(215 ILCS 5/445a)
    Sec. 445a. Domestic surplus line insurer.
    (a) A domestic insurer possessing policyholder surplus of at least $15,000,000 may pursuant to a resolution by its board of directors, and with the written approval of the Director, be designated as a "domestic surplus line insurer".
    (b) A domestic surplus line insurer may insure in this State an Illinois risk only if procured from a surplus line producer pursuant to Section 445 of this Code.
    (c) A domestic surplus line insurer must agree not to issue a policy designed to satisfy the financial responsibility requirements of the Illinois Vehicle Code, the Workers' Compensation Act, or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. A domestic surplus line insurer is not subject to the provisions of Articles XXXIII, XXXIII 1/2, XXXIV, XXXVIIIA, Section 468, or Section 478.1 of this Code.
    (d) For the purposes of the federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 (15 USC 8201 et seq.), a domestic surplus line insurer shall be considered a nonadmitted insurer, as the term is defined in the Act, with respect to risks insured in this State.
(Source: P.A. 97-955, eff. 8-14-12.)