Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 5/) Illinois Insurance Code.

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXII

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXII heading)
ARTICLE XXII. CASUALTY INSURANCE, FIDELITY BONDS AND SURETY CONTRACTS

215 ILCS 5/378

    (215 ILCS 5/378) (from Ch. 73, par. 990)
    Sec. 378. Scope of article.
    This article shall apply to all companies authorized in this State to transact the kind or kinds of business enumerated in Class 2 of section 4.
    Every such company shall, at all times, maintain reserves in an amount estimated in the aggregate to provide for the payment of all losses and claims incurred, whether reported or unreported, which are unpaid and for which such company may be liable, and to provide for the expenses of adjustment or settlement of such losses and claims. Such reserves shall be computed in accordance with regulations made from time to time by the Director after notice and hearing, upon reasonable consideration of the ascertained experience and the character of such kinds of business for the purpose of adequately protecting the insured and securing the solvency of such company.
    Whenever the loss and loss expense experience of such company shows the reserves, calculated in accordance with such regulations, to be inadequate, the Director may require such company to maintain additional reserves.
    Each company that writes liability or compensation policies shall include in the annual statement required by law, a schedule of its experience thereunder in such form as the Director may prescribe.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1812.)

215 ILCS 5/379.1

    (215 ILCS 5/379.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 991.1)
    Sec. 379.1. Unearned premium reserve.
    Every insurance company authorized to transact in this State any of the kind or kinds of business enumerated in Class 2 of Section 4 except accident and health insurance shall maintain an unearned premium reserve on all policies and bonds in force which shall be calculated in the manner described in Section 393.1 of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1745.)

215 ILCS 5/388

    (215 ILCS 5/388) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000)
    Sec. 388. Standard provision for liability policies - Provisions forbidden. No policy of insurance against liability or indemnity for loss or damage to any person other than the insured, or to the property of any person other than the insured, for which any insured is liable, shall be issued or delivered in this State after July 1, 1937, by any company subject to this Article unless it contains in substance a provision that the insolvency or bankruptcy of the insured shall not release the company from the payment of damages for injuries sustained or death resulting therefrom, or loss occasioned during the term of such policy, and stating that in case a certified copy of a judgment against the insured is returned unsatisfied in any action brought by the injured person or his or her personal representative in case death results from the accident because of such insolvency or bankruptcy, then an action may be maintained by the injured person or his or her personal representative against such company under the terms of the policy and subject to all of the conditions thereof for the amount of the judgment in such action not exceeding the amount of the policy.
    No policy of insurance against liability or indemnity for loss or damage arising as a result of the operation of Section 6-21 of "An Act relating to alcoholic liquors", approved January 31, 1934, as amended, shall contain a provision or provisions which exempt the company from liability if the damage sustained was the result of the sale or giving away of alcoholic liquor to a minor.
(Source: P.A. 84-546.)

215 ILCS 5/388-1

    (215 ILCS 5/388-1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000-1)
    Sec. 388-1. No company selling insurance defined in clause (b) of class 2 of Section 4 may require a policyholder to take a physical examination as a condition for renewal of such policy if the policyholder has been insured by the company for 5 years or longer, unless the company pays the cost of such physical examination, and the physical examination is given by a physician chosen by the policyholder.
(Source: P.A. 78-703.)

215 ILCS 5/388a

    (215 ILCS 5/388a) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000a)
    Sec. 388a. Group vehicle insurance defined.
    (a) Group vehicle insurance is declared to be that form of vehicle insurance covering not less than 10 employees, members, or employees of members, written under a master policy issued to any governmental corporation, unit, agency or department thereof, or to any corporation, co-partnership, individual employer, or to any association upon application of an executive officer or trustee of such association having a constitution or by-laws and formed in good faith for purposes other than that of obtaining insurance, where officers, members, employees, employees of members or classes or department thereof, may be insured for their individual benefit. In addition a group vehicle policy may be written to insure any group which may be insured under a group life insurance policy. The term "employees" shall include the officers, managers and employees of subsidiary or affiliated corporations, and the individual proprietors, partners and employees of affiliated individuals and firms, when the business of such subsidiary or affiliated corporations, firms or individuals, is controlled by a common employer through stock ownership, contract or otherwise.
    (b) A group vehicle insurance policy may provide physical damage coverage, liability coverage, or a combination of physical damage and liability coverage. A group physical damage policy and a certificate incidental to that policy, issued in accordance with this Section, does not meet the mandatory insurance requirements under the Illinois Vehicle Code and must contain a warning to the consumer that the policy does not comply with those requirements.
(Source: P.A. 88-313.)

215 ILCS 5/388b

    (215 ILCS 5/388b) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000b)
    Sec. 388b. Group vehicle insurance authorized.
    Any insurance company authorized to write vehicle insurance in this State, as authorized by clause (b) of Class 2 and clause (e) of Class 3 of Section 4, shall have power to issue group vehicle policies. Group vehicle insurance policies shall be subject to the filing requirements of Section 143 and shall include the provisions required by Sections 388c through 388f of this Code. A group vehicle insurance policy that provides liability coverage shall comply with the requirements of Section 7-317 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-313.)

215 ILCS 5/388c

    (215 ILCS 5/388c) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000c)
    Sec. 388c. "Entire contract" specified.
    Each group vehicle insurance policy shall provide that the policy, the application of the employer, or executive officer or trustee of any association, and the individual applications, if any, of the employees, members or employees of members insured shall constitute the entire contract between the parties, and that all statements made by the employer, or the executive officer or trustee, or by the individual employees, members or employees of members shall, in the absence of fraud, be deemed representations and not warranties, and that no such statement shall be used in defense to a claim under the policy, unless it is contained in a written application.
(Source: P.A. 77-1576.)

215 ILCS 5/388d

    (215 ILCS 5/388d) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000d)
    Sec. 388d. Certificates required.
    Each group vehicle insurance policy shall provide that the insurer will issue to the employer, or to the executive officer or trustee of the association, for delivery to the employee, member or employee of a member, who is insured under such policy, an individual certificate setting forth a statement as to the insurance protection to which he is entitled and to whom payable and, at the request of any participating member or employee that has liability insurance coverage, will issue a certificate of his vehicle insurance to the Secretary of State as proof of the insured's financial responsibility in compliance with the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-313.)

215 ILCS 5/388e

    (215 ILCS 5/388e) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000e)
    Sec. 388e. New members of group.
    Each group vehicle insurance policy shall provide that to the group or class thereof originally insured shall be added from time to time all new employees of the employer, members of the association or employees of members eligible to and applying for insurance in such group or class but participation in the group plan shall not be required as a condition of employment, nor shall any member not participating in the plan be coerced or discriminated against.
(Source: P.A. 77-1576.)

215 ILCS 5/388f

    (215 ILCS 5/388f) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000f)
    Sec. 388f. Conversion rights.
    Each group vehicle insurance policy shall provide that any member of the group shall have the right to convert his group policy to an individual standard policy of insurance in the same company as offered by the insurer to the non-group insureds upon termination of his connection with the group extending to him the same limits of coverage.
(Source: P.A. 77-1576.)

215 ILCS 5/388g

    (215 ILCS 5/388g) (from Ch. 73, par. 1000g)
    Sec. 388g. Cancellation restricted.
    An insurer may not cancel the insurance of an individual member of a group covered by a group vehicle insurance policy except for the non-payment of premium by such member or unless the insurance for the entire group is cancelled. In such cases notice of cancellation as provided in like non-group policies shall be given to each member and, when appropriate, to the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 77-1576.)

215 ILCS 5/389

    (215 ILCS 5/389) (from Ch. 73, par. 1001)
    Sec. 389. Definition.
    Fidelity and surety business specified in paragraph (g) of Class 2 of section 4 shall be known as surety business, and the obligations connected therewith as suretyship obligations notwithstanding any other designation or classification contained in this Code to the contrary.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 696.)

215 ILCS 5/390

    (215 ILCS 5/390) (from Ch. 73, par. 1002)
    Sec. 390. Corporate bonds satisfy legal requirement. Whenever a bond, undertaking, recognizance, guaranty or other obligation is required, permitted, authorized or allowed; or whenever the performance of any act, duty or obligation, or forbearance, is required, permitted, authorized or allowed to be secured or guaranteed, such bond, undertaking, recognizance or other obligation, or such security or guaranty, may be executed by a company authorized in this State to do the kinds of business described in clause (g) of Class 2 of section 4; and such companies are authorized and empowered to execute all such instruments; and in case two or more of such companies execute any such instrument each of such companies is hereby authorized and empowered to limit its liability therein to an amount less than the aggregate penalty of such instrument and also to limit its liability to a pro rata part of any and all losses under such instrument; and the execution by any such company of such bond, undertaking, recognizance, guaranty or other obligation by an officer, attorney-in-fact or other authorized representative shall be sufficient and be accepted as and be a full compliance with every law or other requirement now in force or that may hereafter be enacted or made that such bond, undertaking, recognizance, guaranty or like obligation be required or permitted or be executed by a surety or sureties, or that such surety or sureties be residents, householders or owners or life tenants of real estate, or possess any other qualifications.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

215 ILCS 5/391

    (215 ILCS 5/391) (from Ch. 73, par. 1003)
    Sec. 391. Trustee may have corporate surety. A party of whom a bond or other undertaking is required or permitted or by law allowed may agree with his sureties for the deposit or safekeeping of any or all moneys, assets and other property for which he, she or it is or may be held responsible, with a bank, savings bank, safe deposit, savings and loan association or trust company authorized by law to do business as such, and in such manner as to prevent the withdrawal or alienation thereof without the written consent of such sureties or an order of the court having jurisdiction of such fiduciary made on such notice to such sureties as such court may direct. It shall be lawful for such sureties to enter into contracts for their indemnity or security with any person, partnership, association or corporation, provided that such contracts are not prohibited by law or against public policy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

215 ILCS 5/392

    (215 ILCS 5/392) (from Ch. 73, par. 1004)
    Sec. 392. Estoppel.
    Any company which shall execute any bond, recognizance, obligation, stipulation or undertaking as surety shall be estopped, in any proceeding to enforce the liability which it shall have assumed to incur, to deny its power to execute the same or assume such liability.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 696.)

215 ILCS 5/392.1

    (215 ILCS 5/392.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1004.1)
    Sec. 392.1. Casualty and surety companies exempted from filing appeal bonds upon proof of liability - Taxable costs. Whenever an appeal is taken from any judgment in any case wherein it appears to the court that all of the particular liability of the appellant thereunder is insured against in and by a liability insurance policy or surety bond issued by any insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, and the court is satisfied of the applicable coverage of such policy or bond, it shall not be required of the appellant to provide any appeal bond or bond to stay enforcement pending such appeal, but such insurance company may be required by the court, and is hereby given authority, to execute its written recognizance of the adverse party or parties for the payment of the taxable costs of such appeal. Such company shall deposit with the court a copy of the insurance policy or bond and shall admit its liability thereunder, and agree to pay such judgment against its insured, if any, as shall be affirmed by the appellate court; and in such case the court having jurisdiction thereof, on its own motion, may enter judgment against the insurance company to such extent without further proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 84-546.)