(215 ILCS 138/20)
    Sec. 20. Applicability and enforcement.
    (a) This Act applies to health benefit plans that are amended, delivered, issued, or renewed on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
    (b) The Director 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 benefit 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 benefit plan an administrative fine not to exceed $250,000 for failure to submit a requested plan of correction, failure to comply with its plan or correction, or repeated violations of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-777, eff. 1-1-01.)