret pumpkin pie recipe (the secret is molasses). Just so you know, all of us here at Root are really grateful for you. Have a great Thanksgiving, and drive safe!

Okay, enough sappiness—time for some quality time with food. And football. And friends and family.

Nov 16
2018
Version 89.0.0

Spiders aren’t bugs

We know spiders aren’t bugs (they’re arachnids). But this week as we clear out the last of the fake spiders from Halloween, we’re also working hard to keep your Root experience free from creepy-crawlies of all sorts. To that end, we’ve squished a few bugs to make sure things keep running smoothly.

Nov 08
2018
Version 88.0.0

We’re in Nebraska

What’s better, a huge circle of dumb old rocks or a huge circle of cars? We might be a little biased, but we think Carhenge in Nebraska (look it up) is pretty much the greatest piece of art humanity has ever produced, and we’re happy to announce that if you live in the shadow of this eternal monument to the automobile, we have a gift for you: big savings on great car insurance. That’s right—Root is now available in the Cornhusker State!

Nov 01
2018
Version 87.0.0

A stark update

A dev has no name
Silently striking at bugs
The face of triumph.

Oct 25
2018
Version 86.0.0

Hi friends! Just some light reading for you today.

There once was a bug that was cold,
He got an idea that was bold,
I'll stay warm in this app!
But the devs came, and zap!
Not such a good idea, truth be told.

Oct 18
2018
Version 85.0.0

We refer you to today’s limerick.

There once was a gal who joined Root
For a lower rate to insure her commute.
She referred all of her friends
They all saved hundreds
And she got paid for each referral, to boot.

Oct 12
2018
Version 84.0.0

Pick a card

It has come to our attention that folks really, really don't like it when it's hard to delete an old credit card from our app. So we fixed it. You can now go to your payment methods and easily delete cards that are expired, maxed out, or that you're just sick of looking at. Prefer to have all your credit cards on file? Sure, you can do that, too. Ain't life grand?

Oct 04
2018
Version 83.0.0

Short and sweet

Our copywriter got distracted by donuts today. Sorry. There were sprinkles.
(But seriously, just the usual squashing bugs and creating new cool features.)

Sep 27
2018
Version 82.0.0

Fall, a haiku

This week, our devs are doing what they do best. Swatting bugs and making the app even better.

And now, a haiku:
Autumn has arrived
Our devs put on their jackets
Bugs fear no seasons

Sep 24
2018
Version 81.1.0

Blast from the past

Root members can now go back in time! That's because we've added your payment history right into the Root app.
No more wondering if you ever received that refund. No more fretting over whether your payment went through.
Just a quick scroll to see your payment history for the last 2 policy terms, filled with memories of all the money
you've saved with Root ;-) .

Sep 20
2018
Version 81.0.0

Blast from the past

Root members can now go back in time! That's because we've added your payment history right into the Root app.
No more wondering if you ever received that refund. No more fretting over whether your payment went through.
Just a quick scroll to see your payment history for the last 2 policy terms, filled with memories of all the money
you've saved with Root ;-) .

Sep 17
2018
Version 80.1.0

Bugs won't get us down.
(To the tune of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You could stand me up in error hell
But I won't back down
No I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this bug from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down.

Yeah. We'd say our devs are pretty serious about squashing bugs in the app. Anyway, that's what we've been up to. See you next week!

Sep 13
2018
Version 80.0.0

Bugs won't get us down.
(To the tune of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You could stand me up in error hell
But I won't back down
No I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this bug from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down.

Yeah. We'd say our devs are pretty serious about squashing bugs in the app. Anyway, that's what we've been up to. See you next week!

Sep 06
2018
Version 79.0.0

We’ve partnered with Safelite®

You know we made the claims process a breeze by letting you file in the app. Now, we’ve dialed the easy up a notch by partnering with Safelite® AutoGlass. They’re not just the folks with the catchy jingle. They’re the best in the glass repair biz. And now, if you have a glass damage claim, you can file your claim and schedule your glass repair appointment with Safelite® right in the Root app. Pretty nifty. We’d say our devs have earned their high fives this week.

Aug 31
2018
Version 78.0.0

Root members, we're keeping score

Our loyal Root members told us they weren't merely satisfied to have their driving scored in the
test drive, no! You fine folks want to know if your driving is up to snuff even after we've slapped
a good driver label on you and welcomed you into the fold. We listened. Introducing the
scorecard for Root members! It won't affect your rate, but we do hope a bad score will shame (inspire)
you to do better out there. Plus, a good score will help you feel proud of your awesome driving self.

Aug 27
2018
Version 77.1.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)
nothing cool today.
but we did squash a few bugs.
here lie the corpses:

* * * * * *

Aug 23
2018
Version 77.0.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today.
but we did squash a few bugs.
here lie the corpses:

* * * * * *

Aug 16
2018
Version 76.0.0

Root's in Oregon

Oregon, we've arrived. We won't claim it was the easiest of trails. The constant threat of dysentery and sick oxen hung over our heads, but we knew we were in the clear when we finally made it over the Columbia River Gorge. Anyway, we use driving ability as the number one factor in our car insurance rates, which means good drivers in Oregon can now get the low rates they deserve. It's pretty much a game changer.

Aug 09
2018
Version 75.0.0

We thought we'd take a break from our regularly scheduled app info to give a huge shoutout to the awesome people behind the app. A bunch of folks here at Root took part in a Columbus bike ride this past weekend to raise money for cancer research, riding a total of 895 miles and raising thousands of dollars. And the Root folks that didn't ride volunteered, fundraised, and donated to the cause. So if you see a Root employee this week, go ahead and give them a pat on the back. They deserve it.

Aug 02
2018
Version 74.1.0

Root's in Maryland

Root has officially arrived in the Free State, and we say it's about time. You gave the world blue crabs, the Babe, and an island full of ponies. You deserve something in return. And that something is Root. We are now rewarding the good drivers of Maryland with better car insurance rates. So Marylanders, download the app and see how much you can save. You've earned it.

Jul 19
2018
Version 72.0.0

In our unwavering quest to take the insurance speak out of insurance, this week's update includes some pretty exciting copy updates (if you ask the Root copywriter...). Yep. We've taken some of those scary insurance words—like lien holder––and replaced them with much nicer, warmer, fuzzier words ... like finance company. Hey, you don't have to like the words, you just have to know what they mean. Basically, we've made the app better by making it simpler to understand.

That's it for now. See you next week!

Jul 16
2018
Version 71.2.0

A bored bug

Our devs are working on a lot of new and exciting things over here at Root. We promise! We just can't tell you about them yet. So instead, we present a limerick:

There once was a bug who was bored.
He fell asleep in the app, and he snored!
A dev overheard him
The bug's future looked grim...
Now that bug is as stiff as a board.

Jul 06
2018
Version 70.2.0

A haiku for you

We sure hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July! As always, our devs are working hard to bring you fantastic new features. In the meantime, we thought we'd bring you a haiku.

A comfortable bug
Nestled deep inside the app
Splat! On to the next.

Jun 28
2018
Version 69.1.0

Summertime, and the livin’s easy

Hey there, campers! Nothing big to report today. Just our devs enjoying the summertime sunshine and swatting away those pesky bugs. We'll see you next week!

Jun 20
2018
Version 68.0.0

Bug Off! (A haiku)

A dev was buggin’
But then a lightbulb went off.
Zap! Bug problem gone.

Jun 14
2018
Version 67.0.0

Hey there, Iowa

Iowa, Root has officially arrived. And not to toot our own horn, but we just might be the greatest thing to happen to the Hawkeye State since sliced bread. (You know...because sliced bread was invented in Iowa. Get it? Okay.)

So Iowans, download the app and start seeing how you much you can save when good driving is rewarded with lower rates. We're here to make car insurance better. Any way you slice it.

Jun 07
2018
Version 66.0.0

An update, pretty please

Hey there, campers! Today is a BIG day for policyholders here at Root. (Okay, maybe big-ish.) Sure, you can still do all the same things you always could, like access your insurance card, file a claim, manage your policy, and get roadside assistance. But now...we've made it prettier! That's right. You now have a smoother, sleeker app right at your fingertips. It's the redesign you didn't know you needed, but you'll sure be glad to have. So update your app now and go check out all the pretty.

May 31
2018
Version 65.0.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today.
but we did squash a few bugs.
here lie the corpses:
* * * * * *

May 29
2018
Version 64.1.0

Hey there campers, hear the news? Root HQ is moving! We'll still be calling Columbus home, but we're going to be getting an even bigger and better office. That means more room to add more developers...and more developers means even more fantastic features in the app. Hurrah! Yep, you could say we're pretty excited. Anyway, we've made a few small tweaks to the app and squashed some pesky bugs. That’s it for now. We’re going back to celebrating.

May 24
2018
Version 64.0.0

Hey there campers, hear the news? Root HQ is moving! We'll still be calling Columbus home, but we're going to be getting an even bigger and better office. That means more room to add more developers...and more developers means even more fantastic features in the app. Hurrah! Yep, you could say we're pretty excited. Anyway, we've made a few small tweaks to the app and squashed some pesky bugs. That’s it for now. We’re going back to celebrating.

May 18
2018
Version 63.1.0

I bugged Jimmy (the dev) for direction
But I couldn't get his attention
He's busy fixing bugs
So I write this with a shrug
Plus it's fun to give Jimmy a mention.

May 16
2018
Version 63.0.0

I bugged Jimmy (the dev) for direction
But I couldn't get his attention
He's busy fixing bugs
So I write this with a shrug
Plus it's fun to give Jimmy a mention.

May 11
2018
Version 62.0.0

Hey there, campers! Our writer got so distracted by the beautiful spring weather here at Root HQ that she didn't write anything witty for you today. But our devs are still hard at work squashing bugs and making everything in the app even better. Pretty much what they do every day. We’ll see you next week! We'll be sure to write something witty. Or at least offer up a pretty decent pun.

May 04
2018
Version 61.0.0

When I heard the Root developer,
When the code, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to analyze and measure them,
When I sitting heard the developer where she lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became restless and tired,
Till rising and gliding out I drove off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from stop to stop,
Look’d at the app in perfect silence at my score.

(h/t Walt Whitman)

Apr 30
2018
Version 60.1.1

Hey New Mexico, Root has brought fair car insurance to your enchanting state. We're breaking bad car insurance traditions by basing your rates primarily on how you drive, not just on your demographics. To celebrate, here’s a little ditty for you to the tune of “Baby Blue” by Badfinger:

Finally got the rate I deserve
Been paying too much too long, my love
All that time, without a word
Thought my rate was set, didn't know I could get
The lower rate I have with you
My new app Root

Apr 26
2018
Version 60.0.0

Hey New Mexico, Root has brought fair car insurance to your enchanting state. We're breaking bad car insurance traditions by basing your rates primarily on how you drive, not just on your demographics. To celebrate, here’s a little ditty for you to the tune of “Baby Blue” by Badfinger:

Finally got the rate I deserve
Been paying too much too long, my love
All that time, without a word
Thought my rate was set, didn't know I could get
The lower rate I have with you
My new app Root

Apr 18
2018
Version 59.0.0

Hey Missouri! Root has officially showed up in the Show Me State. Good drivers in Missouri can now get fair car insurance and pay lower rates based on good driving. Hurrah! If Judy Garland were here, we think this is what she'd say:

A note on the tablet he spied
He read it just once, then he cried
It ran, "Louis dear, it costs too much for me here
So I think I'll take Root for a ride

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis
Meet me where it's fair
Don't tell me rates are for driving
Any place but there."

Apr 12
2018
Version 58.0.0

Hey, we're not just another car insurance company. We're the first fair car insurance company. Delaware, you know about being first, which is why we hope you're as excited as we are that good drivers in the First State can now get the car insurance rates they deserve. Here’s a limerick (of course) to mark the occasion.

We've got car insurance that's first-rate,
Good drivers all say, hey it’s great!
Now folks in Delaware,
Can get rates that are fair,
Root's officially in the First State.

Apr 04
2018
Version 57.0.0

Hey campers! No big news for today. Just some spring-cleaning over here at Root HQ zapping bugs and scrubbing the app screens clean of errors. We’ll see you next week!

Mar 30
2018
Version 56.1.1

Root has arrived in the Treasure state, which means good drivers across Montana can now get fair car insurance. And wouldn’t you know it, we wrote a song to celebrate (to the tune of Treasure by Bruno Mars).

Give me your, give me your, give me your attention baby
I got to tell you a little something about yourself
You're a good driving, so responsible lady
But you pay too much for auto with someone else

Treasure, that is what you are
Montana, your savings could go far
We can make your dreams come true
If you let Root insure you

Mar 29
2018
Version 56.1.0

Root has arrived in the Treasure state, which means good drivers across Montana can now get fair car insurance. And wouldn’t you know it, we wrote a song to celebrate (to the tune of Treasure by Bruno Mars).

Give me your, give me your, give me your attention baby
I got to tell you a little something about yourself
You're a good driving, so responsible lady
But you pay too much for auto with someone else

Treasure, that is what you are
Montana, your savings could go far
We can make your dreams come true
If you let Root insure you

Mar 22
2018
Version 55.0.0

A poem. By a Root Copywriter.

Did you hear?
Said the bug in my ear
The devs are closing in
This may be the end!
And I did not hear from that bug again.

Nothing big to report. The devs are just over here squashing bugs. Have a fantastic rest of your week!

Mar 14
2018
Version 54.0.0

Today we want to tell you about Root. The small insurance startup that took on the insurance giants. A Cinderella story, if you will. A company that doesn't decide your rate by sticking you into brackets based on your demographics. That would be madness! Nope. You earn your rate. A good driving score can win you a big discount. No jumping through hoops—just download the app and drive. So why not give it a shot? After all, it's just so much fun to root for the Cinderella.

Mar 07
2018
Version 53.0.0

A bug's tale

Nothing too exciting to report. Just hardworking devs doing what they do: making the app a better place, one squashed bug at a time. And now, a haiku.

A bug creeps and crawls
A dev responds to the call!
A bug is no more

Feb 28
2018
Version 52.0.0

Louisiana, we've arrived in your state. Hurrah! And we've brought fair car insurance with us. It feels like we need floats and beads to celebrate. Anyway, good drivers across Louisiana can now save big, so download the app and give us a try.

There once was an insurance app
That changed the car insurance bad rap
Now rates based on you
Have reached the Bayou
As we keep putting Root on the map

Feb 21
2018
Version 51.0.0

"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." - Ferdinand Porsche. Well, what do you know. That sounds a lot like what we're doing here at Root. We wanted a fair car insurance company, so we built one. This week our devs are hard at work squashing bugs and making Root the dreamiest app it can be. That's it for today. We'll see you folks next week!

Feb 14
2018
Version 50.0.0

No major announcements this week, but we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that you can get some sweet hot cash if you refer your friends to Root. And it's easy. Consider it a quick reprieve from the overwhelming anguish brought on by your quadrennial obsession with curling. Anyway, just find your referral link in the app and send it to all your friends who should know about Root. When they get a quote, you both get a bonus. If only vigorously sweeping paths for granite stones was this easy.

Feb 09
2018
Version 49.0.0

The Test Drive Countdown

Hey everyone! We've made the test drive countdown even more accurate, so you'll know just how long you need to drive before we can calculate your quote.

We thought this deserved some celebratory synth.

To the tune of "The final countdown" by Europe
(Insert gnarly intro music)

We're driving together,
Says it's going well.
And looks like we're done soon
The app, it can tell!
I guess there are five days to go
They keep going down (keep going down).
Will my rate be high, will it be low?
It's the final countdown.
(More synth)
The final countdown.

Jan 31
2018
Version 48.0.0

Bugs won't get us down.
(To the tune of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You could stand me up in error hell
But I won't back down
No I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this bug from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down.

Yeah. We'd say our devs are pretty serious about squashing bugs in the app. Anyway, that's what we've been up to. See you next week!

Jan 24
2018
Version 47.0.0

I’ve got a claim

You can now file a claim right in the app! We’re so excited we wrote a song about it.
To the tune of "I got a name" by Jim Croce

When a pine trees falls on the winding road
I've got a claim, I've got a claim
When the speeding car comes to the crossroad
I've got a claim, I've got a claim
And I file it quickly like my daddy did
But I'm using the app, he never did
Moving me down the highway, rolling me down the highway
Filing in the app so life won't pass me by

Don't let the slow tune fool you. Filing a claim in the Root app is quick and easy. It only takes five minutes, and it means we can start working on your claim posthaste. High five to making car insurance even better.

Jan 17
2018
Version 46.0.0

A poem. It might bug you.
There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother
Bugs in a room to rat out another
Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick
And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Jan 11
2018
Version 45.1.0

Happy New Year friends! Don't put those noisemakers away just yet. There's even more reason to celebrate 2018. We have officially planted southern roots in the great state of Mississippi! (Yep, this is where those noisemakers come in.) We're sure happy to be here, because now good drivers across MS can get the rate they deserve. So cheers to saving (lots of) money on car insurance in the new year!

Jan 10
2018
Version 45.0.0

Hi friends! Just some light reading for you today.
There once was a bug that was cold,
He got an idea that was bold,
I'll stay warm in this app!
But the devs came, and zap!
Not such a good idea, truth be told.

Jan 03
2018
Version 44.0.0

Happy New Year friends! Don't put those noisemakers away just yet. There's even more reason to celebrate 2018. We have officially planted southern roots in the great state of Mississippi! (Yep, this is where those noisemakers come in.) We're sure happy to be here, because now good drivers across MS can get the rate they deserve. So cheers to saving (lots of) money on car insurance in the new year!

Dec 18
2017
Version 42.0.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today.
but we did squash a few bugs.
here lie the corpses:

* * * * * *

Dec 14
2017
Version 41.0.0

Root’s in Texas
To the tune of "God blessed Texas" by Little Texas

Hey Texas, Root has arrived in your state!

We've seen a lot of places
We've made it to nine states
We've seen really good drivers
We've offered some great rates
After all we've witnessed
On this thing we can agree
Just like a miracle, you have to see to believe
Root's in Texas
Download and go
We insure good drivers, we thought you should know
Rates based on more than happenstance
If you want to save money, brother, here's your chance
We've been sent to spread the message
Root's in Texas.

Dec 06
2017
Version 40.0.0

Root is off to the races in Kentucky.

It’s the Car Insurance Derby!
Get ready for the most exciting 47 seconds in car insurance.
All the traditional car insurance companies are ready.
They're at the gate.
And they're off!
Retired Quarterback is toward the inside,
Following close behind is Talking Lizard.
But here's 60's Hairdo putting in a bid for the lead
While Mayhem swings wide!
But what's this? It's Root! Newcomer Root has taken the lead for the final furlong!
Root is two lengths ahead, holding on,
And Root is the winner of the first ever Car Insurance Derby!

Hey Kentucky. Root is officially in your state. We give you a rate based on your driving. Sign up in just 47 seconds and start your test drive. You could save 52% or more.

Nov 29
2017
Version 39.0.0

We sure hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! The folks here at Root were spending it with their family and friends, so no big app updates this week. Just the usual—squashing bugs and taking names.

Nov 20
2017
Version 38.1.0

A poem. It might bug you.

There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother
Bugs in a room to rat out another
Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick
And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Nov 15
2017
Version 38.0.0

A poem. It might bug you.

There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother
Bugs in a room to rat out another
Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick
And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Nov 08
2017
Version 37.0.0

Root's in Pennsylvania
To the tune of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” by The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Now this is a story all about how
My insurance bill got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how switching to Root got me a rate that was fair

In West Philadelphia born and raised
On the highway was where I drove most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
Paying too much for car insurance like a fool
When a new insurance company that was up to some good
Started saving people money in my neighborhood
I signed up for Root and watched my rate go down,
Now I'm sending out referrals, from Pitt to Allentown.
(Musical interlude)

In case you missed it...we’re now in Pennsylvania.

Nov 02
2017
Version 36.0.0

Quoth the Root App

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary
Over many a quaint and curious volume of rating lore—
While I drove, softly braking, as slower turns I was making,
As of some one gently crunching, crunching numbers for my driving score.
"'Tis just Root," I muttered, "calculating my driving score—
Only this and nothing more."

And the Root app, never flitting, still is scoring, still is scoring—
As I drive and turn and softly brake, as I always have before!
Leave no mile driven out of the score that I am given!
Leave my consistency unbroken!—as you calculate my driving score!
Now I see the test drive’s over, what have I done all this for?
Quoth the Root app “You save more.”

Oct 25
2017
Version 35.0.0

We refer you to today’s limerick.

There once was a gal who joined Root
For a lower rate to insure her commute.
She referred all of her friends
They all saved hundreds
And she got paid for each referral, to boot.

Oct 18
2017
Version 34.0.0

Root’s in Oklahoma!
To the tune of "Oklahoma" from the musical...Oklahoma!

OOOOk-lahoma, where the cars drive safely down the lane,
And the good drivers, can save dollars,
Try Root for the discount you can gain.

OOOOk-lahoma, now that Root is here you can drive to save,
Just download the app, sign up is a snap,
You'll soon see why we get all the raves.

We know we can give a great rate (yo-ho)
To good drivers in the Sooner state!
And when we say
Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay!
We're only sayin'
You're drivin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.!

Oct 04
2017
Version 33.0.0

Bug Off! (A haiku)

A dev was buggin’
But then a lightbulb went off.
Zap! Bug problem gone.

Sep 30
2017
Version 32.2.0

"Go Root Go”
To the tune of “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman

Root Insurance is on its way
Illinois, get ready for a brand new day
Hey, Illinois, what do you say
Drive with Root and save today

They're singing
Go, Root, go
Go, Root, go
Hey, Illinois, what do you say
Drive with Root and save today.

We know, we did a song last week. You don’t need to call the originality police. But we found out that we are officially launching in Illinois. And here at Root HQ, that makes us break out into spontaneous jingle jammin'.

Sep 25
2017
Version 31.1.0

To the tune of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police

Every drive you take
Every turn you make
Every time you brake
On the trips you take
I’ll be watching you.

O I can see
Folks on my policy
How much progress you make with every trip you take

Every drive you take
Every turn you make
Every time you brake
On the trips you take
I’ll be watching you.

(Ok, you can’t really see *everything* the drivers on your policy are doing. But in this version of the app, you can see the progress they’re making on their test drives...just in case you ever lose your faith in them. Roxanne, we’re looking at you.)

Sep 14
2017
Version 30.0.0

U said U like fairness!
U want a great rate!
Utah, start the party, 'cause
U're our new state!

Happy U[tah] day, everyone. (We'll be here all week.)

Sep 06
2017
Version 29.0.0

We get it: your assigned billing date isn't always the *best* day to see money leave your account. That's why we're launching a new feature that allows you — yes, you! — to temporarily adjust your own billing date (plus or minus five days) right in the app. That's a lot of power. (Use it wisely.)

Aug 30
2017
Version 28.0.0

During the dog days of August, the Root dev team likes to sit on the front step and leisurely slap bugs while sipping hard lemonade and discussing the meaning of life. (It'll all jolly good fun until someone brings up the Game of Thrones finale.)

Anyway, we didn't discover the meaning of life this week, but we did squash a ton of annoying bugs. Behold: a smoother, sleeker app. Happy August, campers!

Aug 24
2017
Version 27.1.0

Hey...we know, we know, we know your name. But right now we have to look up the number. So in this version we provide a handy dandy screen for new Root members to shoot us their digits. (We promise, though: you're more than just a number in our little red book.)

Also, if you've never met us before, you'll be glad to know that we've finally figured out how to introduce ourselves! Just download the app and tap How it Works to check out our new and hard-won social skills! (We're so proud.)

Aug 16
2017
Version 26.0.0

Okay, campers...we've gone a little hog-wild with the referral bonus this month. As in, we've increased it to $1000 until August 31st. That’s one **THOUSAND** dollars. Send that referral link to everyone you know (just tap the button inside the app).

Also new: we've made it ridiculously easy for *everyone* to break up with their old insurance company. Seriously...we'll do all the dirty work. We'll shoot 'em the break-up message on your behalf and mop up their tears afterward. (Because no one likes a messy breakup.)

Aug 14
2017
Version 25.1.0

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Luckily, if you know it’s true, you can now *reinstate a cancelled Root policy super easily*. Right from the app. So making up again will be an absolute breeze. (Let’s start anew! Down dooby doo down down.)

Aug 03
2017
Version 24.0.0

We're insurers, not exterminators, but we sure do love killing bugs. We strive to do it as often as possible. This release is a testament to that.

Jul 26
2017
Version 23.0.0

We found a couple small bugs, so we killed them. They're dead now. RIP them.

Jul 24
2017
Version 22.2.0

Attention all Hoosiers: it's fate!
Indiana is our newest state!
So kick out the lizard
The duck and "Quote Wizard"
'Cause insurance with Root is just great!

Jul 13
2017
Version 21.0.0

Good news, everyone! We've rearranged our Policy screen, so your billing information etc. is now even more informative than before! Furthermore, you can now add lien-holders to your policy! What a time to be alive!

Jun 29
2017
Version 20.0.0

Imagine the most exciting app update ever. The one which beautifies all the buttons, turns all the screens into superlatives, and replaces the app icon with something *everyone* likes.

This is definitely not that update. But you should download it anyway, because we squashed some bugs and totally made the app better. We promise.

Jun 23
2017
Version 19.0.0

This week in Root! Two little updates to make your life easier. Because we take to heart the ancient saying our grandfathers recited to us: "My child, a teeny tiny update is better than no update." (Something like that.)

#1: Autocomplete! For those of you who don't want to use the license scanner, entering your address is now much easier. Don't let the power go to your head.

#2: A little ol' rating box. If we do save you some serious $$$, rating us 5 stars is now way easier. And fulfills your good deed quota for the day. (If your mother asks, you didn't hear that from us.)

Jun 14
2017
Version 18.0.0

Dearest Root policyholders,

Do you remember the days of yore? When you could change only *some* things about your policy within the Root app?

Those days are forever gone.

With today's update, you can now change *all the things* in the app. You want a higher limit? Have a hankering for a lower deductible? Just enjoy second-guessing your decisions for no reason? Your wish is our command. Tap, tap, tap! The dawn of a new era.

Love,
The Root Devs

Jun 07
2017
Version 17.0.0

Imagine the most exciting app update ever. The one which beautifies all the buttons, turns all the screens into superlatives, and replaces the app icon with something *everyone* likes.

This is definitely not that update. But you should download it anyway, because we squashed some bugs and totally made the app better. We promise.

May 31
2017
Version 7.0.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today.
but we did squash a few bugs.
here lie the corpses:

* * * * * *

May 25
2017
Version 6.0.0

Good morning, campers! The Root devs have been up to all kinds of shenanigans this week and have broken only a very small sweat. Impressive.

Reasons to update your app this week:

(a) you can now invite drivers *after* you buy a policy, and
(b) if you just can't wait for that sweet, sweet Root policy any longer, you can now change your effective date to an earlier day. Like today. (In case you needed a suggestion.)

May 17
2017
Version 5.0.0

No songs this week. But oh...the things, they are a-changin'! (Sorry.)

Here are some of the things we changed this week:

Thing #1.You can now adjust your policy's "effective by" date all by yourself. Should help prevent those embarrassing gaps in coverage we all try to avoid, yeah?

Thing #2: Can't remember your monthly billing date? Your app can now tell you. Like a good app should.

Thing #3: Did your teenage triplets all get cars for their 16th birthday? Great timing. Because adding and subtracting drivers and vehicles from your Root policy just got a whole lot easier.

May 10
2017
Version 4.41.1

ARIZONA! We’ve arrived! See song below.

(Also new: thrilling developments in passwords and referral alerts. Since we know those have been keeping you up at night.)

LET’S PACK!
To the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles)

Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a*
Our attorney was on the line,
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!”
And we knew that it was trav’ling time!

Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Arizona, what’s goin’ on?
Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Root found a new state to belong!*

[*Rhymes not guaranteed.]

May 05
2017
Version 4.40.1

It’s a very big, not small, ridiculously awesome day at Root! We’re now *available in Arizona!* Come and get it, Copper State. (Yeah, we’re looking at you.)

!!!!!!

LET’S PACK!
A victory song, to be sung to the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles)

Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a**
Our attorney was on the line,
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!”
And we knew that it was trav’ling time!

Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Arizona, what’s goin’ on?
Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Root found a new state to belong!**
(etc.)

(**We guarantee the quality of our car insurance, not our rhymes.)

May 04
2017
Version 4.40.0

It’s a very big, not small, ridiculously awesome day at Root! We’re now *available in Arizona!* Come and get it, Copper State. (Yeah, we’re looking at you.)

!!!!!!

LET’S PACK!
A victory song, to be sung to the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles)

Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a**
Our attorney was on the line,
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!”
And we knew that it was trav’ling time!

Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Arizona, what’s goin’ on?
Let’s pack! Let’s pack!
Root found a new state to belong!**
(etc.)

(**We guarantee the quality of our car insurance, not our rhymes.)

Apr 27
2017
Version 4.39.2

Ode to Two Bugs, An Uplifting Haiku

Two bugs, dead today—
Smashed by a pitiless dev.
Man, life is short. Crap.

(P.S. Silver lining! Those still alive will be happy to know we’ve also expanded the information available in the monthly billing section! You will know more things than you did before and the remaining years of your life will be immeasurably better. Or something.)

Apr 19
2017
Version 4.38.0

There once was a bad little bug
Who’d grown quite complacent and smug
He said, “I won’t ever
Be beaten! No, never!”
Then a dev squashed him under a mug

Apr 13
2017
Version 4.37.0

A haiku:
We debugged the bugs
And we uncrashed the crashes
Everything is cool

Apr 06
2017
Version 4.36.0

We are vehemently anti-crash at Root. So we fixed a bunch of ‘em this week, including a really annoying one during payment processing.

(Disclaimer: we can’t actually fix *car crashes*. So keep your eyes on the road, y’all.)

Mar 30
2017
Version 4.35.0

- License Scanner bug fix
- Updates to orientation

Mar 23
2017
Version 4.34.0

- Request an e-mail when creating an account through Facebook.
- Font fixes.

Mar 16
2017
Version 4.33.0

- We've revamped our third step so that it's easier to invite drivers on your profile and share the app.
- Bug fixes.

Mar 09
2017
Version 4.32.0

-Bug fixes

Mar 02
2017
Version 4.31.0

Bug fixes.

Feb 24
2017
Version 4.30.0

- Bug Fixes

Feb 17
2017
Version 4.29.1

We are adding a few improvements and bug fixes.

Feb 08
2017
Version 4.28.0

-Bug fixes

Jan 26
2017
Version 4.27.0

Various bug fixes and improvements

Jan 18
2017
Version 4.26.0

Various bug fixes and improvements

Jan 12
2017
Version 4.25.0

-Improvements to the profile creation flow
-Updated referral program
-Bug fixes

Jan 06
2017
Version 4.24.0

- You can now customize your quote after selecting it

Dec 21
2016
Version 4.23.0

We've added support for declined Medical Payments and Uninsured Motorist coverages and improved our quote flow when we've been able to match your current insurance. We've also included visual enhancements and a few minor bug fixes.

Dec 19
2016
Version 4.22.1

- Bug fixes

Dec 12
2016
Version 4.22.0

We've added visual enhancements and fixed a few minor bugs in our quote process to make it even easier and more transparent to use.

Dec 05
2016
Version 4.21.0

- We've visually tweaked our quote process to be easier to read and understand. We hope you love it!

Nov 30
2016
Version 4.20.0

- Bug fixes

Nov 22
2016
Version 4.19.0

- Thanksgiving surprise for new users!
- Fixes the insurance card screen for certain users

Nov 15
2016
Version 4.18.1

Bug fixes!

Nov 08
2016
Version 4.17.2

Bug Fixes

Nov 02
2016
Version 4.16.0

We are now asking users to self-report gender and marital status so that we can better match their current coverage. We've updated our home screen for out-of-state drivers, fixed a crash, and improved our process for cancelling your current insurance coverage with our competitors (so it's even easier to break-up with your over-priced policy).

Oct 24
2016
Version 4.15.1

We've added some beautiful new designs to our pre-quote process, fixed an Apple Pay crash issue, and fixed a screen rotation issue.

Oct 13
2016
Version 4.14.1

Bug fixes

Oct 12
2016
Version 4.14.0

We've added a liability only coverage option and we've added Roadside Assistance for all our drivers, so your coverage (and savings) just got even better.

Oct 09
2016
Version 4.13.0

- We squashed some bugs and changed a few colors around. Bonus points if you can figure out where!

Sep 28
2016
Version 4.12.0

Version 4.12.0 fixes a bug that was not uploading all trips for some users.

Sep 21
2016
Version 4.11.0

-Fixed: we've added an error prompt to our license scanning feature in case of a bad scan.
-Fixed: we squashed a bug in the edit profile screens so that they no longer display a "save your changes" pop-up if no changes have been made.

Sep 17
2016
Version 4.10.1

Fixed a crash happening for some of our users

Sep 16
2016
Version 4.9.1

How much will you save by switching to ROOT? We've added a feature that lets you toggle between 1 month and 6 month pricing during the quote selection process, so our low prices are now even easier to spot.

Aug 18
2016
Version 4.7.1

-Improvements to the quote process

Aug 09
2016
Version 4.6.1

-Improvements to our trip detection algorithms

Jul 29
2016
Version 4.6.0

-Improvements to the quote process.

Jul 16
2016
Version 4.5.1

-You can now invite the people on your profile to ROOT. By tapping the "Optimize your rate" button on the home screen, you can invite everyone you want to insure. More safe drivers mean lower rates!

Jul 06
2016
Version 4.4.0

-Screens for manually entering data have changed. We hope you like them!

Jul 05
2016
Version 4.3.0

-Bug fixes

Jun 29
2016
Version 4.2.0

-Bug fixes

Jun 22
2016
Version 4.1.0

-Small bug fixes

Jun 14
2016
Version 4.0.0

You can now purchase insurance from ROOT!

Jan 21
2016
Version 3.3.0

-Better, more efficient trip analyzing
-Bug Fixes

Nov 24
2015
Version 3.1.0

-Added ability to add drivers and vehicles to your profile
-Added graph that shows miles driven recently
-Bug fixes

Nov 13
2015
Version 3.0.0

-Brand new insurance experience

Oct 27
2015
Version 2.0.6

-Battery improvements
-Bug fixes

Oct 02
2015
Version 2.0.5

-Battery optimizations
-Bug fixes

Click to see more

Launched Apr 05, 2017 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 7 days, on average.

Feb 11
2020
(Current)
Version 152.0.0

Feb 05
2020
Version 151.0.0

Feb 02
2020
Version 149.0.0

Jan 15
2020
Version 148.0.0

Jan 08
2020
Version 147.0.0

Jan 02
2020
Version 146.0.0

Dec 17
2019
Version 145.0.0

Dec 11
2019
Version 144.0.0

Dec 05
2019
Version 143.0.0

Nov 26
2019
Version 142.0.0

Nov 20
2019
Version 141.0.0

Nov 13
2019
Version 140.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Nov 05
2019
Version 139.0.0

Nov 02
2019
Version 138.1.0

Oct 23
2019
Version 137.0.0

Oct 16
2019
Version 136.0.0

Space is important

Look, we get it. Personal space matters. That's why, this week, we found a spot in the app where there wasn't quite enough space, and we gave it more space. Not too much. Just the right amount. Speaking of which, we'll see you next week with another update.

Oct 09
2019
Version 135.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Oct 01
2019
Version 134.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Sep 25
2019
Version 133.0.0

The struggle is real

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Sep 19
2019
Version 132.0.0

Sep 11
2019
Version 131.0.0

Sep 05
2019
Version 130.0.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Aug 27
2019
Version 129.1.0

Laying our cards on the table

This week at Root, it's finally time for us to show our hand: at long last, we've arrived in Nevada. That means citizens of the Silver State can finally get access to Root's fair, innovative approach to car insurance.

Aug 21
2019
Version 128.0.0

Aug 15
2019
Version 127.1.0

Spreading our roots

It's been an exciting few weeks at Root as we move faster and faster In our quest to bring innovative car insurance across the United States. The latest news? We've finally arrived in Tennessee, California, and Virginia.

Fun fact: you can now draw a line across the whole country without leaving a state full of happy Root customers. That would be a pretty long line.

Aug 08
2019
Version 126.1.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Aug 07
2019
Version 126.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Jul 31
2019
Version 125.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves of any kind.

Jul 26
2019
Version 124.1.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week.

Jul 17
2019
Version 123.0.0

Jul 10
2019
Version 122.1.0

Great insurance is our goal

It's been another busy week at Root. In addition to celebrating the U.S. women's soccer team by scoring a few bug fixes, we're prepping the pitch for some exciting developments in the near future. Stay tuned.

Jun 30
2019
Version 121.0.0

Pixels and picnic baskets

Summer is rolling along here at Root. We're releasing our weekly update a little ahead of schedule, but it's still packed with all of the bug fixes and improved performance you've come to expect from your favorite car insurance company. Take some time to enjoy the sunshine this week, and stay safe on the road.

Jun 26
2019
Version 120.0.0

(Summer)time enough at last

It's another week of bug fixes and groundwork for upcoming features here at Root. Stay tuned, enjoy the warm weather, and drive safe out there.

Jun 18
2019
Version 119.0.0

Asking the real questions

This week at Root, we made some improvements to the questions we ask when you file a claim in the app. Now, we ask you better questions and we're smarter about which ones we ask. The upshot is that it's even easier to get us everything we need to help get you back on the road.

Jun 12
2019
Version 118.0.0

Jun 05
2019
Version 117.0.0

What's your status?

This week at Root, we've made it easier to stay up to speed with what's going on with your car insurance claim. In addition to calling or emailing your claims expert straight from the app, you'll now be able to see status updates that let you know what we're doing to get your claim resolved.

May 29
2019
Version 116.0.0

Bug fixes: a limerick

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

May 22
2019
Version 115.0.0

“Insurance” (four letters)

Nothing much to report in this update aside from a few bug fixes (and groundwork for some exciting features on the horizon). In other news, your copywriter got extremely obsessed with crossword puzzles this week.

May 15
2019
Version 114.0.0

Bug fixes are in the air this week at Root as we sit down for the new season of everyone’s favorite show about finding true love through a few weeks of extremely watchable drama.

We probably aren't going to dress up in a crazy costume to impress you (nobody likes a fake sloth), but we're serious about our commitment to reinventing car insurance. And as always, we hope you’ll pick us to be the insurance company of your dreams this year. See you next week.

May 07
2019
Version 113.0.0

Cook out with Root

It's a pretty quiet week here at Root. Our devs have been busy fixing a few minor bugs and laying the groundwork for some exciting things that are coming soon. In the meantime, here's a car insurance limerick. Enjoy the weather and toss some potatoes and carrots on the grill for us. You know, root vegetables.

There once was a driver named Sue
who got a new car that was blue.
She insured it through Root
(with low deductibles, to boot)
then she drove to a spring barbecue.

Apr 30
2019
Version 112.0.0

Android
We're halfway there (whoa, oh)

This week, Root is excited to have finally arrived in Connecticut. Now that we're finally available in the Nutmeg State, we're officially halfway to our goal of unbreaking car insurance for the whole country. Only twenty-five more states to go.

Apr 24
2019
Version 111.0.0

An update update
Let's face it: the world is a busy place. It's tough enough to keep up to date with family, friends, and sports, let alone your favorite car insurance apps. This week, we've simplified at least one of those things.

The Root app is now better at letting you know when you should update to the latest version for improvements, new features, and bug fixes. Unfortunately, you're still on your own when it comes to keeping up with loved ones.

Apr 17
2019
Version 110.0.0

Fifty shades of orange

This week at Root, we're learning that there are a lot of oranges. Among clementines, tangerines, blood oranges, and all the rest, there's an orange for just about anyone, and all of them look just a little diff—oh. Never mind. Despite the enthusiasm of this particular citrus fan, this week's update is actually about the color, not the fruit.

The app was orange. But not as orange as we wanted. So we made the app more orange.

Apr 10
2019
Version 109.0.0

Location, location, location

Root's doing some more spring cleaning this week. Our devs squashed a pesky bug that might've asked you to turn on your location settings again. And again. And again. (Sorry about that.)

Apr 03
2019
Version 108.0.0

A stark update

No game-changing updates for today. But we do have a haiku.

A dev has no name
Silently striking at bugs
The face of triumph.

Mar 27
2019
Version 107.0.0

Rainy season at Root

It's officially spring in Ohio, which means lots of rain outside the Root office. But we aren't letting it get us down. We're busy sweeping the supply closet, washing away a few clingy bugs, and tidying up some lines of code this week. That doesn't mean we can't take a few minutes to look pensively out the window while listening to some sentimental music, though. What else are rainy afternoons for?

Mar 20
2019
Version 106.0.0

Alley-oop with Root

This week, code isn't the only thing we're putting into brackets at Root. The office is buzzing as we apply our data-driven superpowers to the world of college basketball, and we can't wait to see if we're as good at sports predictions as we are at spotting smooth braking and turning.

Regardless of who wins the office tourney, though, great drivers will always be the number one seed in our hearts. Oh, and the (bug) fix is in.

Mar 13
2019
Version 105.0.0

Springing into action

Nothing much to share from us this week, but there's more to come soon. So here's a seasonal poem in the tanka form instead:

Root's at work this spring.
Warm breath of wind and fair rates,
and devs squashing bugs.

Outside, plants wake, and the Root
app blooms like an orange sunrise.

Mar 06
2019
Version 104.0.0

Crazy little things called gloves

No big news on our end. Here’s a peek into our copywriter’s life.

Items that are in her glove box: insurance card, registration documents, owner’s manual, 17 pens, expired air fresheners, a Twizzler, an old phone charger, 3 pairs of glasses, a flashlight, a map, and a phone case that’s too small.

Items that aren’t: gloves.

Feb 27
2019
Version 103.0.0

Georgia on Root’s mind

We’ve arrived in Georgia! With peanuts, pecans, and peaches aplenty, the largest state east of the Mississippi is ripe for all kinds of sweet delights. And now, there's a new treat for citizens of the Peach State: savings of up to 52% on car insurance.

Feb 20
2019
Version 102.0.0

We’re in Colorado

Good news, Coloradans! We’ve arrived in the Centennial State. Root’s got you covered from the desert, to the canyons, to the mountains, white with snow! Wait–that’s not how the song goes. In any case, you should take the test drive and see how much you could save with Root.

Feb 17
2019
Version 101.4.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Feb 12
2019
Version 101.0.0

Happy days are here at Root

Fact: every time you brake smoothly, a Root employee smiles. So you driving safely = more happiness. Don’t be the person who deprives the world of happiness.

Anyway, no big news from us today.

Feb 05
2019
Version 100.0.0

Staying organized

Bugs don’t spark joy, so our devs are (thoughtfully) clearing them out.

By the way, even if you haven’t tidied up your glove box KonMari-style, you can still find all of the information you need right in the app–the Root insurance card lives in your phone.

See you next week!

Jan 30
2019
Version 99.0.0

It’s gonna be a cold one

No big news on our end, but brace yourselves for this week’s Arctic blast by driving cautiously when temperatures are extremely low. Better yet, don’t even drive at all. Just stay inside forever. Hide under a blanket fort, and embrace that this is your life now.

Jan 24
2019
Version 98.1.0

Short and sweet

Nothing new for today. Our devs are doing what they do best—squashing bugs and taking names. We'll see you next week!

Jan 23
2019
Version 98.0.0

Jan 17
2019
Version 97.1.0

A bonus haiku

Nothing big to share today. We thought we’d use this time together to remind you (in haiku form) that you can make some cash by referring your friends to Root.

Refer all your friends.
They test drive and get a quote:
Sweet bonus for you.

Jan 16
2019
Version 97.0.0

A bonus haiku

Nothing big to share today. We thought we’d use this time together to remind you (in haiku form) that you can make some cash by referring your friends to Root.

Refer all your friends.
They test drive and get a quote:
Sweet bonus for you.

Jan 08
2019
Version 96.0.0

First impression rose

Bug fixes are in the air this week at Root as we kick off 2019 glued to the new season of everyone’s favorite show about finding love in the most artificial way possible. We don’t need to fake an Australian accent to tell you that we hope you’ll pick us to be the car insurance company of your dreams this year. But we’ll do it anyway. See you next week!

Jan 03
2019
Version 95.0.0

I’m an achiever
[sung to the tune of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer”]

Then I got the app, now I'm an achiever
Not a scrap of doubt in my mind
I joined Root, and I'm an achiever
The other guys’ rates were so high

Did you know that the Root app comes with achievements? You can earn them just for digging deeper into the Root experience. You’ll learn more about the way we do car insurance, and you’ll even score achievement points along the way. Everybody loves points.

Dec 19
2018
Version 94.0.0

The messenger

The best thing about Root—well, besides the saving up to 52% on car insurance based primarily on how you drive, not who you are—is that you can do everything you need in the app. Manage your policy, find your insurance cards, everything. Even messaging our top-notch Support folks for help. That's right. You can send us a message right in the app. Simple. You know, the way car insurance should be.

Dec 12
2018
Version 93.0.0

Root’s in South Carolina

Great news. Root is now available in South Carolina!

We’re proud to have made it to the home of the Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest peppers in the world. Sure, we may not merit quite as many units on the Scoville spiciness scale, but Root is bringing the heat to the car insurance industry by saving good drivers up to 52%. So, good drivers of the Palmetto State, check us out and see how much you could save.

Dec 06
2018
Version 92.1.0

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Dec 05
2018
Version 92.0.0

There once was a family of bugs
cozied up in the Root app so snug,
but the engineers typed,
working hard through the night,
and from under them pulled out the rug.

Nothing crazy going on this week at Root, just another chapter in our engineers’ ongoing heroic battle against the bugs. You know, the usual.

Nov 27
2018
Version 91.0.0

Brand new digs

This week the Root team upgraded to our shiny new HQ, so aside from a few bug fixes, we don’t have any big updates to the app in this release. (We’ve been too busy making sure the coffee and flavored water keep flowing. Not together.) See you next week!

Nov 20
2018
Version 90.0.0

Get a piece of this

Look, let’s talk turkey: our engineers nabbed some bugs this week. We have some big new developments coming soon, but for now this writer needs to get back to perfecting our secret pumpkin pie recipe (the secret is molasses). Just so you know, all of us here at Root are really grateful for you. Have a great Thanksgiving, and drive safe!

Okay, enough sappiness—time for some quality time with food. And football. And friends and family.

Nov 15
2018
Version 89.0.0

Spiders aren’t bugs

We know spiders aren’t bugs (they’re arachnids). But this week as we clear out the last of the fake spiders from Halloween, we’re also working hard to keep your Root experience free from creepy-crawlies of all sorts. To that end, we’ve squished a few bugs to make sure things keep running smoothly.

Nov 07
2018
Version 88.0.0

We’re in Nebraska

What’s better, a huge circle of dumb old rocks or a huge circle of cars? We might be a little biased, but we think Carhenge in Nebraska (look it up) is pretty much the greatest piece of art humanity has ever produced, and we’re happy to announce that if you live in the shadow of this eternal monument to the automobile, we have a gift for you: big savings on great car insurance. That’s right—Root is now available in the Cornhusker State!

Oct 31
2018
Version 87.0.0

A stark update

No game-changing updates for today. But we do have a haiku: A dev has no name/ Silently striking at bugs/ The face of triumph.

Oct 25
2018
Version 86.0.0

Hi friends! Just some light reading for you today.

There once was a bug that was cold/ He got an idea that was bold/ I'll stay warm in this app! /But the devs came, and zap! /Not such a good idea, truth be told.

Oct 17
2018
Version 85.0.0

We refer you to today’s limerick.

There once was a gal who joined Root / For a lower rate to insure her commute. / She referred all of her friends / They all saved hundreds / And she got paid for each referral, to boot.

Oct 11
2018
Version 84.0.0

Pick a card

It has come to our attention that folks really, really don't like it when it's hard to delete an old credit card from our app. So we fixed it. You can now go to your payment methods and easily delete cards that are expired, maxed out, or that you're just sick of looking at. Prefer to have all your credit cards on file? Sure, you can do that, too. Ain't life grand?

Oct 07
2018
Version 83.0.0

Short and sweet

Our copywriter got distracted by donuts today. Sorry. There were sprinkles. (But seriously, just the usual squashing bugs and creating new cool features.)

Sep 30
2018
Version 82.0.0

Fall, a haiku

This week, our devs are doing what they do. Swatting bugs and making the app even better. And now, a haiku: Autumn has arrived/ Our devs put on their jackets/ Bugs fear no seasons

Sep 19
2018
Version 81.0.0

Blast from the past

Root members can now go back in time! That's because we've added your payment history right into the Root app. No more wondering if you ever received that refund. No more fretting over whether your payment went through. Just a quick scroll to see your payment history for the last 2 policy terms, filled with memories of all the money you've saved with Root
;-) .

Sep 11
2018
Version 80.0.0

Bugs won't get us down. (To the tune of "I won't back down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Well I won't back down/ No I won't back down/ You could stand me up in error hell/ But I won't back down. No I'll stand my ground/ Won't be turned around/ And I'll keep this bug from draggin' me down/ Gonna stand my ground/ And I won't back down. (Yeah. We'd say our devs are pretty serious about squashing bugs in the app.) Anyway, that's what we've been up to. See you next week!

Sep 06
2018
Version 79.1.0

We’ve partnered with Safelite®

You know we made the claims process a breeze by letting you file in the app. Now, we’ve dialed the easy up a notch by partnering with Safelite® AutoGlass. They’re not just the folks with the catchy jingle. They’re the best in the glass repair biz. And now, if you have a glass damage claim, you can file your claim and schedule your glass repair appointment with Safelite® right in the Root app. Pretty nifty. We’d say our devs have earned their high fives this week.

Aug 30
2018
Version 78.0.0

Root members, we're keeping score

Our loyal Root members told us they weren't merely satisfied to have their driving scored in the test drive, no!
You fine folks want to know if your driving is up to snuff even after we've slapped a good driver label on you.
We listened. Introducing the scorecard for Root members!
It won't affect your rate, but we do hope a bad score will shame (inspire) you to do better out there.
Plus, a good score will help you feel proud of your awesome driving self.

Aug 26
2018
Version 77.2.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today./ but we did squash a few bugs./ here lie the corpses: * * * * * *

Aug 23
2018
Version 77.1.0

Dull (A haiku by diligent devs)

nothing cool today./ but we did squash a few bugs./ here lie the corpses: * * * * * *

Aug 16
2018
Version 76.1.0

Root's in Oregon

Oregon, we've arrived. We won't claim it was the easiest of trails. The constant threat of dysentery and sick oxen hung over our heads, but we knew we were in the clear when we finally made it over the Columbia River Gorge. Anyway, we use driving ability as the number one factor in our car insurance rates, which means good drivers in Oregon can now get the low rates they deserve. It's pretty much a game changer.

Aug 15
2018
Version 76.0

Root's in Oregon

Oregon, we've arrived. We won't claim it was the easiest of trails. The constant threat of dysentery and sick oxen hung over our heads, but we knew we were in the clear when we finally made it over the Columbia River Gorge. Anyway, we use driving ability as the number one factor in our car insurance rates, which means good drivers in Oregon can now get the low rates they deserve. It's pretty much a game changer.

Aug 13
2018
Version 75.1

Root rides

We thought we'd take a break from our regularly scheduled app info to give a huge shoutout to the awesome people behind the app. A bunch of Root folks took part in a Columbus bike ride this past weekend to raise money for cancer research, riding a total of 895 miles and raising thousands of dollars. And the Root folks that didn't ride volunteered, fundraised, and donated to the cause. So if you see a Root employee this week, go ahead and give them a pat on the back. They deserve it.

Aug 08
2018
Version 75.0

Aug 01
2018
Version 74.1

Root's in Maryland

Root has officially arrived in the Free State, and we say it's about time. You gave the world blue crabs, the Babe, and an island full of ponies. You deserve something in return. And that something is Root. We are now rewarding the good drivers of Maryland with better car insurance rates. So Marylanders, download the app and see how much you can save. You've earned it.

Jul 25
2018
Version 73.1

Jul 19
2018
Version 72.2

Copy that
In our unwavering quest to take the insurance speak out of insurance, this week's update includes some pretty exciting copy updates (if you ask the Root copywriter...). Yep. We've taken some of those scary insurance words—like lien holder––and replaced them with much nicer, warmer, fuzzier words, like finance company. Hey, you don't have to like the words, you just have to know what they mean.😅Basically, we've made the app better by making it simpler to understand. See you next week!

Jul 18
2018
Version 72.0

Copy that
In our unwavering quest to take the insurance speak out of insurance, this week's update includes some pretty exciting copy updates (if you ask the Root copywriter...). Yep. We've taken some of those scary insurance words—like lien holder––and replaced them with much nicer, warmer, fuzzier words, like finance company. Hey, you don't have to like the words, you just have to know what they mean.😅Basically, we've made the app better by making it simpler to understand. See you next week!

Jul 15
2018
Version 71.2

A bored bug

Our devs are working on a lot of new and exciting things over here at Root. We promise! We just can't tell you about them yet. So instead, we present a limerick: There once was a bug who was bored./ He fell asleep in the app, and he snored!/ A dev overheard him/ The bug's future looked grim.../ Now that bug is as stiff as a board.

Jul 05
2018
Version 70.2

A haiku for you

We sure hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July! As always, our devs are working hard to bring you fantastic new features. In the meantime, we thought we'd bring you a haiku: A comfortable bug/ Nestled deep inside the app/ Splat! On to the next.

Jun 27
2018
Version 69.1

Summertime, and the livin’s easy

Hey there, campers! Nothing big to report today. Just our devs enjoying the summertime sunshine and swatting away those pesky bugs. We'll see you next week!

Jun 20
2018
Version 68.0

Jun 12
2018
Version 67.0

Hey there, Iowa

Iowa, Root has officially arrived. And not to toot our own horn, but we just might be the greatest thing to happen to the Hawkeye State since sliced bread. (You know...because sliced bread was invented in Iowa. Get it? Okay.) So Iowans, download the app and start seeing how you much you can save when good driving is rewarded with lower rates. We're here to make car insurance better. Any way you slice it. 😉

Jun 07
2018
Version 66.0

An update, pretty please

Hey there, campers! Today is a BIG day for policyholders here at Root. Sure, you can still do all the same things you always could, like access your insurance card, file a claim, manage your policy, and get roadside assistance. But now...we've made it prettier! That's right. You now have a smoother, sleeker app right at your fingertips. It's the redesign you didn't know you needed, but you'll sure be glad to have. So update your app now and go check out all the pretty.

May 30
2018
Version 65.0

Here are the corpses of the bugs we squashed this week: * * * * * *. (If you were depending on us for your daily dose of excitement, we sincerely apologize.)

May 24
2018
Version 64.2

May 15
2018
Version 63.0

May 10
2018
Version 62.0

Hey there, campers! Our writer got so distracted by the beautiful spring weather here at Root HQ that she didn't write anything witty for you today. But our devs are still hard at work squashing bugs and making everything in the app even better. Pretty much what they do every day. We’ll see you next week! We'll be sure to write something witty. Or at least offer up a pretty decent pun.

May 03
2018
Version 61.0

When I heard the Root developer/ When the code, the figures, were ranged in columns before me/ When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to analyze and measure them/ When I sitting heard the developer where she lectured with much applause in the lecture-room/ How soon unaccountable I became restless and tired/ Till rising and gliding out I drove off by myself/ In the mystical moist night-air, and from stop to stop/ Look’d at the app in perfect silence at my score.

Apr 25
2018
Version 60.0

Hey New Mexico, Root’s brought fair car insurance to your enchanting state. We're breaking bad car insurance traditions by basing your rates primarily on how you drive, not just your demographics. To celebrate, here’s a lil ditty for you to the tune of Baby Blue by Badfinger: Finally got the rate I deserve/ Been paying too much too long, my love/ All that time, without a word/ Thought my rate was set, didn't know I could get/ The lower rate I have with you/ My new app Root

Apr 17
2018
Version 59.0

Hey Missouri! Root has officially showed up in the Show Me State. Good drivers in Missouri can now get fair car insurance. Hurrah! If Judy Garland were here, we think this is what she'd say: A note on the tablet he spied/ He read it just once, then he cried/ It ran, "Louis dear, it costs too much for me here/ So I think I'll take Root for a ride./ Meet me in St. Louis, Louis/ Meet me where it's fair/ Don't tell me rates are for driving/ Any place but there."

Apr 11
2018
Version 58.0

Hey, we're not just another car insurance company. We're the first fair car insurance company. Delaware, you know about being first, which is why we hope you’re excited that good drivers in the First State can now get the rates they deserve. Here’s a limerick (of course) to mark the occasion: We've got car insurance that's first-rate/ Good drivers all say, hey it’s great!/ Now folks in Delaware/ Can get rates that are fair/ Root's officially in the First State.

Apr 03
2018
Version 57.0

Hey campers! No big news for today. Just some spring-cleaning over here at Root HQ zapping bugs and scrubbing the app screens clean of errors. We’ll see you next week!

Mar 28
2018
Version 56.1

Good drivers across Montana can now get fair car insurance! We wrote a song to celebrate (to the tune of Treasure by Bruno Mars). Give me your, give me your, give me your attention baby/ I got to tell you a little something about yourself/ You're a good driving, so responsible lady/ But you pay too much for auto with someone else./ Treasure, that is what you are/ Montana, your savings could go far/ We can make your dreams come true/ If you let Root insure you

Mar 21
2018
Version 55.0

A poem. By a Root Copywriter.
Did you hear?/ Said the bug in my ear/ The devs are closing in/ This may be the end!/ And I did not hear from that bug again. (The end) Nothing big to report. The devs are just over here squashing bugs. Have a fantastic rest of your week!

Mar 13
2018
Version 54.0

Today we want to tell you about Root. The small insurance startup that took on the insurance giants. A Cinderella story, if you will. A company that doesn't decide your rate by sticking you into brackets based on your demographics. That would be madness! Nope. You earn your rate. A good driving score can win a big discount. No jumping through hoops—just download the app and drive. So why not give it a shot? After all, it's just so much fun to root for the Cinderella.

Mar 06
2018
Version 53.0

A bug's tale
Nothing too exciting to report. Just hardworking devs doing what they do: making the app a better place, one squashed bug at a time. And now, a haiku: A bug creeps and crawls/ A dev responds to the call!/ A bug is no more.

Feb 27
2018
Version 52.0

Louisiana, we've arrived in your state. Hurrah! And we've brought fair car insurance with us. It feels like we need floats and beads to celebrate. Anyway, good drivers across Louisiana can now save big, so download the app and give us a try. And now, a limerick. There once was an insurance app/ That changed the car insurance bad rap/ Now rates based on you/ Have reached the Bayou/ As we keep putting Root on the map

Feb 20
2018
Version 51.0

"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." - Ferdinand Porsche
Well, what do you know. That sounds a lot like what we're doing here at Root. We wanted a fair car insurance company, so we built one. This week our devs are hard at work squashing bugs and making Root the dreamiest app it can be. That's it for today. We'll see you folks next week!

Feb 13
2018
Version 50.0

No major announcements this week, but we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that you can get some sweet hot cash if you refer your friends to Root. And it's easy. Consider it a quick reprieve from the overwhelming anguish brought on by your quadrennial obsession with curling. Anyway, just find your referral link in the app and send it to all your friends. When they get a quote, you both get a bonus. If only vigorously sweeping paths for granite stones was this easy.

Feb 08
2018
Version 49.0

Hey everyone! We've made the test drive countdown even more accurate, so you'll know just how long you need to drive before we can calculate your quote. We thought this deserved some celebratory synth. To the tune of "The final countdown" by Europe: We're driving together/ Says it's going well/ And looks like we're done soon/ The app, it can tell!/ I guess there are five days to go/ They keep going down (keep going down)/ Will my rate be high, will it be low?/ It's the final countdown!

Jan 30
2018
Version 48.0

Bugs don't get us down. (To the tune of "I won't back down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Well I won't back down/ No I won't back down/ You could stand me up in error hell/ But I won't back down. No I'll stand my ground/ Won't be turned around/ And I'll keep this bug from draggin' me down/ Gonna stand my ground/ And I won't back down. (Yeah. We'd say our devs are pretty serious about squashing bugs in the app.) Anyway, that's what we've been up to. See you next week!

Jan 23
2018
Version 47.0

I’ve got a claim
You can now file a claim right in the app! We’re so excited we wrote a song about it...to the tune of "I got a name" by Jim Croce: When a pine trees falls on the winding road/ I've got a claim, I've got a claim/ When the speeding car comes to the crossroad/ I've got a claim, I've got a claim/ And I file it quickly like my daddy did/ But I'm using the app, he never did/ Moving me down the highway, rolling me down the highway/ Filing in the app so life won't pass me by

Jan 16
2018
Version 46.0

A poem. It might bug you.
There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother / Bugs in a room to rat out another / Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick / And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Jan 10
2018
Version 45.1

Happy New Year friends! Don't put those noisemakers away just yet. There's even more reason to celebrate 2018. We have officially planted southern roots in the great state of Mississippi! (Yep, this is where those noisemakers come in.) We're sure happy to be here, because now good drivers across MS can get the rate they deserve. So cheers to saving (lots of) money on car insurance in the new year!

Jan 09
2018
Version 45.0

Hi friends! Just some light reading for you today.
There once was a bug that was cold/ He got an idea that was bold/ I'll stay warm in this app! /But the devs came, and zap! /Not such a good idea, truth be told.

Jan 02
2018
Version 44.0

ppy New Year friends! Don't put those noisemakers away just yet. There's even more reason to celebrate 2018. We have officially planted southern roots in the great state of Mississippi! (Yep, this is where those noisemakers come in.) We're sure happy to be here, because now good drivers across MS can get the rate they deserve. So cheers to saving (lots of) money on car insurance in the new year!

Dec 28
2017
Version 42.0

Bug off!
A dev was buggin’. But then a lightbulb went off. And ZAP! Bug problem gone.

Dec 11
2017
Version 41.0

Root’s in Texas
To the tune of "God blessed Texas" by Little Texas
Root's in Texas/ Download and go/ We insure good drivers/ we thought you should know. Rates based on more than happenstance/ If you want to save money, brother, here's your chance/ We've been sent to spread the message/ Root's in Texas. Hey Texas, Root has arrived in your state!

Dec 05
2017
Version 40.0

Root is off to the races in Kentucky.
All the car insurance companies are ready...and they're off! Retired Quarterback is toward the inside...following close behind is Talking Lizard. But here's 60's Hairdo putting in a bid for the lead, while Mayhem swings wide! But what's this? It's Root! Newcomer Root has taken the lead! And Root is the winner of the first ever Car Insurance Derby! Hey Kentucky. Root has arrived. We give you a rate based on your driving. You could save 52% or more.

Nov 28
2017
Version 39.0

We sure hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! The folks here at Root were spending it with their family and friends, so no big app updates this week. Just the usual—squashing bugs and taking names.

Nov 19
2017
Version 38.1

A poem. It might bug you.
There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother / Bugs in a room to rat out another / Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick / And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Nov 14
2017
Version 38.0

A poem. It might bug you.
There are the bugs that buzz and bite and bother / Bugs in a room to rat out another / Bugs you catch that make you sicker than sick / And bugs in our app that the devs have now fixed.

Nov 07
2017
Version 37.0

Root's in Pennsylvania
To “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
In West Philadelphia born and raised / On the highway was where I drove most of my days / Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool / Paying too much for car insurance like a fool / When a new insurance company that was up to some good / Started saving people money in my neighborhood / I signed up for Root and watched my rate go down, / Now I'm sending out referrals from Pitt to Allentown. In case you missed it, we’re now in Pennsylvania!

Nov 02
2017
Version 36.0

Quoth the Root App
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary / Over many a quaint and curious volume of rating lore / While I drove, softly braking, as slower turns I was making, / As of some one gently crunching, crunching numbers for my driving score./ "'Tis just Root," I muttered, "calculating my driving score—Only this and nothing more."

Oct 24
2017
Version 35.0

We refer you to today’s limerick.
There once was a gal who joined Root / For a lower rate to insure her commute. / She referred all of her friends / They all saved hundreds / And she got paid for each referral, to boot.

Oct 17
2017
Version 34.0

Root’s in Oklahoma!
To the tune of "Oklahoma" from the musical...Oklahoma!
OOOOk-lahoma, where the cars drive safely down the lane / And the good drivers, can save dollars / Try Root for the discount you can gain. / We know we can give a great rate (yo-ho) / To good drivers in the Sooner state! / And when we say Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay! / We're only sayin' / You're drivin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma O.K.!

Oct 03
2017
Version 33.0

Bug off!
A dev was buggin’. But then a lightbulb went off. And ZAP! Bug problem gone.

Sep 28
2017
Version 32.2

“Go Root Go”
To the tune of “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman
Root Insurance is on its way / Illinois, get ready for a brand new day / Hey, Illinois, what do you say / Drive with Root and save today. They're singing Go, Root, go / Go, Root, go / Hey, Illinois, what do you say / Drive with Root and save today. Another song? Yup. We found out that we are officially launching in Illinois. And here at Root HQ, that makes us break out into spontaneous jingle jammin'.

Sep 24
2017
Version 31.0

To the tune of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
Every drive you take / Every turn you make / Every time you brake / On the trips you take / I’ll be watching you. O I can see / Folks on my policy / How much progress you make with every trip you take...(Ok, you can’t see *everything* the drivers on your policy are doing. But in this version of the app, you can see the progress they’re making on their test drives just in case you ever lose your faith in them. Roxanne, we’re looking at you.)

Sep 13
2017
Version 30.0

U said U like fairness! U want a great rate! Utah, start the party, 'cause U're our new state! HAPPY UTAH DAY, EVERYONE! (Yeah, yeah. We'll be here all week.)

Sep 05
2017
Version 29.0

We get it: your assigned billing date isn't always the *best* day to see money leave your account. That's why we're launching a new feature that allows you — yes, you! — to temporarily adjust your own billing date (plus or minus five days) right in the app. That's a lot of power. Use it wisely. (We also squashed some super gross bugs. Because we're kind of on a roll there.)

Aug 29
2017
Version 28.0

During the dog days of August, the Root dev team likes to sit on the front step and leisurely slap bugs while sipping hard lemonade and discussing the meaning of life. (It'll all jolly good fun until someone brings up the Game of Thrones finale.) Anyway, we didn't discover the meaning of life this week, but we did squash a ton of annoying bugs. Behold: a smoother, sleeker app. Happy August, campers!

Aug 22
2017
Version 27.1

Hey...we know, we know, we know your name. But we have to look up the number. So in this version we provide a handy dandy screen for new Root members to shoot us their digits. (We promise, though: you're more than just a number in our little red book.) Also, if you've never met us before, you'll be glad to know that we've finally figured out how to introduce ourselves! Just download the app and tap How it Works to check out our new and hard-won social skills! (We're so proud.)

Aug 15
2017
Version 26.0

Okay, campers...this is not a drill: we've increased the referral bonus to $1000 until August 31st. One THOUSAND dollars. Send that referral link to everyone you know (just tap the button inside the app). Also new: we've made it ridiculously easy for *everyone* to break up with their old insurance company. Seriously...we'll do all the dirty work. We'll shoot 'em the break-up message on your behalf and mop up their tears afterward. (Because no one likes a messy breakup.)

Aug 13
2017
Version 25.0

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Luckily, if you know it’s true, you can now *reinstate a cancelled Root policy super easily*. Right from the app. So making up again will be an absolute breeze. (Let’s start anew! Down dooby doo down down.)

Aug 02
2017
Version 24.0

We're insurers, not exterminators, but we sure do love killing bugs. We strive to do it as often as possible. This release is a testament to that.

Jul 25
2017
Version 23.0

Some of our very wonderful android policy holders may have been experiencing very annoying app crashes last week. This version fixes that. May your Root app AND your driving now be crash-free.

Jul 19
2017
Version 22.1

Attention all Hoosiers: it's fate!/ Indiana is our newest state!/ So kick out the lizard/ The duck and "Quote Wizard"/ 'Cause insurance with Root is just great!

Jul 12
2017
Version 21.2

Good news, everyone! We've rearranged our Policy screen, so your billing information etc. is now even more informative than before! Furthermore, you can now add lien-holders to your policy! What a time to be alive!

Jun 28
2017
Version 20.0

Imagine the most exciting app update ever. The one which beautifies all the buttons, turns all the screens into superlatives, and replaces the app icon with something *everyone* likes. . . . . Ok, this is not that update. But you should download it anyway, because we squashed some bugs and totally made the app better. We promise.

Jun 22
2017
Version 19.2

This week! Two little updates to make your life easier. Because we take to heart the ancient saying our grandfathers recited to us: "My child, a tiny update is better than no update." (Something like that.) #1: Autocomplete! For those of you who don't want to use the license scanner, entering your address is now easier. #2: A little ol' rating box. If we do save you some serious $$$, rating us 5 stars is now super simple. (Don't let the power go to your head.)

Jun 14
2017
Version 18.0

Do you remember the days of yore? When you could change only *some* things about your policy within the Root app? Those days are forever gone. Because, with today's update, you can now change *all the things* in the app. Want a higher limit? Have a hankering for a lower deductible? Do you simply enjoy second-guessing your decisions for no good reason? Your wish is our command. Tap, tap, tap! The dawn of a new era.

Jun 07
2017
Version 17.0

Imagine the most exciting app update ever. The one which beautifies all the buttons, turns all the screens into superlatives, and replaces the app icon with something *everyone* likes. . . . . Ok, this is not that update. But you should download it anyway, because we squashed some bugs and totally made the app better. We promise.

May 31
2017
Version 10.0

Here are the corpses of the bugs we squashed this week: * * * * * *. (If you were depending on us for your daily dose of excitement, we sincerely apologize.)

May 25
2017
Version 9.1

Good morning, campers! The Root devs have been up to all kinds of shenanigans this week and have broken only a very small sweat. Impressive! Reasons to update your app this week: (a) you can now invite drivers *after* you buy a policy, and (b) if you just can't wait for that sweet, sweet Root policy any longer, you can change your effective date to an earlier day. Like today. (Just a suggestion.)

May 17
2017
Version 8.0

The things, they are a-changin'! Here are the things we changed this week: #1.You can now adjust your policy's "effective by" date yourself. Should help prevent those embarrassing gaps in coverage we all try to avoid, yeah? #2. Can't remember your monthly billing date? Your app can now tell you. Like a good app should. #3. Did your teenage triplets all get cars for their birthday? Great timing. Because adding and subtracting drivers and vehicles from your Root policy just got a lot easier.

May 10
2017
Version 7.0

ARIZONA! We’ve arrived! See song below.
(Also new: thrilling developments in passwords and referral alerts.)
LET’S PACK!
To the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles) -
Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a /
Our attorney was on the line, /
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!” /
And we knew that it was trav’ling time! /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Arizona, what’s goin’ on? /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Root found a new state to belong!

May 05
2017
Version 6.1

It’s a very big, not small, ridiculously awesome day at Root! We’re now *available in Arizona!* Come and get it, Copper State.
LET’S PACK!
To be sung to the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles) -
Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a /
Our attorney was on the line, /
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!” /
And we knew that it was trav’ling time! /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Arizona, what’s goin’ on? /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Root found a new state to belong!

May 04
2017
Version 6.0

It’s a very big, not small, ridiculously awesome day at Root! We’re now *available in Arizona!* Come and get it, Copper State.
LET’S PACK!
To be sung to the tune of “Get Back” (The Beatles) -
Root office one day, we heard a ringing phone-a /
Our attorney was on the line, /
She said, “Hey! You’re cleared for Arizona!” /
And we knew that it was trav’ling time! /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Arizona, what’s goin’ on? /
Let’s pack! Let’s pack! /
Root found a new state to belong!

Apr 27
2017
Version 5.0

Ode to Two Bugs, An Uplifting Haiku
Two bugs, dead today—
Smashed by a pitiless dev.
Man, life is short. Crap.
(P.S. Silver lining! Those still alive will be happy to know we’ve also expanded the information available in the monthly billing section! You will know more things than you did before and the remaining years of your life will be immeasurably better. Or something.)

Apr 20
2017
Version 4.1

For those of you who dwell in the past and yearn for a time gone by (no judgment) the back button is now operational. Now you may go back as often as you like! Knock yourself out! Kid in a candy store! Go back and back and back!
Just remember that you’ll have to go forward eventually if you want to get anything done.
(We also made our license scanner oh-so-smooth. You’ll want to scan *all* the licenses.)
4.1 includes extra snazzy bug fixes

Apr 19
2017
Version 4.0

For those of you who dwell in the past and yearn for a time gone by (no judgment) the back button is now operational. Now you may go back as often as you like! Knock yourself out! Kid in a candy store! Go back and back and back!
Just remember that you’ll have to go forward eventually if you want to get anything done.
(We also made our license scanner oh-so-smooth. You’ll want to scan *all* the licenses.)

Apr 13
2017
Version 3.0

Root’s *big debut* on Android! We’re so excited and we just can’t hide it! And we know, we
know, we know, we know, we know we want you. (For real.)

Apr 10
2017
Version 2.1

Small bug fixes and copy changes.

Apr 05
2017
Version 2.0

The first ever Root release on Android. Get us now and, when we ultimately achieve world domination, you’ll be able to say You Knew Us When. (It’ll make you ultra cool.)

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