(215 ILCS 134/105)
Administration and enforcement.
The Director of Insurance may adopt rules necessary to implement the
Department's responsibilities under this Act.
To enforce the provisions of this Act, the Director may
issue a cease and desist order or require a health care plan to submit a plan
of correction for violations
of this Act, or both.
Subject to the provisions of the
Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the Director
may, pursuant to Section 403A of the Illinois Insurance Code, impose upon
a health care plan an administrative fine not to exceed $250,000 for failure to
submit a requested plan of correction, failure to comply with its plan of
correction, or repeated violations of the Act.
Any person who believes that his or her health care plan is in violation of
provisions of this Act may file a complaint with the Department. The Department
shall review all complaints received and investigate all of those complaints
that it deems to state a potential violation. The Department shall establish
rules to fairly, efficiently, and timely review and investigate complaints.
Health care plans found to be in violation of this Act shall be penalized in
accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-617, eff. 1-1-00.)