(215 ILCS 5/35A-50)
    Sec. 35A-50. Confidentiality and prohibition on announcements.
    (a) All RBC Reports, to the extent the information therein is not required to be set forth in a publicly available annual statement schedule, and RBC Plans, including the results or report of any examination or analysis of an insurer performed under this Article and any Corrective Order issued by the Director pursuant to the examination or analysis, with respect to any domestic insurer or foreign insurer that are filed with the Director constitute information that might be damaging to the insurer if made available to its competitors and shall be kept confidential by the Director. This information shall not be made public or be subject to subpoena, other than by the Director and then only for the purpose of enforcement actions taken by the Director under this Code or other provisions of the insurance laws of this State.
    (b) It is the judgment of the legislature that the comparison of an insurer's total adjusted capital to any of its RBC levels is a regulatory tool that may indicate the need for possible corrective action with respect to the insurer and not a means to rank insurers generally. Therefore, except as otherwise required under the provisions of this Code, the disclosure, in any manner or form, directly or indirectly, of information containing an assertion, representation, or statement regarding the RBC levels of any insurer or any component derived in the calculation of RBC levels by any insurer, insurance producer, limited insurance producer, broker, or other person engaged in any manner in the insurance business would be misleading and is prohibited. In the event that a materially false statement with respect to the comparison regarding an insurer's total adjusted capital to any of its RBC levels or an inappropriate comparison of any other amount to the insurer's RBC levels is published in any written publication and the insurer is able to demonstrate to the Director with substantial proof the falsity of the statement or the inappropriateness thereof, the insurer may publish an announcement in a written publication if the sole purpose of the announcement is to rebut the materially false statement.
    (c) It is the further judgment of the legislature that the RBC Instructions, RBC Reports, Adjusted RBC Reports, RBC Plans, and Revised RBC Plans are intended solely for use by the Director in monitoring the solvency of insurers and the need for possible corrective action with respect to insurers and shall not be used by the Director for ratemaking or considered or introduced as evidence in any rate proceeding or used by the Director to calculate or derive any elements of an appropriate premium level or rate of return for any line of insurance that an insurer or an affiliate is authorized to write.
(Source: P.A. 88-364; 89-97, eff. 7-7-95.)