(215 ILCS 5/131.21)
(from Ch. 73, par. 743.21)
(1) Subject to the limitation contained in this section and in addition
to the powers which the Director has under Sections 132 through 132.7 and
401 through 403
of this Code relating to the examination of companies, the Director shall have the power to examine any company registered under Section 131.13 of this Code and its affiliates to ascertain the financial condition of the company, including the enterprise risk to the company by the ultimate controlling party, or by any entity or combination of entities within the insurance holding company system, or by the insurance holding company system on a consolidated basis.
(1.5) The Director may order any company registered under Section 131.13 of this Code to produce such records, books, or other information papers in the possession of the company or its affiliates as are reasonably necessary to determine compliance with this Article. To determine compliance with this Article, the Director may order any company registered under Section 131.13 of this Code to produce information not in the possession of the company if the company can obtain access to such information pursuant to contractual relationships, statutory obligations, or other methods. In the event the company cannot obtain the information requested by the Director, the company shall provide the Director a detailed explanation of the reason that the company cannot obtain the information and the identity of the holder of the information. Whenever the Director determines that the detailed explanation is without merit, the Director may require, after notice and hearing, the company to pay a penalty of up to $1,000 for each day's delay, or may suspend or revoke the company's license.
(2) The Director may retain at the registered company's expense any
attorneys, actuaries, accountants and other experts not otherwise a part of
the Director's staff as may be reasonably necessary to assist in the
conduct of the examination under subsection (1). Any
persons so retained are
under the direction and control of the Director and may act in a purely
(3) Each registered company producing for examination records, books and
papers under subsection (1.5) is liable for and must pay
the expense of the
examination in accordance with Section 408 of this Code.
(4) The Director may retain at the registered company's expense any attorneys, actuaries,
accountants, and other experts not otherwise a part of the Director's staff as may be reasonably
necessary to assist in the conduct of the examination under subsection (1) of this Section. Any persons so
retained are under the direction and control of the Director and may act in a purely advisory
(5) In the event the company fails to comply with an order, the Director shall have the power to examine the affiliates to obtain the information. The Director shall also have the power to issue subpoenas, to administer oaths, and to examine under oath any person for purposes of determining compliance with this Section. Upon the failure or refusal of any person to obey a subpoena, the Director may petition a court of competent jurisdiction and, upon proper showing, the court may enter an order compelling the witness to appear and testify or produce documentary evidence. Failure to obey the court order shall be punishable as contempt of court. Every person shall be obliged to attend as a witness at the place specified in the subpoena, when subpoenaed, anywhere within the State. He or she shall be entitled to the same fees and mileage, if claimed, as a witness in the Circuit Court, which fees, mileage, and actual expense, if any, necessarily incurred in securing the attendance of witnesses, and their testimony, shall be itemized and charged against, and be paid by, the company being examined.
(Source: P.A. 98-609, eff. 1-1-14.)