Insurance companies dropping new Kia, Hyundai policies

At least two major insurance companies are not issuing new policies in some areas for certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Here’s what drivers need to know.

If you own a vehicle from two manufacturers, you may not be able to have it insured by some major companies, a social media post claims. 

“Major car insurance companies plan to drop Hyundai and Kia from their plans due to thefts!” the poster claimed in a viral tweet on Jan. 30.

Recent online search data also show that Hyundai and Kia drivers are looking for information about insurance policies. 

THE QUESTION

Have some car insurance companies stopped covering Hyundai and Kia models due to thefts?

THE SOURCES

THE ANSWER

This is true.

Yes, some car insurance companies have stopped covering Hyundai and Kia models due to thefts. The change applies to new policies, not those for existing customers. 

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WHAT WE FOUND

Progressive and State Farm are not issuing new policies in some areas for certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to an uptick in thefts involving the cars. 

Both insurance companies say they will continue to insure existing customers who own these types of vehicles. 

Scott Holeman, a spokesperson for the Insurance Information Institute (III), also confirmed the institute is only seeing the suspension of new customer applications in some states, not the dropping of existing customers.

The insurance companies did not provide a list of vehicles that they will not insure right now. But a spokesperson for Kia said the impacted models include “2011 to 2021 Kia vehicles equipped with a steel ignition key for turn-to-start operation.”

Hyundai didn’t provide information about impacted models, but a spokesperson said in a statement that the company “regrets this decision by insurers and its

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One Phone Call Away From A Super Lawyer

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With less than a month to go until Disney+ & Marvel Studios’ Tatiana Maslany-starring She-Hulk: Attorney at Law gets ready to smash its way onto our screens, the fine folks at the streamer and studio have come up with some “meta” fun to help get viewers in the mood for what’s to come. If you haven’t checked it out yet on social media (or if you’re actually attending the event), then the backstory is that there are posters for the streaming series circulating like they’re ads for Jen’s law firm. But if you call 1-877-SHE-HULK, you will be treated to… well, you know what? We’ll avoid the spoilers (but it’s worth the call). But just in case…

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Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

If you don’t want to have a little fun on a Friday, here’s a listen to the recording that social media was kind enough to provide:

During a recent interview with Empire, Maslany shared why Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk was the right kind of comic book character for her to play on a relatable basis. “She really is the antithesis of most superhero narratives. There’s this great element of denial in her that’s relatable. For me, it was about rejecting what’s happened for as long as I could, as that’s what causes the fun tension between Jennifer and She- Hulk,” Maslany explained. But there’s also the matter of how Walters’ new “superheroing” will add to the all-too-real tensions she’s already feeling at her law firm. “She’s in a career that’s male-dominated and incredibly vicious and hierarchal,” Maslany explains. “When she’s heading this superhuman firm, that’s where we get some really fun characters that she’s either defending or in opposition of.

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Mid-Year Law Firm Best Practices to Boost ROI

While the middle of a calendar year brings summer, children out of school, family vacations, and often slower court schedules, it also provides a halfway point for law firms to review and reflect. By now, your law firm’s marketing strategy should have two fiscal quarters’ worth of data with which to evaluate how its marketing campaigns are going.

Each type of marketing endeavor will get different data – social media metrics revolve around reach, engagement, and clicks, for example, while Google Ads campaigns focus on top of page rate, impression share, and of course conversions.

No matter what type of marketing your law firm is doing – whether paid or unpaid – now is the time to take a hard look at what you’ve done so far this year and see what’s working well, what could use improvement, and what should be discontinued.

How To Evaluate Your Law Firm’s Marketing Effectiveness and Make Adjustments

If you haven’t been tracking the return on investment (ROI) of each marketing effort and/or expenditure as accurately as possible, now is the time to immediately rectify that so you have better data with which to evaluate the effectiveness of moving forward. This means using dedicated call tracking numbers and tracking URLs for every single effort, whether a billboard, print advertisement or email marketing piece.

If you use the same phone number and the same website on all of your ads and channels, you will never be able to accurately identify what leads came from which source and therefore which campaigns are performing best. You must also have Google Analytics and Google Search Console set up and functioning in order to take full advantage of the free metricsdata, and error reporting these tools offer.

If your law firm already has the best possible tracking set

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