State Farm insurance agents in Louisiana are no longer doing new business with owners of 105 blacklisted Kia and Hyundai models that are vulnerable to theft. NEW ORLEANS — Beginning January 25th, State Farm insurance agents in Louisiana are no longer doing new business with owners of 105 blacklisted Kia and Hyundai models that are vulnerable to theft, according to State Farm employees who spoke to WWL-TV. Employees say they were sent a chart of models and years that are included in the restriction. They include the 2015-2021 Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tuscon, and Hyundai Veloster. The list also includes the 2015-2021 models of the Kia Forte, Kia Optima (4 door and hybrid models), Kia Rio, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, and Kia Sportage. The chart reads, “Kia and Hyundai models and years with an ‘x’ below will be ineligible, unless the sales associate has verified the presence of a passive engine immobilizer.” Two State Farm employees tell us that the restrictions apply in Georgia, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, and Pennsylvania. These restrictions do not apply to current policyholders; only to drivers who are looking for new policies. The Louisiana Department of Insurance tells WWLTV it has not been notified of this change. A spokesperson wrote Wednesday afternoon, “The LDI has not received anything from Progressive, State Farm or other insurer regarding this, and we have no reason to believe we are on that list.” A spokesperson from State Farm’s corporate office wrote to WWLTV in a statement, “State Farm has temporarily stopped accepting new customer applications in some states for certain model years and trim levels of Hyundai and Kia vehicles because theft losses for these vehicles have increased dramatically. This is a serious problem impacting our customers and the entire auto insurance industry.” State Farm did not respond when asked to confirm if Louisiana was included in that list. Click here to report a type. ► Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the new FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.