(215 ILCS 5/1303)
(from Ch. 73, par. 1065.1003)
The following definitions shall apply to
"Consolidation" means any transaction in which a financial institution
makes its premium collection services available to its mortgage debtors in
connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of mortgage
insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the
offer, had mortgage insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were
paying premiums for that insurance with their monthly mortgage payments.
"Financial institution" or "servicer" means any entity or organization
that services mortgage loans by collecting and accounting for monthly mortgage
insurance premiums as part of the debtor's monthly mortgage payment for one
or more insurers.
"Insured" means the individual loan customer or certificate holder.
"Loan transfer" means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of
mortgage loans is transferred from one servicer to another servicer.
This shall include, but not be limited to, mergers or acquisitions.
"Loan transfer consolidation" means a consolidation in which coverage is
limited to insureds whose mortgage loans have been sold or transferred in
the secondary market from one servicer to another.
"Group-to-group consolidation" means a consolidation in which coverages
under both the old plan and the new plan is provided under group policies.
"Mortgage insurance" means mortgage life insurance (term or ordinary),
mortgage disability insurance, mortgage accidental death insurance, or any
combination thereof, including both individual and group policies, and
any certificates issued thereunder, on credit transactions of more than 10
years duration and written in connection with a credit transaction that is
secured by a first mortgage or deed of trust and made to finance the
purchase of real property or the construction of a dwelling thereon or to
refinance a prior credit transaction made for such a purpose.
"New coverage" or "new plan" means the mortgage insurance coverage or
plan for which a financial institution collects premium beginning on the
effective date of a consolidation.
"New insurer" means any insurer who offers mortgage insurance coverage to
borrowers of the financial institution who can no longer remit monthly
premiums for the old insurer along with their monthly mortgage payment.
"Old coverage" or "old plan" means the mortgage insurance coverage or
plan for which a financial institution collects premiums immediately prior
to a consolidation.
"Old insurer" means any insurer for whom a financial institution will no
longer make its premium collection facilities available for all or some
of the insurer's policyholders or certificate holders.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)