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INSURANCE
(215 ILCS 5/) Illinois Insurance Code.

215 ILCS 5/512-4

    (215 ILCS 5/512-4) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-4)
    Sec. 512-4. Registration. All third party prescription programs and administrators doing business in the State shall register with the Director of Insurance. The Director shall promulgate regulations establishing criteria for registration in accordance with the terms of this Article. The Director may by rule establish an annual registration fee for each third party administrator.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/512-5

    (215 ILCS 5/512-5) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-5)
    Sec. 512-5. Fiduciary and Bonding Requirements. A third party prescription program administrator shall (1) establish and maintain a fiduciary account, separate and apart from any and all other accounts, for the receipt and disbursement of funds for reimbursement of providers of services under the program, or (2) post, or cause to be posted, a bond of indemnity in an amount equal to not less than 10% of the total estimated annual reimbursements under the program.
    The establishment of such fiduciary accounts and bonds shall be consistent with applicable State law. If a bond of indemnity is posted, it shall be held by the Director of Insurance for the benefit and indemnification of the providers of services under the third party prescription program.
    An administrator who operates more than one third party prescription program may establish and maintain a separate fiduciary account or bond of indemnity for each such program, or may operate and maintain a consolidated fiduciary account or bond of indemnity for all such programs.
    The requirements of this Section do not apply to any third party prescription program administered by or on behalf of any insurance company, Health Care Service Plan Corporation or Pharmaceutical Service Plan Corporation authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/512-6

    (215 ILCS 5/512-6) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-6)
    Sec. 512-6. Notice. Notice of any change in the terms of a third party prescription program, including but not limited to drugs covered, reimbursement rates, co-payments, and dosage quantity, shall be given to each enrolled pharmacy at least 30 days prior to the time it becomes effective.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/512-7

    (215 ILCS 5/512-7) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-7)
    Sec. 512-7. Contractual provisions.
    (a) Any agreement or contract entered into in this State between the administrator of a program and a pharmacy shall include a statement of the method and amount of reimbursement to the pharmacy for services rendered to persons enrolled in the program, the frequency of payment by the program administrator to the pharmacy for those services, and a method for the adjudication of complaints and the settlement of disputes between the contracting parties.
    (b)(1) A program shall provide an annual period of at
    
least 30 days during which any pharmacy licensed under the Pharmacy Practice Act may elect to participate in the program under the program terms for at least one year.
        (2) If compliance with the requirements of this
    
subsection (b) would impair any provision of a contract between a program and any other person, and if the contract provision was in existence before January 1, 1990, then immediately after the expiration of those contract provisions the program shall comply with the requirements of this subsection (b).
        (3) This subsection (b) does not apply if:
            (A) the program administrator is a licensed
        
health maintenance organization that owns or controls a pharmacy and that enters into an agreement or contract with that pharmacy in accordance with subsection (a); or
            (B) the program administrator is a licensed
        
health maintenance organization that is owned or controlled by another entity that also owns or controls a pharmacy, and the administrator enters into an agreement or contract with that pharmacy in accordance with subsection (a).
            (4) This subsection (b) shall be inoperative
        
after October 31, 1992.
    (c) The program administrator shall cause to be issued an identification card to each person enrolled in the program. The identification card shall include:
        (1) the name of the individual enrolled in the
    
program; and
        (2) an expiration date if required under the
    
contractual arrangement or agreement between a provider of pharmaceutical services and prescription drug products and the third party prescription program administrator.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)

215 ILCS 5/512-8

    (215 ILCS 5/512-8) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-8)
    Sec. 512-8. Cancellation procedures. (a) The administrator of a program shall notify all pharmacies enrolled in the program of any cancellation of the coverage of benefits of any group enrolled in the program at least 30 days prior to the effective date of such cancellation. However, if the administrator of a program is not notified at least 45 days prior to the effective date of such cancellation, the administrator shall notify all pharmacies enrolled in the program of the cancellation as soon as practicable after having received notice.
    (b) When a program is terminated, all persons enrolled therein shall be so notified, and the employer shall make every reasonable effort to gain possession of any plan identification cards in such persons' possession.
    (c) Any person who intentionally uses a program identification card to obtain services from a pharmacy after having received notice of the cancellation of his benefits shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Persons shall be liable to the program administrator for all monies paid by the program administrator for any services received pursuant to any improper use of the identification card.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/512-9

    (215 ILCS 5/512-9) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-9)
    Sec. 512-9. Denial of Payment. (a) No administrator shall deny payment to any pharmacy for covered pharmaceutical services or prescription drug products rendered as a result of the misuse, fraudulent or illegal use of an identification card unless such identification card had expired, been noticeably altered, or the pharmacy was notified of the cancellation of such card. In lieu of notifying pharmacies which have a common ownership, the administrator may notify a party designated by the pharmacy to receive such notice, in which case, notification shall not become effective until 5 calendar days after the designee receives notification.
    (b) No program administrator may withhold any payment to any pharmacy for covered pharmaceutical services or prescription drug products beyond the time period specified in the payment schedule provisions of the agreement, except for individual claims for payment which have been returned to the pharmacy as incomplete or illegible. Such returned claims shall be paid if resubmitted by the pharmacy to the program administrator with the appropriate corrections made.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/512-10

    (215 ILCS 5/512-10) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-10)
    Sec. 512-10. Failure to Register. Any third party prescription program or administrator which operates without a certificate of registration or fails to register with the Director and pay the fee prescribed by this Article shall be construed to be an unauthorized insurer as defined in Article VII of this Code and shall be subject to all penalties contained therein.
    The provisions of the Article shall apply to all new programs established on or after January 1, 1983. Existing programs shall comply with the provisions of this Article on the anniversary date of the programs that occurs on or after January 1, 1983.
(Source: P.A. 82-1005.)

215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.75

 
    (215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.75 heading)
ARTICLE XXXI 3/4 PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTERS
AND REGISTERED FIRMS
(Article scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)

215 ILCS 5/512.51

    (215 ILCS 5/512.51) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-51)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.51. Scope of Article. This Article shall apply to all Public Insurance Adjusters and Registered Firms as defined in Section 512.52.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

215 ILCS 5/512.52

    (215 ILCS 5/512.52) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-52)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.52. Definitions. As used in this Article unless the context clearly otherwise requires:
    (a) "Adjusting insurance claims" means representing an insured with an insurer for compensation, and while representing that insured either negotiating values, damages, or depreciation, or applying the loss circumstances to insurance policy provisions.
    (b) "Public Insurance Adjuster" means a person engaged in the business of adjusting insurance claims who is licensed pursuant to this Article.
    (c) "Registered Firm" means a person registered with the Director under Section 512.57.
    (d) "Compensation" shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
        1. any assignment of insurance proceeds or a
    
percentage thereof;
        2. any agreement to make repairs for the amount of
    
the insurance proceeds payable;
        3. assertion of any lien against insurance proceeds
    
payable.
    (e) "Person" embraces both natural persons and business entities of whatever type.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.53

    (215 ILCS 5/512.53) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-53)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.53. License required.
    (a) No person may engage in the business of adjusting insurance claims, nor advertise, solicit or hold himself out to be in the business of adjusting insurance claims, solicit or hold himself out to be a Public Insurance Adjuster, nor attempt to obtain a contract for Public Adjusting services, unless licensed or registered in accordance with the provisions of this Article, except that the provisions of this paragraph do not apply to a person admitted to the practice of law in this State, to a licensed agent adjusting loss or damage under a policy within his control or to a marine surveyor or average adjuster.
    (b) In addition to any other penalty set forth in this Article, any person violating paragraph (a) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, and any person misappropriating or converting any monies collected as a Public Insurance Adjuster, whether licensed or not, shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) All contracts entered into by any person violating subsection (a) of this Section are void and invalid.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.54

    (215 ILCS 5/512.54) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-54)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.54. Application and examination.
    (a) Each application for a Public Insurance Adjuster license shall be made on a form specified by the Director. The application shall be signed by the applicant and shall contain the applicant's declaration, under penalty of refusal, suspension or revocation of the Public Insurance Adjuster license, that the statements made in the application are true, correct and complete to the best of the applicant's knowledge and belief. Before approving the application, the Director shall be satisfied that the applicant (1) is an individual at least 18 years of age, and (2) is competent, trustworthy and of good business reputation.
    (b) Applicants for a Public Insurance Adjuster licensee shall pass a written examination. The examination shall reasonably test the knowledge of the applicant concerning the applicable insurance laws and rules and regulations of the Director and the duties and responsibilities of a Public Insurance Adjuster. All examinations provided for by this Section shall be conducted under rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Director, and the Director may make such arrangements as may be appropriate, including contracting with an outside testing service for administering such examinations. Any charges assessed by any such testing service for administering such examinations shall be paid directly by the individual applicants.
    Each person subject to an examination shall at the time of request for examination enclose with the application a non-refundable application fee made payable to the Director as provided in Section 512.63, plus a separate remittance if applicable made payable to the designated testing service for the total of such fees as the testing service charges for each of the various services being requested by the applicant. In the event an applicant appears and fails to pass, such person shall not be entitled to any refund and shall be required to submit a new request for examination together with all of the requisite fees before being rescheduled at a later date.
    (c) An applicant who becomes a resident of this State and who has filed with the Director certification by a public official having supervision of Public Insurance Adjusters in the prior state of residency evidencing that the applicant has passed a written examination and has held a public insurance adjuster license in good standing for the prior 24 months is not required to complete the examination required by paragraph (b). However, the Director may require the applicant to take that portion of the examination pertaining to Illinois law and rules and regulations of the Director.
    (d) The Director may issue a Public Insurance Adjuster license to any applicant who is not an Illinois resident without an examination only if (1) the applicant holds a like license from his state of residence, and (2) the applicant's state of residence accepts Illinois residents for licensing, and (3) the state in which the applicant resides requires no examination of Illinois resident Public Insurance Adjusters, and (4) the public official having supervision of Public Insurance Adjusters in the applicant's state of residence certifies that the applicant has passed a written examination.
    (e) The Director may issue a Public Insurance Adjuster license to any applicant who is not an Illinois resident and who cannot meet the requirements of paragraph (d) if the applicant passes a written examination in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 84-832.)

215 ILCS 5/512.55

    (215 ILCS 5/512.55) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-55)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.55. Public Insurance Adjuster license.
    (a) The Director shall issue a Public Insurance Adjuster license to an applicant who has:
        (1) met the requirements of Section 512.54; and
        (2) paid the fee as set forth in Section 512.63; and
        (3) filed with the Director a bond as prescribed in
    
Section 512.56.
    (b) Every Public Insurance Adjuster license shall remain in effect for one year from the date of its issuance.
    (c) Each Public Insurance Adjuster license shall contain the name, business address, resident address and personal identification number of the Public Insurance Adjuster, the date of issue, general conditions relative to expiration or termination and any other information the Director considers proper.
    (d) The holder of a Public Insurance Adjuster license shall notify the Director, in writing, of a change of either business or residence address within 30 days of such change.
    (e) Each Public Insurance Adjuster license shall remain in effect as long as the holder of the license maintains in force and effect the bond required by Section 512.56 and pays the annual fee required by Section 512.63 by the date due as prescribed by the Director, unless the license is revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 512.61.
    The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.56

    (215 ILCS 5/512.56) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-56)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.56. Bonds. Every applicant for a Public Insurance Adjuster license shall file a bond, in a form approved by the Director and executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this State, in favor of the people of the State of Illinois and payable to any party injured under the terms of the bond. The bond shall be filed with the application for a Public Insurance Adjuster license and shall remain in force while the applicant is licensed. The bond shall be continuous in form and in the amount of $5,000. The bond shall be conditioned upon full accounting and due payment, to the person entitled thereto, of funds coming into the Public Insurance Adjuster's possession incident to a transaction under his license. The Director shall be notified by the surety company 30 days in advance of any cancellation of the bond. A Public Insurance Adjuster license shall automatically terminate when a bond is not in force.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

215 ILCS 5/512.57

    (215 ILCS 5/512.57) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-57)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.57. Registered Firms.
    (a) No person shall engage in the business of adjusting insurance claims unless such person is licensed pursuant to this Article and registered with the Director under subsection (b) of this Section.
    No Public Insurance Adjuster may form or participate in any association, partnership or other business entity for the purpose of engaging in the business of adjusting insurance claims, unless such business entity is registered with the Director under subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) To become a Registered Firm, a person must submit to the Director an application, on a form specified by the Director, and the fee required by Section 512.63. The Director may require any documents reasonably necessary to verify the information contained in the application.
    (c) Each Registered Firm must notify the Director, in writing, of any change in its business or residence address within 30 days of such change.
    (d) Each Registered Firm must notify the Director of each Public Insurance Adjuster who is a member, officer, director or employee of the Registered Firm, and report any changes in such status of any such Public Insurance Adjuster to the Director within 30 days thereof.
    (e) Each Registered Firm shall appoint one or more Public Insurance Adjusters who is an officer, director or member of the Firm to be responsible for the compliance of the Registered Firm with the laws of this State and the rules and regulations of the Director. The Registered Firm shall be responsible for the actions of its officers, directors, members and employees.
    (f) Each Registered Firm which, for any of the causes listed in Section 512.61, terminates its relationship with a Public Insurance Adjuster who is an officer, director, employee or member of the Registered Firm shall notify the Director, in writing, within 30 days of such termination of the specific reasons for such termination. The Registered Firm shall provide the Director with information, documents, records or statements pertaining to the termination. Any materials provided may be used by the Director in any action taken pursuant to Section 512.62. There shall be no liability on the part of, nor any cause of action against, the Director or the Registered Firm, or any authorized representative of either, for any statement made or materials provided pursuant to this paragraph.
    (g) The Director shall terminate any registration which does not comply with the requirements of this Article.
    (h) A registered firm may only be comprised of licensed Public Insurance Adjusters. All shareholders, officers, and directors of registered firms must be licensed pursuant to this Act. Any Public Insurance Adjuster who has a license that has been revoked, suspended, or not renewed, whether voluntarily or not, must withdraw from a registered firm within 30 days and give written notice of his or her resignation to the licensed firm within 30 days.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.58

    (215 ILCS 5/512.58) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-58)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.58. Rate schedules and contract forms.
    (a) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not provide services until a written contract with the insured has been executed, on a form filed with and approved by the Director. At the option of the insured, any such contract which is executed within 5 business days after conclusion of the loss-producing occurrence shall be voidable for 10 days after execution. The insured may void the contract by notifying the Public Insurance Adjuster in writing by (i) registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address shown on the contract; or (ii) personally serving the notice on the Public Insurance Adjuster.
    (b) The written contract required by paragraph (a) shall constitute the entire agreement between the Public Insurance Adjuster and the insured. A copy of the contract shall be given to the insured when the contract is executed. Such contract forms may not include any hold harmless agreement which provides indemnification to the Public Insurance Adjuster by the insured for liability resulting from the Public Insurance Adjuster's negligence, nor any power-of-attorney by which the Public Insurance Adjuster can act in the place and instead of the insured.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.59

    (215 ILCS 5/512.59) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-59)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.59. Performance standards applicable to all Public Insurance Adjusters.
    (a) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not represent that he is a representative of an insurance company, a fire department, or the State of Illinois, or that he is a fire investigator, or that his services are required for the insured to submit a claim to the insured's insurance company, or that he may provide legal advice or representation to the insured. A Public Insurance Adjuster may represent that he has been licensed by the State of Illinois.
    (b) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not agree to any loss settlement without the insured's knowledge and consent and shall provide the insured with a document setting forth the scope, amount, and value of the damages prior to requesting the insured for authority to settling any loss.
    (c) If the Public Insurance Adjuster refers the insured to a contractor, the Public Insurance Adjuster warrants that all work will be performed in a workmanlike manner and conform to all statutes, ordinances and codes. Should the work not be completed in a workmanlike manner, the Public Insurance Adjuster shall be responsible for any and all costs and expense required to complete or repair the work in a workmanlike manner.
    (d) In all cases where the loss giving rise to the claim for which the Public Insurance Adjuster was retained arise from damage to a personal residence, the insurance proceeds shall be delivered in person to the named insured or his or her designee. Where proceeds paid by an insurance company are paid jointly to the insured and the Public Insurance Adjuster, the insured shall release such portion of the proceeds which are due the Public Insurance Adjuster within 30 calendar days after the insured's receipt of the insurance company's check, money order, draft, or release of funds. If the proceeds are not so released to the insured within 30 calendar days, the insured shall provide the Public Insurance Adjuster with a written explanation of the reason for the delay.
    (e) A Public Insurance Adjuster may not propose or attempt to propose to any person that the Public Insurance Adjuster represent that person while a loss-producing occurrence is continuing nor while the fire department or its representatives are engaged at the damaged premises nor between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
    (f) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not advance money or any valuable consideration to an insured pending adjustment of a claim.
    (g) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not provide legal advice or representation to the insured, or engage in the unauthorized practice of law.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

215 ILCS 5/512.60

    (215 ILCS 5/512.60) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.60. Maintenance of records.
    (a) All Public Insurance Adjusters shall maintain a complete record of each of their transactions as a Public Insurance Adjuster. The records required by this Section shall include:
        (1) name of the insured;
        (2) date, location and amount of loss;
        (3) copy of the contract between the Public Insurance
    
Adjuster and insured;
        (4) name of the insurer, amount, expiration date and
    
number of each policy carried with respect to the loss;
        (5) itemized statement of the insured's recoveries;
        (6) name of the Public Insurance Adjuster who
    
executed the contract;
        (7) name of the attorney representing the insured, if
    
applicable, and the name of the representative of the insurance company; and
        (8) copy of the statement provided to the insured
    
explaining the amount and value of the damages to the insured premises, the amount of insurance proceeds recovered from the insured, and the amount and values of all expenses incurred to adjust the claim and the amount and value of the Public Insurance Adjuster's fees and charges.
    (b) Records shall be maintained for at least three years after the termination of the transaction with an insured and shall be open to examination by the Director at any time.
    (c) A Public Insurance Adjuster shall not divulge information regarding any insured without written consent from the insured, except that the Public Insurance Adjuster may divulge such information to an insurance company or its representative which insures the insured, to the Department of Insurance, or upon a court order or an Internal Revenue Service subpoena.
    (d) Where a Public Insurance Adjuster is engaged or employed by a Registered Firm, the records required by this Section may be maintained by such Registered Firm on behalf of the Public Insurance Adjuster.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.61

    (215 ILCS 5/512.61) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-61)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.61. License suspension, revocation or denial.
    (a) Any license issued under this Article may, be suspended or revoked, and any application for a license may be denied, if the Director finds that the holder of or applicant for a license has:
        (1) willfully violated any provision of this Code or
    
any rule or regulation promulgated by the Director; or
        (2) intentionally made a material misstatement in an
    
application for a license as a Public Insurance Adjuster; or
        (3) obtained or attempted to obtain a license as a
    
Public Insurance Adjuster through misrepresentation or fraud; or
        (4) misappropriated, converted to his own use or
    
improperly withheld money due others; or
        (5) intentionally misrepresented the terms of any
    
insurance policy; or
        (6) used fraudulent, coercive or dishonest practices,
    
or demonstrated incompetence, untrustworthiness or financial irresponsibility in the transaction of business as a Public Insurance Adjuster; or
        (7) been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor
    
involving dishonesty or fraud, unless the individual demonstrates to the Director sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust; or
        (8) knowingly transacted the business of a Public
    
Insurance Adjuster in conjunction with an individual who was not licensed at the time; or
        (9) failed to appear without reasonable cause or
    
excuse in response to a subpoena lawfully issued by the Director; or
        (10) a license as a Public Insurance Adjuster
    
suspended or revoked or an application denied in any other state, district, territory or province on a ground similar to one of the grounds stated in this Section; or
        (11) failed to comply with or violated any of the
    
standards set forth in Section 512.59; or
        (12) failed to maintain the records required by
    
Section 512.60; or
        (13) engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.
    (b) Revocation, suspension, or the denial of an application pursuant to this Section shall be by written notice served upon the applicant by certified or registered mail sent to the address specified in the application. The applicant may request a hearing in writing within 30 days from the date of mailing as provided in Section 402. The hearing shall be held pursuant to Section 2402 of Title 50 of the Code.
    (c) Upon notification of the issuance of an order suspending or revoking a Public Insurance Adjuster's license, the licensee or other person having possession or custody of such license shall promptly deliver it to the Director in person or by mail. The Director shall publish the name of each Public Insurance Adjuster whose license is suspended or revoked, after such suspension or revocation becomes final, in a manner designed to notify interested insurance companies and other persons.
    (d) Any individual whose Public Insurance Adjuster's license is revoked or whose application is denied pursuant to this Section shall be ineligible to apply for a Public Insurance Adjuster's license for 5 years. A suspension pursuant to this Section may be for any period of time up to 5 years.
(Source: P.A. 95-213, eff. 1-1-08.)

215 ILCS 5/512.61a

    (215 ILCS 5/512.61a) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-61a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.61a. In addition to other grounds specified in this Act, the Director may refuse to issue or may suspend the license of any person who has failed to file a return; or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown on a filed return; or to pay any final assessment of any tax due to the Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 86-905.)

215 ILCS 5/512.62

    (215 ILCS 5/512.62) (from Ch. 73, par. 1065.59-62)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 512.62. Examinations.
    (a) The Director shall have the power to examine any applicant or any person licensed or registered pursuant to this Article.
    (b) Every person being examined and its officers, directors and members must provide to the Director convenient and free access, at all reasonable hours, to all books, records, documents and other papers relating to its Public Insurance Adjusting affairs. The officers, directors, members and employees must facilitate and aid in such examinations so far as it is in their power to do so.
    (c) Examiners may be designated by the Director. Such examiners shall make their reports to the Director pursuant to this Section. Any report alleging substantive violations shall be in writing and shall be based upon the facts ascertained from the books, records, documents, papers and other evidence obtained by the examiners or ascertained from the testimony of the officers, directors, members or other individuals examined under oath or ascertained by notarized affidavits received by the examiners. The report of examination shall be verified by the examiners.
    (d) If a report is made, the Director shall cause the report to be delivered to the person being examined either in person or by certified or registered mail to the last known address specified in the records of the Department of Insurance. The Director must afford the person an opportunity to request a hearing with reference to the facts and other evidence and allegations therein contained. The person may request a hearing within 14 calendar days after receipt of the examination report by giving the Director written notice of such request, together with a written statement of its objections. The Director must conduct the hearing in accordance with Sections 402 and 403, and must issue a written order based upon the examination report and upon the hearing within 90 days after hearing. If the report is refused or otherwise undeliverable or a hearing is not requested within 14 days, the right to a hearing shall be deemed waived. After such hearing, if the examination reveals that the person is operating in violation of any law, regulation or prior order, the Director in the written order may require the person to take any action he considers necessary or appropriate in accordance with the report of examination.
    (e) Any person who violates or aids and abets any violation of a written order issued pursuant to this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and may be fined not more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)