Lemonade Announces Auto Insurance, Coming Fall 2021

Lemonade, the Insurtech, announced that it intends to introduce Auto insurance within the next few months. This would be their second major product launch in 2021. In February, they teamed up with Bestow to launch Life Insurance. When Lemonade Auto Insurance is introduced, it will be their fifth product after Renters, Home, Pet and Life. Why this makes sense: […]

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Root Insurance 2020 Results: a very mixed bag

Insurtech Root, a telematics-based insurer, yesterday announced its full-year 2020 results. While key metrics like premium growth, customer numbers and claims ratio improved, net losses increased 56% compared to 2019 and the total cost of acquiring consumers is unsustainable at $3,370 for 2020. Root recorded a loss of $133.2 million for the quarter ended December […]

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Insurtech Root's 3Q2020

$152,542: Unpacking Insurtech Root’s 3Q2020 Earnings

Insurtech Root Insurance just held its first earnings call as a publicly-traded company. Investors don’t seem too pleased with the results. The stock was down nearly 10% in after-hours trading (8:15PM). Adding insult to injury, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services today levied civil penalties against Root and Allstate Insurance for canceling policies violating state COVID-19 emergency orders. […]

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Insurtech Root's Customer Experience

Insurtech Root Insurance 2020 IPO Unpacked

The Root of Insurance is Profitable Coverage (Hint: A 63% 1st-year retention rate doesn’t help) Insurtech Root, a mobile-first (only) carrier announced its intent to go public this week.  Their SEC filing can be seen here.  This comes on the heels of their latest funding round in 2019 of $350M at an estimated valuation of […]

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