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INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 5/) Illinois Insurance Code.

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI heading)
ARTICLE XXXI. INSURANCE PRODUCERS, LIMITED
INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVES AND REGISTERED FIRMS
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)

215 ILCS 5/490.1

    (215 ILCS 5/490.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.37-1)
    Sec. 490.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-801. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/491.1

    (215 ILCS 5/491.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.38-1)
    Sec. 491.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/492.2

    (215 ILCS 5/492.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.39-2)
    Sec. 492.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/493.1

    (215 ILCS 5/493.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.40-1)
    Sec. 493.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-749. Repealed by P.A. 90-499, eff. 8-19-97.)

215 ILCS 5/493.2

    (215 ILCS 5/493.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.40-2)
    Sec. 493.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-334. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/494.1

    (215 ILCS 5/494.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.41-1)
    Sec. 494.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/494.2

    (215 ILCS 5/494.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.41-2)
    Sec. 494.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-1216. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/495.1

    (215 ILCS 5/495.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.42-1)
    Sec. 495.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-600. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/495.2

    (215 ILCS 5/495.2)
    Sec. 495.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/496.2

    (215 ILCS 5/496.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.43-2)
    Sec. 496.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/497.1

    (215 ILCS 5/497.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.44-1)
    Sec. 497.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/497.2

    (215 ILCS 5/497.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.44-2)
    Sec. 497.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-601. Repealed by P.A. 89-265, eff. 1-1-96.)

215 ILCS 5/498.1

    (215 ILCS 5/498.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.45-1)
    Sec. 498.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-313. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/499.1

    (215 ILCS 5/499.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.46-1)
    Sec. 499.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-5

    (215 ILCS 5/500-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-5. Scope of Article. This Article applies to all persons and insurance companies as defined in this Code. This Article does not apply to surplus lines producers licensed pursuant to Section 445 except as provided in Section 500-40 and subsection (b) of Section 500-90 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-10

    (215 ILCS 5/500-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-10. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in Section 2 of the Code, the following definitions apply to this Article:
    "Business entity" means a corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or other legal entity.
    "Car rental limited line licensee" means a person authorized under the provisions of Section 500-105 to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of vehicles.
    "Home state" means the District of Columbia and any state or territory of the United States in which an insurance producer maintains his or her principal place of residence or principal place of business and is licensed to act as an insurance producer.
    "Insurance" means any of the lines of authority in Section 500-35, any health care plan under the Health Maintenance Organization Act, or any limited health care plan under the Limited Health Service Organization Act.
    "Insurance producer" means a person required to be licensed under the laws of this State to sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance.
    "Insurer" means a company as defined in subsection (e) of Section 2 of this Code, a health maintenance organization as defined in the Health Maintenance Organization Act, or a limited health service organization as defined in the Limited Health Service Organization Act.
    "License" means a document issued by the Director authorizing an individual to act as an insurance producer for the lines of authority specified in the document or authorizing a business entity to act as an insurance producer. The license itself does not create any authority, actual, apparent, or inherent, in the holder to represent or commit an insurance carrier.
    "Limited lines insurance" means those lines of insurance defined in Section 500-100 or any other line of insurance that the Director may deem it necessary to recognize for the purposes of complying with subsection (e) of Section 500-40.
    "Limited lines producer" means a person authorized by the Director to sell, solicit, or negotiate limited lines insurance.
    "Negotiate" means the act of conferring directly with or offering advice directly to a purchaser or prospective purchaser of a particular contract of insurance concerning any of the substantive benefits, terms, or conditions of the contract, provided that the person engaged in that act either sells insurance or obtains insurance from insurers for purchasers.
    "Person" means an individual or a business entity.
    "Rental agreement" means a written agreement setting forth the terms and conditions governing the use of a vehicle provided by a rental company for rental or lease.
    "Rental company" means a person, or a franchisee of the person, in the business of providing primarily private passenger vehicles to the public under a rental agreement for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    "Rental period" means the term of the rental agreement.
    "Renter" means a person obtaining the use of a vehicle from a rental company under the terms of a rental agreement for a period not to exceed 30 days.
    "Self-service storage facility limited line licensee" means a person authorized under the provisions of Section 500-107 to sell certain coverages relating to the rental of self-service storage facilities.
    "Sell" means to exchange a contract of insurance by any means, for money or its equivalent, on behalf of an insurance company.
    "Solicit" means attempting to sell insurance or asking or urging a person to apply for a particular kind of insurance from a particular company.
    "Terminate" means the cancellation of the relationship between an insurance producer and the insurer or the termination of a producer's authority to transact insurance.
    "Travel insurance" means insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel, including, but not limited to: (1) the interruption or cancellation of a trip or event, (2) the loss of baggage or personal effects, (3) damages to accommodations or rental vehicles, or (4) sickness, accident, disability, or death occurring during travel. "Travel insurance" does not include major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for travelers with trips lasting 6 months or longer, including those working overseas as an ex-patriot or as military personnel on deployment.
    "Uniform Business Entity Application" means the current version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Uniform Business Entity Application for nonresident business entities.
    "Uniform Application" means the current version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Uniform Application for nonresident producer licensing.
    "Vehicle" or "rental vehicle" means a motor vehicle of (1) the private passenger type, including passenger vans, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles or (2) the cargo type, including cargo vans, pickup trucks, and trucks with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds the operation of which does not require the operator to possess a commercial driver's license.
    "Webinar" means an online educational presentation during which a live and participating instructor and participating viewers, whose attendance is periodically verified throughout the presentation, actively engage in discussion and in the submission and answering of questions.
(Source: P.A. 97-113, eff. 7-14-11; 98-1165, eff. 6-1-15.)

215 ILCS 5/500-15

    (215 ILCS 5/500-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-15. License required.
    (a) A person may not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance in this State for any class or classes of insurance unless the person is licensed for that line of authority in accordance with this Article.
    (b) A person may not, for a fee, engage in the business of offering any advice, counsel, opinion, or service with respect to the benefits, advantages, or disadvantages under any policy of insurance that could be issued in Illinois, unless that person is:
        (1) engaged or employed as an attorney licensed to
    
practice law and performing duties incidental to that position;
        (2) a licensed insurance producer, limited insurance
    
representative, or temporary insurance producer offering advice concerning a class of insurance as to which he or she is licensed to transact business;
        (3) a trust officer of a bank performing duties
    
incidental to his or her position;
        (4) an actuary or a certified public accountant
    
engaged or employed in a consulting capacity, performing duties incidental to that position; or
        (5) a licensed public adjuster acting within the
    
scope of his or her license.
    (c) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, an individual who knowingly violates subsection (a) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (d) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, any individual violating subsection (a) or (b) and misappropriating or converting any moneys collected in conjunction with the violation is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-20

    (215 ILCS 5/500-20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-20. Exceptions to licensing.
    (a) Nothing in this Article shall be construed to require an insurer to obtain an insurance producer license. In this Section, the term "insurer" does not include an insurer's officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
    (b) A license as an insurance producer shall not be required of the following:
        (1) an officer, director, or employee of an insurer
    
or of an insurance producer, provided that the officer, director, or employee does not receive any commission on policies written or sold to insure risks residing, located, or to be performed in this State and:
            (A) the officer's, director's, or employee's
        
activities are executive, administrative, managerial, clerical, or a combination of these, and are only indirectly related to the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
            (B) the officer's, director's, or employee's
        
function relates to underwriting, loss control, inspection, or the processing, adjusting, investigating, or settling of a claim on a contract of insurance; or
            (C) the officer, director, or employee is acting
        
in the capacity of a special agent or agency supervisor assisting insurance producers if the person's activities are limited to providing technical advice and assistance to licensed insurance producers and do not include the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
        (2) a person who secures and furnishes information
    
for the purpose of group life insurance, group property and casualty insurance, group annuities, or group or blanket accident and health insurance or for the purpose of enrolling individuals under plans, issuing certificates under plans or otherwise assisting in administering plans or who performs administrative services related to mass marketed property and casualty insurance, if no commission is paid to the person for the service;
        (3) an employer or association or its officers,
    
directors, employees, or the trustees of an employee trust plan, to the extent that the employers, officers, employees, directors, or trustees are engaged in the administration or operation of a program of employee benefits for the employer's or association's own employees or the employees of its subsidiaries or affiliates, which program involves the use of insurance issued by an insurer, as long as the employers, associations, officers, directors, employees, or trustees are not in any manner compensated, directly or indirectly, by the company issuing the contracts;
        (4) employees of insurers or organizations employed
    
by insurers who are engaging in the inspection, rating, or classification of risks or in the supervision of the training of insurance producers and who are not individually engaged in the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of insurance;
        (5) a person whose activities in this State are
    
limited to advertising without the intent to solicit insurance in this State through communications in printed publications or forms of electronic mass media whose distribution is not limited to residents of this State, provided that the person does not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance that would insure risks residing, located, or to be performed in this State;
        (6) a person who is not a resident of this State who
    
sells, solicits, or negotiates a contract of insurance for commercial property and casualty risks to an insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that contract, provided that the person is otherwise licensed as an insurance producer to sell, solicit, or negotiate that insurance in the state where the insured maintains its principal place of business and the contract of insurance insures risks located in that state; or
        (7) a salaried, full-time employee who counsels or
    
advises his or her employer relative to the insurance interests of the employer or of the subsidiaries or business affiliates of the employer provided that the employee does not sell or solicit insurance or receive a commission.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-25

    (215 ILCS 5/500-25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-25. Application for examination.
    (a) A resident individual applying for an insurance producer license must pass a written examination unless exempt pursuant to Section 500-45. Both part one and part 2 of the examination must be passed within 90 days of each other. The examination shall test the knowledge of the individual concerning the lines of authority for which application is made, the duties and responsibilities of an insurance producer, and the insurance laws and rules of this State. Examinations required by this Section must be developed and conducted under rules prescribed by the Director.
    (b) The Director may make arrangements, including contracting with an outside testing service, for administering examinations and collecting the nonrefundable fee set forth in Section 500-135.
    (c) An individual applying for an examination must remit a nonrefundable fee as prescribed by the Director as set forth in Section 500-135, plus a separate remittance payable to the designated testing service for the total fees the testing service charges for each of the various services being requested by the applicant.
    (d) An individual who fails to appear for the examination as scheduled or fails to pass the examination, must reapply for an examination and remit all required fees and forms before being rescheduled for another examination.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-30

    (215 ILCS 5/500-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-30. Application for license.
    (a) An individual applying for a resident insurance producer license must make application on a form specified by the Director and declare under penalty of refusal, suspension, or revocation of the license that the statements made in the application are true, correct, and complete to the best of the individual's knowledge and belief. Before approving the application, the Director must find that the individual:
        (1) is at least 18 years of age;
        (2) has not committed any act that is a ground for
    
denial, suspension, or revocation set forth in Section 500-70;
        (3) has completed, if required by the Director, a
    
pre-licensing course of study before the insurance exam for the lines of authority for which the individual has applied (an individual who successfully completes the Fire and Casualty pre-licensing courses also meets the requirements for Personal Lines-Property and Casualty);
        (4) has paid the fees set forth in Section 500-135;
    
and
        (5) has successfully passed the examinations for the
    
lines of authority for which the person has applied.
    (b) A pre-licensing course of study for each class of insurance for which an insurance producer license is requested must be established in accordance with rules prescribed by the Director and must consist of the following minimum hours:
Class of InsuranceNumber of
Hours
Life (Class 1 (a))20
Accident and Health (Class 1(b) or 2(a))20
Fire (Class 3)20
Casualty (Class 2)20
Personal Lines-Property Casualty20
Motor Vehicle (Class 2(b) or 3(e))12.5
    7.5 hours of each pre-licensing course must be completed in a classroom setting, except Motor Vehicle, which would require 5 hours in a classroom setting.
    (c) A business entity acting as an insurance producer must obtain an insurance producer license. Application must be made using the Uniform Business Entity Application. Before approving the application, the Director must find that:
        (1) the business entity has paid the fees set forth
    
in Section 500-135; and
        (2) the business entity has designated a licensed
    
producer responsible for the business entity's compliance with the insurance laws and rules of this State.
    (d) The Director may require any documents reasonably necessary to verify the information contained in an application.
(Source: P.A. 96-839, eff. 1-1-10.)

215 ILCS 5/500-35

    (215 ILCS 5/500-35)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-35. License.
    (a) Unless denied a license pursuant to Section 500-70, persons who have met the requirements of Sections 500-25 and 500-30 shall be issued a 2-year insurance producer license. An insurance producer may receive qualification for a license in one or more of the following lines of authority:
        (1) Life: insurance coverage on human lives including
    
benefits of endowment and annuities, and may include benefits in the event of death or dismemberment by accident and benefits for disability income.
        (2) Variable life and variable annuity products:
    
insurance coverage provided under variable life insurance contracts and variable annuities.
        (3) Accident and health or sickness: insurance
    
coverage for sickness, bodily injury, or accidental death and may include benefits for disability income.
        (4) Property: insurance coverage for the direct or
    
consequential loss or damage to property of every kind.
        (5) Casualty: insurance coverage against legal
    
liability, including that for death, injury, or disability or damage to real or personal property.
        (6) Personal lines: property and casualty insurance
    
coverage sold to individuals and families for primarily noncommercial purposes.
        (7) Any other line of insurance permitted under State
    
laws or rules.
    (b) An insurance producer license shall remain in effect unless revoked or suspended as long as the fee set forth in Section 500-135 is paid and education requirements for resident individual producers are met by the due date.
        (1) Before each license renewal, an insurance
    
producer must satisfactorily complete at least 24 hours of course study in accordance with rules prescribed by the Director. Three of the 24 hours of course study must consist of classroom ethics instruction. The Director may not approve a course of study unless the course provides for classroom, seminar, webinar, or self-study instruction methods. A course given in a combination instruction method of classroom, seminar, webinar, or self-study shall be deemed to be a self-study course unless the classroom, seminar, or webinar certified hours meets or exceeds two-thirds of total hours certified for the course. The self-study material used in the combination course must be directly related to and complement the classroom portion of the course in order to be considered for credit. An instruction method other than classroom or seminar shall be considered as self-study methodology. Self-study credit hours require the successful completion of an examination covering the self-study material. The examination may not be self-evaluated. However, if the self-study material is completed through the use of an approved computerized interactive format whereby the computer validates the successful completion of the self-study material, no additional examination is required. The self-study credit hours contained in a certified course shall be considered classroom hours when at least two-thirds of the hours are given as classroom or seminar instruction.
        (2) An insurance producer license automatically
    
terminates when an insurance producer fails to successfully meet the requirements of item (1) of subsection (b) of this Section. The producer must complete the course in advance of the renewal date to allow the education provider time to report the credit to the Department.
    (c) A provider of a pre-licensing or continuing education course required by Section 500-30 and this Section must pay a registration fee and a course certification fee for each course being certified as provided by Section 500-135.
    (d) An individual insurance producer who allows his or her license to lapse may, within 12 months after the due date of the renewal fee, be issued a license without the necessity of passing a written examination. However, a penalty in the amount of double the unpaid renewal fee shall be required after the due date.
    (e) A licensed insurance producer who is unable to comply with license renewal procedures due to military service may request a waiver of those procedures.
    (f) The license must contain the licensee's name, address, and personal identification number, the date of issuance, the lines of authority, the expiration date, and any other information the Director deems necessary.
    (g) Licensees must inform the Director by any means acceptable to the Director of a change of address within 30 days after the change.
    (h) In order to assist in the performance of the Director's duties, the Director may contract with a non-governmental entity including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), or any affiliates or subsidiaries that the NAIC oversees, to perform any ministerial functions, including collection of fees, related to producer licensing that the Director and the non-governmental entity may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 96-839, eff. 1-1-10; 97-113, eff. 7-14-11.)

215 ILCS 5/500-40

    (215 ILCS 5/500-40)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-40. Nonresident licensing.
    (a) Unless denied a license pursuant to Section 500-70, a nonresident person shall receive a nonresident producer license if:
        (1) the person is currently licensed as a resident
    
and in good standing in his or her home state;
        (2) the person has submitted the proper request for a
    
license and has paid the fees required by Section 500-135;
        (3) the person has submitted or transmitted to the
    
Director the application for a license that the person submitted to his or her home state or, instead of that application, a completed Uniform Application; and
        (4) the person's home state awards nonresident
    
producer licenses to residents of this State on the same basis.
    (b) The Director may verify the producer's licensing status through the Producer Database maintained by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or its affiliates or subsidiaries or by obtaining certification from the public official having supervision of insurance in the applicant's state of residence that the applicant has passed the written examination for the class of insurance applied for.
    (c) A nonresident producer who moves from one state to another state or a resident producer who moves from this State to another state must file a change of address and provide certification from the new resident state within 30 days after the change of legal residence. No fee or license application is required.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person licensed as a surplus lines producer in his or her home state shall receive a nonresident surplus lines producer license pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section. Except as provided in subsection (a), nothing in this Section supersedes any provision of Section 445 of this Code.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person licensed as a limited lines producer in his or her home state shall receive a nonresident limited lines producer license, pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, granting the same scope of authority as granted under the license issued by the producer's home state. For the purposes of this subsection, limited line insurance is any authority granted by the home state that restricts the authority of the license to less than the total authority prescribed in the associated major lines pursuant to items (1) through (5) of subsection (a) of Section 500-35.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-45

    (215 ILCS 5/500-45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-45. Exemption from examination.
    (a) An individual who applies for an insurance producer license in this State who was previously licensed for the same lines of authority in another state shall not be required to complete any pre-licensing education or examination. This exemption is only available if the person is currently licensed in that state or if the application is received within 90 days after the cancellation of the applicant's previous license and if the prior state issues a certification that, at the time of cancellation, the applicant was in good standing in that state or the state's Producer Database records, maintained by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, its affiliates, or subsidiaries indicate that the producer is or was licensed in good standing for the line of authority requested.
    (b) A person licensed as an insurance producer in another state who moves to this State must make application within 90 days after establishing legal residence to become a resident licensee pursuant to Section 500-30. A pre-licensing education or examination is not required of that person to obtain any line of authority previously held in the prior state except when the Director determines otherwise by rule.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-50

    (215 ILCS 5/500-50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-50. Insurance producers; examination statistics.
    (a) The use of examinations for the purpose of determining qualifications of persons to be licensed as insurance producers has a direct and far-reaching effect on persons seeking those licenses, on insurance companies, and on the public. It is in the public interest and it will further the public welfare to insure that examinations for licensing do not have the effect of unlawfully discriminating against applicants for licensing as insurance producers on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex.
    (b) As used in this Section, the following words have the meanings given in this subsection.
    Examination. "Examination" means the examination in each line of insurance administered pursuant to Section 500-30.
    Examinee. "Examinee" means a person who takes an examination.
    Part. "Part" means a portion of an examination for which a score is calculated.
    Operational item. "Operational item" means a test question considered in determining an examinee's score.
    Test form. "Test form" means the test booklet or instrument used for a part of an examination.
    Pretest item. "Pretest item" means a prospective test question that is included in a test form in order to assess its performance, but is not considered in determining an examinee's score.
    Minority group or examinees. "Minority group" or "minority examinees" means examinees who are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
    Correct-answer rate. "Correct-answer rate" for an item means the number of examinees who provided the correct answer on an item divided by the number of examinees who answered the item.
    Correlation. "Correlation" means a statistical measure of the relationship between performance on an item and performance on a part of the examination.
    (c) The Director shall ask each examinee to self-report on a voluntary basis on the answer sheet, application form, or by other appropriate means, the following information:
        (1) race or ethnicity (American Indian or Alaska
    
Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or White);
        (2) education (8th grade or less; less than 12th
    
grade; high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate; some college, but no 4-year degree; or 4-year degree or more); and
        (3) gender (male or female).
    The Director must advise all examinees that they are not required to provide this information, that they will not be penalized for not doing so, and that the Director will use the information provided exclusively for research and statistical purposes and to improve the quality and fairness of the examinations.
    (d) No later than May 1 of each year, the Director must prepare, publicly announce, and publish an Examination Report of summary statistical information relating to each examination administered during the preceding calendar year. Each Examination Report shall show with respect to each examination:
        (1) For all examinees combined and separately by race
    
or ethnicity, by educational level, by gender, by educational level within race or ethnicity, by education level within gender, and by race or ethnicity within gender:
            (A) number of examinees;
            (B) percentage and number of examinees who passed
        
each part;
            (C) percentage and number of examinees who passed
        
all parts;
            (D) mean scaled scores on each part; and
            (E) standard deviation of scaled scores on each
        
part.
        (2) For male examinees, female examinees, Black or
    
African American examinees, white examinees, American Indian or Alaska Native examinees, Asian examinees, Hispanic or Latino examinees, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, respectively, with a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, the distribution of scaled scores on each part.
    No later than May 1 of each year, the Director must prepare and make available on request an Item Report of summary statistical information relating to each operational item on each test form administered during the preceding calendar year. The Item Report shall show, for each operational item, for all examinees combined and separately for Black or African American examinees, white examinees, American Indian or Alaska Native examinees, Asian examinees, Hispanic or Latino examinees, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, the correct-answer rates and correlations.
    The Director is not required to report separate statistical information for any group or subgroup comprising fewer than 50 examinees.
    (e) The Director must obtain a regular analysis of the data collected under this Section, and any other relevant information, for purposes of the development of new test forms. The analysis shall continue the implementation of the item selection methodology as recommended in the Final Report of the Illinois Insurance Producer's Licensing Examination Advisory Committee dated November 19, 1991, and filed with the Department unless some other methodology is determined by the Director to be as effective in minimizing differences between white and minority examinee pass-fail rates.
    (f) The Director has the discretion to set cutoff scores for the examinations, provided that scaled scores on test forms administered after July 1, 1993, shall be made comparable to scaled scores on test forms administered in 1991 by use of professionally acceptable methods so as to minimize changes in passing rates related to the presence or absence of or changes in equating or scaling equations or methods or content outlines. Each calendar year, the scaled cutoff score for each part of each examination shall fluctuate by no more than the standard error of measurement from the scaled cutoff score employed during the preceding year.
    (g) No later than May 1, 2003 and no later than May 1 of every fourth year thereafter, the Director must release to the public and make generally available one representative test form and set of answer keys for each part of each examination.
    (h) The Director must maintain, for a period of 3 years after they are prepared or used, all registration forms, test forms, answer sheets, operational items and pretest items, item analyses, and other statistical analyses relating to the examinations. All personal identifying information regarding examinees and the content of test items must be maintained confidentially as necessary for purposes of protecting the personal privacy of examinees and the maintenance of test security.
    (i) In administering the examinations, the Director must make such accommodations for examinees with disabilities as are reasonably warranted by the particular disability involved, including the provision of additional time if necessary to complete an examination or special assistance in taking an examination.
    (j) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "American Indian or Alaska Native" means a person
    
having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
        (2) "Asian" means a person having origins in any of
    
the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
        (3) "Black or African American" means a person having
    
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
        (4) "Hispanic or Latino" means a person of Cuban,
    
Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
        (5) "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander" means
    
a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
        (6) "White" means a person having origins in any of
    
the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

215 ILCS 5/500-55

    (215 ILCS 5/500-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-55. Assumed names. An insurance producer doing business under any name other than the producer's legal name must notify the Director before using the assumed name.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-60

    (215 ILCS 5/500-60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-60. Temporary licensing.
    (a) The Director may issue a temporary insurance producer license for a period not to exceed 180 days and, at the discretion of the Director, may renew the temporary producer license for an additional 180 days without requiring an examination if the Director deems that the temporary license is necessary for the servicing of an insurance business in the following cases:
        (1) to the surviving spouse or court-appointed
    
personal representative of a licensed insurance producer who dies or becomes a person with a mental or physical disability to allow adequate time for the sale of the insurance business owned by the producer or for the recovery or return of the producer to the business or to provide for the training and licensing of new personnel to operate the producer's business;
        (2) to a member or employee of a business entity
    
licensed as an insurance producer, upon the death or disability of an individual designated in the business entity application or the license; or
        (3) to the designee of a licensed insurance producer
    
entering active service in the armed forces of the United States of America.
    (b) The Director may by order limit the authority of any temporary licensee in any way deemed necessary to protect insureds and the public. The Director may require the temporary licensee to have a suitable sponsor who is a licensed producer or insurer and who assumes responsibility for all acts of the temporary licensee and may impose other similar requirements designed to protect insureds and the public. The Director may by order revoke a temporary license if the interest of insureds or the public are endangered. A temporary license may not continue after the owner or the personal representative disposes of the business.
    (c) Before any temporary insurance producer license is issued, there must be filed with the Director a written application by the person desiring the license in the form, with the supplements, and containing the information that the Director requires. License fees, as provided for in Section 500-135, must be paid upon the issuance of the original temporary insurance producer license, but not for any renewal thereof.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

215 ILCS 5/500-65

    (215 ILCS 5/500-65)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-65. Temporary insurance producer license for an applicant.
    (a) The Director may grant a temporary insurance producer license to an applicant for an insurance producer license, without requiring an examination, for a period of 90 days, when the applicant otherwise meets the requirements of this Article. During that 90-day period, the applicant must be enrolled in a training course or training program conducted by or on behalf of the appointing insurance company and be in the process of fulfilling the pre-licensing requirements of Sections 500-25 and 500-30.
    (b) An individual applicant may not hold more than one temporary insurance producer license during his or her lifetime.
    (c) The Director may refuse to grant temporary insurance producer licenses to applicants from an insurance company when during a 6-month period more than 50% of that company's temporary insurance producer license holders have failed to obtain insurance producer licenses prior to the expiration of their temporary insurance producer licenses.
    (d) Before the Director approves any temporary insurance producer license, the insurance company requesting the license must file with the Director an application and the fee required by Section 500-135. The application must be made on the form and in the manner the Director requires.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-70

    (215 ILCS 5/500-70)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-70. License denial, nonrenewal, or revocation.
    (a) The Director may place on probation, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew an insurance producer's license or may levy a civil penalty in accordance with this Section or take any combination of actions, for any one or more of the following causes:
        (1) providing incorrect, misleading, incomplete, or
    
materially untrue information in the license application;
        (2) violating any insurance laws, or violating any
    
rule, subpoena, or order of the Director or of another state's insurance commissioner;
        (3) obtaining or attempting to obtain a license
    
through misrepresentation or fraud;
        (4) improperly withholding, misappropriating or
    
converting any moneys or properties received in the course of doing insurance business;
        (5) intentionally misrepresenting the terms of an
    
actual or proposed insurance contract or application for insurance;
        (6) having been convicted of a felony;
        (7) having admitted or been found to have committed
    
any insurance unfair trade practice or fraud;
        (8) using fraudulent, coercive, or dishonest
    
practices, or demonstrating incompetence, untrustworthiness or financial irresponsibility in the conduct of business in this State or elsewhere;
        (9) having an insurance producer license, or its
    
equivalent, denied, suspended, or revoked in any other state, province, district or territory;
        (10) forging a name to an application for insurance
    
or to a document related to an insurance transaction;
        (11) improperly using notes or any other reference
    
material to complete an examination for an insurance license;
        (12) knowingly accepting insurance business from an
    
individual who is not licensed;
        (13) failing to comply with an administrative or
    
court order imposing a child support obligation;
        (14) failing to pay state income tax or penalty or
    
interest or comply with any administrative or court order directing payment of state income tax or failed to file a return or to pay any final assessment of any tax due to the Department of Revenue;
        (15) failing to make satisfactory repayment to the
    
Illinois Student Assistance Commission for a delinquent or defaulted student loan; or
        (16) failing to comply with any provision of the
    
Viatical Settlements Act of 2009.
    (b) If the action by the Director is to nonrenew, suspend, or revoke a license or to deny an application for a license, the Director shall notify the applicant or licensee and advise, in writing, the applicant or licensee of the reason for the suspension, revocation, denial or nonrenewal of the applicant's or licensee's license. The applicant or licensee may make written demand upon the Director within 30 days after the date of mailing for a hearing before the Director to determine the reasonableness of the Director's action. The hearing must be held within not fewer than 20 days nor more than 30 days after the mailing of the notice of hearing and shall be held pursuant to 50 Ill. Adm. Code 2402.
    (c) The license of a business entity may be suspended, revoked, or refused if the Director finds, after hearing, that an individual licensee's violation was known or should have been known by one or more of the partners, officers, or managers acting on behalf of the partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or limited liability partnership and the violation was neither reported to the Director nor corrective action taken.
    (d) In addition to or instead of any applicable denial, suspension, or revocation of a license, a person may, after hearing, be subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each cause for denial, suspension, or revocation, however, the civil penalty may total no more than $100,000.
    (e) The Director has the authority to enforce the provisions of and impose any penalty or remedy authorized by this Article against any person who is under investigation for or charged with a violation of this Code or rules even if the person's license or registration has been surrendered or has lapsed by operation of law.
    (f) Upon the suspension, denial, or revocation of a license, the licensee or other person having possession or custody of the license shall promptly deliver it to the Director in person or by mail. The Director shall publish all suspensions, denials, or revocations after the suspensions, denials, or revocations become final in a manner designed to notify interested insurance companies and other persons.
    (g) A person whose license is revoked or whose application is denied pursuant to this Section is ineligible to apply for any license for 3 years after the revocation or denial. A person whose license as an insurance producer has been revoked, suspended, or denied may not be employed, contracted, or engaged in any insurance related capacity during the time the revocation, suspension, or denial is in effect.
(Source: P.A. 96-736, eff. 7-1-10.)

215 ILCS 5/500-75

    (215 ILCS 5/500-75)
    Sec. 500-75. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 96-1332, eff. 1-1-11.)

215 ILCS 5/500-77

    (215 ILCS 5/500-77)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-77. Policyholder information and exclusive ownership of expirations.
    (a) As used in this Section, "expirations" means all information relative to an insurance policy including, but not limited to, the name and address of the insured, the location and description of the property insured, the value of the insurance policy, the inception date, the renewal date, and the expiration date of the insurance policy, the premiums, the limits and a description of the terms and coverage of the insurance policy, and any other personal and privileged information, as defined by Section 1003 of this Code, compiled by a business entity or furnished by the insured to the insurer or any agent, contractor, or representative of the insurer.
    For purposes of this Section only, a business entity also includes a sole proprietorship that transacts the business of insurance as an insurance agency.
    (b) All "expirations" as defined in subsection (a) of this Section shall be mutually and exclusively owned by the insured and the business entity. The limitations on the use of expirations as provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this Section shall be for mutual benefit of the insured and the business entity.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, for purposes of soliciting, selling, or negotiating the renewal or sale of insurance coverage, insurance products, or insurance services or for any other marketing purpose, a business entity shall own and have the exclusive use of expirations, records, and other written or electronically stored information directly related to an insurance application submitted by, or an insurance policy written through, the business entity. No insurance company, managing general agent, surplus lines insurance broker, wholesale broker, group self-insurance fund, third-party administrator, or any other entity, other than a financial institution as defined in Section 1402 of this Code, shall use such expirations, records, or other written or electronically stored information to solicit, sell, or negotiate the renewal or sale of insurance coverage, insurance products, or insurance services to the insured or for any other marketing purposes, either directly or by providing such information to others, without, separate from the general agency contract, the written consent of the business entity. However, such expirations, records, or other written or electronically stored information may be used for any purpose necessary for placing such business through the insurance producer including reviewing an application and issuing or renewing a policy and for loss control services.
    (d) With respect to a business entity, this Section shall not apply:
        (1) when the insured requests either orally or in
    
writing that another business entity obtain quotes for insurance from another insurance company or when the insured requests in writing individually or through another business entity, that the insurance company renew the policy;
        (2) to policies in the Illinois Fair Plan, the
    
Illinois Automobile Insurance Plan, or the Illinois Assigned Risk Plan for coverage under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act;
        (3) when the insurance producer is employed by or has
    
agreed to act exclusively or primarily for one company or group of affiliated insurance companies or to a producer who submits to the company or group of affiliated companies that are organized to transact business in this State as a reciprocal company, as defined in Article IV of this Code, every request or application for insurance for the classes and lines underwritten by the company or group of affiliated companies;
        (4) to policies providing life and accident and
    
health insurance;
        (5) when the business entity is in default for
    
nonpayment of premiums under the contract with the insurer or is guilty of conversion of the insured's or insurer's premiums or its license is revoked by or surrendered to the Department;
        (6) to any insurance company's obligations under
    
Sections 143.17 and 143.17a of this Code; or
        (7) to any insurer that, separate from a producer or
    
business entity, creates, develops, compiles, and assembles its own, identifiable expirations as defined in subsection (a).
    For purposes of this Section, an insurance producer shall be deemed to have agreed to act primarily for one company or a group of affiliated insurance companies if the producer (i) receives 75% or more of his or her insurance related commissions from one company or a group of affiliated companies or (ii) places 75% or more of his or her policies with one company or a group of affiliated companies.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits an insurance company, with respect to any items herein, from conveying to the insured or the business entity any additional benefits or ownership rights including, but not limited to, the ownership of expirations on any policy issued or the imposition of further restrictions on the insurance company's use of the insured's personal information.
    (e) Nothing in this Section prevents a financial institution, as defined in Section 1402 of this Code, from obtaining from the insured, the insurer, or the business entity the expiration dates of an insurance policy placed on collateral or otherwise used as security in connection with a loan made or serviced by the financial institution when the financial institution requires the expiration dates for evidence of insurance.
    (f) For purposes of this Section, "financial institution" does not include an insurance company, business entity, managing general agent, surplus lines broker, wholesale broker, group self-funded insurance fund, or third-party administrator.
    (g) The Director may adopt rules in accordance with Section 401 of this Code for the enforcement of this Section.
    (h) This Section applies to the expirations relative to all policies of insurance bound, applied for, sold, renewed, or otherwise taking effect on or after June 1, 2001.
(Source: P.A. 94-248, eff. 7-19-05.)

215 ILCS 5/500-80

    (215 ILCS 5/500-80)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-80. Commissions.
    (a) An insurer or insurance producer may not pay a commission, service fee, brokerage, or other valuable consideration to a person for selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance in this State if that person is required to be licensed under this Article and is not so licensed at the time of selling, soliciting, or negotiating the insurance.
    (b) A person may not accept a commission, service fee, brokerage, or other valuable consideration for selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance in this State if that person is required to be licensed under this Article and is not so licensed.
    (c) Renewal or other deferred commissions may be paid to a person for selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance in this State if the person was required to be licensed under this Article at the time of the sale, solicitation, or negotiation and was so licensed at that time.
    (d) An insurer or insurance producer may pay or assign commissions, service fees, brokerages, or other valuable consideration to an insurance agency or to persons who do not sell, solicit, or negotiate insurance in this State, unless the payment would violate Section 151 of this Code.
    (e) When an insurance producer or business entity charges any fee or compensation separate from commissions deductible from, or directly attributable to, premiums on insurance policies or contracts, it must comply with all of the following:
        (1) It must provide written disclosure to the
    
consumer or contracting party that clearly specifies the amount or extent of the compensation or fee prior to the delivery of the corresponding policy. A copy of the written disclosure must be maintained by the producer or business entity that collects the compensation or fee for a period of 7 years.
        (2) If the combined compensation or fee exceeds 10%
    
of a directly attributable premium amount of a corresponding contract or policy, the disclosure must also include the signature of the consumer or contracting party acknowledging the compensation or fee.
        (3) If an insurance policy or contract is cancelled
    
for any reason within 90 days following the inception date, the producer or business entity shall refund to the consumer a prorated portion of the fee or compensation within 30 days after the producer or business entity receives proper documentation that the corresponding insurance policy or contract has been cancelled. At no time shall a producer or business entity charge the consumer a fee or compensation for cancellation of any insurance policy or contract.
        (4) If the policy file contains documentation that
    
the producer performed a service corresponding to the applicable coverage or policy and the written disclosure stated that the fees were fully earned, then those fees shall be fully earned at inception of the disclosure's execution.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02; 92-587, eff. 6-26-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-85

    (215 ILCS 5/500-85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-85. Notification of termination; immunity; confidentiality.
    (a) An insurer or authorized representative of an insurer that terminates the appointment, employment, contract, or other insurance business relationship with a producer must notify the Director within 30 days following the effective date of the termination, using a format prescribed by the Director, if the reason for termination is one of the reasons set forth in Section 500-70 or the insurer has knowledge the producer was found by a court, government body, or self-regulatory organization authorized by law to have engaged in any of the activities in Section 500-70. Upon written request by the Director, the insurer must provide additional information, documents, records, or other data pertaining to the termination or activity of the producer.
    (b) The insurer or the authorized representative of the insurer must promptly notify the Director in a format acceptable to the Director if, upon further review or investigation, the insurer discovers additional information that would have been reportable to the Director in accordance with subsection (a) had the insurer then known of its existence.
    (c) Within 15 days after making the notification required by subsections (a) and (b), the insurer must mail a copy of the notification to the producer at his or her last known address. If the producer is terminated for cause for any of the reasons listed in Section 500-70, the insurer must provide a copy of the notification to the producer at his or her last known address by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid or by overnight delivery using a nationally recognized carrier.
    Within 30 days after the producer has received the original or additional notification, the producer may file written comments concerning the substance of the notification with the Director. The producer must, by the same means, simultaneously send a copy of the comments to the reporting insurer, and the comments shall become a part of the Director's file and accompany every copy of a report distributed or disclosed for any reason about the producer as permitted under this Code.
    (d) There shall be no liability on the part of, nor shall a cause of action of any nature arise against, an insurer, the authorized representative of the insurer, a producer, the Director, or an organization of which the Director is a member for any information, documents, records, or statements provided pursuant to this Section.
    (e) An insurer, the authorized representative of the insurer, or a producer that fails to report as required under the provisions of this Section or that is found to have reported with malicious intent by a court of competent jurisdiction may, after notice and hearing, have its license or certificate of authority suspended or revoked and may be subjected to a civil penalty.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-90

    (215 ILCS 5/500-90)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-90. Reciprocity.
    (a) The Director shall waive any requirements for a nonresident license applicant with a valid license from his or her home state, except the requirements imposed by Section 500-40 of this Article, if the applicant's home state awards nonresident licenses to residents of this State on the same basis.
    (b) A nonresident producer's satisfaction of his or her home state's continuing education requirements for licensed insurance producers shall constitute satisfaction of this State's continuing education requirements if the non-resident producer's home state recognizes the satisfaction of its continuing education requirements imposed upon producers from this State on the same basis.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-95

    (215 ILCS 5/500-95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-95. Reporting of actions. An individual who, while licensed as an insurance producer, is convicted of a felony, must report the conviction to the Director within 30 days after the entry date of the judgment. Within that 30-day period, the individual must also provide the Director with a copy of the judgment, the probation or commitment order, and any other relevant documents.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-100

    (215 ILCS 5/500-100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-100. Limited lines producer license.
    (a) An individual who is at least 18 years of age and whom the Director considers to be competent, trustworthy, and of good business reputation may obtain a limited lines producer license for one or more of the following classes:
        (1) travel insurance, as defined in Section 500-10 of
    
this Article;
        (2) industrial life insurance, as defined in Section
    
228 of this Code;
        (3) industrial accident and health insurance, as
    
defined in Section 368 of this Code;
        (4) insurance issued by a company organized under the
    
Farm Mutual Insurance Company Act of 1986;
        (5) legal expense insurance;
        (6) enrollment of recipients of public aid or
    
medicare in a health maintenance organization;
        (7) a limited health care plan issued by an
    
organization having a certificate of authority under the Limited Health Service Organization Act;
        (8) credit life and credit accident and health
    
insurance and other credit insurance policies approved or permitted by the Director; a credit insurance company must conduct a training program in which an applicant shall receive basic instruction about the credit insurance products that he or she will be selling.
    (b) The application for a limited lines producer license must be submitted on a form prescribed by the Director by a designee of the insurance company, health maintenance organization, or limited health service organization appointing the limited insurance representative. The insurance company, health maintenance organization, or limited health service organization must pay the fee required by Section 500-135.
    (c) A limited lines producer may represent more than one insurance company, health maintenance organization, or limited health service organization.
    (d) An applicant who has met the requirements of this Section shall be issued a perpetual limited lines producer license.
    (e) A limited lines producer license shall remain in effect as long as the appointing insurance company pays the respective fee required by Section 500-135 prior to January 1 of each year, unless the license is revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 500-70. Failure of the insurance company to pay the license fee or to submit the required documents shall cause immediate termination of the limited line insurance producer license with respect to which the failure occurs.
    (f) A limited lines producer license may be terminated by the insurance company or the licensee.
    (g) A person whom the Director considers to be competent, trustworthy, and of good business reputation may be issued a car rental limited line license. A car rental limited line license for a rental company shall remain in effect as long as the car rental limited line licensee pays the respective fee required by Section 500-135 prior to the next fee date unless the car rental license is revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 500-70. Failure of the car rental limited line licensee to pay the license fee or to submit the required documents shall cause immediate suspension of the car rental limited line license. A car rental limited line license for rental companies may be voluntarily terminated by the car rental limited line licensee. The license fee shall not be refunded upon termination of the car rental limited line license by the car rental limited line licensee.
    (g-5) A business entity may be issued a limited lines producer license for credit life and credit accident and health insurance and other credit insurance policies approved or permitted by the Director, provided that:
        (1) application for the limited lines producer
    
license for credit insurance is made on a form specified by the Director;
        (2) the appointing insurance company has paid the
    
application fee amount required by the Director for the business entity's application; and
        (3) the business entity has designated an individual
    
with an in force limited license producer license issued under paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of this Section to be responsible for the business entity's compliance with the insurance laws and regulations of this State related to credit life and credit accident and health insurance and other credit insurance policies approved or permitted by the Director that are offered or sold by that business entity.
    Except as specifically authorized by paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of this Section or this subsection (g-5), a business entity holding a limited lines license under this subsection (g-5) may not advertise, represent, or otherwise hold itself or any of its employees out as licensed insurers, insurance producers, insurance agents, or insurance brokers.
    (h) A limited lines producer issued a license pursuant to this Section is not subject to the requirements of Section 500-30.
    (i) A limited lines producer license must contain the name, address and personal identification number of the licensee, the date the license was issued, general conditions relative to the license's expiration or termination, and any other information the Director considers proper. A limited line producer license, if applicable, must also contain the name and address of the appointing insurance company.
(Source: P.A. 98-159, eff. 8-2-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1165, eff. 6-1-15; 99-161, eff. 1-1-16.)

215 ILCS 5/500-105

    (215 ILCS 5/500-105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-105. Car rental limited line license for rental companies.
    (a) A rental company must obtain a producer license or obtain a car rental limited line license before offering or selling insurance in connection with and incidental to the rental of vehicles. The sale of the insurance may occur at the rental office or by preselection of coverage in a master, corporate, group rental, or individual agreement. The following general categories of coverage may be offered or sold:
        (1) personal accident insurance covering the risks of
    
travel including, but not limited to, accident and health insurance that provides coverage, as applicable, to renters and other rental vehicle occupants for accidental death or dismemberment and reimbursement for medical expenses resulting from an accident that occurs during the rental period;
        (2) liability insurance, including uninsured and
    
underinsured motorist coverage, that provides coverage, as applicable, to renters and other authorized drivers of rental vehicles for liability arising from the operation of the rental vehicle;
        (3) personal effects insurance that provides
    
coverage, as applicable, to renters and other vehicle occupants for the loss of, or damage to, personal effects that occurs during the rental period;
        (4) roadside assistance and emergency sickness
    
protection programs; and
        (5) any other travel or auto-related coverage that a
    
rental company offers in connection with and incidental to the rental of vehicles.
    (b) Insurance may not be offered by a car rental limited line producer pursuant to this Section unless:
        (1) the rental company has applied for and obtained a
    
car rental limited line license;
        (2) the rental period of the rental agreement does
    
not exceed 30 consecutive days;
        (3) at every rental location where rental agreements
    
are executed, brochures or other written materials are readily available to the prospective renter that:
            (A) summarize clearly and correctly, the material
        
terms of coverage offered to renters, including the identity of the insurer;
            (B) disclose that the coverage offered by the
        
rental company may provide a duplication of coverage already provided by a renter's personal automobile insurance policy, homeowner's insurance policy, personal liability insurance policy, or other source of coverage;
            (C) state that the purchase by the renter of the
        
kinds of coverage specified in this Section is not required in order to rent a vehicle; and
            (D) describe the process for filing a claim in
        
the event the renter elects to purchase coverage and in the event of a claim; and
        (4) evidence of coverage in the rental agreement is
    
disclosed to every renter who elects to purchase such coverage.
    (c) Car rental company franchisees must apply for a car rental limited line license independent of the franchisor if insurance provided pursuant to this Section is offered by the franchisee.
    (d) A car rental limited line license issued under this Section shall also authorize any employee of the car rental limited line licensee to act individually on behalf and under the supervision of the car rental limited line licensee with respect to the kinds of coverage specified in this Section.
    (e) A rental company licensed pursuant to this Section must conduct a training program in which employees being trained shall receive basic instruction about the kinds of coverage specified in this Section and offered for purchase by prospective renters of rental vehicles.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any rule adopted by the Director, a car rental limited line producer pursuant to this Section is not required to treat moneys collected from renters purchasing insurance when renting vehicles as funds received in a fiduciary capacity, provided that the charges for coverage shall be itemized and be ancillary to a rental transaction.
    (g) The sale of insurance not in conjunction with a rental transaction shall not be permitted.
    (h) A car rental limited line producer under this Section may not advertise, represent, or otherwise hold itself or any of its employees out as licensed insurers, insurance producers, insurance agents, or insurance brokers.
    (i) Direct commissions may not be paid to rental car company employees by the insurer or the customer purchasing insurance products. The rental car company may include insurance products in an overall employee performance compensation incentive program.
    (j) An application for a car rental limited line license must be made on a form specified by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-107

    (215 ILCS 5/500-107)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-107. Self-service storage facility limited line license for self-storage facilities.
    (a) Except as permitted by subsection (j) of this Section, a self-service storage facility must obtain a producer license or obtain a self-service storage facility limited line license before offering or selling insurance in connection with and incidental to the rental of storage space provided by a self-service storage facility. The sale of insurance may occur at the rental office or by preselection of coverage in a master, corporate, group rental, or individual agreement. The following general categories of coverage may be offered or sold:
        (1) insurance that provides hazard insurance coverage
    
to renters for the loss of, or damage to, tangible personal property in storage or in transit during the rental period; or
        (2) any other coverage the Director may approve as
    
meaningful and appropriate in connection with the rental of storage space.
    (b) Insurance may not be offered by a self-service storage limited line producer pursuant to this Section unless:
        (1) the self-service storage facility has applied for
    
and obtained a self-service storage facility limited line license;
        (2) at every rental location where rental agreements
    
are executed, brochures or other written materials are readily available to the prospective renter that:
            (A) summarize clearly and correctly the material
        
terms of coverage offered to renters, including the identity of the insurer;
            (B) disclose that the coverage offered by the
        
self-service storage facility may provide a duplication of coverage already provided by the renter's personal homeowner's insurance policy, automobile insurance policy, personal liability insurance policy, or other source of coverage;
            (C) state that the purchase by the renter of the
        
kinds of coverage specified in this Section is not required in order to rent storage space; and
            (D) describe the process for filing a claim in
        
the event the consumer elects to purchase coverage and in the event of a claim; and
        (3) evidence of coverage is provided to each renter
    
who elects to purchase the coverage.
    (c) A self-service storage facility limited line license issued under this Section shall also authorize any employee of the self-service storage facility limited line licensee to act individually on behalf and under the supervision of the self-service storage facility limited line licensee with respect to the kinds of coverage specified in this Section.
    (d) A self-service storage facility licensed pursuant to this Section must conduct a training program in which employees being trained shall receive basic instruction about the kinds of coverage specified in this Section and offered for purchase by prospective renters of storage space.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any rule adopted by the Director, a self-service storage facility limited line producer pursuant to this Section is not required to treat moneys collected from renters purchasing insurance when renting storage space as funds received in a fiduciary capacity, provided that the charges for coverage shall be itemized and ancillary to a rental transaction.
    (f) The sale of insurance not in conjunction with a rental transaction shall not be permitted.
    (g) A self-service storage facility limited line producer under this Section may not advertise, represent, or otherwise hold itself or any of its employees out as licensed insurers, insurance producers, insurance agents, or insurance brokers.
    (h) Direct commissions may not be paid to self-service storage facility employees by the insurer or the customer purchasing insurance products. The self-service storage facility may include insurance products in an overall employee performance compensation incentive program.
    (i) An application for a self-service storage facility limited line license must be made on a form specified by the Director.
    (j) Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit an unlicensed person from enrolling, issuing, or otherwise distributing certificates of insurance under a group master policy lawfully issued in this or another state when:
        (1) the enrollment or distribution is by an employee
    
of the group master policyholder;
        (2) no commission is paid for such enrollment or
    
distribution;
        (3) the distribution is incidental and ancillary to
    
the primary rental business of the group master policyholder; and
        (4) the group master policy is sold to the group
    
master policyholder by a licensed producer.
    (k) Nothing in this Section applies to or affects common carriers regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-288, eff. 1-1-04.)

215 ILCS 5/500-108

    (215 ILCS 5/500-108)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-108. Travel insurance business entity license.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Offering and disseminating" means the following:
        (1) Providing information to a prospective or current
    
policyholder on behalf of a limited lines travel insurance entity, including brochures, buyer guides, descriptions of coverage, and price.
        (2) Referring specific questions regarding coverage
    
features and benefits from a prospective or current policyholder to a limited lines travel insurance entity.
        (3) Disseminating and processing applications for
    
coverage, coverage selection forms, or other similar forms in response to a request from a prospective or current policyholder.
        (4) Collecting premiums from a prospective or current
    
policyholder on behalf of a limited lines travel insurance entity.
        (5) Receiving and recording information from a
    
policyholder to share with a limited lines travel insurance entity.
    "Travel insurance business entity" means a licensed insurance producer designated by an insurer as set forth in subsection (i) of this Section.
    "Travel retailer" means a business organization that makes, arranges, or offers travel services and, with respect to travel insurance, is limited to offering and disseminating as defined in this Section, unless otherwise licensed under subsection (c) of this Section.
    (b) The Director may issue to a travel insurance business entity that registers travel retailers under its license as described in paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this Section a producer license as provided in paragraph (6) of subsection (a) of Section 500-35 of this Code. A travel insurance business entity license issued under this Section shall also authorize any employee of the travel insurance business entity to act individually on behalf and under the supervision of the travel insurance business entity licensee with respect to the coverage specified in this Section. Each travel insurance business entity licensed under this Section shall pay the Department a fee of $500 for its initial license and $500 for each renewal license, payable on May 31 annually.
    (c) The Director may issue to a travel retailer a limited lines producer license. A travel retailer license issued under this Section shall also authorize any employee of the travel retailer limited line licensee to act individually on behalf and under the supervision of the travel retailer limited line licensee with respect to the coverage specified in this Section.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a travel retailer may do the limited activities of offering and disseminating travel insurance on behalf of and under the license of a supervising travel insurance business entity if the following conditions are met:
        (1) the travel insurance business entity or travel
    
retailer provides to purchasers of travel insurance:
            (A) a description of the material terms or the
        
actual material terms of the insurance coverage;
            (B) a description of the process for filing a
        
claim;
            (C) a description of the review or
        
cancellation process for the travel insurance policy; and
            (D) the identity and contact information of
        
the insurer and travel insurance business entity;
        (2) at the time of licensure, the travel insurance
    
business entity shall establish and maintain a register on a form prescribed by the Director of each travel retailer that offers travel insurance on the travel insurance business entity's behalf; the register shall be maintained and updated continuously by the travel insurance business entity and shall include the name, address, and contact information of the travel retailer and an officer or person who directs or controls the travel retailer's operations and the travel retailer's federal tax identification number; the travel insurance business entity shall submit the register to the Director annually on a form and in a manner approved by the Director; the limited lines producer shall also certify that the travel retailer personnel who is offering and disseminating insurance under the travel retailer's registration complies with 18 U.S.C. 1033;
        (3) the travel insurance business entity has
    
designated one of its employees as a licensed individual producer (a designated responsible producer or DRP) responsible for the travel insurance business entity's and its travel retailer's compliance with the travel insurance laws, rules, and regulations of the State;
        (4) the travel insurance business entity has paid all
    
applicable insurance producer licensing fees as set forth in this Code; and
        (5) the travel insurance business entity requires
    
each employee and authorized representative of the travel retailer whose duties include offering and disseminating travel insurance to receive a program of instruction or training that shall be subject to review by the Director; the training material shall, at a minimum, contain instructions on the types of insurance offered, ethical sales practices, and required disclosures to prospective customers.
    (e) Any travel retailer offering or disseminating travel insurance shall make available to prospective purchasers brochures or other written materials that:
        (1) provide the identity and contact information of
    
the insurer and the travel insurance business entity;
        (2) explain that the purchase of travel insurance is
    
not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the travel retailer; and
        (3) explain that an unlicensed travel retailer is
    
permitted to provide general information about the insurance offered by the travel retailer, including a description of the coverage and price, but is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered by the travel retailer or to evaluate the adequacy of the customer's existing insurance coverage.
    (f) A travel retailer's employee or authorized representative who is not licensed as an insurance producer may not:
        (1) evaluate or interpret the technical terms,
    
benefits, and conditions of the offered travel insurance coverage;
        (2) evaluate or provide advice concerning a
    
prospective purchaser's existing insurance coverage; or
        (3) hold himself, herself, or itself out as a
    
licensed insurer, licensed producer, or insurance expert.
    (g) A travel retailer whose insurance-related activities, and those of its employees and authorized representatives, are limited to offering and disseminating travel insurance on behalf of and under the direction of a travel insurance business entity meeting the conditions stated in this Section is authorized to do so and receive related compensation upon registration by the travel insurance business entity as described in paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this Section.
    (h) Travel insurance may be provided under an individual policy or under a group or master policy.
    (i) As the insurer designee, the travel insurance business entity is responsible for the acts of the travel retailer that is registered under its license.
    (j) Any entity that violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to all appropriate regulatory action as set forth in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-1165, eff. 6-1-15.)

215 ILCS 5/500-110

    (215 ILCS 5/500-110)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-110. Regulatory examinations.
    (a) The Director may examine any applicant for or holder of an insurance producer license, limited line producer license or temporary insurance producer license or any business entity.
    (b) All persons being examined, as well as their officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producers, and temporary insurance producers must provide to the Director convenient and free access, at all reasonable hours at their offices, to all books, records, documents, and other papers relating to the persons' insurance business affairs. The officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producers, temporary insurance producers, and employees must facilitate and aid the Director in the examinations as much as it is in their power to do so.
    (c) The Director may designate an examiner or examiners to conduct any examination under this Section. The Director or his or her designee may administer oaths and examine under oath any individual relative to the business of the person being examined.
    (d) The examiners designated by the Director under this Section may make reports to the Director. A report alleging substantive violations of this Article or any rules prescribed by the Director must be in writing and be based upon facts ascertained from the books, records, documents, papers, and other evidence obtained by the examiners or from sworn or affirmed testimony of or written affidavits from the person's officers, directors, insurance producers, limited lines producer, temporary insurance producers, or employees or other individuals, as given to the examiners. The report of an examination must be verified by the examiners.
    (e) If a report is made, the Director must either deliver a duplicate of the report to the person being examined or send the duplicate by certified or registered mail to the person's address of record. The Director shall afford the person an opportunity to demand a hearing with reference to the facts and other evidence contained in the report. The person may request a hearing within 14 calendar days after he or she receives the duplicate of the examination report by giving the Director written notice of that request, together with a written statement of the person's objections to the report. The Director must, if requested to do so, conduct a hearing in accordance with Sections 402 and 403 of this Code. The Director must issue a written order based upon the examination report and upon the hearing, if a hearing is held, within 90 days after the report is filed, or within 90 days after the hearing if a hearing is held. If the report is refused or otherwise undeliverable, or a hearing is not requested in a timely fashion, the right to a hearing is waived. After the hearing or the expiration of the time period in which a person may request a hearing, if the examination reveals that the person is operating in violation of any law, rule, or prior order, the Director in the written order may require the person to take any action the Director considers necessary or appropriate in accordance with the report or examination hearing. The order is subject to review under the Administrative Review Law.
    (f) The Director may adopt reasonable rules to further the purposes of this Section.
    (g) A person who violates or aids and abets any violation of a written order issued under this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and his or her license may be revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 500-70 of this Article and he or she may be subjected to a civil penalty of not more than $20,000.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

215 ILCS 5/500-115

    (215 ILCS 5/500-115)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-115. Financial responsibilities.
    (a) Any money that an insurance producer, limited line producer, temporary insurance producer, business entity, or surplus line producer receives for soliciting, negotiating, effecting, procuring, renewing, continuing, or binding policies of insurance shall be held in a fiduciary capacity and shall not be misappropriated, converted, or improperly withheld. An insurance company that delivers to any insurance producer in this State a policy or contract for insurance pursuant to the application or request of an insurance producer, authorizes the producer to collect or receive on its behalf payment of any premium that is due on the policy or contract for insurance at the time of its issuance or delivery and any premium that becomes due on the policy or contract not more than 90 days thereafter.
    (b) An insurer that issues a policy of insurance shall be deemed to have received payment of the premium if the insured paid any insurance producer requesting the coverage. The insurer shall be responsible to the insured for any return premium.
    (c) In the case of open accounts receivable with the balance payable to an insurance producer within a specified period of 90 days or less, where the balance is not fully paid within that period, a late charge not exceeding 1.5% per month may be added by the insurance producer to the unpaid balance to induce payment of the premium.
    (d) If an insurance producer or surplus line producer knowingly misappropriates or converts to his or her own use or illegally withholds fiduciary moneys in the amount of $150 or less, he or she is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for subsequent conversions, misappropriations, and withholdings of that nature. If an insurance producer or surplus line producer knowingly misappropriates or converts to his or her own use or illegally withholds premiums in excess of $150, he or she is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-120

    (215 ILCS 5/500-120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-120. Conflicts of interest; inactive status.
    (a) A person, partnership, association, or corporation licensed by the Department who, due to employment with any unit of government that would cause a conflict of interest with the holding of that license, notifies the Director in writing on forms prescribed by the Department and, subject to rules of the Department, makes payment of applicable licensing renewal fees, may elect to place the license on an inactive status.
    (b) A licensee whose license is on inactive status may have the license restored by making application to the Department on such form as may be prescribed by the Department. The application must be accompanied with a fee of $100 plus the current applicable license fee.
    (c) A license may be placed on inactive status for a 2-year period, and upon request, the inactive status may be extended for a successive 2-year period not to exceed a cumulative 4-year inactive period. After a license has been on inactive status for 4 years or more, the licensee must meet all of the standards required of a new applicant before the license may be restored to active status.
    (d) If requests for inactive status are not renewed as set forth in subsection (c), the license will be taken off the inactive status and the license will lapse immediately.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02; 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

215 ILCS 5/500-125

    (215 ILCS 5/500-125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-125. Controlled business.
    (a) An insurance producer license may not be granted or extended to any person if the Director has reasonable cause to believe:
        (1) that during either of the 2 calendar years
    
immediately preceding the extension date of the license the aggregate amount of premiums on insurance represented by controlled business exceeded the aggregate amount of premiums on all other insurance business of the licensee; or
        (2) that during the 12-month period immediately
    
following the issuance or extension of the license, if so issued or extended, the aggregate amount of premiums on controlled business would exceed the aggregate amount of premiums on all other insurance business of the applicant or licensee.
    (b) Controlled business means insurance procured or to be procured by or through the person upon:
        (1) his own life, person, property or risks, or those
    
of his spouse; or
        (2) the life, person, property, or risks of his
    
employer or his own business.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-130

    (215 ILCS 5/500-130)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-130. Bond required of insurance producers.
    (a) An insurance producer who places insurance either directly or indirectly with an insurer with which the insurance producer does not have an agent contact must maintain in force while licensed a bond in favor of the people of the State of Illinois executed by an authorized surety company and payable to any party injured under the terms of the bond. The bond shall be continuous in form and in the amount of $2,500 or 5% of the premiums brokered in the previous calendar year, whichever is greater, but not to exceed $50,000 total aggregate liability. The bond shall be conditioned upon full accounting and due payment to the person or company entitled thereto, of funds coming into the insurance producer's possession as an incident to insurance transactions under the license or surplus line insurance transactions under the license as a surplus line producer.
    (b) Authorized insurance producers of a business entity may meet the requirements of this Section with a bond in the name of the business entity, continuous in form, and in the amounts set forth in subsection (a) of this Section. Insurance producers may meet the requirements of this Section with a bond in the name of an association. An individual producer remains responsible for assuring that a producer bond is in effect and is for the correct amount. The association must have been in existence for 5 years, have common membership, and been formed for a purpose other than obtaining a bond.
    (c) The surety may cancel the bond and be released from further liability thereunder upon 30 days' written notice in advance to the principal. The cancellation does not affect any liability incurred or accrued under the bond before the termination of the 30-day period.
    (d) The producer's license may be revoked if the producer acts without a bond that is required under this Section.
    (e) If a party injured under the terms of the bond requests the producer to provide the name of the surety and the bond number, the producer must provide the information within 3 working days after receiving the request.
    (f) An association may meet the requirements of this Section for all of its members with a bond in the name of the association that is continuous in form and in the amounts set forth in subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-135

    (215 ILCS 5/500-135)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-135. Fees.
    (a) The fees required by this Article are as follows:
        (1) a fee of $180 for a person who is a resident of
    
Illinois, and $250 for a person who is not a resident of Illinois, payable once every 2 years for an insurance producer license;
        (2) a fee of $50 for the issuance of a temporary
    
insurance producer license;
        (3) a fee of $150 payable once every 2 years for a
    
business entity;
        (4) an annual $50 fee for a limited line producer
    
license issued under items (1) through (8) of subsection (a) of Section 500-100;
        (5) a $50 application fee for the processing of a
    
request to take the written examination for an insurance producer license;
        (6) an annual registration fee of $1,000 for
    
registration of an education provider;
        (7) a certification fee of $50 for each certified
    
pre-licensing or continuing education course and an annual fee of $20 for renewing the certification of each such course;
        (8) a fee of $180 for a person who is a resident of
    
Illinois, and $250 for a person who is not a resident of Illinois, payable once every 2 years for a car rental limited line license;
        (9) a fee of $200 payable once every 2 years for a
    
limited lines license other than the licenses issued under items (1) through (8) of subsection (a) of Section 500-100, a car rental limited line license, or a self-service storage facility limited line license;
        (10) a fee of $50 payable once every 2 years for a
    
self-service storage facility limited line license.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided, all fees paid to and collected by the Director under this Section shall be paid promptly after receipt thereof, together with a detailed statement of such fees, into a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Insurance Producer Administration Fund. The moneys deposited into the Insurance Producer Administration Fund may be used only for payment of the expenses of the Department in the execution, administration, and enforcement of the insurance laws of this State, and shall be appropriated as otherwise provided by law for the payment of those expenses with first priority being any expenses incident to or associated with the administration and enforcement of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 98-159, eff. 8-2-13.)

215 ILCS 5/500-140

    (215 ILCS 5/500-140)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-140. Injunctive relief. A person required to be licensed under this Article but failing to obtain a valid and current license under this Article constitutes a public nuisance. The Director may report the failure to obtain a license to the Attorney General, whose duty it is to apply forthwith by complaint on relation of the Director in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, for injunctive relief in the circuit court of the county where the failure to obtain a license occurred to enjoin that person from failing to obtain a license. Upon the filing of a verified petition in the court, the court, if satisfied by affidavit or otherwise that the person is required to have a license and does not have a valid and current license, may enter a temporary restraining order without notice or bond, enjoining the defendant from acting in any capacity that requires such license. A copy of the verified complaint shall be served upon the defendant, and the proceedings shall thereafter be conducted as in other civil cases. If it is established that the defendant has been, or is engaged in any unlawful practice, the court may enter an order or judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant from further engaging in such practice. In all proceedings brought under this Section, the court, in its discretion, may apportion the costs among the parties, including the cost of filing the complaint, service of process, witness fees and expenses, court reporter charges, and reasonable attorney fees. In case of the violation of any injunctive order entered under the provisions of this Section, the court may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. The injunctive relief available under this Section is in addition to and not in lieu of all other penalties and remedies provided in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-145

    (215 ILCS 5/500-145)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-145. Rules. The Director may, in accordance with Section 401 of this Code, promulgate reasonable rules as are necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-150

    (215 ILCS 5/500-150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-150. Severability. The provisions of this Article are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/500-155

    (215 ILCS 5/500-155)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 500-155. Disclosure. A policy the solicitation of which involves an insurance producer, limited insurance representative, or temporary insurance producer must identify the name of the producer, representative, or firm. An individual life or accident and health application and a master policy application for life or accident and health group coverages must bear the name and signature of the licensee who solicited and wrote the application.
(Source: P.A. 97-207, eff. 7-28-11.)

215 ILCS 5/500.1

    (215 ILCS 5/500.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.47-1)
    Sec. 500.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-334. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/501.2

    (215 ILCS 5/501.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.48-2)
    Sec. 501.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-801. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)