A Letter from Alex Timm, Co-Founder and CEO, Root, Inc.
January 20, 2022
Today, at our all-company meeting, I announced an organizational realignment that will drive efficiency and increased focus on Root’s strategic priorities. The most difficult part of this realignment is that we will say goodbye to approximately 330 team members throughout the business. As the pandemic has continued to evolve, touching every part of our economy, our company has been no exception. Supply chain and inflationary pressures have caused historic levels of loss cost increases. We are confident we are building an enduring organization poised for future growth. This realignment will further focus our efforts on differentiating and diversifying our distribution and continuing to improve our insurance operations and customer experience. Our strategic priorities include continuing to execute pricing changes that address the increase in insurance costs while building our embedded insurance product. Our commitment to using differentiated technology to disrupt the car insurance industry remains core to everything we do. This refinement is critical to maintaining that commitment. All impacted team members will be supported with financial and career placement aid. I am deeply grateful to all Root team members, past and present, for their continued commitment to bringing our vision to life. I’ll provide additional details on Root’s Q4 / Full Year 2021 Earnings Call scheduled for February 24, 2022. Alex
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