(215 ILCS 5/179A-5)
    Sec. 179A-5. Purpose. This Article is adopted to provide a basis for the creation of protected cells by a domestic insurer as one means of accessing alternative sources of capital and achieving the benefits of insurance securitization. Investors in fully funded insurance securitization transactions provide funds that are available to pay the insurer's insurance obligations or to repay the investors or both. The creation of protected cells is intended to be a means to achieve more efficiencies in conducting insurance securitizations.
    Under the terms of the typical debt instrument underlying an insurance securitization transaction, prepaid principal is repaid to the investor on a specified maturity date with interest, unless a trigger event occurs. The insurance securitization proceeds secure both the protected cell company's insurance obligations if a trigger event occurs, as well as the protected cell company's obligation to repay the insurance securitization investors if a trigger event does not occur. Insurance securitization transactions have been performed through alien companies in order to utilize efficiencies available to alien companies that are not currently available to domestic companies. This Article is adopted in order to create more efficiency in conducting insurance securitization, to allow domestic companies easier access to alternative sources of capital, and to promote the benefits of insurance securitization generally.
(Source: P.A. 91-278, eff. 7-23-99; 92-74, eff. 7-12-01.)