Root Insurance, in partnership with Lyft, is offering policyholders ridesharing credits for free trips after an automobile accident, the companies announced.

The agreement allows claimants with short-term needs—of less than a week—to forgo renting a car while their vehicle is in the shop. Both rental car and ridesharing options will be available to policyholders at the time of the claim, Root says. However, ridesharing helps customers avoid arranging the pick-up and drop-off of a rental as well as waiting for carrier reimbursement.

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