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INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 5/) Illinois Insurance Code.

215 ILCS 5/504.1

    (215 ILCS 5/504.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.51-1)
    Sec. 504.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1299. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/505.1

    (215 ILCS 5/505.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.52-1)
    Sec. 505.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/505.2

    (215 ILCS 5/505.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.52-2)
    Sec. 505.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-905. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/506.1

    (215 ILCS 5/506.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.53-1)
    Sec. 506.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1299. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/507.1

    (215 ILCS 5/507.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.54-1)
    Sec. 507.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-313. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/507.2

    (215 ILCS 5/507.2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 507.2. 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 registered firm or furnished by the insured to the insurer or any agent, contractor, or representative of the insurer.
    For purposes of this Section only, a registered firm 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 registered firm. 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 registered firm.
    (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 registered firm 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 registered firm. 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 registered firm. 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 registered firm, this Section shall not apply:
        (1) when the insured requests either orally or in
    
writing that another registered firm obtain quotes for insurance from another insurance company or when the insured requests in writing individually or through another registered firm, 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 registered firm 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
    
registered firm, 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 registered firm 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 registered firm 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, registered firm, 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 the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 92-5, eff. 6-1-01.)

215 ILCS 5/508.1

    (215 ILCS 5/508.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.55-1)
    Sec. 508.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-334. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/508.2

    (215 ILCS 5/508.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.55-2)
    Sec. 508.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/509.1

    (215 ILCS 5/509.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.56-1)
    Sec. 509.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/510.2

    (215 ILCS 5/510.2) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.57-2)
    Sec. 510.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-234, eff. 1-1-00. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/511.1

    (215 ILCS 5/511.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-1)
    Sec. 511.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-548. Repealed by P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.25

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.25 heading)
ARTICLE XXXI 1/4. THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATORS
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)

215 ILCS 5/511.100

    (215 ILCS 5/511.100) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-100)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.100. Purpose. The purpose of this Article is to recognize and provide reasonable public supervision and licensing of persons who provide administrative services in connection with insurance or alternatives to insurance.
(Source: P.A. 84-887.)

215 ILCS 5/511.101

    (215 ILCS 5/511.101) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-101)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.101. Definitions. For the purpose of this Article:
    (a) "Administrator" means any person who on behalf of a plan sponsor or insurer receives or collects charges, contributions or premiums for, or adjusts or settles claims on residents of this State in connection with any type of life or accident or health benefit provided through or as an alternative to insurance within the scope of Class 1(a), 1(b) or 2(a) of Section 4 of the Illinois Insurance Code, other than any of the following:
        (1) A corporation, association, trust or partnership
    
which is administering a plan (i) on behalf of the employees of such corporation, association, trust or partnership or (ii) for the employees of one or more subsidiaries or affiliated corporations or affiliated associations, trusts or partnerships;
        (2) A union administering a plan for its members;
        (3) A plan sponsor administering its own plan;
        (4) An insurer to the extent regulated by the
    
Illinois Insurance Code;
        (5) A producer licensed in this State whose insurance
    
activities are limited to the scope of such license;
        (6) A trust and its trustees and employees acting
    
pursuant to its trust agreement established in conformity with 29 U.S.C. 186;
        (7) A person who adjusts or settles claims in the
    
normal course of such person's practice or employment as an attorney-at-law, and who does not collect contributions or premiums in connection with life or accident or health coverage;
        (8) A person who administers only self-insured
    
workers' compensation plans, or single employer self insured life or accident or health benefit plans;
        (9) A credit card issuing company which advances for
    
and collects premiums or charges from its credit card holders who have authorized such collection, if such company does not adjust or settle claims;
        (10) A creditor on behalf of its debtors with respect
    
to insurance covering a debt between the creditor and its debtors.
    (b) "Covered Individual" means any individual eligible for life or accident or health benefits under a plan.
    (c) "Contributions" means any money charged a covered individual, plan sponsor or other entity to fund the self-insured portion of any plan in accordance with written provisions of the plan or contracts of insurance. Contributions shall include administrative fees charged to a covered individual. Administrative fee means any compensation paid by a covered individual for services performed by the administrator.
    (d) "Premiums" means any money charged a covered individual, plan sponsor or other entity to provide life or accident or health insurance under a plan. The term premium shall include amounts paid by or charged to a covered individual plan sponsor or other entity for stop loss or excess insurance.
    (e) "Charges" means any compensation paid by a plan sponsor or insurer for services performed by the administrator.
    (f) "Administrator Trust Fund", hereinafter referred to as "ATF", means a special fiduciary account established and maintained by an administrator pursuant to Section 511.112 in which contributions and premiums are deposited.
    (g) "Claims Administration Services Account", hereinafter referred to as "CASA", means a special fiduciary account established and maintained by an administrator pursuant to Section 511.112 of this Code from which claims and claims adjustment expenses are disbursed.
    (h) "Plan Sponsor" means any person other than an insurer, who establishes or maintains a plan covering residents of this State, including but not limited to plans established or maintained by 2 or more employers or jointly by one or more employers and one or more employee organizations, the association, committee, joint board of trustees, or other similar group of representatives of the parties who establish or maintain the plan.
    Provided, however, that "Plan Sponsor" shall not include:
        (1) The employer in the case of a plan established or
    
maintained by a single employer; or
        (2) The employee organization in the case of a plan
    
established or maintained by an employee organization.
    No plan sponsor covered in whole by provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) shall be covered by any of the provisions of this Act to the extent that such provisions are inconsistent with or in conflict with any provisions of ERISA as now or hereafter amended.
    (i) "Financial Institution" means any federal or state chartered bank or savings and loan institution which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC).
    (j) "Plan" means any plan, fund or program established or maintained by a plan sponsor or insurer to the extent that such plan, fund or program was established or is maintained to provide through insurance or alternatives to insurance any type of life or accident or health benefit within the scope of Class 1(a), 1(b) or 2(a) of Section 4 of the Illinois Insurance Code.
    (k) "Insurer" means any person who transacts insurance or health care service business authorized under the laws of this State.
    (l) "Quasi-resident" means a nonresident licensee who produces 50% or more of his contributions and premium volume during a calendar year from residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

215 ILCS 5/511.102

    (215 ILCS 5/511.102) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-102)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.102. License required.
    (a) No person may act as or hold himself out to be an administrator after July 1, 1986 unless duly licensed in accordance with this Article. An administrator doing business in this State on July 1, 1986 shall apply for a license within 90 days thereafter.
    (b) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, any person violating subsection (a) above is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 84-887.)

215 ILCS 5/511.103

    (215 ILCS 5/511.103) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-103)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.103. Application. The applicant for a license shall file with the Director an application upon a form prescribed by the Director, which shall include or have attached the following:
        (1) The names, addresses and official positions of
    
the individuals who are responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the administrator, including but not limited to all members of the board of directors, board of trustees, executive committee, or other governing board or committee, the principal officers in the case of a corporation or the partners in the case of a partnership; and
        (2) A non-refundable filing fee of $200 which shall
    
become the initial administrator license fee should the Director issue an administrator license.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

215 ILCS 5/511.104

    (215 ILCS 5/511.104) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-104)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.104. Bond requirements for administrators.
    (a) Every applicant for an administrator's license shall file with the application and shall thereafter maintain in force while so licensed, a fidelity bond in favor of the people of the State of Illinois executed by a surety company and payable to any party injured under the terms of the bond. The bond shall be continuous in form and in one of the following amounts:
        (1) For an administrator which maintains an ATF but
    
does not maintain a CASA, the greater of $50,000 or 5% of contributions and premiums projected to be received or collected in the ATF for the forthcoming plan year from Illinois residents, but not to exceed $1,000,000;
        (2) For an administrator which maintains a CASA but
    
does not maintain an ATF, the greater of $50,000 or 5% of the claims and claim expenses projected to be held in the CASA for the forthcoming year to pay claims and claim expenses for Illinois residents, but not to exceed $1,000,000;
        (3) For an administrator which maintains both an ATF
    
and a CASA, the greater of the amounts in subparagraphs (1) or (2) above, but not to exceed $1,000,000.
    Such bond is required of an administrator who maintains or should maintain funds in a fiduciary capacity as set forth in Section 511.112 of this Code unless the administrator is contracted with the insurer as an administrator and if the plan is fully insured by the insurer on whose behalf the funds are held.
    (b) Such bond shall remain in force and effect until the surety is released from liability by the Director or until the bond is cancelled by the surety. The surety may cancel the bond and be released from further liability thereunder upon 30 days' written notice in advance to the Director. Such cancellation shall not affect any liability incurred or accrued thereunder before the termination of the 30-day period. Upon receipt of any notice of cancellation, the Director shall immediately notify the licensee.
    (c) The license required by Section 511.102 shall automatically terminate if the bond required by this Section is not in force. Within 30 days thereafter, the administrator shall return the license to the Director for cancellation.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

215 ILCS 5/511.105

    (215 ILCS 5/511.105) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-105)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.105. License.
    (a) The Director shall cause a license to be issued to each applicant that has demonstrated to the Director's satisfaction compliance with the requirements of this Article.
    (b) Each administrator license shall remain in effect as long as the holder of the license maintains in force and effect the bond required by Section 511.104 and pays the annual fee of $200 prior to the anniversary date of the license, unless the license is revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 511.107.
    (c) Each license shall contain the name, business address and identification number of the licensee, the date the license was issued and any other information the Director considers proper.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

215 ILCS 5/511.106

    (215 ILCS 5/511.106) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.58-106)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 511.106. Administrator requirements.
    (a) Each administrator shall identify to the Director any ownership interest or affiliation of any kind with any plan sponsor or insurer responsible directly or through reinsurance for providing benefits to any plan for which it provides services as an administrator.
    (b) An administrator shall provide services as an administrator pursuant to a written agreement. The written agreement shall be between the administrator and the plan sponsor or insurer and shall be retained as part of the official records of the administrator for the duration of said agreement and for 5 years thereafter.
    (c) An administrator shall maintain in its principal office for the duration of the written agreement with any plan sponsor or insurer and for 5 years thereafter adequate books and records of all transactions involving a plan sponsor or insurer and covered individuals or beneficiaries. Such books and records shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted standards of business recordkeeping. An administrator is not required to maintain copies of books and records if such originals are returned to the plan sponsor or insurer prior to the end of such 5 year period. The administrator shall maintain evidence of the return of the originals for the balance of the 5 year period.
    (d) The administrator shall file with the Director the names and addresses of the insurers and plan sponsors with whom the administrator has written agreements. If an insurer or plan sponsor does not assume or bear the risk, the administrator must disclose the name and address of the ultimate risk bearer. This filing requirement shall apply to the initial application for an administrator's license and the renewal of such license.
    (e) An administrator shall use only advertising pertaining to the plan which has been approved in advance by the plan sponsor or insurer.
    (f) Upon receipt of instructions from the plan sponsor or insurer, an administrator shall deliver promptly to covered individuals or beneficiaries all policies, certificate booklets, termination notices or other written communications.
    (g) An administrator shall not receive compensation from a plan sponsor or insurer which is contingent upon the loss ratio of the plan. This subsection shall not, however, prevent the administrator from engaging in cost containment activities with a plan sponsor or insurer.
    (h) An administrator shall not receive from any plan sponsor, insurer, covered individual or beneficiary under a plan any compensation or other payments except as expressly set forth in the written agreement between the administrator and the plan sponsor or insurer.
    (i) Upon request of the Director, an administrator shall make available for examination, either in the City of Springfield or at the licensee's principal place of business, all basic organizational documents including but not limited to articles of incorporation, articles of association, partnership agreement, trade name certificate, trust agreement, shareholder agreement and other applicable documents and all amendments thereto, bylaws, rules and regulations or similar documents regulating the conduct of its internal affairs.
(Source: P.A. 84-887.)