(215 ILCS 5/285.1) (from Ch. 73, par. 897.1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
    Sec. 285.1. Definitions. Whenever used in this amendatory Act:
    (a) "Benefit contract" shall mean the agreement for provision of benefits authorized by Section 297.1 of this amendatory Act as that agreement is described in Section 300.1 of this amendatory Act;
    (b) "Benefit member" shall mean an adult member who is designated by the laws or rules of the society to be a benefit member under a benefit contract;
    (c) "Certificate" shall mean the document issued as written evidence of the benefit contract;
    (d) "Premiums" shall mean premiums, rates, dues or other required contributions, by whatever name known, which are payable under the certificate;
    (e) "Laws" shall mean the society's articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, however designated;
    (f) "Life insurer" shall mean an insurance company authorized to transact in this State the insurance business classified as Class 1, Clause (a) or (b) in Section 4 of this Code;
    (g) "Rules" shall mean all rules, regulations or resolutions adopted by the supreme governing body or board of directors which are intended to have general application to the members of the society;
    (h) "Society" shall mean fraternal benefit society, unless otherwise indicated; and
    (i) "Lodge" shall mean subordinate member units of the society, known as camps, courts, councils, branches or by any other designation.
(Source: P.A. 84-303.)